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  • Publisher: Fil Rouge Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 31 October 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9780992792374
  • Stock: 50+
  • Hurt Stock: £9.50 (1 available)
  • Size: 216x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: £18.99
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Creating Jewellery in Wood

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Skill-building projects and techniques by Sarah King

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Book Description

Taking jewellery design beyond metal, Creating Jewellery in Wood teaches jewellers woodworking skills through a series of projects and step-by-step technique guides, enabling them to discover how knowledge of this craft can open up new perspectives for their art. The author’s beautiful projects are complemented by inspirational gallery spreads featuring the work of key designers working in wood. Jewellers have always used a range of materials and wood has been used for centuries; today there are fresh, modern ways to create stand-out pieces. Wood is becoming more popular as an alternative to pricier metal—it is warm, lightweight, and has huge potential for shaping and finishing.

Creating Jewellery in Wood enables jewellers to expand their range of techniques, and combine wood with other media, from silver to silicon. Readers will learn skills that include joining, turning, steaming, polishing, staining, painting, bevelling, inlaying and working with different woods. This book will also appeal to woodworkers who want to extend their practice to jewellery, and those who want to learn woodworking skills, but who find furniture too intimidating and want an alternative to bowls and boxes.

About the Author

About Sarah King

Sarah King studied Fine Art textiles at Goldsmiths’ College, University of London, where an anthropology class ignited her interest in jewellery. She has won numerous jewellery awards, such as the Association of Contemporary Jewellery Prize, a scholarship to study with Cristoph Zellweger at Salzburg Summer Academy, and several commendations from Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship and Design Awards. Her work is held in public collections around the world, including Maryland Institute of Art, USA, Crafts Council & British Council, UK, and Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, Germany. She has taught at the Birmingham City University, London Metropolitan University and Kent Institute of Art and Design, and has been a mentor on the Crafts Council Hothouse Programme and for ChangeActShare. She was a Lead Artist in the Designing Deptford Charrette, and was commissioned by Creative Process to develop a Public Art commission. She has collaborated with architect Jeffrey Turko on a ceiling installation and industrial designer Amos Marchant on a Selective Laser Sintering bangle. She currently teaches specialist short courses in the use of plastics and wood in jewellery at Central St Martins, Morley College and West Dean.

Find out more about Sarah King at www.sarah-king.co.uk

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Customer review

An interesting read with full instructions on choosing correct wood and tools required for making wooden jewellery. The pieces made are bold and quite bulky. A great book if you want to get into wooden jewellery craft. 


Customer review

Interesting book detailing various wooden jewellery techniques. The jewellery is quite large and bold which would appeal to many for statement pieces. A good book for those with a more modern take on things. 


Customer review

This book is very contemporary. While I wouldn't make any of the projects I would adapt them to my taste. I hadn't previously considering make wooden jewellery although I have dabbled in woodworking and carving and have access to quite a few of the tools. Looking forward to trying out some of the techniques. 


Customer review

This book looks like it would be ideal for someone who already makes jewellery as a hobby and wants to explore new techniques and materials, or for students of jewellery. I've not done jewellery-making before but have done woodworking classes, including on a lathe. A lot of the suggested projects would be beyond me at the moment (and some of the "tools and materials" lists are more serious than I'd expected). There are some easier projects and some different techniques that I'd like to try out and think would work with the hand tools I've got.

I found the section on "surface treatments" particularly interesting as it has already given me ideas of things to try, even if the exact projects shown are not something I'd wear.

Overall this seems like a good introduction for a jewellery-maker interested in branching out into wood.


Customer review

What an amazing book. Projects range from the simple to very complex and in a lot of cases very little equipment is needed. I will be having a go at some of these very soon. 


Customer review

Written from a jewellery making perspective, this book explores all the different ways of using wood to create jewellery. With 15 projects that range in difficulty from "easy" to hard this would be a great introduction for anyone looking to expand their jewellery making repertoire.


Packed full of clear and informative photos, it gives a step by step guide to each project. Not only that but there is plentiful information about which types of wood to use, properties of each, equipment that you will need and invaluable techniques you can learn.


The finished articles are bold statement pieces, but that's no great surprise as there's clearly always going to be a limit on how delicate you can be when using a material such as wood. However with the projects ranging from earrings, bangles and necklaces there is plenty to get stuck into and much to inspire!


Stephanie Burnham Designs

I love the format of this book, having never even dreamt of working in wood before as a jewellery designer myself, the step by step photos in this book & the clearly of written instructions lead me to believe i actually could have a go.

The designs have a very strong, simplistic edge to them, the Beech Spoon necklace is a triumph! Such a clever use of an easy to find product & one i could wear.

But dont be fooled into thinking there is no colour within the book. Sarah guides you through surface techniques including the use of colour.

 

This book would also interest a wood turner as this would be a different path to venture down.

There is also a lot of information on basic tools & how to apply them together with a detailed list of suppliers.

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