02 October 2013


BC Paperback

190x246 mm



160 pages

Search Press

Compendium of Jewellery Making Techniques

by Sara Withers & Xuella Arnold

This book packs in the combined wisdom of two writer-educators who are consummate problem solvers when it comes to jewellery making. Together they show the reader how to fix common screw-ups, try out new creative techniques, get more skilled at familiar methods, improvise tools and discover ways to save money, such as recycling gold and other precious metal scraps. From beading to setting a stone, understanding annealing to soldering your own silver chain, you can riffle through the book, experimenting with new innovations to create your unique jewellery designs. Packed with over 200 expert fixes, insider tips, and tricks of the trade, content is arranged by topic to enable any jewellery maker to achieve a striking and professional look to their earrings, necklaces, rings, and more. A must-have for anyone who makes their own jewellery, whether at beginner or intermediate level.

  • Co-authored by two expert practitioners and educators of the craft who between them have won awards, spoken at international conferences and authored 10 books on the subject
  • Features over 200 expert fixes, insider tips and tricks of the trade
  • 500 beautiful illustrations

Book Contents

Prelims 5 

Introduction 2

Metal Jewelry Basics 20

Working with Metal 48

Simple Jewelry Designs 16

Threading and Finishing 28

Using Wire and Metal 26

Experimenting with New Materials 10

Index and Creditsn5

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