Silversmithing for Jewellery Makers by Elizabeth Bone
Silversmithing for Jewelry Makers is a comprehensive examination of all the techniques, surface treatments, and innovations used by silver jewelry makers. Unlike more general silversmithing books that also include silver ornaments, this book places a strong emphasis on the information that is relevant to jewelry makers, giving them all they need to know about working with this unique and versatile material. It takes the reader through the basic skills as well as specialist techniques and treatments for silver jewelry making. Traditional techniques such as filigree are examined alongside contemporary designs that marry metals and mix materials to create unique textures and surfaces. This authoritative and lusciously illustrated book offers a comprehensive and inspirational insight into the art and craft of silver jewelry making for today’s artisan.
Profiles of contemporary practitioners punctuate every section along with galleries that show a range of finished works. Packed with instructional information and inspiration this book is aimed at the range of home-crafters and the Etsy.com market as well as professional jewelry makers who are looking for a more detailed insight into working with silver. The comprehensive resource section details the practicalities of learning about and selling jewelry in the contemporary accessories market.
- Profiles of professional designers provide an insight into their inspiration and working methods
- An authoritative and comprehensive reference book that includes all the techniques for silver jewelry making
- Includes clear and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions for each technique.
About the Author
Elizabeth Bone is an established jeweler who has been designing for close to twenty years. She is a tutor at the London Jewelry School as well as visiting lecturer for other courses. Her work has been featured in a number of publications, including Marie Claire, New Directions in Jewelry, 500 Earrings, and The Metalsmith’s Book of Boxes and Lockets.