Creative Stonesetting [Hardcover] John Cogswell
John Cogswell is a highly respected craftsman and much loved teacher. In this landmark book he shares more than three decades of professional experience in the jewelry field. Most stonesetting literature focuses on conventional bezels or trade practices for setting faceted stones in commercial mountings. Creative Stonesetting addresses the exciting and under-explored realms of unique settings made at the bench to secure and enhance unusual gems. With his characteristic thoroughness and humor, the author explains the tools, concepts, and procedures for a vast number of settings. Illustrated with more than 600 drawings by the author and dozens of innovative examples.
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Chasing and Repousse: Methods Ancient and Modern [Hardcover] Nancy Megan Corwin; Tim McCreight and Doug Yaple
Virtually every culture with a history of metalsmithing has demonstrated accomplished work in the complementary techniques of chasing and repoussé. From delicate Hellenic earrings to works as massive as the Statue of Liberty, the use of hammers and punches to form and ornament metal remains as vibrant today as it has been throughout its 5,000 year history.
This lavishly …
This comprehensive text is clearly the ultimate word on metal clay, particularly as it is used in the creation of rings. Over 700 photos illustrate the tools, processes, and stunning results available to aspiring artists. The instructional text would be a weighty book all by itself, but that text is augmented with 21 projects by the author and scores of …
Professional Jewelry Making: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Jewelry Techniques [Hardcover] Alan Revere; Tim McCreight; George McLean and emiko oye
When master goldsmith Alan Revere published Professional Goldsmithing in 1991, he brought traditional European trade education to the US for the first time, adapting it for an American audience. The book was a best seller and quickly became a standard text in the field. To mark the 20th anniversary of this groundbreaking work, Revere and Brynmorgen Press offer a revised …
Eco Jewelry Handbook: A Practical Guide for a Healthy, Safe and Sustainable Studio [Paperback] Christine Dhein
The Eco Jewelry Handbook by Christine Dhein is an essential resource for jewelers who are concerned about health and safety in the studio, and people who care about the impact of mining precious materials on people and the planet. The quick-reference format makes it easy to access the information needed to make more informed decisions about studio practice and materials …