Jewelry Lab: 52 Experiments, Investigations, and by Melissa Manley

By Melissa Manley

Jewelry Lab makes use of brevity to ignite a fondness for operating the metals approaches and studying approximately the entire methods steel can be utilized. It offers aspiring metalsmiths and jewellery makers how to examine primary ideas that's speedy and enjoyable. as well as the elemental abilities comparable to sawing, drilling, soldering, and completing, the booklet covers texturing, etching, rolling, coloring, patinas, forming, connections, findings, solders, bezels, rivets, and different experimental techniques. This isn't a venture publication; relatively, it truly is an approachable, unintimidating workbook that breaks metals approaches down into very particular experiments, equivalent to texturing or plastic deformation of steel, with out target in brain except to adventure how steel strikes. Readers discover ways to comprehend extra approximately steel, how one can grasp it, and achieve a deep, considerate underlying appreciation for method and strategy, changing into entranced with finely crafting items with nice care.

Show description

Read Online or Download Jewelry Lab: 52 Experiments, Investigations, and Explorations in Metal (Lab Series) PDF

Similar crafts books

7 Easy-to-Knit Handbags for Every Occasion

Numerous cheap and available yarns are used to create the seven varied daily handbags featured during this craft ebook. huge or small, vast or slim, zippered or buttoned, tote designs for all tastes are available right here. every one purse has a truly detailed type: Luna is a giant, slouchy bag with a Bohemian angle; Dancette is a dressy cable and intarsia grab for the night; and Harriott is a classically adapted satchel.

Life Hacks: The King of Random's Tips and Tricks to Make Everyday Tasks Fun and Easy

For the earlier few years, furnish Thompson has spent his weekends beginning fires, construction cannons, and experimenting with dry ice and liquid nitrogen. He's made pumpkins explode, defied gravity, and came across numerous how you can make daily life more straightforward utilizing usual goods akin to butter, suntan lotion, cupcake wrappers, and aluminum foil.

Weaving Made Easy Revised and Updated: 17 Projects Using a Rigid-Heddle Loom

Create attractive textile with only a basic loom.

This effortless and obtainable consultant to weaving makes use of the easy rigid-heddle loom to create materials which are an ideal combination of enjoyable and performance. The rigid-heddle loom is small, transportable, and reasonable, making it the suitable place to begin for somebody desirous to the way to weave. 17 fast and simple weaving tasks express the right way to make materials which are gentle and drapey, solid and functional, or simply simple enjoyable and funky.

Projects contain woven scarves and belts, pillows, napkins, and hand-woven rugs. entire, up-to-date directions for warping a loom, transparent step by step photographs and considerable information, methods, and strategies for colour, layout, and embellishment are integrated. Weaving Made effortless is the final word inspiration booklet for the start weaver.

Paper Crafts for Mardi Gras

Costume up as a jester or a king or queen and lead a Mardi Gras parade! keep on with storyteller Randel McGee as he explores the background and logos of Mardi Gras in PAPER CRAFTS FOR MARDI GRAS. Create a Columbina masks, paper bead throw necklace, a gold doubloon necklace, a rhythm maker, and extra!

Extra info for Jewelry Lab: 52 Experiments, Investigations, and Explorations in Metal (Lab Series)

Example text

Press the rubber stamp against the custom-made ink pad. 4. Stamp your design onto the stippled background of the polymer clay. Be sure to clean the stamp immediately. Note: A fine-textured sponge is used predominately throughout this book except where indicated. You can use a sponge with different texture, but your results may vary. qxp 12/8/06 5:34 PM Page 31 Variations 1 Stamp credit: Judikins Apply acrylic craft paint to plastic grids (found in the embroidery section of craft stores), coarse-weave embroidery-type cloth, and the prongs of a furniture coaster to create this collage of abstract images.

Use a craft punch to make masks out of palette paper, and apply the masks to the painted clay. Airbrush other colors over the clay. Remove the masks. Note: Golden airbrush color will remain slightly tacky on clay, especially if it is applied heavily; however, it dries completely on clay when baked. qxp 12/8/06 6:20 PM Page 60 Surface Technique Intensives Once you are familiar with polymer clay, understand how various materials work on it, and are comfortable with some basic surface techniques, you may want to try more elaborate combinations.

In masking, color is applied around a barrier; in stenciling, color is applied through selected openings of a barrier. You can purchase craft stencils or make your own using punch cutters or a craft knife. Save the cut-out pieces to use as masks. Silk-screening, which can be found on page 46, is a form of stenciling. Materials ■ assorted tube acrylic paints ■ liquid translucent clay ■ purchased craft stencil ■ squeegee tool ■ pan of water 1. Wipe a thin application of liquid translucent clay onto the stencil using a squeegee tool.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.38 of 5 – based on 29 votes