The 192 pages of Metalsmith Society’s Guide to Jewelry Making make the ultimate handbook for anyone who has wanted to make jewelry. Corkie Bolton compiled this ultimate compendium on the craft focusing on beginners. You’ll get a deep dive into indispensable tools and materials needed to create a well-rounded workspace. Corkie also provides fundamental know-how into basic techniques such as Soldering, Annealing, Filing, Sanding, Using a Flex Shaft, Polishing, Sawing, Jump Ring Making, Drilling, Stamping, Stone Setting and Patinas. What’s more, she includes beginner-friendly projects, allowing you to put your new knowledge and budding skills to work as well as light the spark of inspiration for designing your own pieces. Necklace lovers will learn stone setting and making clasps with the Thick Bezel Pendant and Simple Chain Necklace, while ring projects like the Interlocking Ring and Hidden Detail Ring will have you polishing and embellishing your creations.
Embark on your rewarding, jewelry-making career with confidence. With this comprehensive book at your bench, you will have everything you need to get started and to keep going!
Disclosure: Corkie Bolton is a partner with Gesswein (as well as other brands). She is a jewelry maker, educator and the founder of Metalsmith Society, a beloved online community for jewelry makers filled with advice, tutorials and smithing resources.