The Complete Jewelry Making Course (Paperback)

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ITEM# 10609718
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    ITEM#: 10609718

    This comprehensive and heavily illustrated manual teaches the craft of jewelry making to students looking to create professional quality items. The author covers every step of the process, from creating original design concepts to fashioning professionally finished pieces of jewelry. She 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. Students will learn--

  • How to start with an original idea, translate it into a workable design, and then use the design as a pattern to make beautiful wearable jewelry
  • How to work with precious and semiprecious stones, metals, glass, plastic, resin, and wood
  • How to present and sell one's creations 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 right techniques when working in specific metals, as well as ideas for experimenting with inexpensive substitutes before advancing to precious materials. Here's the perfect book for transforming hobbyists into true professionals. It will also serve as a useful textbook for those conducting organized courses in jewelry design. Color photos on every page.
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    ISBN 9780764136603
    Genre CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Jewelry
    Format Paperback
    Pages 144
    Publisher Date 2007-11-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Barrons Educational Series Inc
    Copyright Year 2007
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 8.5 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 1.06 lb
    Language English
    Audience General/trade
    Authors McGrath, Jinks
    Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0
    Country of Origin United States

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    • Jewelery making course
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      The book was delivery quickly and was as described. My complaint is with the author -the ring on the cover looks great but the book doesn't cover how to make it. Very misleading.

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      book is great but first shipment was lost becuase they send regular mail.

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