The Complete Jewelry Making Course: Principles, Practice and Techniques: A Beginner's Course for Aspiring Jewelry Makers (Paperback)

The Complete Jewelry Making Course: Principles, Practice and Techniques: A Beginner's Course for Aspiring Jewelry Makers By Jinks McGrath Cover Image
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The comprehensive guide to the craft of jewelry making!

This must-have art book covers every step of the jewelry making process, from creating original design concepts to making professionally finished pieces of jewelry. Author Jinks McGrath lists all required tools and equipment, explains their uses, advises on safe working practices, and then guides her readers through every stage of the jewelry making process in a series of carefully structured tutorials. Beginners and enthusiasts will learn—

  • How to turn an original idea into a workable design and, ultimately, a beautiful piece of jewelry
  • How to work with precious and semiprecious stones, metals, glass, plastic, resin, and wood
  • How to present and sell jewelry to dealers and wholesalers

Clear, full-color, step-by-step photos demonstrate the methods of fashioning metals by heating, hammering, casting, soldering, riveting, polishing, finishing, and adding surface decoration. At-a-glance panels explain how to apply the techniques and choose the correct materials, from crystals to sterling silver. While this thorough, easy-to-understand jewelry guide is a perfect gift for adults who love crafts, it's also the perfect how-to-guide for transforming hobbyists into true professionals. This complete guide is also ideal for fashion and jewelry courses.

Learn the art of jewelry making with just one, must-have book!

About the Author


Jinks McGrath is a jeweler and teacher whose designs have been widely exhibited and collected. She is the author of several previously published books on jewelry craft and design. She lives and words in East Sussex, England.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780764136603
ISBN-10: 0764136607
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication Date: November 1st, 2007
Pages: 144
Language: English