Jewellery has been worn throughout the world for centuries by a multitude of the world's cultures. It reflects our moods, our style and tastes, complements our clothes and adorns our bodies. The Jewellery Making Handbook is an inspirational and practical craft book, drawing on the creativity and skills of four experienced jewellers. Dozens of projects are divided into four sections - Wire; Sheet Metal; Beads, shells and stones; and Mixed media - using semiprecious and everyday materials to stunning effect.
The Jewellery Making Handbook has a detailed section on materials and techniques, followed by projects that produce stylish and wearable pieces of jewellery for all occasions. The projects range from sophisticated and elegant to more quirky and fun ideas. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this book provides you with an opportunity to put your creative talents to work, and to make stylish and professional-looking jewellery. truly a book of jewellery for everyone.
Sharon McSwiney established her workshop in the historic Jewellery Quarte of Birmingham in 1990, where she now creates jewellery and handmade cards. Penny Williams set up her own workshop after completing her degree in Jewellery Design, and has been making and selling pieces for more than ten years. Claire C Davies is a designer, metalsmith and part-time university lecturer in Metalwork and Jewellery Making. Jennie Davies completed her Masters at the UCE School of Jewellery and now runs her own business, designing and making jewellery and greetings cards.
Introduction Materials Tools and Equipment Techniques Projects: Wirework Sheet metal Beads, shells and stones Mixed media List of Suppliers Index