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The Complete Jewellery-maker [Paperback]

Jinks McGrath
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1 Mar 2012
Jewellery making is now more popular than ever before. You no longer need to be a professional to learn the practice of this classic craft and The Complete Jewellery Maker will provide you with the skill, confidence and inspiration to design and create beautiful pieces of jewellery with a professional finish. The Complete Jewellery Maker provides over 100 essential projects and techniques for anyone interested in learning to make jewellery and provides practising jewellers with a great resource for extending their skills. This book covers everything from basic tools and materials, setting up a workshop and health and safety through to advanced jewellery making techniques and the principles of designing your own pieces. A range of projects are provided, designed to develop jewellery-making skills starting with a simple hat pin using basic techniques, progressing to more complex pieces such as a spiral filigree necklace. All projects are explained with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step colour illustrations. A must-have guide for jewellery makers of all levels.

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd (1 Mar 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408133997
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408133996
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 615,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Jinks McGrath is a designer/jewellery maker with a special interest in enamelling. Her work has been inspired by a number of visits to India, Thailand and Africa where she has watched and worked alongside local craftsmen at work.Jinks trained in England at the Berkshire College of Art and Design and takes commissions via her website: www.jinksmcgrath.com. Every December she holds an exhibition of her work at Streat Place Barn in Sussex. Jinks has published a number of jewellery titles including The Rings Book, The Jeweller's Directory of Decorative Finishes, First Steps in Enamelling, The Encyclopedia of Jewellery Making Techniques and Jewellery Making: A Complete Guide for Beginners.

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5.0 out of 5 stars comprehensive 27 Mar 2012
By K. Platt TOP 50 REVIEWER
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This prolific author brings a complete guide to jewellery techniques that should improve your jewellery-making skills. Step by step instructions are accompanied by clear photographs with practical projects to hone your skills. Everything from basic tools, techniques, design and practical work. Techniques and ideas for contemporary jewellery for the beginner to the advanced maker. This review first appeared on yarnsandfabrics website.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 1st class 13 Mar 2014
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this book is one I think all students and people learning about jewellery should buy it very clear and full of excellent pictures
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good all rounder book 21 July 2013
By Vicky
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Good book to have as part of your jewellery book collection. Very good in depth descriptions of how to perform the basic techniques and some really good ideas for more complex jewellery items.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fab book 11 Jun 2013
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this is an essential book for any jewellery maker beginner or advanced it is well explained and illustrated a must
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5.0 out of 5 stars very detailed and great pictures 5 Mar 2013
By lucysmom - Published on Amazon.com
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this is a great book if you are a jewelry maker at any level..shows beading soldering and many techniques. Not disappointed.
3.0 out of 5 stars Complete Jewellry-Maker is a good book, especially for beginners. 11 Jan 2013
By Catherine Bode Fried - Published on Amazon.com
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I chose to give it 3 Stars because it is not as complete as Jinks M's other books, and I have most all of them and give them very high marks.

This one duplicates info in some of her other books. For seasoned jewellery makers it is not an exciting book.
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