The Jeweler's Studio Handbook

Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for Working with Metal and Mixed Media Materials

Author: Brandon Holschuh

Publisher: Quarry Books

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 754

Master the art and craft of metal jewelry making in your own home studio! Great jewelry is original, well-designed, and -- with the right tools -- can be created at home by the aspiring artist. The Jeweler's Studio Handbook guides you through the process of equipping your own jewelry studio and teaches you the techniques that will have you crafting one-of-a-kind metal jewelry in no time. Artist Brandon Holschuh walks you through planning your work space, selecting tools and materials, mastering basic metalwork techniques, and applying your new skills to twenty original pieces. In addition, The Jeweler's Studio Handbook encourages novel design, good organization and fearless experimentation, ensuring it will remain an invaluable resource for jewelry artists for years to come. Invites you into the world of the home jewelry artist, from workbench to gallery Teaches fundamental jewelry-making techniques -- hammering, soldering, riveting, and more -- in full-color photographs Illustrates the steps for crafting twenty beautiful pieces of metalwork jewelry, including rings, bracelets, earrings, and pendants Features gallery-quality jewelry from dozens of contributing artists

Handbuilt, A Potter's Guide

Master timeless techniques, explore new forms, dig and process your own clay

Author: Melissa Weiss

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 795

In Handbuilt, A Potter's Guide, pottery expert Melissa Weiss shows you the basics of crafting without a wheel, how to harvest and work wild clay, and using natural glazes. Handbuilt pottery is the perfect way for new potters to dive into this unique medium because it doesn't require access to a potter's wheel. In Handbuilt, A Potter's Guide, Melissa Weiss takes an organic approach to harvesting and working with local clays, and even shows you how to mix your own glazes to use on functional pottery for use at home. Students of pottery the world over have traveled to North Carolina to attend Weiss's classes. Now you don't have to! In this book, Melissa provides you with a solid course on slab and pinch-pot techniques that allow beginning students to master the basics and progress through finished wares. Looking to go a little deeper? Melissa also offers her unique knowledge of how to dig and process local clays for use in pottery, and for the techniques she has developed for creating unique glazes with ash, salt, and other dry materials. Melissa will also introduce you talented contemporary potters, who will share their work, tips, advice, and techniques. Learn the basics of handbuilding and more with this engaging guide.

The Woodworker's Studio Handbook

Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for the Home Woodworking Shop

Author: Jim Whitman

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 607

Celebrate the joys of working with wood in your own home studio or wood shop. The Woodworker’s Studio Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the artistry, design, and skills all woodworkers need to propel their hobby to the next level. Master woodworker Jim Whitman walks you through planning your work space, helps you select tools and the right wood for the right projects, and gets you comfortable with your tools so you feel at ease in the studio and ready to experiment…all with gentle instruction and reassuring humor. His 20 teaching projects make you feel like a seasoned craftsman from step one, regardless of your experience level. Learn about the importance of proper planning, measuring twice so you just have to cut once, and how to make the most of your wood. Above all, get ready to get your hands dirty: woodworking is about play just as much as precision! The Woodworker’s Studio Handbook: - Teaches joinery, lamination, routing, turning, carving, and finishing—core woodworking skills in full-color photographs, and complete with illustrated tool guides. - Illustrates the steps for 20 beautiful teaching projects for all skill levels, including a picture frame, a small cabinet, a carved pendant, turned bowls, and more. - Engages your creativity with reclaiming recycled wood, using green wood, or using a sketchbook and drafting tools to design original work.

Handcrafted Metal Findings

30 Creative Jewelry Components

Author: Denise Peck

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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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 findingsùhead 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.

Contemporary jewelry

a studio handbook

Author: Philip Morton

Publisher:

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 308

View: 327

The design and creation of jewelry

Author: Robert Von Neumann

Publisher: Chilton Book Co

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 321

View: 959

An illustrated guide to the techniques and materials used by the present-day jewelry craftsman

Metalsmith

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Publisher:

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Category: Art metal-work

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The photographer's business handbook

how to start, finance, and manage a profitable photography business

Author: Herbert Holtje

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN:

Category: Photography

Page: 238

View: 391