- Series: Lark Jewelry
- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Lark Crafts (September 7, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1600596231
- ISBN-13: 978-1600596230
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.5 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 35 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #527,186 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Art & Craft of Making Jewelry: A Complete Guide to Essential Techniques (Lark Jewelry) Paperback – September 7, 2010
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"Joanna Gollberg has managed to appeal to those new to metal jewelry making, and at the same time keep even advanced jewelers busy with her book "The Art & Craft of Making Jewelry: A Complete Guide to Essential Techniques." Learn techniques (or brush up on your already learned skills) in forming, texturing, layering, and mixing metals and apply them to countless contemporary jewelry projects. It is filled with 'bench tips' and beautiful artwork that can be achieved from learning the techniques taught within the book. The detailed directions are easy to understand, and combined with the hundreds of instructional and inspiration pictures you cannot go wrong. This is a valuable reference tool for every artist's library." -- Belle Armoire Jewelry, Spring 2011 issue "I love this book. This is one of those books that every time you read it, you find something new to learn. This book is a complete guide to essential techniques. Every section of the book is very well written and easy to unders
About the Author
Joanna Gollberg's jewellery has won numerous awards, including one from the American Jewelry Design Council and a first place in the Necklace and Pendants Division from Lapidary Journal. She is the author of several books, including Making Metal Jewelry.
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This is a great book if you are an experienced beginner- the mistakes can be forgiven hoping the reader can see what the author missed (I imagine it was unintentional, bad editing/ proof reading. I would not throw the baby out with the bath-water though, there is way too much good stuff in this book. I read it cover to cover and was never bored- and I have a library of these books for teaching. The projects are fun, not to blah. The text is not condescending or too elementary. Joanna Gollberg makes making jewelry sound like an exciting and fun creative exercise. I found that the usual overly simplistic explanations of tools and techniques was pleasantly absent, the dialog sounded like being in an intimate one on one class/lesson with the author, having fun in a great well equipped studio. I would definitely recommend this book and just make sure to point out the oops. I will reach for this book first (sometimes : ))))
I am going to try to get a message to Ms. Golberg about the omissions in case she intends another printing of this great book.
CONTENTS (as there is no Search Inside this Book):
*Metals & Their Properties (highly recommend this)
*Tools & Equipment (covers all the truly necessary pieces; the "Tool Kit" listing is very handy; includes recommended Safety Equipment - would have liked more info here, but many of the Bench Tips provide additional recommendations that are excellent reminders)
*Forming Metal (bending/shaping, forging, dapping, die forming, scoring, repousse, casting)
*Texturing Metal (roller, etching)
*Layering Metal (applique, granulation, filigree, kum boo)
*Mixing Metals (mokume gane)
*Adding Color (enamel, resin inlay, bezels, stones,
*Mechanisms (findings, clasps, hinges, chains)
*Metal Clay (very brief - basically just mentioning it and showing unique pieces)
*Templates (for the projects described in book)
*Contributing Authors (contributing in the sense of their pieces shown within the pages of the book)
*About the Author
This is definitely a book for the PROFESSIONAL jewelry maker and a worthy reference tool for their library.