Handcrafted Metal Findings: 30 Creative Jewelry Components (Paperback) by Peck Denise Dickerson Jane
Metalsmiths reveal new findings in jewelry trends
Following up their best-selling book Handcrafted Wire Findings Denise Peck and Jane Dickerson give jewelers more techniques more (and different) findings and more inspiration. Handcrafted Metal Findings features 30 step-by-step tutorials for metal findings that require only basic jewelry-making skills. Working with precut metal blanks and thin-gauge sheet metal Denise Jane and several contributing artists have created great-looking findings-head pins bead caps bails charms connectors cones and more-all without a lot of effort. All the metalwork can be done with basic tools-no saws no flex shaft no oxy/acetylene tanks. Metal pieces are hole-punched dapped hammered textured with stamps and tools colorized oxidized and patinated. Construction techniques include simple soldering with a micro torch and cold connections such as riveting. Finished gallery pieces that incorporate some of the findings provide additional inspiration in this inspiration- and information-packed book.