The Workbench Guide To Jewelry Techniques

Author: Anastasia Young
Editor:
ISBN: 9780500515143
Size: 20,54 MB
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This comprehensive and ambitious workshop reference book for jewelers brings together a vast range of skills, techniques and technical data in one volume, providing an essential one-stop look-it-up resource for both students and professionals. The focus is on detailed explanation with clear step-bystep photography used extensively which means that while this book contains the expert techniques aimed squarely at professional jewelers, it is also accessible to students of any level seeking an authoritative and comprehensive bible of their craft.

The Guide To Gemstone Settings

Author: Anastasia Young
Editor: A&C Black Visual Arts
ISBN: 9781408154991
Size: 14,14 MB
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A complete and practical guide to setting precious and semi-precious stones in any metal, The Jewellery-Maker's Guide to Gemstone Settings is a detailed, technical guide to stone-setting for jewellers and jewellery students. It explores traditional, modern, and experimental approaches to stone-setting, from the purely functional to design-led solutions for securing stones. It takes the reader through the entire process of setting stones from choosing a suitable stone and designing and making the setting to seating and setting the stone. The extensive setting techniques are combined with step-by-step demonstrations, precise diagrams and images of contemporary work from international jewellers. A comprehensive reference section featuring an illustrated glossary makes this book the essential stone-setting resource for both students and professional jewellers. Demonstrations produced using 3D modelling software provide the most up-to-date reflection of current practice and technology and allow explanations of skills and techniques to be presented with expert accuracy. The perfect resource for jewellers of all levels.

Gemstone Settings

Author: Anastasia Young
Editor: Interweave
ISBN: 9781596686366
Size: 17,39 MB
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Gemstone Settings is the most in-depth, technical guide to stone setting. Jewelry makers will enjoy an encyclopedic overview, which features an extensive summary of stone-setting and techniques for creating beautiful gemstone jewelry, from basic bezels and prongs to pave, carre, clusters, and numerous others--including cold joins, precious metal clay, settings for fragile stones, and settings that allow the stones to move. You'll also discover detailed information about stones and metals--including their suitability, gorgeous photos and illustrations for visual support, what makes a design wearable and durable, and detailed information on pre-made versus handmade settings. Step by step, learn how to set your most beloved precious, semiprecious, and organic stones with projects that range from elegant diamond masterpieces to earthy pearl or coral everyday favorites.

Icord 15 Research Into Design Across Boundaries Volume 2

Author: Amaresh Chakrabarti
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 8132222296
Size: 15,50 MB
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This book showcases over 60 cutting-edge research papers from the 5th International Conference on Research into Design – the largest in India in this area – written by eminent researchers from across the world on design process, technologies, methods and tools, and their impact on innovation, for supporting design across boundaries. The special features of the book are the variety of insights into the product and system innovation process, and the host of methods and tools from all major areas of design research for the enhancement of the innovation process. The main benefit of the book for researchers in various areas of design and innovation are access to the latest quality research in this area, with the largest collection of research from India. For practitioners and educators, it is exposure to an empirically validated suite of theories, models, methods and tools that can be taught and practiced for design-led innovation.

Simple Soldering

Author: Kate Richbourg
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1620333139
Size: 10,28 MB
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Metalworking is generally regarded as a skill that takes years of dedication, requires a large studio space, and costs a lot of money. Fortunately, Simple Soldering proves that does not need to be the case. This handy how-to guide is complete in its exploration of the craft of creating soldered metal jewelry, including tools, techniques, and 20 beautiful projects that beginners and enthusiasts can make at home. Author and teacher Kate Richbourg demystifies basic soldering for any home crafter, showing how to create sophisticated, polished, and professional-looking jewelry pieces through simple soldering techniques. First, she instructs how to set up a jewelry workspace that fits the confines of your budget and living space. Detailed step-by-step instructions walk you through the basic tools and materials you need, plus how to use them. A sample chapter gives a host of introductory exercises that teach solid skills, allowing you to test these techniques on a small scale. Finally, you'll discover 20 finished projects that include earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets, and clasps that may also include bead or wire embellishment. Kate also demonstrates how to combine and layer techniques to gorgeous effect. She also examines common mistakes, shows how to correct or adapt them, and gives advice on when it's time to start over. Most of all, having taught thousands of classes on soldering, Kate has a "you can do it!" attitude that shines through to help even the most reluctant jewelry maker fire up the torch with ease. Paired with an instructional DVD, Kate's expert teaching skills will help projects come alive, right in your own studio. With Simple Soldering, the art of metal working one-of-a-kind jewelry is now at your fingertips.

Handcrafted Metal Findings

Author: Denise Peck
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1620336979
Size: 18,42 MB
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Metalsmiths reveal new findings in jewelry trends! Following up their best-selling book Handcrafted Wire Findings, Denise Peck and Jane Dickerson give jewelers more techniques, more (and different) findings, and more inspiration. Handcrafted Metal Findings features 30 step-by-step tutorials for metal findings that require only basic jewelry-making skills. Working with precut metal blanks and thin-gauge sheet metal, Denise, Jane, and several contributing artists have created great-looking findingsâ€"head pins, bead caps, bails, charms, connectors, cones, and more--all without a lot of effort. All the metalwork can be done with basic tools--no saws, no flex shaft, no oxy/acetylene tanks. Metal pieces are hole-punched, dapped, hammered, textured with stamps and tools, colorized, oxidized, and patinated. Construction techniques include simple soldering with a micro torch and cold connections such as riveting. Finished gallery pieces that incorporate some of the findings provide additional inspiration in this inspiration- and information-packed book.

Basics Fashion Design 10 Jewellery Design

Author: Elizabeth Galton
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 2940447217
Size: 15,59 MB
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Basics Fashion Design 10: Jewellery Design is an introduction to the world of jewellery. It explores how inspiration and research can be used to build a jewellery collection. It provides a brief overview of how the design process evolves, and demonstrates that even on a limited budget it is possible to carve out a niche in this exciting genre. Each chapter includes interviews with some of the world's most famous jewellery designers, giving an insight into the creative process and exploring their brands. Projects and case studies ensure that students are given a practical and inspirational introduction to the world of jewellery design.

Metal Artist S Workbench

Author: Thomas Mann
Editor: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781440311468
Size: 13,52 MB
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Get to know the most diverse tool on your workbench—the jeweler's saw! Metal Artist's Workbench is your comprehensive guide for creating jewelry and other sawn projects by getting to know the jeweler's saw. Your personal instructor—veteran artist Thomas Mann—is eager to teach you everything you need to know about this well-loved tool. Following exercises designed to get you "sawing in the zone," you'll be inspired to try your hand (and saw) at any of the 15 stepped-out projects, such as the Light Switch Plate, Chef's Knife Pendant, Self-Portrait Pin or Maze Pendant. With Metal Artist's Workbench, you'll acquire the skill set to create impressive projects and learn: The anatomy of the jeweler's saw and how each part helps improve your sawing success The importance of sawing ergonomics and how the proper grip contributes to the "Whole Body Experience" Sawing techniques such as starting a cut, turning a corner, piercing and several trouble-shooting tips How to create beautiful projects from metal, plastic, wood and paper and more! Start "Sawin' Where Y' at" today and learn how to make the jeweler's saw your favorite tool on the bench!