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Metalworking 101 for Beaders Book Review
Amazing step by step photos show the Bead Artist how to expand their craft into Metalworking. This book teaches you how to take your work into metalsmithing by making your own findings and complete metalsmith projects. Bead and metalsmith artist will find this to be a very resourceful book.
Choosing the Right Metalsmith Tools
Buying metalsmith tools can be confusing. Save money, time, and frustration by learning the best tools to purchase. Know what tools are needed for your work. You will be surprised with some of the fun places where you will find that perfect tool. Express yourself with tools that work for you!
Know your Metal
Copper, Silver, Brass, and Zinc are just a few great materials to work with when creating beautiful jewelry. Understand your metals and solders when you are planning your piece. Avoid melting expensive metal by learning metal properties and melting temperatures before you begin your project.
Wire Working Basics
Working with wire can be fun, making creative jewelry and findings. Rings, Brooches and earrings can be designed using wire with beads and stones or simply with wire alone. Knowing the basics of using wire will prepare you for all of your wire projects.
Hidden Treasures Found In Used Books
A wealth of information and inspiration can be found in used books. Find books that will amaze and inspire the artist in you. Books documenting the modernist jewelry movement era show the most talented and now famous jewelry artists and designs. A treasure trove of books waiting to be found!
Gemstones Book Review
Can you imagine a page turner reference book? A beautifully illustrated guide book, with commissioned close-up photographs, vividly reveals the world of gems. Everything you could possibly want to learn will be found in this excellent Smithsonian Nature Guide to GEMS, The world in your hands.
Silversmithing for Jewelry Makers Book Review
An easy to follow and beautiful book on Silversmithing. This book takes you from basic jewelry making to advanced techniques in Silversmithing. The techniques are explained in a clear, descriptive manner with excellent photographs. Even the beginner student can create from these tutorials.
Introduction to Faux Bezels
Faux bezels have a contemporary look and allow flexibility in your designing. Multiple elements can be added to the setting. Best of all, it is a fun and straight forward technique. If you can solder and saw you are ready to take your jewelry making to the next level.
Mixed Metal Mania Book Review
Mixed Metal Mania is a wonderful, detailed book, teaching everything from basic Metalsmith tools to sophisticated techniques and projects. Make amazing and beautiful rivet, hammer, and wire jewelry in no time. The instructional techniques with photography are very simple and easy to follow.
Twisted Wire Bracelet Project
Here's a project where you can add your own design ideas and embellishments to make a unique and original piece. By using a few pieces of wire, flux, and solder you can create a basic twisted wire bracelet. Get creative with your ideas to make this your own custom designed piece.
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