9781627000505

Hot and Cold Jewelry Connections How to Make Jewelry With and Without a Torch

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  • ISBN13:

    9781627000505

  • ISBN10:

    162700050X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/19/2013
  • Publisher: Kalmbach Books
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Summary

Hot and Cold Jewelry Connections is the perfect tool for encouraging jewelry makers to branch out and develop new skills. Kieu Pham Gray’s unique approach to metalwork begins with a design concept, then shows how to execute it using either cold connections (riveting, tabbing, wire wrapping), or hot connections (easy soldering with a small butane torch), teaching essential techniques of both along the way. These hot and cold options help jewelry makers understand how to evaluate and choose the right technique for their jewelry pieces based on their desired end result.

Author Biography

Kieu Pham Gray has been creating jewelry for more than 15 years. Kieu owns and operates two bead stores and also runs urbanbeader.com, an online specialty shop. Kieu teaches a wide range of popular classes at her stores, at the Bead&Button Show, and throughout the Midwest and East Coast.

Table of Contents

The Basics
Techniques
• Simple loops
• Wire-wrapped loops
• Cutting metal
• Tube riveting
• Wire riveting
• Sawing
• Metal stamping
• Adding patina
• Soldering
• Polishing
• Texturing
Tools
• Must-haves
• Live without ... For Now
• Luxury tools

The Projects
Hot & cold approaches to:

• Memento mini-book pendant
• Love on the Rise three-heart pendant
• Kisses 3D heart charm
• P Pod pendant
• Flourishing charm bracelet
• Pearl of Wisdom charm
• Spinner kinetic fidget ring
• Spiral Chain bracelet
• Wishes interlocking rings
• Pendulous mixed-metal earrings
• Tablet pendant

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