Jewelry Studio: Silver Wire Fusing eBook

In this superb eBook, crafters and jewelry makers will learn to create dazzling silver designs with an all-in-one guide to a no-muss, no-fuss version of silversmithing.

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Silver jewelry is a classic accessory that never goes out of style.

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.

Table of Contents
Tools and Materials
The Essential Materials
Setting Up Your Work Space

Fusing Fundamentals
Wielding Your Torch
Filling Your Torch
Lighting Your Torch
-Ball Head Pins
-Making the Cut
-Fusing a Ring
-Hammering Metal
-Tumbling and Professional Finishing
-Basic Chain
-Fusing Chain
-Fusing and Assembling Fine Silver
-Fusing with Cubic Zirconia Beads
-Working with a Briolette

Putting It All Together
Cha-Cha Earrings
Arm Candy Oval Bracelet
Wormhole Earrings
Black Tie Cubic Zirconia Necklace

Taking It to the Next Level
Heart Attack Hammered Bracelet
Livin' Large Hammered Pendant
Coiled, Embellished, and Hammered Rings
-Blingin' Button Ring
-Textured Band
-Coiled Ring
-Sizing Formula for Rings
Angled Dangle Earrings
Totally Money Stamped Bracelet
Deceptively Simple Necklace
Shooting Star Earrings
Keys to My Heart Keychain
Thai On On Component Necklace
My Mom's Favorite CZ Earrings
Bike Chain Bracelet
Two-Tone Gold Chain Bracelet
In Orbit Earrings
Going Organic Necklace

The Gallery
Basic Techniques

About the Author

Since 2001, Liz Jones has designed her own jewelry and worked in the bead industry. Her designs have been featured in Stringing magazine. Over the years, she has taught many jewelry-making classes in a variety of techniques, including wire wrapping, chain maille, basic beading, Viking knit, and now numerous silver fusing classes. Currently she is a buyer and workshop teacher for Fusion Beads in Seattle. Liz lives in Seattle.

With its clear instructions, big photos, and simple approach, I definitely recommend this title if you're brand new to fusing and brazing.

SKU: EP5436

Author/Speaker/Editor: Liz Jones

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781620330494