Monday, January 26, 2009

Weekly Review: Jewelry Techniques by Anastasia Young

image via Barnes & Noble

This book comes highly recommended by a number of Etsy Metal members who all bought it recently. Young provides techniques and tips for almost all the materials a jeweler or metalsmith would want, such as leather, wood, and a variety of metals, just to name a few.

Kathryn Riechert says, "It really goes through practically every technique that is possible with practically every material. Seriously! All the different metals, leather, wood, plastics, rubber, cement, plaster, stones, bone..... It gives short step by steps for each process with a picture of the finished result.

For example with leather, I have step by steps for how to: cut, stamp, sew, dye, polish, form, boil, sand, emboss, rivet, do pyrography and branding, and apply gold leaf and powders to the surface.

All the different step by steps really open up all kinds of possibilities, which is inspiring in and of itself. The know how of how to use all the different materials is really freeing and opens up all kinds of new ideas."

This book can be found at Barnes & Noble, or on


Jaime/GirlLovesGloss said...

I was thinking about this book, and I think that was just the push i needed to pick it up!

Clare said...

I bought this book becuase of this review. It's great.

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