Jewellery making is now more popular than ever before. You no longer need to be a professional to learn the practice of this classic craft and The Complete Jewellery Maker will provide you with the skill, confidence and
inspiration to design and create beautiful pieces of jewellery with a
The Complete Jewellery Maker provides over 100 essential projects and techniques for anyone interested in learning to make jewellery and provides practising jewellers with a great resource for extending their skills.
This book covers everything from basic tools and
materials, setting up a workshop and health and safety through to advanced
jewellery making techniques and the principles of designing your own
pieces. A range of projects are provided, designed to develop jewellery-making skills starting with a simple hat pin using basic techniques, progressing to more complex pieces such as a spiral filigree necklace. All projects are explained with
easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step colour illustrations. A must-have guide for jewellery makers of all levels.
Jinks McGrath is a designer/jewellery maker with a special interest in enamelling. Her work has been inspired by a number of visits to India, Thailand and Africa where she has watched and worked alongside local craftsmen at work.Jinks trained in England at the Berkshire College of Art and Design and takes commissions via her website: www.jinksmcgrath.com. Every December she holds an exhibition of her work at Streat Place Barn in Sussex. Jinks has published a number of jewellery titles including The Rings Book, The Jeweller's Directory of Decorative Finishes, First Steps in Enamelling, The Encyclopedia of Jewellery Making Techniques and Jewellery Making: A Complete Guide for Beginners.
Introduction:The story of jewellery Tools and Materials: Choosing your Equipment and Setting Up Your Workshop Basic Techniques Basic Projects Advanced Projects Jewellery Design Gallery Hallmarking/ Tables