Jewelry Lab: 52 Experiments, Investigations, and Explorations in Metal

Jewelry Lab: 52 Experiments, Investigations, and Explorations in Metal

By: Melissa Manley (author)Hardback

More than 4 weeks availability

£16.99 & FREE Saver Delivery on orders over £25


Jewelry Lab uses brevity to ignite a passion for working the metals processes and learning about all the ways metal can be used. It provides aspiring metalsmiths and jewelry makers a way to learn fundamental techniques that is quick and fun. In addition to the basic skills such as sawing, drilling, soldering, and finishing, the book covers texturing, etching, rolling, coloring, patinas, forming, connections, findings, solders, bezels, rivets, and other experimental techniques.This is not a project book; rather, it is an approachable, unintimidating workbook that breaks metals processes down into very specific experiments, such as texturing or plastic deformation of metal, with no goal in mind other than to experience how metal moves. Readers learn to understand more about metal, how to master it, and gain a deep, underlying appreciation for process and method, becoming entranced with finely crafting objects with great care.

Create a review

About Author

Melissa Manley lives and works in southeastern North Carolina a few miles from Wrightsville beach. She received her BA in studio arts from University of North Carolina at Wilmington. In grad school she studied with enameling master Linda Darty and the godfather of found object Robert Ebendorf. Melissa teaches metals at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington. Melissa has also taught workshops around the country in collage, book altering, watercolor and jewelry making for the past 7 years.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/09/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781592537228
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9781592537228
  • weight: 476
  • ISBN10: 1592537227

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly