Handcrafted Metal Findings: 30 Creative Jewelry Components by Denise Peck, Jane Dickerson

By Denise Peck, Jane Dickerson

Metalsmiths demonstrate new findings in jewellery trends!

Following up their best-selling e-book hand made cord Findings, Denise Peck and Jane Dickerson provide jewelers extra thoughts, extra (and assorted) findings, and extra idea. hand made steel Findings good points 30 step by step tutorials for steel findings that require in basic terms uncomplicated jewelry-making talents. operating with precut steel blanks and thin-gauge sheet steel, Denise, Jane, and several other contributing artists have created great-looking findingsùhead pins, bead caps, bails, charms, connectors, cones, and more--all with no lot of effort.

All the metalwork will be performed with easy tools--no saws, no flex shaft, no oxy/acetylene tanks. steel items are hole-punched, dapped, hammered, textured with stamps and instruments, colorized, oxidized, and patinated. development options contain uncomplicated soldering with a micro torch and chilly connections reminiscent of riveting. comprehensive gallery items that include the various findings offer extra idea during this proposal- and information-packed publication.

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