Silversmithing for Jewelry Makers A Handbook of Techniques and Surface Treatments

Your expert metalsmithing jewelry guide with a silver lining

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Your expert metalsmithing jewelry guide with a silver lining

Expert jeweler and silversmith, Elizabeth Bone, offers a comprehensive guide to techniques, surface treatments, and innovations specifically designed for all jewelry makers working in silver. Unlike other silversmithing and jewelry making guides, Silversmithing for Jewelry Makers caters exclusively to the needs and interests of silver jewelry artisans. You will learn basic skills and specialized techniques, including filigree, chasing, annealing, engraving, etching, casting, and more. With over 20 years of metal jewelry making experience, Elizabeth bridges the gap between traditional and contemporary skills, offering the best of both worlds. Every valuable silversmithing technique for jewelry makers is included inside Silversmithing for Jewelry Makers.

Inside every section you'll find contemporary artisan profiles with galleries illustrating a range of beautifully crafted finished works. The handy resource section also features a how-to for selling jewelry in the contemporary accessories market. Whether you are an experienced jewelry maker interested in either exploring silver for the first time or taking your silver jewelry to the next level, you will love Silversmithing for Jewelry Makers' harmonious marriage between expert silversmithing techniques and a jewelry artisan's sensibility.
Table of Contents
Seciton 1: Materials
Main considerations when working with silver
  • Fine silver
  • Sterling silver
    Tools and materials
  • Measuring and marking tools
  • Holding tools
  • Cutting tools
  • Shaping tools
  • Electrical tools
  • Section 2: Techniques and Tutorials
    Basic Techniques
  • Hammering
  • Cutting
  • Filing
  • Shaping
  • Raising and boughing
  • Quenching
  • Stretching
  • Joins
  • Regulating
  • Making hinges
  • Making chains
  • Seaming
  • Soldering
  • Truing
  • Hallmarks or stamping work
  • Planing
  • Repairs
  • Designer profiles and galleries
    Surface treatments
  • Annealing
  • Pickling
  • Using abrasives
  • Polishing
  • Chasing
  • Engraving
  • Etching
  • Oxidization and coloring
  • Forging
  • Curving wire
  • Making rims
  • Finishing
  • Sand casting
  • Cuttle fish casting
  • Designers profiles and galleries
    Specialist treatments
  • Married metals
  • Working with stone
  • Metal clay
  • Filigree
  • Designers profiles and galleries
  • Weights and Measures
  • Courses and further reading
  • Tradeshows
  • Guilds
  • Glossary

    Elizabeth Bone is an established jeweler who has been practicing for close to twenty years, specializing in working with silver with oxidized or gold-plated details. Elizabeth is a tutor at the London Jewelry School as well as visiting lecturer for other courses. Her work has been featured in a number of leading jewelry publications and she has established a reputation as an expert in her field of jewelry and silversmithing.

    SKU: 11BD02

    Author/Speaker/Editor: Elizabeth Bone

    Format: Paperback

    ISBN 13: 9781596684997

    Customer Reviews

    Excellent book except for 1 thing! Review by Jacqueline

    This is an excellent source book for beautiful ideas and instructions however I purchased it mainly because I wanted to obtain instructions for Hadar Jacobson's Woven Curtain necklace which is largely featured on the cover. When I saw that this was not in the book I was temporarily disappointed. I found the book to have other worthy merits with clear instructions and great photos to inspire me.

    (Posted on 5/6/14)

    I recommend this book. Review by Kristin

    This book is a treat for anyone working with silver. It is well written, the photos and the instructions are clear, and the projects and the finished jewelry shown are very inspirational. I have had this book for some time now, and I keep going back to it, for information and inspiration alike. It is certainly worth the money.

    (Posted on 10/19/13)