Encyclopedia of Contemporary Jewelry-Making Techniques

Find creative direction, inspiration and the countless possibilities for designing contemporary jewelry. The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Jewelry-Making Techniques is a comprehensive guide for jewelers who want to create sensational, one-of -a-kind jewelry.
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Find creative direction, inspiration and the countless possibilities for designing contemporary jewelry.

The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Jewelry-Making Techniques is a comprehensive guide for jewelers who want to create sensational, one-of -a-kind jewelry.
  • All of the techniques are enhanced with step-by-step instructions and clear photographs
  • Essential metalsmithing techniques are covered along with methods for working with a wide range of other materials which can be used on their own or in combination
  • Included are techniques and processes for working with plastics, rubber, resin, ceramics, glass, leather, textiles, paper, natural and found objects, mixed media, and precious and non-precious metals
  • Along with a helpful guide to the essential tools you will need, you???ll find that each chapter includes a thorough introduction to the properties and possibilities of each material and an examination of the techniques possible with that material
Finally, there is an invaluable resource of surface textures that can be achieved for all of the media featured in the book as well as a practical guide to the different kinds of clasps and closures available.
Table of Contents
Metal and Wire
  • Properties of metal and Wire
  • Cutting and Piercing Metal
  • Filing Metal
  • Shaping Metal
  • Picking and Annealing
  • Soldering
  • Riveting
  • Links Wire
  • Bead wrapping
  • Polishing Metal


  • Paper and Paper Pulp
  • Properties of Paper and Paper Pulp
  • Folding and Pleating
  • Constructing
  • Laminating and gluing
  • Printing
  • Paper Making
  • Paper Pulp: Casting
  • Masking Tape

    Alternative Materials
  • Properties of Alternative Materials
  • Plaster Mold
  • Concrete
  • Wood
  • Ceramics
  • Glass


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    About the Author

    Vannetta Seecharran has been a jewelry designer since 1998, and she currently teaches contemporary jewelry techniques at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design and Camberwell College of Art in London.

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    'With the subtitle labeling the book as a “comprehensive guide for jewelers and metalsmiths,” London jeweler-teacher Seecharran initially gives short shrift to her first book.'--Booklist

    The ultimate guide for the experimental jeweler.'--Monsters and Critics.com

    "Very useful for students studying contemporary jewelry making." -- The Bead Society of Great Britain Newsletter, Autumn 2010 Issue

    SKU: 09BD07

    Author/Speaker/Editor: Vannetta Seecharran

    Format: Paperback

    ISBN 13: 9781596681460

    Number Of Pages: 160