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The Complete Jewelry Making Course: Principles, Practice and Techniques: A Beginner's Course for Aspiring Jewelry Makers Paperback – Illustrated, November 1, 2007
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Jinks McGrath is a jeweler and teacher whose designs have been exhibited and collected for many years. She is the author of several books on jewelry making, and lives and works in East Sussex, England.
THE COMPLETE JEWELRY MAKING COURSE
By Jinks McGrath
From the Introduction:
Over the past 35 years of making, teaching, and writing about jewelry making, I don't think I have spent one day in the workshop when I haven't learned something new or tried a different way of doing something.
In this book I go back to the beginning, not only to explain how to do something, but to explain why it might work one way and not another. In other words, I answer the questions that I found myself asking and puzzling about all those years ago!
ABOUT THIS BOOK: Arranged into 34 units, this book covers all the essential aspects of jewelry making
Chapter 1: Getting Started
Find out where to look for inspiration, how to develop ideas, and about the tools and materials you'll need to start making jewelry.
Chapter 2: Techniques
In this section, all the essential techniques you need to start turning your designs into reality are explained.
Chapter 3: Practice Projects
These six projects are specially designed to test the skills covered in the techniques chapter. You'll make:
--Addie Kidd, Art Jewelry Magazine, March 2009
From the Inside Flap
This is a complete course in designing and making jewelry. Carefully structured tutorials guide you through every stage of the process, revealing how to translate inspired ideas into workable, wearable designs. YouÂll also find professional advice on presenting and selling your work.
Learn about tools, equipment, and safe working practices; build an inspiration file; understand how to select suitable materials and transfer your designs; find out how to work with precious and semi-precious stones, metals, glass, plastic, resin, and wood.
Clear, step-by-step photographs demonstrate all the techniques youÂll need, from manipulating materials by heating, hammering, and casting to methods of soldering, riveting, polishing, finishing, and adding surface decoration.
At-a-glance panels explain the effect that different techniques have on a variety of metals, and practical exercises provide guidance in tricky skillsÂwith ideas for tryping them out on inexpensive substitutes before using your chosen materials.
Jinks McGrath is a jeweler and teacher whose designs have been exhibited and collected for many years. She is the author of several previously published books on jewelry making. She lives and works in East Sussex, England.
- Item Weight : 1.1 pounds
- ISBN-10 : 0764136607
- Paperback : 144 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-0764136603
- Product Dimensions : 8.7 x 0.5 x 8.6 inches
- Publisher : B.E.S.; Illustrated Edition (November 1, 2007)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #46,370 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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