Silversmithing for Jewelry Makers review and giveaway

cover art for Silversmithing for Jewelry MakersInterweave is sharing a fabulous new book with us dear Craft Gossip readers! Silversmithing for Jewelry Makers: A Handbook of Techniques and Surface Treatments by Elizabeth Bone covers everything from basics to tools and beyond to health and safety. Basics include annealing, pickling, soldering, cutting and filing, cold connections, findings and mechanisms, casting and more. As you learn and become more advanced, you’ll appreciate the specialist techniques of married metals, stone setting, working with metal clay, filigree, and granulation. The surface techniques covered are sure to make all your finished pieces more visually interesting. Chasing and respoussé, engraving, etching, and reticulation to name a few are included. Each technique is described and followed with a tutorial for practice.

If creating beautiful silver jewelry is your goal, this Interweave book and practice will help you master silversmithing.  To enter for your chance to win, leave a comment describing your favorite silversmithing technique or one you really want to learn. The giveaway ends February 11, 2012. Sorry, the giveaway is open to US residents only.


  1. Brae Surgeoner says

    I would to own this book after having taken a beginners Silversmithing class at a community college last year. It was so much fun!

  2. chris gatzow says

    I’ve been making jewelry for a few years, and recently dabbled in selling at the request of coworkers who admire my handmade collection. I would love to take my jewelry making to the next level and learn metalworking. This book looks like would be a great educational tool.

  3. Karen says

    Soldering is what I am focusing on right now. This book sounds like it would be a great resource for me!

  4. Claire says

    This book looks really great. It has lots of things in it that I need to learn, so hopefully I can win it and learn. Thanks for this giveaway.

  5. Ingrid says

    Soldering always had that spookiness around it, with the gas and the heat and so. Suppose this is just a case of doing it and gaining experience. The book would be a welcome starting point to make a start and learn! Thank you for the chance of winning a copy!

  6. Lizzie says

    I’ve had the tools to solder for a while now but haven’t had the guts to try it out. Maybe this book is just the push I need. Looks interesting.

  7. Claudia says

    I love making jewelry and working with Metals.There are so many great new ideas and techniques to try.This is the book I’ve been looking for!

  8. meganeo says

    This is such a beautiful book it is so inspiring, I love the unusual designs, and would love the inspiration and information. have a blessed day

  9. Joanna stokinger says

    Pick me! My baby sister ( who keeps growing into a lovely young woman) would love this!!!!

  10. Lori says

    I would really like to learn about casting.
    Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway, good luck everyone!

  11. Helen says

    This is at the top of my MUST list! What fantastic timing – I was needing this exact book to make a go of my jewelry making attempts. This is the push I need! Thanks for the chance to win :)


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