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

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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

The Glass Artist's Studio Handbook

Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for Working with Glass

Author: Cecilia Cohen

Publisher: Fair Winds Press

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Category: CRAFTS & HOBBIES

Page: 176

View: 530

Most of the glass art books available are devoted to mastering particular techniques: stained glass, lampwork, and so on. These books are full of projects that focus on just those techniques. As with our other Studio Handbooks, we sidestep this stale formula and offer aspiring glass artists a whole-craft guide for setting up a simple studio and exploring all that the art has to offer. The Glass Artist’s Studio Handbook integrates tools, techniques, projects, and creative inspiration into a single package that will have exceptional shelf appeal.

Handcrafted Metal Findings

30 Creative Jewelry Components

Author: Denise Peck

Publisher: Penguin

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 954

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 findingsâ€"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.

The Woodworker's Studio Handbook

Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for the Home Woodworking Shop

Author: Jim Whitman

Publisher: Quarry Books

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 184

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.

Contemporary Jewelry

A Craftsman's Handbook

Author: Philip Morton

Publisher:

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Category: Jewelry

Page: 308

View: 439

The Textile Artist's Studio Handbook

Learn Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for Working with Fiber, Including Weaving, Knitting, D

Author: Visnja Popovic

Publisher: Quarry Books

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 122

Explore the world of textile arts, one thread at a time! The Textile Artist’s Studio Handbook is the only book you need for expanding your repertoire of textile crafting and design techniques. This is the go-to guide for the foundations of design and fabrication, glossary of materials, and classic techniques that include weaving, dyeing, painting, and more! Plus, where else can you get behind-the-scenes access to setting up the best home textile studio for you? Inside, you’ll find exploration of basic materials (including fibers, dyes, paints, and other media); visual tutorials for spinning, felting, crochet, weaving, sewing, and quilting; primers for surface decoration techniques such as dyeing, painting, stitching, and screen printing; and patterns and project instructions.

Eco Jewelry Handbook

A Practical Guide for a Healthy, Safe and Sustainable Studio

Author: Christine Dhein

Publisher:

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Category: Jewelry making

Page: 150

View: 612

"... 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 informed decisions about studio practice and materials sourcing" --Page 4 of cover.

The jewelry of Ken Cory

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Author: Ben Mitchell

Publisher: University of Washington Press

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Category: Art

Page: 135

View: 981

Ken Cory was an iconoclast, punster, collector, and extraordinary jewelrymaker and metalsmith. Participating in the California funk art scene of the 1960s, then teaching more than 20 years in Washington State, Cory (1943-1994) was one of the artistic forces who propelled the Pacific Northwest to the forefront of contemporary jewelry.Ken Cory: Jewelry from a Modern Alchemist is a comprehensive overview of Cory's work, which is considered in the context of trends in contemporary art as well as developments in the field of metal-smithing and jewelry. The book, which includes a glossary of metalworking terms, is a substantial contribution to a field of art and craft with few resources to date.

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Category: Art metal-work

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Cloisonné Enameling and Jewelry Making

Author: Felicia Liban

Publisher: Courier Corporation

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 888

Critically acclaimed book — widely considered the best on subject — discusses tools, materials, processes for creating lovely pendants, rings, pins, buckles, and more. 164 illustrations.