Soldering is one of the most commonly used processes in jewellery, but its potential is often overlooked. This practical book explains the basics of the method but goes on to suggest ways in which soldering can be used to explore ideas and produce unique pieces. Topics covered include further applications such as silver soldering; sweat soldering; soldering small items, attaching fixings and findings, stick feeding and advanced techniques. Written both for beginners and for those wishing to extend their knowledge, Soldering for Jewellers will inspire a more creative use of this key process. This new and invaluable reference work is aimed at all jewellers and metalsmiths, and is superbly illustrated with 253 colour photographs.
Precious metal wire is a versatile material that can be used to great advantage in jewellery design. This book focuses on using soldering techniques to confidently construct wearable wire jewellery designs. It incorporates fundamental skills such as cutting, filing, annealing and soldering, and encourages the maker to master these basic techniques, so they can create individual articles of wire jewellery using their own inspiration and designs. There are suggestions on how to approach the design process through sketching, model making and creating test pieces, and a comprehensive list of tools and equipment needed for working with wire. Also included are illustrated step-by-step instructions for learning basic wire working processes, such as drawing, twisting, hammering and soldering wire, and practical advice for constructing more complicated pieces of jewellery containing structural forms. With further instruction for making chain, applying surface finishes and adding decorative elements to individual designs, this will be of great interest to all jewellers, and is superbly illustrated with 226 colour photographs.
Decorative textures and colour are integral to the design of every piece of jewellery. This beautiful book covers a range of techniques and materials, which can be used to bring excitement, meaning and interest to your designs. Written by two experienced designer-makers and tutors, it encourages you to experiment, make samples, bend the rules (safely) and see what results are possible, before following the detailed technical advice to apply the techniques to your work. Topics covered include: embossing - techniques include hammering, stamping and roll printing to imprint a pattern, design and details onto the surface of the work; covering heat application and techniques including reticulation, granulation and casting; further ideas and techniques cover the use of removing metal; colour techniques incorporating coloured metals in a piece of jewellery and the use of mixed media i.e. resin, wood, glass, anodised aluminium and gemstones. There are exercises that demonstrate a technique and experiment with the process, including a comprehensive guide to adding textures and colour to jewellery. This book will be an indispensable reference for practising jewellers, designers, jewellery students of all levels and silversmiths. It is beautifully illustrated with over 750 colour photographs. Nina Gilbey and Bekkie Ora Cheesman are two experienced designer-makers and tutors.
A Practical Treatise on Gold and Silversmiths' Work and Their Allied Crafts
Author: Herbert Maryon
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Written by a prominent expert in the field, this authoritative guide examines every aspect of metalwork and enamelling. From basic tools to filigree work, inlaying and overlaying, metal casting, hallmarking, and more, it offers a complete and concise treatment. More than 300 illustrations include magnificent examples of craftsmanship through the ages.
This volume was written by a team to classroom teachers and examiners to support pupils as they work through their GCSE course in design and technology. It is intended to guide them through the important stages of their coursework and to prepare for the final examination paper. It contains a mixture of extended projects, focused tasks and activities which together with the key points and sample examination questions support the NEAB syllabus. The Channel 4 television programme associated with this series provides an introduction to the whole course and there is a range of specific opportunities to view and integrate the content throughout the extended projects.
00 Jewellery has a rare power to communicate, even across millennia, the feelings, beliefs, and aspirations of the people who wore it. Jewellery also contributes to the study of ancient art and metalworking techniques, for great skill was required to create what are often small-scale works of art. But the importance of surviving artifacts of the jeweller's craft--quite apart from the inherent attraction of individual pieces--is now increasing as the number of new scientific techniques available to archaeologists expands, complementing the more traditional methods of analysis. This book shows how important ancient jewellery is to interpreting the past. Jewellery has a rare power to communicate, even across millennia, the feelings, beliefs, and aspirations of the people who wore it. Jewellery also contributes to the study of ancient art and metalworking techniques, for great skill was required to create what are often small-scale works of art. But the importance of surviving artifacts of the jeweller's craft--quite apart from the inherent attraction of individual pieces--is now increasing as the number of new scientific techniques available to archaeologists expands, complementing the more traditional methods of analysis. This book shows how important ancient jewellery is to interpreting the past.