The Complete Metalsmith: Illustrated Handbook

The Complete Metalsmith: Illustrated Handbook

Book rating: 05 Spiral bound Jewelry Crafts

By (author) Tim McCreight

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  • Publisher: Davis Publications Inc.,U.S.
  • Format: Spiral bound | 189 pages
  • Dimensions: 196mm x 231mm x 20mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 31 December 1991
  • Publication City/Country: Worcester
  • ISBN 10: 0871922401
  • ISBN 13: 9780871922403
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: illus
  • Sales rank: 12,143

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Best techniques of working with gold, platinum, copper, brass, steel, plaster and more. "Surprisingly comprehensive."-- "N.Y. Times. "A gem of a handbook."-- "Whole Earth Catalog. "No metalsmith or jewelry maker is 'complete' without this easy-to-use resource."-- "Lapidary Journal. 208 pages, 2500 b/w illus., 7 3/8 x 9 1/8.

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By Kelly 18 Jul 2010 5

There are two books I regularly refer to for technical help. This one and a book by Joanna Gollberg. This has so much technical data, it'll be spilling out your ears, but for all that, it's easy to read and follow. Diagrams rather than photos, but this doesn't detract from the instruction. It is basically a half page to 2 page review on pretty much any jewellery technique you can think of. I think that to cover it in detail, you'll need to ALSO get his other books which will have a gallery of work and projects. This book does NOT have projects. It is a reference book.