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Everything the kitchen table metalsmith needs to expand her skills to a professional level. Following the success of her first book, Simple Soldering, Kate Ferrant Richbourg walks kitchen table metalsmiths through the basics and into new territory! In addition to teaching the essentials of soldering, Metalsmithing Made Easy demystifies rotary tools and introduces different kinds of hotter small-space torches. In her signature friendly, easy-to-follow style, Kate lays out a lesson plan of techniques to help readers gain familiarity with soldering tools and methods. In the chapter “The Field Guide to the Rotary Tool” you will learn how to quickly and efficiently, with a simple handheld tool and a few select bits, add professional-quality surface effects and finishing to your jewellery designs. A practice sampler of metal tiles, to be worked on step by step, helps to hone skills in surface manipulation, stone setting, cold connections, and more. Once these skills are mastered in the sampler, you can undertake any (or all) of fifteen gorgeous projects included, such as a locket, bail with set stone, prong-set pendant, and much more. AUTHOR: Simply put, Kate Richbourg loves jewellery. She loves to teach it. She loves to make it. She loves to wear it. Teaching and designing jewellery since 1992, she teaches at national shows, bead societies, bead shops and in her studio in South San Francisco, CA. She is published in a variety of jewellery magazines and is the author of the popular blog “We Can Make That at Home. She has also appeared on several episodes of the DIY and HGTV network shows “DIY Jewellery” and “Craft Lab.” Kate is the author of the bestselling book Simple Soldering: A Beginner’s Guide to Jewellery Making. SELLING POINTS: Kitchen-table metalsmithing is a huge part of the jewellery community. Techniques demonstrated are supported by great, simple metalsmithing projects that allow readers to hone their skills while making something wearable to treasure. Contains a comprehensive guide that demystifies rotary tools. What the micro (creme brule) torch was to making soldering simple, the rotary tool is to surface effects and professional finishing.
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