This comprehensive and heavily illustrated manual teaches the craft of jewelry making to students looking to create professional quality items.

The author lists all required tools and equipment, explains their uses, advises on safe working practices, and then guides her readers through every stage of the jewelry making process in a series of carefully structured tutorials. She covers every step of the process, from creating original design concepts to fashioning professionally finished pieces of jewelry.  Here’s the perfect book for transforming hobbyists into true professionals.

The Complete Book of Jewelry Making is a beautifully illustrated guide to jewelry-making techniques. Learn the tricks of the trade for enhancing surfaces; etching, combining metals, creating textures, adding color; engraving; enameling; and gem setting. Sourcebook, a gallery of photographs of jewelry as art featuring the creations of over 75 contemporary artists.

From a practical standpoint most of these are unwearable, but this is a rather fascinating look at the art jewelry of today.  It will also serve as a useful textbook for those conducting organized courses in jewelry design. Color photos on every page.

About the Author

Jinks McGrath is a jeweler and teacher whose designs have been widely exhibited and collected. She is the author of several previously published books on jewelry craft and design. She lives and words in East Sussex, England.