Contemporary Jewelry: A studio handbook

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Contemporary Jewelry brings you everything you need to know about making handcraft jewelry and other metal objects - whether you are a beginner or an experienced craftsperson. More than six hundred illustrations and eighteen full-color plates support a complete, readable text. All the basic metal processes - fusing, soldering, forming, butting, hammering, casting - are described in detail, with step-by-step photographs and drawings. In addition, special techniques, such as electroplating, electroforming, granulation, and enameling are explained in terms even the novice can understand. Two entire chapters provide information on precious stones and their settings, while others deal with fastenings, finishing, and toolmaking. But this only begins to suggest what a rich source book Contemporary jewelry is. The more advanced jeweler will find a wealth of basic information in the complete appendixes, which provide all manner of technical data, a list of gemstones, sources of tools and materials, and ideas for simple layout. One special feature is an appendix offering practical guidelines for marketing and production. Three chapters on design cover not only basic elements but also the particular challenge of the jewelry medium. The book begins with a brief history of jewelry from the ancient civilizations Egypt and Mesopotamia right up to the twentieth century. Other chapters show the most exciting work currently being done by jewelers in the U.S. and Europe. Every style is represented - from elegant, clean-lined gold and silver pieces to fantasies in plastics, feathers, boar's teeth, and mixed media. Philip Morton is a master jeweler who has devoted more than forty years to teaching the design and creation of jewelry, both at the college level and in a direct apprenticeship program. A pioneer in the art of contemporary jewelry, he is a founding member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths.

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