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Making Wire Jewellery

ZETHRAEUS JANICE

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Precious metal wire is a versatile material that can be used to great advantage in jewellery design. This book focuses on using soldering techniques to confidently construct wearable wire jewellery designs. It incorporates fundamental skills such as cutting, filing, annealing and soldering, and encourages the maker to master these basic techniques, so they can create individual articles of wire jewellery using their own inspiration and designs. Suggestions on how to approach the design process through sketching, model making and creating test pieces. Comprehensive list of tools and equipment needed for working with wire. Illustrated step-by-step instruction for learning basic wire working processes, such as drawing, twisting, hammering and soldering wire. Practical advice for constructing more complicated pieces of jewellery containing structural forms. Further instruction for making chain, applying surface finishes and adding decorative elements to individual designs. AUTHOR: Janice Zethraeus is a London-based designer-maker specializing in precious metal wire jewellery. Influenced by her background as an illustrator, she is inspired by the undulating design and making techniques, and exhibits in venues across the UK, including the prestigious Goldsmiths’ Fair. SELLING POINTS: A practical guide to constructing wearable wire jewellery designs and using soldering techniques confidently. Will be of great interest to all jewellers. Gives step-by-step instruction for learning basic wire working processes, such as drawing, twisting and hammering and soldering wire. Superbly illustrated with 226 colour photographs. Janice Zethraeus is a London-based designer-maker specializing in precious metal wire jewellery. 226 illustrations

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