Silver jewelry is a classic accessory that never goes out of
In the easy-to-download Jewelry Studio: Silver Wire Fusing
eBook, crafters and jewelry makers will learn to create dazzling silver designs
an all-in-one guide to a no-muss, no-fuss version of silversmithing. Since less
equipment is required—fine silver is heated with a torch to fuse it without
solder—it is a very cost-effective way to learn basic metalsmithing skills,
making it more accessible and affordable for the average crafter. Even the most
basic beginner and the most experienced jewelry maker will find silver fusing
fun, easy to master, and extremely inspiring and addictive.
Liz Jones, a
jewelry designer and silver fusing teacher at Fusion Beads in Seattle,
Washington, takes the beginner through all the necessary steps in this
workshop-in-a book that combines technique-building exercises with great
projects, all shown through detailed step-by-step photography. Begin with
essential tools and materials and setting up a work space, then move into basic
techniques like hammering, tumbling and professional finishing, fusing a ring,
and creating basic chain. Once you've mastered these foundation skills, it's
time to take it up a notch and learn how to fuse large circles, fuse a bail on
heavy wire gauges, fuse with cubic zirconia, work with fine gauges, and
understand sizing formulas for rings. Projects include rings, earrings,
bracelets, necklaces, pins, and more.
Once you've learned to use your
fuse, you'll soon have a jewelry box filled with gorgeous handmade silver
creations! This eBook is a must for every collection.