Workbench Guide to Jewelry Techniques

ISBN-10: 1596681691
ISBN-13: 9781596681699
Edition: 2010
Authors: Anastasia Young
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Description: This comprehensive and ambitious workshop reference for jewelers brings together a vast range of skills, techniques, and technical data into one volume. Offering detailed explanations and step-by-step photography to demonstrate procedures, this  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Interweave Press, LLC
Publication date: 4/1/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.322
Language: English

This comprehensive and ambitious workshop reference for jewelers brings together a vast range of skills, techniques, and technical data into one volume. Offering detailed explanations and step-by-step photography to demonstrate procedures, this handbook includes a complete reference section featuring tool shapes, an index of gems, a glossary, standard sizes and measurements, conversion tables, and an extensive list of resources. Additionally, the manual offers a directory of tools and materialsincluding a key to identifying tools for a "beginner's kit"a historical introduction to jewelry, and suggestions for photographing and promoting completed pieces. Remarkable cutting-edge pieces by jewelry makers and designers from around the world are used to illustrate the various processes involved in creating exceptional jewelry. Covering everything from traditional metalsmithing skills and using alternative materials, such as plastics and resin, to discussing issues involved with outsourcing work to specialist external suppliers, this is an indispensable and essential resource for both students and professionals.

Anastasia Young is a practising designer, jeweller and artist whose work has been exhibited internationally. She is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in London and is the author of Jewellery Techniques: The Essential Guide to Choosing and Using Materials, Stones and Settings and The Workbench Guide to Jewellery Techniques.

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