Silversmithing for Jewellery Makers: Techniques, treatments & applications for inspirational design (Paperback)

Silversmithing for Jewellery Makers: Techniques, treatments & applications for inspirational design By Elizabeth Bone Cover Image
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This authoritative and lusciously illustrated book offers a comprehensive and inspirational insight into the art and craft of silver jewellery making for today’s artisan.
 
"Bone’s work is epitomised by caring craftsmanship and subdued elegance. Scale, unforced geometry, classic techniques and sensitive surfaces project a cool modesty… the metal itself, gently encouraged to speak of its own soft beauty, becomes a receptacle for the wearer, and so awaits the warmth of ownership..."
DAVID WATKINS, DESIGN SOURCEBOOK: JEWELLERY


Silversmithing for Jewellery Makers is a comprehensive examination of all the techniques, surface treatments, and innovations used by silver jewellery makers. Unlike more general silversmithing books that also include silver ornaments, this book places a strong emphasis on the information that is relevant to jewellery makers, giving them all they need to know about working with this unique and versatile material. It takes the reader through the basic skills as well as specialist techniques and treatments for silver jewellery making.
 
Traditional techniques such as filigree are examined alongside contemporary designs that marry metals and mix materials to create unique textures and surfaces. This authoritative and lusciously illustrated book offers a comprehensive and inspirational insight into the art and craft of silver jewellery making for today’s artisan.
 
Packed with instructional information and inspiration this book is aimed at the range of home-crafters and the Etsy.com market as well as professional jewellery makers who are looking for a more detailed insight into working with silver. Silver is easy to work with, affordable, and results in elegant, stylish jewellery that is above the level of the more crafty beads-and-colored-stones style of jewellery making.
 
Being versatile and malleable means this is a material that jewellery makers can experiment with and also use with a combination of other materials to create unique, stylish, and highly sophisticated looking jewellery. With its comprehensive range of techniques and inspiration Silversmithing for Jewellery Makers is a must-have for all levels of jewellery makers and designers and guarantees a strong position on the backlist.

About the Author


Elizabeth studied a broad ranging degree with a crafts focus, encompassing wood, metal, ceramics and textiles. After graduating Elizabeth was apprenticed to the jewellery artist Wendy Ramshaw where she became her principal workshop assistant for 10 years. Elizabeth established her own studio in 1991. As well as a wealth of experience as a practitioner in jewellery, Elizabeth has an extensive range of teaching experience and has been involved in mentoring young graduates who are setting up their own jewellery making businesses.
 


Product Details
ISBN: 9781800920842
ISBN-10: 1800920849
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: November 8th, 2022
Pages: 192
Language: English