The Workbench Guide to Jewelry Techniques

The Workbench Guide to Jewelry Techniques

  1. Anastasia Young
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  • ISBN 9780500515143
  • 25.40 x 21.50 cm
  • Hardback
  • 320pp
  • With over 850 colour illustrations
  • First published 2010
‘Hugely ambitious … an invaluable ‘bible’ of information and facts for jewelry students of all levels of experience … there must be something for everyone in this unusual publication’ – Craftsman Craft & Design Magazine
' … clear and easy to navigate; the artists featured are current and inspirational; the business advice mirrors what we teach; it covers a huge area of jewelry in manageable fashion … We Love This!'– Eyv Hardwick, Deptartment of Applied Arts, Cleveland College of Art and Design
'A highly useful tool in itself – Making Jewellery'

A fully illustrated authoritative and comprehensive step-by-step manual for jewelry making techniques, materials and design

The focus is on detailed explanation – with clear step-by-step photography used extensively – displaying expert techniques aimed at professional jewellers but also accessible to students of any level seeking a ‘bible’ of their craft.

The workbench Guide to Jewelry Techniques
The Workbench Guide to Jewelry Techniques

The Workbench Guide Brings together a vast range of skills, techniques and technical data in one volume, to provide an essential look-up resource for both students and professionals.

• Jewelry-making materials from precious metals and gemstones to ‘smart’ plastics,
    vintage textiles and found objects
• Clear instructions and step-by-step photography
• Examples of cutting-edge jewelry pieces made by designers from around the world
• Practical aspects of making a business out of making jewelry
• Approaches to the creative process of jewelry design, from initial sketch to prototype.
• Workshop safety and procedures for outsourcing work to specialist external suppliers
• Exhaustive directory of tools – from simple hand tools to advanced machinery
• What to buy for a ‘beginner’s kit’.

Engraving / Chasing and repoussé / Fusing / Riveting / Enamelling / Drilling / Piercing / Cutting / Filing Annealing / Fold forming / Bending metal / Soldering / Pickling / Wire work / Hammering / Mounting and setting stones / Polishing / Stamping / Doming and swaging / Forging / Anticlastic raising / Hydraulic press forming / Wax carving and modelling / Casting metal / Casting resin / Casting plaster / Precious metal clay / Carving metal / Carving natural materials / Bending acrylic / Stringing beads / Chain Hinges / Findings / Catches / Etching / Rolling mill textures / Tooling leather / Hammer textures Reticulation / Granulation / Patination / Anodizing / Plating / Laminating / Gold leaf / Inlay / Mokume gane / Bezel or tube settings / Collet settings / Claw settings / Flush settings / Pavé and grain settings Channel settings / Illusion settings / Spectacle settings / Fancy settings / Gemstones / Metallic powders Stone shapes / Forming / Outwork / Inspiration / Drawing / Design / Photographing jewelry / CAD/CAM

Anastasia Young is a practising designer, jeweller and artist whose work has been exhibited internationally, and she is also the author of The Jewellery Materials Sourcebook. She is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, and of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, where she now teaches on the BA jewelry design course.