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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 respouss√©, 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.

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71 Comments so far

  1. Lisa on January 28, 2012 9:32 pm

    Would love to learn silversmithing

  2. Nancy's Couture on January 28, 2012 10:29 pm

    My husband wants to learn silversmithing. He has already bought some silver and a bunch of videos to learn different techniques. This book would be perfect for him!

  3. Charles Struble on January 28, 2012 11:44 pm

    Being recently retired, with eight grand daughters, I am exploring jewelry making as a hobby and I suspect this would be a great book to learn from.

  4. Donna Worth on January 29, 2012 12:29 am

    I would love to get back into silversmithing. Years ago I had a jewelry studio with my partner but he died unexpectedly and his family got all the equipment and I could never scrape the money together to get back into ot.

  5. Lisa Whitten on January 29, 2012 4:33 am

    I think I love dapping the best. but learning different types of silversmithing is something I love to do. I would love to get this book !

  6. jacqueline koudry on January 29, 2012 4:41 am

    I really want to learn how to do filigree. This book looks the the perfect way to do it. Would love to win.

  7. elize on January 29, 2012 5:44 am

    Oh wow! i’ve tried my hand at making copper jewellary, but this looks like a new opportunity of learning a brand new craft! something to look forward to!

  8. Mandy L. on January 29, 2012 7:05 am

    I would love to learn silversmithing, starting with the basics!

  9. Deci Worland on January 29, 2012 7:16 am

    I’d like to learn it all, especially casting.

  10. Stacey on January 29, 2012 7:55 am

    i would be especially interested in stone setting with silver.

  11. NANCY on January 29, 2012 7:56 am


  12. Sylvia Poff on January 29, 2012 9:01 am

    I have the hardest time with soldering. I need help. I am sure this would help.

  13. Charlotte on January 29, 2012 9:15 am

    Soldering and metal clay work are at the top of my list for silversmithing techniques I want to learn right now.

  14. Katie W on January 29, 2012 9:58 am

    I would love to learn more about soldering; right now I’m loving anything to do with a hammer!

  15. Shannon on January 29, 2012 10:08 am

    Wow! looks awesome!

  16. Bryn Del Mano on January 29, 2012 10:55 am

    I’m always interested in seeing new books on the subject, and finding that one book which explains difficult techniques with clarity.

  17. Deborah on January 29, 2012 11:01 am

    Learning silversmithing is on top of my bucket list. This book looks absolutely perfect! I hope I win.

  18. Jen H on January 29, 2012 11:03 am

    I want to learn casting, various surface techniques, and pretty much anything else I can get my hands on. This book would be awesome to have.

  19. Margie on January 29, 2012 11:30 am

    I’ve been beading for many years and would love to take the next step into silversmithing. This looks like the perfect intro book.

  20. Julie on January 29, 2012 12:27 pm

    So much to learn, so little time! I want to start at the beginning!

  21. maria on January 29, 2012 12:52 pm

    I would love to learn silversmithing!

  22. Sherry Jackson on January 29, 2012 1:30 pm

    I am and my grand children and daughters are so into jewelry making, we love it. Would love to win this for us all to learn and enjoy from. Have a beautiful day.

  23. Sherry Jackson on January 29, 2012 1:32 pm

    My children, grand children and I are all into making jewelry right now. This book would be so nice to all of us to help us to learn yet even more to help us with selling our beautiful creations. Have a wonderful day, Sherry

  24. Mary Mac on January 29, 2012 2:14 pm

    This book covers it all. Would love to add it to my collection

  25. Joyce on January 29, 2012 4:16 pm

    I have had my eye on this book, I would love to bring it home. This is next on my list of things I want to learn. I have been beading for about a year now and I am ready to expand my ideas.

  26. Teri Baskett on January 29, 2012 5:47 pm

    The weave design on the bottom left is stunning! I’ve made a pendant and a ring, but nothing else. I’d love some inspiration and how-tos to make more pieces!!

  27. Kelly on January 29, 2012 8:56 pm

    I love soldering but would love to learn silversmithing.

  28. janice on January 29, 2012 9:58 pm

    I love it all and would love a chance to read another perspective – Thanks!

  29. Mary Gallagher on January 29, 2012 9:58 pm

    I took silver jewelry making once perhaps 20 years ago and was a complete failure but so was my life at the time. So in a wonderful “place” now and I bet I can do it!

  30. Heather B on January 30, 2012 8:36 am

    I’ve always wanted to get more involved with my jewelry making. Wire wrapping can be beautiful, but it only gets you so far.
    Seems like this book would be an amazing starting point to expanding on my jewelry knowledge.

  31. red carousel lion on January 30, 2012 8:47 am

    would be great to learn how to improve my soldering and want to learn stone setting

  32. Josanne on January 30, 2012 10:21 am

    I would love to learn filigree-ing

  33. Dawn McCreary on January 30, 2012 8:43 pm

    I’m a wire-wrapper and have been recently scanning the Internet to find tutorials on different silversmithing techniques. It would be wonderful to have all that info in one place!!!
    Thank you for this opportunity!!
    Dawn McCreary

  34. Kathleen Anderson on January 30, 2012 9:18 pm

    I would love to learn more about different techniques for doing silversmithing. So far I have learned how to cast but live in an area where there are no classes to take for this.

  35. Kathryn Doll on January 31, 2012 8:01 pm

    Would love to get over my fear of soldering!

  36. Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) on February 2, 2012 11:18 pm

    I would just love to learn silver and goldsmithing full stop! :)

  37. Shaiha on February 3, 2012 3:35 pm

    I would love to learn it all starting with soldering.

  38. Laura Morriss on February 3, 2012 3:52 pm

    This looks like a great book. I hope I win it!

  39. Sharon F on February 6, 2012 12:13 am

    I am taking a class now in jewlery making, would love some inspiration and how to

    Thanks for the chance!

  40. Aliah on February 8, 2012 1:19 am

    I would be interested in learning all techniques.

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  42. lee on February 8, 2012 6:18 am

    Soldering help would be what I need! thanks for the great giveaway.

  43. Lydia Price on February 8, 2012 7:47 am

    My brother and I are starting a business together and he really wants to focus on combining silversmith techniques with the wood carving and turning that he already knows. I want to help him out and support him in what ever way I can and this would help immensely!

  44. Tonya W on February 8, 2012 8:01 am

    Just took an introductory class to soldering, and LOVE it. I’d love to start taking it farther! :)

  45. Ellen on February 8, 2012 8:15 am

    Working at a job that can be stressful most of the time;I would love to learn how to silversmith jewelry. This would be a great stress relief for me. I have been wanting to learn how to do the cold connections and casting. Sounds like this book would be great for beginners.

  46. cindi m on February 8, 2012 8:15 am

    this book looks FAB! I’ve done basic metalsmithing, and would love to learn more techniques and increase my skills

  47. Diane on February 8, 2012 9:37 am

    I believe silversmith is an way to express oneself that will last.

  48. Candy on February 8, 2012 11:11 am

    I would love to win this book. I am interested in learning a new craft. Thanks for the giveaway!

  49. Michelle on February 8, 2012 12:57 pm

    I would love to learn soldering… Expanding my horizons in the jewelry making world after recently finishing my degree, getting back into my crafting passion and this is next on the list!

  50. Nancy M on February 8, 2012 4:04 pm

    I have been wire wrapping and stamping, and I have tried dapping but not too successfully. I would like to learn how to solder next.

  51. Jen B on February 9, 2012 6:31 am

    Something I’d love to learn to do.

  52. Christina on February 9, 2012 7:05 am

    I would love to learn how to solder. Thanks for the giveaway!

  53. Brae Surgeoner on February 9, 2012 7:23 am

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

  54. chris gatzow on February 9, 2012 7:33 am

    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.

  55. DiAnne on February 9, 2012 8:33 am

    Thanks so much for this awesome opportunity!

  56. Debra on February 9, 2012 9:53 am

    Looks like a great book, thanks for the giveaway chance!

  57. Karen on February 9, 2012 11:08 am

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

  58. Claire on February 9, 2012 12:12 pm

    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.

  59. Ingrid on February 9, 2012 12:18 pm

    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!

  60. Carson on February 9, 2012 12:44 pm

    I would love to learn silversmithing but some some of the things I would to do is make pendants, rings and my own findings.

  61. Lizzie on February 9, 2012 2:29 pm

    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.

  62. Chris Wheeler on February 9, 2012 6:10 pm

    I WOULD LOVE to learn how to make that necklace on the cover. Thank you for the chance to win this book.
    Chris Wheeler

  63. Claudia on February 9, 2012 7:18 pm

    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!

  64. meganeo on February 9, 2012 9:11 pm

    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

  65. Joanna stokinger on February 9, 2012 11:52 pm

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

  66. Nichole on February 10, 2012 1:50 am

    I want to learn it all!

  67. Lori on February 10, 2012 10:26 am

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

  68. Donnely Barber on February 10, 2012 11:05 am

    I would love a chance to win this book! Am always open to learning a new craft. thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  69. Tammie Hall on February 11, 2012 1:35 am

    I have always been a crafter. Just recently got into jewelry making and would love to learn silversmithing!

  70. Helen on February 11, 2012 5:48 pm

    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 :)

  71. Stacie Hooder on February 15, 2012 12:27 pm

    Congratulations! You are the winner :)

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