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Silversmithing for Jewellery Makers (New Edition)
  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback with flaps
  • Publication: 30 September 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800920842
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 190x246 mm
  • Illustrations: 210
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: £17.99
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Silversmithing for Jewellery Makers (New Edition)


Techniques, treatments & applications for inspirational design by Elizabeth Bone (Author)

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Book Description

Silversmithing for Jewellery Makers is a lusciously illustrated book that offers an authoritative, inspirational insight into the art and craft of silver jewellery making for today’s artisan. 

Now updated with new information, project inspiration and profiles of renowned jewellers, this remains the go-to book on silver jewellery making. Covering all the main skills, treatments and techniques, this comprehensive guide leaves nothing out. From soldering to engraving, every technique is explained with a detailed overview, followed by a carefully-illustrated step-by-step tutorial. Traditional techniques such as filigree are examined alongside contemporary designs and profiles of world-renowned jewellers, updated in this edition to also feature Cynthia Eid, Regine Schwarzer and Ute Decker.

A treasure trove of useful tips and information, the book also includes extensive sections on materials, tools and health and safety. An invaluable resource for professionals, a must-have guide for beginners and a unique source of inspiration for all levels of jewellery makers and designers, this book guarantees a strong position on the backlist.


Table of Contents


Basic Techniques: Annealing and Pickling 6, Soldering 10, Cutting and Filing 16, Basic Forming 24, Shaping 30, Cold Connections 46, Wirework and Chains 52, Findings and Mechanisms 62, Casting 78

Surface Techniques: Texturing 84, Chasing and Repoussé 94, Engraving 98, Etching 102, Reticulation 108, Oxidising and Colouring 112, Finishing Surfaces 116

Specialist Techniques: Married Metals 120, Stone Setting 138, Precious Metal Clay 148, Filigree 156, Granulation 160

Profiles: Cynthia Eid 168, Regine Schwarzer 169, Helga van Leipsig 170, Stepan Terteryan 171, Patricia Tschetter 172, Ute Decker 173


Materials: Types of Silver 176, Silver Availability and Products 177

Tools: The Workbench 178, Bench Tools 178, Machinery 178, Hand Drills, Drill Bits and Burrs 178, Measuring 179, Marking 179, Cutting 179, Filing 179, Hammers 179, Mallets 180, Pliers 180, Stakes 180, Mandrels 180, Heating and Soldering 180, Metal Clay 181, Engraving 181, Chasing and Repoussé 182, Stone Setting 182, Casting 182, Abrasives and Polishing 182, Chemicals 184

Health and Safety: Machinery 185, Chemicals 185, Heating and Soldering 185

Resources: Charts 186, Hallmarking 188, Index 189, Acknowledgements 192

About the Author

About Elizabeth Bone

Elizabeth is a professional Jewellery artist, maker & educator. She has been designing & making jewellery for over 25 years, exhibiting & selling in the UK, Europe, America & Japan

Elizabeth’s work has been featured in numerous jewellery publications & purchased by private collectors from all over the world

Elizabeth is passionate about sharing her knowledge, She has a wide range of teaching experience covering a broad spectrum of levels & subject areas

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