Handcrafted Metal Findings: 30 Creative Jewelry Components

Handcrafted Metal Findings: 30 Creative Jewelry Components

Jane Dickerson

Language: English

Pages: 128

ISBN: 1620336952

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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 findings―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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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