The Jeweler's Studio Handbook: Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for Working with Metal and Mixed Media Materials (Studio Handbook Series #9) (Paperback)
Master the art and craft of metal jewelry making in your own home studio!
Great jewelry is original, well-designed, and -- with the right tools -- can be created at home by the aspiring artist. The Jeweler's Studio Handbook guides you through the process of equipping your own jewelry studio and teaches you the techniques that will have you crafting one-of-a-kind metal jewelry in no time.
Artist Brandon Holschuh walks you through planning your work space, selecting tools and materials, mastering basic metalwork techniques, and applying your new skills to twenty original pieces. In addition, The Jeweler's Studio Handbook encourages novel design, good organization and fearless experimentation, ensuring it will remain an invaluable resource for jewelry artists for years to come.
- Invites you into the world of the home jewelry artist, from workbench to gallery
- Teaches fundamental jewelry-making techniques -- hammering, soldering, riveting, and more -- in full-color photographs
- Illustrates the steps for crafting twenty beautiful pieces of metalwork jewelry, including rings, bracelets, earrings, and pendants
- Features gallery-quality jewelry from dozens of contributing artists