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Everything You Need to Know to Build Your Skills as an Artisan Jeweler
Metalsmith Society’s Guide to Jewelry Making is the ultimate handbook to get you started on your jewelry-making journey. Corkie Bolton, jeweler extraordinaire and founder of Metalsmith Society, has compiled the ultimate compendium on the craft for beginners. You’ll get a deep dive into indispensable tools and materials needed to create a well-rounded workspace. Corkie also answers every question you might have about essential yet tricky-to-master techniques such as sawing, stamping and annealing.
What’s more, through ten beginner-friendly projects, you’ll put your budding skills to the test and light the spark of inspiration for designing your own pieces. Necklace lovers will learn stonesetting and making clasps with the Thick Bezel Pendant and Simple Chain Necklace, while ring projects like the Interlocking Ring and Hidden Detail Ring will have you practicing polishing and embellishing your creations.
Embark on your rewarding jewelry-making career with confidence. With this comprehensive book at your bench, you will have everything you need to get started and keep going!
About the Author
Corkie Bolton is a jewelry maker, educator and the founder of Metalsmith Society, a beloved online community for jewelry makers filled with advice, tutorials and smithing resources. She is also the creator of Corkie Bolton Jewelry, and has partnered with brands like Rio Grande, Gesswein, Pepetools, Stuller and Otto Frei. Corkie lives in Rhode Island with her husband and children.
“Corkie Bolton is an experienced teacher with a passion to share what she knows. Metalsmith Society’s Guide to Jewelry Making offers clear instructions, helpful projects that demonstrate what is possible and encouragement along the way.”
- Tim McCreight, author of Complete Metalsmith
“Corkie has created the most incredible community in Metalsmith Society, where designers can share tips, techniques and inspiration. This book is an absolute must-have for every jeweler, from budding designers to seasoned professionals.”
- Emilie Shapiro, author of How to Create Your Own Jewelry Line