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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback Flexi bound
  • Publication: 01 February 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217350
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 190x246 mm
  • Illustrations: 500
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: £17.99

Silver Jewellery Making

£17.99

A complete step-by-step course for beginners by Machi de Waard & Janet Richardson

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Book Description

A beginner's step-by-step guide to creating beautiful silver jewellery.

Silver Jewellery Making is a practical beginners’ guide to making silver jewellery. Seven step-by-step projects guide you through the core skills and techniques that will enable you to progress to making your own beautiful jewellery.

The tried-and-tested projects have been developed by Machi and Janet, who have over 40 years of industry experience teaching others this amazing craft. The emphasis is on teaching good practice and acquiring the basic techniques and skills to give the reader a solid basis for developing their jewellery-making capabilities.

Tools are introduced for each individual project, and their uses and correct handling explained. Troubleshooting tips explain how to overcome common problems that may arise. At the end of each project, there are examples of how the skills gained can be used to make other items.

The book is perfect for those who wish to start jewellery making either on their own or as a supplement to beginners’ classes.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Tools and Materials 8

Setting up 28

Setting up your work area 28

Core Skills 32

Using a piercing saw 34

Filing 39

Soldering 41

Pickling 52

Finishing 54

The Projects 58

Moving Forwards 176

The four-step plan 178

Glossary 184

Appendices 186

Index 192

About the Author

About Machi de Waard

Machi de Waard is a designer-jeweller and jewellery tutor. Jewellery has been a full-time pursuit since early 2007, and Machi’s work has been shown at galleries, fairs and exhibitions. Machi combines her studio practice with teaching, having taught jewellery making for over ten years in various locations throughout the UK. Her interests in modern art, particularly in sculpture and minimalism, influence her work. Machi lives in Reading, UK. For more information visit www.machidewaard.co.uk.

About Janet Richardson

Janet Richardson has been a jeweller and silversmith for over 40 years. Teaching is an important part of her work and she delights in the achievements of her students. Janet has exhibited in the UK and abroad through galleries, arts trails and craft fairs, and has had work featured in Vogue and displayed in the Dallas Museum of Art. Having started her business in London, Janet now resides in Berkshire, UK. For more information visit www.janetrichardson.co.uk.

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