This guide is illustrated by professional metalsmith and teacher describes various methods for creating modern and classic forms of jewelry from metals. Author discusses tools and techniques, use of gems and enamels, wire inlay, casting, and other topics. Easy-to-follow instructions and carefully executed illustrations make it possible for anyone to learn the basics of this age-old art form and fashion beautiful, lasting objects. 72 line illustrations and diagrams.Hinges Hinges are used to provide movement in metalwork: on box lids, on bracelets, on pendants, and in many other ways. ... a round rod along the center of the strip as it is resting either on a sandbag or in a V-groove cut into a block of wood. The rod is hammered down onto the metal strip, bending it into a trough shape.
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