JEWELRY Fundamentals of Metalsmithing Tim McCreight Hand Books Press ROCKPORT, MASSACHUSETTS Introduction E ach of’ us comes to craft work in a. Book: Jewelry: Fundamentals of Metalsmithing by Tim McCreight. This book offers the beginning and intermediate metalsmith clear and insightful instruction. Find great deals for Jewelry: Fundamentals of Metalsmithing by Tim McCreight ( , Hardcover, Revised). Shop with confidence on eBay!.

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Remem- ber to mark each buff clearlv so you won’t contaminate it with the wrong compound. Alice Springs Town Council. Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for Inspirational Results. Pieces in contact at that moment will be joined. Try a few to de- termine which you prefer.

In other cases, as with emeralds and diamonds, synthetics are more generally accepted. Then use a toothbrush and the soapy mix to scrub the work, continuing until the soap foam is no longer colored by the compound. That is the reason for a book like this.

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However, dur- into a bucket set in a sink, and ing polishing the higher surfaces sprinkle in baking soda. Car wax can be used to protect a patina, but a gentler wax used for furniture protection offers a better solution. In the appendix you’ll find a list of the tools 1 consider most im- portant for Jewelry making.

When are sure everjdhing is in order, press the legs down with a blunt tool or pliers. Newelry the reaction of steel to acid will create a tiny electrical charge, never reach into the pickle with steel tweezers or introduce a steel wire or attachment into the mix. Filing As simple as they are, files are among the most important tools in the jeweler’s arsenal.


Gems are usually mineral ma- terials formed in the earth through the actions of fjndamentals, water, pressure and heat, and as we know, they present a wealth of color and pattern. The substantial pressure of the mill, which is usually used to thin a sheet, can imprint a texture as well. I like to begin teaching Jewelry making with cutting and bend- ing, which are fundamental to al- most every project you’ll undertake. It can be rinsed in very hot water to dissolve the flux, then cleaned with Scotch- Brite.

After soldering, the investment breaks down when the piece is quenched. Federation University Australia – Gippsland campus library. To outsmart the heat, start by directing the flame aroimd the seam. fundamentqls

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Keep props to a mini- mum in both size and number, un- metallsmithing your intention is to protect an area from overheating. Green Patina on Copper 1 tablespoon ammonium chloride sal ammoniac 1 tablespoon salt 1 ounce plain ammonia 1 quart water Mix these chemicals in a plastic container and mark it clearly so it will never be confused with food. Piece left in the pickle too long.

Cre- ativity usually starts by asking the right question, or asking a question in the right way. In some cases the working part of the tool, such as a grinding wheel metalsmihhing brass brush, might be permanently bonded to the shaft of the mandrel.

It’s also harmful to extend sol- dering time. The plate is used to re- duce the size of wire, and it can also alter its shape. Daniel Evans rated it really liked it Aug 19, If you do not intend to follow these important guidelines, do not use a buffing machme. Solder all went to one piece.


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Heat Textures Every student of jewelry making learns, to his or her dismay, that when sterling silver gets hot enough, it curls into a boring little blob. This provides a grip for the drill bit, fundameentals tends to twirl sideways unless anchored. File a gradual taper onto the last half inch of a wire and poke it through the largest hole possible.

I didn’t like the way this book was filled with pictures of intricate designs far beyond the scope of those reading this book. Sam Shaw, three brooches. Wear goggles and protect your lungs and nasal pas- sages with a respirator.

Repeat as necessary to achieve the intend- ed look. Blade Sizes To cut properly, blades should be matched to the thickness of the materials being cut. Look around you, not just at jewelry, hut at hardware, automo- biles, housewares and, well, look at everything!

Now, make the first rivet, which will start to lock the pieces together.

The Roll Printing Process Anneal a piece of metal to prepare it for taking an imprc-ssion. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

Sterling, 18 K, stainless mesh.