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Making Bead & Wire Jewelry
Dawn Cusick
1579903886
Aug 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
“This inspiration-filled volume [has] instructions for more than 70 unique jewelry pieces from a diverse group of designers. Learn the tricks of using a jig, wire wrapping, twisting, coiling and hammering to create incredible effects. Combine...wirework with beautiful glass or semiprecious stone beads to create wonderful necklaces, chokers, bracelets, earrings, hair clips, pins and eyeglass chains.”—Crafts Magazine.


The Blacksmith's Craft
Charles McRaven
1580175937
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Blacksmithing is one of the traditional “lost arts” deserving re-discovery by anyone interested in do-it-yourself building and crafting.

Charles McRaven discovered blacksmithing when he moved “back to the land” in the 1970s and shares his knowledge in The Blacksmith’s Craft. Creating one’s own tools and instruments from metal enhances woodworking, stonework, building, and restoration work. In his readable and humorous style, McRaven tells readers all they need to know to begin blacksmithing.

Simple and clear instructions, supplemented by step-by-step photography, show how to build a forge, how to make and/or acquire tools, and how to use those tools to create items of lasting beauty and durability.

This book belongs in the reference library of everyone...


Metal Clay Magic
Nana V. Mizushima
0871162202
Sept 2005
Paperback
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Kalmbach Publishing
Friendly and inviting introduction includes more than 20 appealing and easy to make projects..breathtaking gallery of projects.

Book Description
Packed with color photos showing each step of working with metal clay.

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The Art of Metal Clay
Sherri Haab
0823003671
February 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Developed in Japan in the early 1990s, metal clay represents a dramatic development in the handling of precious metals for jewelrymaking. Metal clay consists of microscopic particles of silver or gold suspended in a pliable organic binder that can be worked with the hands and simple household tools, eliminating the need for difficult metalworking processes such as soldering, hammering, and cutting. When metal clay is fired, the binder burns away and the metal particles fuse into pure (99.9 percent) metal. The Art of Metal Clay is a comprehensive introduction to the medium designed specifically for crafters and jewelrymakers, detailing the essentials of working, firing, and finishing metal clay to create beautiful jewelry and decorative objects. Artist and instructor Sherri Haab demonstrates metal clay's remarkable...


Creative Metal Clay Jewelry
Cece Wire
1579903010
Mar 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The fabulous techniques, found here with instructions, lavish photos, and projects open up endless creative possibilities. Combine the clay with lampworked and fused dichroic glass or enamel. Make exquisite jewelry, sculpture, and carvings. Try a new liquid gold for coating silver objects. Among the glittering, gorgeous projects: an African Mask Pin, Groovy Flower Earrings and Ring; and Puzzle Piece Bracelet.


Art of Blacksmithing
Alex W. Bealer
0785803955
April 1995
Hardcover
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Theory and Practice of Goldsmithing (Jewelry Crafts)
Erhard Brepohl, et al
0961598492
October 11, 2001
Hardcover
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Alan Revere, Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, San Francisco.
WHAT A MASTERPIECE! I have wanted to read this book for 30 years. It is beautiful and invaluable. ...an unparalleled work.

Book Description
The English translation of the original German text, for many years the standard reference used by European jewelers. A comprehensive collection of information about materials, tools and techniques of metalsmithing with unique emphasis on the science and calculations behind familiar studio practice.

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Lethal Elegance: The Art of Samurai Sword Fittings
Joe Earle
0878466797
December 15, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
As the "soul of the samurai," the sword is famously both the symbol and instrument of Japanese military prowess. Less known, at least in the West, is its role as a fashion accessory or status symbol. And more than the weapon itself, it was the sword’s metal fittings--from the hand guard to the small decorative plates on the hilt--that reflected the complexities of samurai life. Some fittings were meant to convey the honor and self-control expected of a samurai while on official duty, while other, more flamboyant ones reflected his leisure-time persona as "man about town." Later, when the wearing of swords spread beyond the samurai class, both the decorative function of the fittings and the variety of their designs sharply increased, leading to some of the most sophisticated and accomplished metalwork ever...


Practical Blacksmithing and Metalworking
Percy W. Blandford
0830628940
July 1988
Paperback
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Book Description
Blacksmithing and metalworking can be easier than you would imagine. This book shows you how - with some patience and a working knowledge of metals, tools, and techniques - blacksmithing can be a rewarding, inexpensive hobby. Using simple instructions and first-rate, detailed illustrations Blandford makes it easy for the novice to learn this craft, while offering project variations complex enough to challenge even the experienced blacksmith or metalworker.

From the Back Cover
A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE TRICKS OF THE TRADE--FROM THE BASICS ON METALS, ALLOYS, AND THE METALWORKING PROCESS TO PROJECTS YOU CAN MAKE!

Blacksmithing and metalworking can be easier than you would imagine. This book shows you how--with some patience and a working knowledge of metals, tools, and...



Bead on a Wire
Sharilyn Miller
1581806507
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Magazine editor and popular author Sharilyn Miller knows the jewelry making audience like no one else. In this latest book, she shows crafters of all levels how to get in on the popularity of jewelry and beading, with: -An in-depth section on design and construction techniques that makes it a snap to get started -More than 20 step-by-step bead and wire jewelry projects, including gorgeous earrings, necklaces, brooches, and bracelets It only takes a few basic steps to start making fashionable jewelry that's guaranteed to trigger compliments.

From the Author
Of all my books on various art and craft techniques, Bead on a Wire is my favorite. While I enjoy many arts and crafts — including fiber arts, rubber stamping on fabric, and artist books — wire-art jewelry has...


Metal Craft Discovery Workshop
Linda O'Brien
1581806469
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Metal is the newest big trend, and crafters are hungry for ideas for using it in everything from jewelry and home décor to scrapbooking and mixed media art. In Metal Craft Discovery Workshop, artists Linda and Opie O'Brien show easy ways to manipulate, emboss, twist and join metal without using complex soldering or traditional metal-smithing methods. They provide: -20 unique projects including a bottle cap bracelet, mesh book cover, magnetic photo card, tin can doll and mixed-metal clock -An extensive technique section that teaches etching, hole punching, image transferring, and metal aging -Creative approaches for using copper, tin, brass, aluminum, found objects and recycled metals -A special gallery section featuring even more inspirational work


Jewelry: Fundamentals of Metalsmithing (Jewelry Crafts)
Tim McCreight
1880140292
September 1997
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
A professional metalsmith and teacher well known as the author of a standard text, The Complete Metalsmith (Davis, 1991. rev. ed.), McCreight offers a lavishly illustrated guide to techniques. As indicated by the title, this book covers metalworking fundamentals and is similar to Jinks McGrath's The Encyclopedia of Jewelry-Making Techniques (LJ 11/1/95). Photographs of other artists' pieces are interspersed throughout the text without any textual explanation, though evidently they are included as finished examples of the processes being discussed. No projects are included.Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.


The Complete Metalsmith
Tim McCreight
1929565054
February 2005
Hardcover
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Bruce Baker Studio
I was blown away — this is truly complete. I hope it gets the recognition it deserves… it's a masterpiece.

Tammy Powley, About.com
If you are a super-serious metal worker, you’ll like this version, which is twice as big as the Student Edition.

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Making Wire Jewelry
Helen Clegg
157990002X
Dec 1999
Paperback
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Step-by-Step Knifemaking: You Can Do It!
David Boye
0615116590
June 2000
Paperback
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Blade Magazine
"Boye is smart and original, and if you like his style you can learn here how he makes it."

Book Description
A knife is the most basic tool, and the average adult uses a knife almost every day. Yet there are very few individually made knives in existence, and few people who know how to make knives. Step by Step Knifemaking, by master knifemaker David Boye, is widely regarded as the classic on the art of handcrafted knives. Thorough, clear, detailed instructions guide the reader through each step in how to make a knife. Generously illustrated with photos and drawings on most pages, this book reads like a one-on-one workshop with a thoughtful teacher. The reader is led to discover the spiritual connection between himself and his work, develop his sense of artistry, and to...


Welding for Arts and Crafts
Roy Dewayne
0766818969
August 2001
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Discover the trade secrets that will make welding metal artwork easier! Welding for Arts and Crafts features 85 pages of easy-to-understand diagrams and simple, step-by-step instructions for creating some of the most attractive welded creations - from animals and yard art, to functional household items, to seasonal projects such as gift boxes, snowmen, heart-shaped tables, and more! No prior welding experience is assumed, making this book ideal for amateurs and hobbyists who want to learn how to create first-rate welded sculptures and welded furniture.

About the Author
DeWayne Roy has beeen a welding insturctor at Mount View College in Dallas. He is also an underwater welder with clients throughout the world. DeWayne has worked with us on Jeffus ancillaries in the past...


Making Metal Jewelry: Projects, Techniques, Inspiration
Joanna Gollberg
1579903479


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Book Description
“This fine book provides a comprehensive introduction to cold join techniques for the beginning metalsmith. ...Twenty-one projects of sophisticated and contemporary jewelry designs...include brooches, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and rings. The instructiontions are supported by excellent photography, making each easy to follow....This book is definitely worth getting.”—Bead & Button.


The Complete Metalsmith
Tim McCreight
0871922401
Dec 1991
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
Best techniques of working with gold, platinum, copper, brass, steel, plaster, and more. “Surprisingly comprehensive.”—The New York Times. “A gem of a handbook.”—Whole Earth Catalog. “No metalsmith or jewelry maker is ‘complete’ without this easy-to-use resource.” —Lapidary Journal.


Art Clay Silver & Gold
Art Clay World USA
0873495578
Jan 2004
Paperback
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The Art of Enameling: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration
Linda Darty
1579905072
September 2004
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Just mention the Penland School of Crafts in any author's biography--and the quality is sure to be outstanding. North Carolina professor Darty pleases the eye, if only through the vast gallery of enamel art. The real issue--and one faced by previous authors--is how to best explain very complicated techniques. That is not her forte, quite frankly; the how-tos feature photographs that are too small and layouts that are way too crowded. But the visuals far outweigh the detriments, as do the dozen projects, ranging from stencil and sgraffito-gifted earrings to a fold-formed vessel; each features techniques, safety rules, what you need, and what you do. A great coffee-table wish book. Appended is the Brown & Sharpe (B&S) gauge for sheet metal, a select bibliography, and contributing artists. Barbara...


The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing
Bill Phillips
0071448292
Sept 2005
Paperback
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Midwest Book Review
It's hard to find technical details on this subject: locksmiths are relatively close-mouthed about the craft of their trade. Laypeople to professionals will thus find this a winning reference: it covers all types of locks and keys from old-fashioned to modern electromagnetic locks and vending machines, providing the basics of locksmithing and different system operations. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
Whether you want to learn lockpicking or locksmithing, or choose locks that are virtually impossible to defeat, this classic will meet your needs. The top reference in the field since 1976, this book is perfect for everyone from beginners who want to master techniques step by illustrated step, to pros who need an...


Contemporary Bead & Wire Jewelry (Lark Jewelry Book)
Suzanne J. E. Tourtillott, Nathalie Mornu
1579907008
February 28, 2006
Hardcover
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