Creative Wax Carving

A Modern Approach to an Ancient Craft
Author: Emilie Shapiro
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781454709329
Page: N.A
View: 4110

    • Crafts & Hobbies

Modeling in Wax for Jewelry and Sculpture

Author: Lawrence Kallenberg
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 9780873418515
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 256
View: 681
Expands on the original work that first introduced artists and artisans to the materials, tools and techniques used to create original wax models for jewelry - both fine pieces and costume jewelry. The ancient method of lost-wax casting and traditional casting techniques of modeling in wax free that artist from many of the restrictions of traditional wax modeling, to provide greater freedom and spontaneity in creation, along with a newly achieved speed in execution. &break;&break;The author combines this understanding of the methods with his own practical experience to present the techniques in a concise, step-by-step format. He details the necessary materials and tools, and introduces the reader to their various characteristics and their roles in the jewelry-making process. He guides the artist through the various processes of wax modeling in several projects.

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Lost-wax Casting

Old, New, and Inexpensive Methods
Author: Fred R. Sias
Publisher: Woodsmere Press
ISBN: 0967960002
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 202
View: 5258
This book is a basic introduction to lost-wax casting with emphasis on jewelry making. It is designed to be used both as a textbook and a reference book and is directed primarily at beginners. Experienced casters, however, will probably find some useful ideas; they may even find some new techniques. Heavy emphasis is placed upon understanding why things are done in a particular way, rather than simply presenting a set of cookbook rules that will always work. The book is also available in a 8.5x11 inch comb-bound version for use in the shop or classroom. See ISBN 0-9679600-1-0.

    • Business & Economics

How to Create Your Own Jewelry Line

Author: Emilie Shapiro
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781454709336
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
View: 6704
To develop a successful jewelry line, even very creative designers must learn the fine points of running a business. Emilie Shapiro explores the many facets of creating a quality handmade collection, covering everything from where to sell your work to doing small-scale production to pricing and publicity. It s the perfect primer for budding jewelry entrepreneurs."

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The Complete Serger Handbook

Author: Chris James
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9780806998077
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 159
View: 5388
How and when to use a serger stitch for finishing edges, making garments or decorative work. There are instructions on how to make buttonholes, do quilting, lacemaking and applique.

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Setting Up a Successful Jewellery Business

Author: Angie Boothroyd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474241980
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 160
View: 3121
An updated edition of the best-selling handbook, this all-encompassing guide for jewellery entrepreneurs of all levels covers key lessons for setting up, running and growing a jewellery business. From the college graduate looking to set up a workshop, to the established maker ready to expand their business, Setting up a Successful Jewellery Business equips creative jewellers with the essential knowledge and tools to operate a professional jewellery business. Encouraging individuals to define their business objectives and strategy for the future, the guide deals with topics including: · presenting your brand; · protecting your designs; · how much to charge for your work; · selling to shops, galleries and individuals; · creating your website and driving traffic to it; · managing your time and finances plus other essential business skills. Updated with two new chapters, an expanded section on social media and a revised appendix, this is an indispensable jeweller's companion that provides the resources to take your business forward.

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Color, Texture & Casting for Jewelers

Hands-on Demonstrations & Practical Applications
Author: Carles Codina
Publisher: Lark Books
ISBN: 9781454700173
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 127
View: 5396
Covers a wide swath of techniques in depth, packed with instructions & superb how-to photography: keum, boo, plating, melted filings, mokume gane, and granulation; textures, finishes, and patinas; and microcasting, working with waxes, sand casting, cuttlebone casting, ceramic coating, and casting in a closed crucible. Several innovative projects explore the teachings and a gallery round out this hands-on volume.

    • Jewelry making

Troubleshooting for Jewelers

Common Problems, Why They Happen and How to Fix Them
Author: Frieda Munro
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781770857353
Category: Jewelry making
Page: 176
View: 9521
An indispensable guide to identifying mistakes and accidents, and foolproof ways to fix them.

    • Art

Drawing for Jewelers

Master Class in Professional Design
Author: Maria Josep Forcadell Berenguer,Josep Asunción Pastor
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 9780764340581
Category: Art
Page: 191
View: 7983
This book teaches how to use drawing as means of expressing a jewelers creative ideas. In jewelry, there are other ways of creating which do not stem directly from working in the studio. The most important of these is drawing, an extremely useful tool for jewelers due to its speed and adaptability. Mastering this tool can be a great resource that can help jewelers to progress easily and steadily with designing jewelry and presenting their ideas and projects. Drawing allows creative ideas to be clearly visualized; on paper, the form or proportions of the jewelry can be modified quickly and confidently, the structure of clasps and hinges can be studied. It can also be used to visualize how a design will look with a polished or matt finish or with other changes such as different materials. This manual can be read from cover to cover or consulted when facing challenges in real projects.

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Fundamentals of Metalsmithing
Author: Tim Mccreight
Publisher: Hand Books Press
ISBN: 9781880140291
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 144
View: 9445
Tim McCreight presents the craft of metalwor king jewellery in this newly revised edition that will be of interest even to the most inexperienced beginner. '

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Designing and Making Rings and Bangles

Author: Miranda Falkner,Evangelos Pourgouris
Publisher: The Crowood Press
ISBN: 1785003194
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 112
View: 8426
Rings and bangles are timeless jewellery pieces; from simple elegance to bold creations, they make stunning statements. This beautiful book explains traditional techniques with step-by-step guides, and gives inspiration through stunning examples from leading jewellers. Written by two award-winning designer makers, it encourages jewellers of all levels of experience to express themselves and make unique pieces of jewellery to be worn and treasured. This new book covers the design process, from initial observation to developing, selecting materials and finalizing an idea. Detailed instruction is given on more elaborate ways of making and decorating work, including casting, texturing, etching, granulation, inlay and keum-boo. There is also a guide to using gemstones with a range of settings. Written both for beginners wanting to make their first ring or bangle and for the more experienced looking for inspiration, with advice on equipment and materials, step-by-step guides to traditional techniques including simple forming and soldering and an emphasis on the importance of finishing the ring or bangle and achieving perfection. Lavishly illustrated with 200 colour photographs.

    • Antiques & Collectibles

An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry

Author: Harold Newman
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 9780500274521
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 334
View: 9191
Shows examples of antique and modern jewelry from around the world and defines terms related to jewelry and jewelry making

    • Antiques & Collectibles

Collect Contemporary Jewelry

Author: Joanna Hardy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500288559
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 208
View: 2472
Featuring text by an acknowledged expert in arts and crafts, hundreds of illustrations, and essays on key issues and themes, this compact, accessible guide will be an authority in the global marketplace.

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Author: Leslie Curtis
Publisher: A&C Black Visual Arts
ISBN: 9780713652963
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 144
View: 3340
Electroforming is a technique used by jewellery makers as well as ceramicists and glass artists. It allows the manufacture of delicate and/or irregular shapes that would be difficult to achieve by other means, as well as repetition pieces (using moulds), which can also be difficult to make. For jewellery, electroforming means that relatively lightweight and delicate shapes can still be made rigid and strong, and that fastenings, etc., can be attached to difficult or irregular shapes. It also allows intricate details to be faithfully reproduced (coating a spider's web in gold to make jewellery, for example).

    • Jewelry making

Handbook of Lost Wax Or Investment Casting

Author: James E. Sopcak
Publisher: Gembooks
ISBN: 9780935182286
Category: Jewelry making
Page: 64
View: 5304
Detailed information and photographs show how to construct equipment and jewelry, castings, molds, and patterns for jewelry and metal.

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Narrative Jewelry

Tales from the Toolbox
Author: Mark Fenn
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 9780764354144
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 304
View: 8942
Featuring 450 full-color photos and 241 of the world's foremost narrative jewelry makers, this book showcases the best of what today's makers, ranging from newly graduated students to the luminaries of the jewelry world, have to offer us: jewelry that's designed to evoke a range of thoughts and feelings. Do you have a piece of jewelry that offers a story? What story does the jewelry we own or desire tell? Why are you attracted to some pieces, but repelled by others? The answers unfold in this contemporary compendium, also featuring a foreword by jewelry professor and expert Jack Cunningham, PhD, and text by artists Jo Pond and Dauvit Alexander (The Justified Sinner). The makers and images selected for this book are a broad representation of the genre of narrative jewelry, and offer a fascinating look for anyone who wears, collects, or has an interest in jewelry or design.