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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback Flexi bound
  • Publication: 01 September 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217350
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 190x246 mm
  • Illustrations: 750
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: £15.99

Silver Jewellery Making


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

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, with step-by-step projects guiding the reader through seven projects. These are designed to help the reader gain skills and techniques and eventually progress to making their own designs.

The tried-and-tested projects have been developed by Janet over forty years of teaching and have been honed to develop readers’ skills in a practical, doable order. 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 will be 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 conclusion of each project, there will be examples of how the skills gained can be used to make other items.

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

Table of Contents


How to use this book

Health and Safety

Tools, materials and set-up guidance

Project one: Two silver rings, one with square wire and one with round wire

Project two: Twist ring one with round wire and one with square wire


Project three: stone chip earrings

Project four: a textured pendant

Project five: rub-over stone setting on stack rings using one of the rings from project one or two

Project six: cut card brooch

Project seven: using scrap to make a fused pendant and stud earrings

Design inspiration





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.

About Janet Richardson

Janet Richardson has been a jeweller and silversmith for over forty 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.

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