The Essential Guide to Choosing and Using Materials, Stones, and Settings
By Anastasia Young
(Potter Craft, Spiral, 9780823026043, 256pp.)
Publication Date: October 14, 2008
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Materials, stones, styles, designs, techniques, all in one complete one-volume reference
• Up-to-the-minute information on all the latest jewelry-making techniques and materials
• User-friendly format, handy take-along size
• Great for crafters at all skill levels
All the gemstones. All the metals. All the materials. All the techniques. All of it. Here. In this one book. Jewelry Techniques is the comprehensive one-volume guide to exploring all the creative possibilities for jewelry. Author Anastasia Young, an experienced jewelry-making teacher, has arranged the book by material, from precious metals to natural choices to plastics, glass, porcelain, even concrete, with special sections on gems, settings, and findings. Step-by-step directions for each technique, plus more than 400 full-color photographs and color swatches, let jewelry makers at every level achieve stunning effects and maximize the impact of their creations.
Anastasia Young, a renowned jewelry designer and artist, teaches jewelry making. She lives in London.