The Art of Metal Clay: Techniques for Creating Jewelry and Decorative Objects

Developed in Japan in the early 1990s, metal clay represents a dramatic development in the handling of precious metals for jewelrymaking Metal clay consists of microscopic particles of silver or gold suspended in a pliable organic binder that can be worked with the hands and simple household tools,

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

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 r

Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections: New Techniques for Wire-Wrapping and Bead-Setting

Far from its original utilitarian use to create armor the chain mail technique has been adapted over time to create beautiful, unique jewelry In Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections, chain mail expert Scott David Plumlee shows jewelry makers, beaders, and crafters at all skill levels how to

Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry: 50 Designs Using Leather, Ribbon, and Cords

Bohemian Inspired Jewelry showcases 50 beautiful designs that explore the rapidly growing trend of using cords and ribbon in jewelry Inside this colorful instruction book are clear steps for incorporating these trendy materials into designs as well as troubleshooting tips for finishing the ends usi

Handcrafted Wire Findings: Techniques and Designs for Custom Jewelry Components

Add personal style at minimal cost with custom made findings.Why spend hundreds of dollars stocking up on expensive manufactured clasps, jump rings, ear wires, bails, and when you can make exactly what you need for a fraction of the cost Making custom findings enables jewelry makers to afforda

Chain Mail Jewelry: Contemporary Designs from Classic Techniques

With computer generated illustrations that show every step, this text thoroughly introduces all the key construction procedures, including the proper methods of winding, opening and closing the metal rings The 30 projects include a simple pendant encasing a large semiprecious stone and a flat chain

Steampunk Style Jewelry: Victorian, Fantasy, and Mechanical Necklaces, Bracelets, and Earrings

This how to jewelry making book features the work of an array of invited jewelry designers influenced by the growing Steampunk trend In Steampunk circles, jewelry makers are often master metalsmiths who combine found objects with fine metals to create elaborate pieces In Steampunk Style Jewelry, t