Stamped Metal Jewelry: Creative Techniques and Designs for Making Custom Jewelry [With DVD] (Paperback)

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Description


Metal stamping is one of the hottest trends in metal jewelry. Using purchased metal stamps and sterling silver blanks, you can personalize your metal jewelry designs with words, textures, and creative designs. Lisa Niven Kelly, creator of the online Beaducation workshops and website, specializes in the technique and has been teaching stamping for more than six years to enthusiastic students. Although stamping is a simple technique, the right tools and skills will help you create professional and exciting results.

Stamped Metal Jewelry teaches multiple metal stamping and texturing techniques, and the projects incorporate wirework and metalsmithing to create fabulous necklaces, beads, charms, bracelets, cuffs, and earrings. The book opens with an extensive section on stamping, wirework, and metalsmithing tools and techniques. With these skills, you can begin the inspiring jewelry designs with confidence.

Nineteen projects cover a variety of techniques and designs such as creating charms, incorporating stamped links into beaded projects, making stamped links from flat wire and wire-wrapping them together, stamping on blanks and layering them, riveting, texturing metal, oxidizing, and more. In addition to Lisa's projects, the book features contributions by nationally known guest artists Tracy Stanley, Kriss Silva, Lisa Claxton, Kate Richbourg, Janice Berkebile, and Connie Fox.

About the Author


Lisa Niven Kelly is an award-winning wire jewelry artist and a regular contributor to Bead & Button, Art Jewelry, Beadwork, and Step-by-Step Wire Jewelry magazines. She has been teaching beadwork and wirework nationally for more than 15 years. Lisa is also the founder of Beaducation.com, a groundbreaking source for online step-by-step video jewelry-making classes and a source for wirework and metal stamping tools and supplies.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781596681774
ISBN-10: 1596681772
Publisher: Interweave Press
Publication Date: July 27th, 2010
Pages: 135
Language: English