Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Chartwell Books Inc., May, 2007
Nothing is more gratifying than receiving a compliment on a piece of handmade jewelry. However, many regard making jewelry as being too difficult and tedious. This book shows how, after mastering only a few basic techniques, crafting even the most complicated jewelry pieces becomes an easy task. Readers will learn to use techniques such as soldering, texturing, and enameling on wood, acrylic, glass, precious stones, and more. Detailed instructions and illustrations accompany each project, and designs are flexible enough to be modified. Spiral bound so it lays flat on your work bench, the book has sections on tools & equipment, techniques and materials (wire, metal, plastic, paper, beads, shells and stones).
There are lots of project ideas for you to work through and/or get inspiration from ranging from very simple wire-work, beading through to more challenging techniques such as enamel, hammered finishes, mixed media, etc.