31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
Great resource for all jewelers & easy to use.,
This review is from: Making Silver Chains: Simple Techniques, Beautiful Designs (Jewelry Crafts) (Paperback)
This book teaches you how to make just about any kind of chain you can imagine, taking you through step-by-step examples and hints and tips. Each chain is accompanied by a large photo of a finished piece, and a list of materials you need. Step by step, instructions are interwoven with beautiful illustrations & diagrams.
The chains range from a simple belcher chain to highly beautiful chains using multiple links. All can be constructed with the minimum of equipment. This book is very clear and well presented as a series of discrete projects. Apart from chains, the knowledge you will learn is highly valuable for any jeweller with hints and tips on soldering, filing and cutting. This is a great resource for any jeweller and silversmith; it is a handy and beautiful and clear introduction to the beginner. A beautiful book. Every silversmith should have a copy.