Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Book review: Metalwork Jewelry

Metalwork Jewelry: 35 Step-by-Step Projects Inspired by Steampunk 

Whether you like industrial chic, mixed media jewelry, or steampunk, Metalwork Jewelry by Linda Peterson has some projects that you will love.  Her techniques section is very helpful, including information on doing simple soldering by either torch or soldering iron, making some simple wire findings, using a dapping block, etching with ferric chloride, and adding a patina with ammonia and salt!  

Linda mixes lots of unexpected materials with metal in the projects section of her book.  I particularly liked what she did with Friendly Plastic, wire stitching, alcohol inks, textured and shaped aluminum cans, metal mixed with denim and other fabrics, soda can tabs, resin, and wire with found objects.  My very favorite project is a simple pair of etched and domed earrings that you'll find on page 46...take a look and tell me what you think if you get a copy!

This is another winner from Cico Books.  Thanks for all the inspiration, Linda!






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1 comment:

KayzKreationz said...

Looks like a great book. I'll have to check it out and see if I can find a copy.

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