Easy-to-follow instructions and carefully executed illustrations make it possible for anyone to learn the basics of an age-old art form and fashion beautiful, lasting objects. Author discusses tools and techniques, use of gems and enamels, wire inlay, casting, and other topics. 72 line illustrations and diagrams.
The Art and Craft of Making Jewelry by Joanna Gollberg
Publication Date: 2006-04-28
Packed with hundreds of color how-to photographs, images of contemporary work, and time-tested tips, this spectacular guide will become an essential addition to every jeweler's library. All the basics are comprehensively covered--sawing, piercing, soldering metal--along with advanced skills such as granulation, enameling, stone setting, and simple casting. Every unique project reinforces the techniques. Each chapter features a substantial gallery of contemporary pieces.
The Complete Book of Jewelry Making by Carles Codina
Publication Date: 2000-12-31
“Most of the examples are contemporary...and all blessed with great color photographs—as is the grand finale, the step-by-step how-tos of seven different pieces, detailed with words and in pictures...introduction for buyers as well as for budding artisans.”—Booklist. “A beautifully illustrated guide to jewelry-making techniques...a very useful chapter on the properties of metals.”—Library Journal.
Jewelry Making and Design by Augustus F. Rose; Antonio Cirino
Publication Date: 1967-06-01
Professional secrets of jewelry making are revealed in a thorough, practical guide. Over 200 illustrations.
Jewelry Tips and Tricks by Emma Carlson Berne; Elena Heschke (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2015-08-01
Bling may look complicated, but it doesn't have to be. If you know a few style secrets, there are plenty of ways to make your own fashionable jewelry. You can craft your favorite kinds of jewelry, from bracelets to necklaces to earrings. Learn what basic tools and materials you'll need, and find out how you can turn even the most ordinary objects into stunning accessories. Then get to work making jewelry that matches your style, whether you're looking for casual or elegant. With the right tips and tricks, you'll be sporting brilliant bling in no time!
The New Jewelry by Carles Codina
Publication Date: 2005-10-01
What makes a piece of jewelry special isn't the cost--it's the creativity, novelty, and originality that go into the design. And this imaginative and informative compendium of jewelry-making techniques, packed with more than 700 color images and written by the noted jeweler and instructor Carles Codina, features a range of contemporary alternative materials. From paper, wood, and polymer clay to glass, new metal formats, and plastics, each material receives detailed attention, with the key techniques demonstrated in a single, finished project. Mold and embellish paper clay to create a whimsical brooch. Fold rice paper into a sculptural bracelet. To finish in style, there are six additional items to make that build upon earlier skills, including a necklace of hollow ceramic orbs.