The Complete Idiot's Guide to Making Metal Jewelry, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615643710
  • ISBN-13: 9781615643714
  • DDC: 739.27
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 240 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Making Metal Jewelry gives readers more than 125 step-by-step instructions and 200 fully illustrated color photos, for various metal jewelry making techniques, including soldering, smithing, stamping, hammering, riveting, and wiring. Readers learn how to work with easily obtainable but beautiful metals to make unique pieces.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Setting Up Your Workspace.
2: Choosing Tools and Equipment.
3: Understanding Metal Materials.
4: Designing Jewelry.
5: Moving Metal.
6: Sawing and Piercing Metal.
7: Filing and Smoothing Metal.
8: Joining Metal.
9: Creating Surface Textures and Impressions.
10: Coloring Your Metal.
11: Adding Gems and Embellishments.
12: Making Chains and Other Findings.
13: Finishing Touches.
14: Creating Metal Jewelry: 10 Projects.
More About Metal.
About the Author.