Interweave 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.