More Teach Yourself VISUALLY Jewelry Making: Techniques to Take Your Projects to the Next Level
Chris Franchetti Michaels
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The visual way to get hooked on jewelry making
Unlike other crafts that focus on a fairly narrow range of techniques and materials, jewelry making is very broad; the techniques encompass everything from bead stringing to metal stamping to working with different types of clay. More Teach Yourself VISUALLY Jewelry Making picks up where Teach Yourself VISUALLY Jewelry Making & Beading leaves off and gives you even more techniques to create new types of jewelry.
Beginning with a concise overview of jewelry making tools and essential techniques, the book gives you technique-specific chapters covering: basic metal work, metal cold connections, sculpting with metal clay, embellishing metal, designing with chain, using adhesives, and working with art glaze, resin, and leather. Plus, a final chapter devoted to example projects gives you instruction for making 12 unique pieces to add to your jewelry collection.
- Step-by-step instructions are accompanied by clear, detailed photographs
- Features a collection of appealing patterns using the techniques described
- Online bonus features include a free bonus project and downloadable artwork and patterns
- Other titles by Chris Franchetti Michaels: Teach Yourself VISUALLY Jewelry Making & Beading, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Beadwork, Beading VISUAL Quick Tips, and Wire Jewelry VISUAL Quick Tips
If you're a beginning to intermediate jewelry maker looking to add up-to-the-minute techniques to your repertoire, More Teach Yourself VISUALLY Jewelry Making has you covered.
good ventilation; use fans and open windows whenever practical. ● Wear protective rubber gloves when working with chemicals. ● Wear heavy protective gloves when drilling metal (which can get hot) or working with a kiln. ● Keep kilns and other hot tools away from flammable materials. ● Keep a first-aid kit nearby to treat any minor cuts or burns. ● Be aware that not all brands and models of craft and hobby tools operate in the same manner. Carefully read and follow the instructions
easier to see with left-blade models. Left-blade metal shears 55 Cut Metal (continued) Saw Metal with a Jeweler’s Saw A jeweler’s saw allows you to make precise straight or curved cuts without deforming the metal. The technique for getting started is different depending on whether you saw from the edge of the metal or need to saw out a shape from the inside. It is important to practice with some scrap metal to become comfortable using the jeweler’s saw before you begin work on your
also experiment with shorter lengths.) 4 Saw the other end of the tubing to a matching length (see the section “Cut Metal” in Chapter 4). 5 Optionally, lightly sand flat both ends of the tubing (see Step 8 of the section “Make a Solid Rivet”). This is only necessary if you are unable to make a smooth, straight cut in Step 4. 106 Joining with Cold Connections CHAPTER 6 6 Make sure that the tube is centered in the hole and place it vertically on a bench block. 7 Insert the tip of a cone
techniques. ● Jewelry wire (a) is available in many different metals, sizes, and colors. To learn more about metals, see Chapter 3. ● Chain nose pliers (see the previous page), round nose pliers (b), and flat nose pliers (c) are all useful for bending, shaping, and wrapping jewelry wire. ● You can straighten kinks in wire by running it through the closed jaws of nylon jaw pliers (d). ● Side cutters (e) are wire cutters that are designed to make a flat, or flush, cut on wire if you use
acrylic sealer, such as Krylon. How can I adhere an image to a wooden tile? a b FAQ This technique is popular for making casual pendants. You can use a wooden tile from a craft store or repurpose a wooden game piece. Begin by trimming the image to the size of the tile and sealing it, if necessary (see the tip “Sealing Printed Images”). Coat the entire back of the image with adhesive sealer, such as Mod Podge, and press it firmly onto the wood. When the adhesive sealer is dry, squeeze a small