Modeling in Wax for Jewelry and Sculpture

Author: Lawrence Kallenberg

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9780873418515

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 6160

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.

Lost-wax Casting

Old, New, and Inexpensive Methods

Author: Fred R. Sias

Publisher: Woodsmere Press

ISBN: 0967960002

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 202

View: 9623

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.

How to Create Your Own Jewelry Line

Author: Emilie Shapiro

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781454709336

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 9634

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."

Paper Home

Beautifully unique origami projects

Author: Esther Thorpe

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1911216341

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 304

View: 2322

With a distinctly graphic aesthetic, Esther Thorpe’s first book contains step-by-step instructions for 15 stunning origami projects for the home. Origami has been around for hundreds of years, but this is a thoroughly modern take on the art of paper folding. Basing her work on simple, traditional shapes and techniques, Esther creates simple, striking items that appear much more intricate than they are. The book contains projects with varying levels of difficulty. If you consider yourself an origami novice, it might be worth trying slightly simpler projects, like the Triangular Box or Star Garland. These simpler projects are designed to ease you in gently, and many of the items require you to fold multiples of the same shape – an ideal way to practice your skills. Mastering projects that use a similar origami technique is also a good way to develop your folding ability. Projects that lend themselves well together are the Photo Holder, Cube (in the Geometric Mobile) & Vase, which are all based on sonobe origami modules. Make paper cranes into a child’s mobile or string tiny stars onto a garland before moving on to a functional set of 'feltigami' storage baskets and the more ambitious, and incredibly impressive, concertina lampshade.

Setting Up a Successful Jewellery Business

Author: Angie Boothroyd

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474241980

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 414

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.

Handbook of Lost Wax Or Investment Casting

Author: James E. Sopcak

Publisher: Gembooks

ISBN: 9780935182286

Category: Jewelry making

Page: 64

View: 2576

Detailed information and photographs show how to construct equipment and jewelry, castings, molds, and patterns for jewelry and metal.

Color, Texture & Casting for Jewelers

Hands-on Demonstrations & Practical Applications

Author: Carles Codina

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 9781454700173

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 127

View: 5894

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.

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: 5935

An indispensable guide to identifying mistakes and accidents, and foolproof ways to fix them.

Designing and Making Rings and Bangles

Author: Miranda Falkner,Evangelos Pourgouris

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1785003194

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

View: 4125

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.


Fundamentals of Metalsmithing

Author: Tim Mccreight

Publisher: Hand Books Press

ISBN: 9781880140291

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 8894

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. '

An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry

Author: Harold Newman

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500274521

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 334

View: 3172

Shows examples of antique and modern jewelry from around the world and defines terms related to jewelry and jewelry making

Collect Contemporary Jewelry

Author: Joanna Hardy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500288559

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 208

View: 7430

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.

Metal Clay for Jewelry Makers

The Complete Technique Guide

Author: Sue Heaser

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781596687134

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 6075

Experience metal clay like never before. Going far beyond most other metal clay books currently available, Metal Clay for Jewelry Makers covers basics and much more. Inside, you'll explore a range of techniques including forming hinges and beads; working with paper clay; adding gemstones, glass, and ceramics; and syringing, burnishing, texturing, and using patinas. You'll discover stunningly showcased silver and base metal clays perfected in soft clay, paper, and paste forms. Sue also covers the materials that are often used in conjunction with metal clay, including embellishments, stones, and findings. After covering materials, Sue dives right into techniques, from the basics to specific advanced techniques. She explores the use of additional materials as well--applying resin, mounting stones, enameling, engraving and more. A section on zero waste--how to conserve and reuse expensive metal clay remnants--completes the how-to section. Packed with more than 500 photographs, this book will give you a clear guide to both the process and end product or effect. While no projects are in the book, finished projects with tips and techniques are spread throughout and provide inspiration for you to explore metal clay and to use your newfound jewelry-making skills with this innovative material, often dubbed "magical clay."


Author: Leslie Curtis

Publisher: A&C Black Visual Arts

ISBN: 9780713652963

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 6594

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).