Jewelry Lab

Jewelry Lab : 52 Experiments, Investigations, and Explorations in Metal

3.72 (29 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?


Jewelry Lab uses brevity to ignite a passion for working the metals processes and learning about all the ways metal can be used. It provides aspiring metalsmiths and jewelry makers a way to learn fundamental techniques that is quick and fun. In addition to the basic skills such as sawing, drilling, soldering, and finishing, the book covers texturing, etching, rolling, coloring, patinas, forming, connections, findings, solders, bezels, rivets, and other experimental techniques.This is not a project book; rather, it is an approachable, unintimidating workbook that breaks metals processes down into very specific experiments, such as texturing or plastic deformation of metal, with no goal in mind other than to experience how metal moves. Readers learn to understand more about metal, how to master it, and gain a deep, underlying appreciation for process and method, becoming entranced with finely crafting objects with great more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 215.9 x 215.9 x 20.32mm | 544.31g
  • Quarry Books
  • Beverly, United States
  • English
  • 250 colour illustrations
  • 1592537227
  • 9781592537228
  • 167,300

About Melissa Manley

Melissa Manley lives and works in southeastern North Carolina a few miles from Wrightsville beach. She received her BA in studio arts from University of North Carolina at Wilmington. In grad school she studied with enameling master Linda Darty and the godfather of found object Robert Ebendorf. Melissa teaches metals at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington. Melissa has also taught workshops around the country in collage, book altering, watercolor and jewelry making for the past 7 more

Table of contents

Introduction Getting Started Making an Impact Lab 1: Texturing with Hammers Lab 2: Found Texture Lab 3: Homemade Texture Hammers Lab 4: Simple Forged Cuff Lab 5: Patterns with Letter Stamps Leaving an Impression Lab 6: Etching with a Paint Pen Lab 7: Blue Magic! Etching with PNP Lab 8: Spray Paint as a Resist Lab 9: Etching a Texture Plate on Steel Rolling with the Flow Lab 10: Rolling Natural Material Lab 11: Using Etched Plates on a Roll Mill Lab 12: Using Stickers with a Mill Lab 13: Using Paper Punches Lab 14: Commercial Stampings Forming Lab 15: Making Fold-Form Leaves Lab 16: Making Fold-Form Boats Lab 17: Fold-Form Cuff Lab 18: Form to Die For Making Connections Lab 19: Tube Rivets Lab 20: Standard Rivets Lab 21: Cold-Joining Plastics Lab 22: Recycling Tin Lab 23: Recycling Street Signs Lab 24: Mini Bolts for Jewelry Lab 25: Pop Rivets Lab 26: Tabs Lab 27: Trapping Objects Soldering Lab 28: I’m with the Band (Ring) Lab 29: Stop, Dap, and Trap Lab 30: Sweat Soldering Lab 31: Hollow Forms from Domes Lab 32: Round Bezels Lab 33: Square Bezels Lab 34: Simple Hinge Using Color on Metals Lab 35: Home Ammonia Patinas Lab 36: Colored Pencil on Metal Lab 37: Peanut Oil Patina Lab 38: Contrasting Finishes Lab 39: Flame Patina on Copper Lab 40: Torch-Fired Enamel Findings Lab 41: Simple Chain Lab 42: Bails Lab 43: Toggles Lab 44: Hooks and Ear Wires Alternative Methods and Materials Lab 45: Faux Concrete Lab 46: Plastic Alteration Lab 47: Plasti Dip Lab 48: Trapping Felt and Fabric Lab 49: Moss in Jewelry Lab 50: Using Sausage Casings Lab 51: Sewing and Embroidery Lab 52: Vegan Ivory Glossary Helpful Charts Resources Acknowledgments About the Authorshow more

Rating details

29 ratings
3.72 out of 5 stars
5 28% (8)
4 34% (10)
3 24% (7)
2 10% (3)
1 3% (1)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X