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The art of jewelry making : classic & original designs
Revere, Alan, 1947-
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Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Pub. Co., 1999.
Physical Description:
144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
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"A Sterling/Chapelle book."
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TT212 .R49 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Craft an incredible assortment of fine jewelry--each a designer original. The impressive "gems" from innovative, contemporary artisans are as magnificent as anything displayed in a gallery, but aren't meant to languish in a case. Engraving, casting, fabricating, forging, soldering, and enameling--the techniques are varied and creative, just like the projects. Pins, earrings, rings, a necklace, a pendant, a bangle, and a cuff bracelet of extraordinary beauty and style make exceptional accessories that elevate any outfit. Finally, the sky's the limit when it comes to your own designs--draw inspiration from fascinating profiles of the artists and their careers, as well as close-up color photographs of additional pieces from their collections. Compiled by an international award-winning jewelry maker, these outstanding examples will fill you with a passion for working with precious metals. The author lives in San Francisco, CA. 144 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10. NEW IN PAPERBACK

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Booklist Review

It's doubtful that a novice jewelry maker could even approximate any of the beautiful designs included in this book, but those with some experience in the delicate art will be inspired. And even if beginners won't be able to produce the masterpieces on display here, they will appreciate the informative overview of the fundamentals, including clear photographs of the tools required and the procedures used. Following the overview, 25 jewelry makers are profiled, and each shares a favorite piece, offering a step-by-step explanation of how it was made. The crisp photography shows off the traditional and contemporary jewelry and gemstones to best advantage. A practical guide for serious jewelry makers and a book to drool over for everyone else. --Ilene Cooper

Library Journal Review

Artist and teacher Revere (Professional Goldsmithing) presents contemporary jewelry projects by 25 fellow artists in this book, which is intended for advanced gold and silver workers. Step-by-step instructions are included, but these stylish pieces are so distinctive that it is hard to imagine anyone copying them exactly. This book may have greatest value for the interesting biographical sketches of the artists and the insights into their working techniques provided by the projects. Recommended for decorative arts collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.