The Complete Jewelry Making Course: Principles, Practice and Techniques: A Beginner’s Course for Aspiring Jewelry Makers

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This comprehensive and heavily illustrated manual teaches the craft of jewelry making to students looking to create professional quality items. The author covers every step of the process, from creating original design concepts to fashioning professionally finished pieces of jewelry. She lists all required tools and equipment, explains their uses, advises on safe working practices,

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This comprehensive and heavily illustrated manual teaches the craft of jewelry making to students looking to create professional quality items. The author covers every step of the process, from creating original design concepts to fashioning professionally finished pieces of jewelry. She lists all required tools and equipment, explains their uses, advises on safe working practices, and then guides her readers through every stage of the jewelry making process in a series of carefully structured tutorials. Students will learn–

How to start with an original idea, translate it into a workable design, and then use the design as a pattern to make beautiful wearable jewelry How to work with precious and semiprecious stones, metals, glass, plastic, resin, and wood How to present and sell one’s creations to dealers and wholesalers

Clear, full-color, step-by-step photos demonstrate the methods of fashioning metals by heating, hammering, casting, soldering, riveting, polishing, finishing, and adding surface decoration. At-a-glance panels explain how to apply the right techniques when working in specific metals, as well as ideas for experimenting with inexpensive substitutes before advancing to precious materials. Here’s the perfect book for transforming hobbyists into true professionals. It will also serve as a useful textbook for those conducting organized courses in jewelry design. Color photos on every page.

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3 Dog Mama says:

The Complete Jewelry Making Course This book is NOT a book of patterns and designs. It is purely a book that gives you some instruction and some ideas about almost every technique you could possibly use to make jewelry. It begins with the very basics about tools (bending tools, forming tools, measuring tools, holding tools, etc.), finding inspiration in nature and other methods, about precious metals (different properties of the precious metals) and non-precious metals, techniques such as annealing, piercing, cutting wire,…

E. Jeffrey says:

Good for Inspiration but thats it… I gave this book three stars for one reason. It has good pictures. It is not, however, in depth, or in anyway “complete” with regards to step by step instructions for each technique discussed. It is more a severely abridged version of how-to instructions. I am currently taking a jewelry-making/metal-working class and I bought this book and The Work Bench Guide to Jewelry Techniques by Anastasia Young (which is much more thorough) for supplemental reading as I went through the class and…

Ray Miles says:

Starts out good but no follow through I think this book had some great projects but the how to was not there. Example the author starts a section on a prong mounting but does not show you how to set the stone in the mounting. Lots of good information but I would not call it course.

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