Released in September by Firefly Books, Practical Jewelry-Making Techniques: Problem Solving written by Stephen O’Keeffe will give you a strong foundation in basic techniques. Stephen has been a craft and jewelry teacher for more than 20 years. With his teaching experience, Stephen has lots of jewelry-making-know-how to share.
Stephen says, “Most jewelry-making projects have a particularly difficult and often risky stage where disaster is likely to strike. The jewelry maker does not exist who has not at some stage melted his work at a crucial stage, or tangled his nearly finished work in a polishing machine. Being a teacher, rather than a craftsman, I have written this book as a guide informed by the many difficulties encountered–both my own and those of my students…The book is an attempt to show how the aspiring jewelry maker — not necessarily the beginner, but certainly the non-professional — can make successful pieces…”
Filled with tips to make tasks more simple or less expensive, you’ll learn to make jigs from everyday items and other tools that will help solve problems in your jewelry making. Stephen shares what he’s learned to help you spot risks and avoid expensive mistakes in your work, too. The book has over 50 projects. Each has step-by-step instruction and will reinforce the skills needed for each technique.
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