The Craft of Silversmithing

The Craft of Silversmithing

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Take a fresh look at the ancient craft of silversmithing with 18 projects that teach a solid body of skills. This full-color, comprehensive manual provides artisans with a thorough understanding of silvera€™s properties: what it is and how it behaves. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced techniques are explained and then applied to craft amazingly beautiful items, from accessories to wearables and extraordinary gifts. Use brushing, sawing, piercing, and polishing procedures to fashion a simple bud vase. Progress to a baby rattle or candleholder created with soldering, sinking, dapping, and forging techniques. Ultimately youa€™ll have the expertise to complete a martini set, lidded container, or teapot. The art of silversmithing has never been easier or more enjoyable.WHAT YOU NEED Materials Sterling silver sheet, I8 gauge, 7 x 2 inches (I 7.8 x 5 cm) Hard, medium, and easy solder 2 sterling silver disks, I8 gauge, each 2l/2 inches (6.4 cm) in diameter Sterling silver wire, flat or bezel, 24 gauge, 7 inches (I anbsp;...

Title:The Craft of Silversmithing
Author:Alex Austin
Publisher:Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. - 2007


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