Jewelry Making and Design

Augustus F Rose

ISBN 10: 0486217507 / ISBN 13: 9780486217505
Published by Dover Publications Inc, New York, NY, 1967
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Jewelry Making and Design published by Dover Publications Inc, New York, NY, 1967. 4th Revised Edition. Paperback. Size 8vo. Condition: Nr Fine. Some edge wear, overall content excellent. 306 Pgs. ISBN 0486217507. LCCN 66-29501. An illustrated textbook for Teachers, Students of Design and Craft Workers by Augustus F Rose and Antonio Cirino. The ancient, highly skilled craft of manipulating gold, silver, precious and semi-precious stones into jewelry. The authors take you thru a graded series of problems, progressing from simple to complex pieces, teaching you all you need to know along the way. Revised an enlarged republication of 3rd (1949) edition with material restored from 2nd edition. New foreword by Antonio Cirino, 67 figures, 110 plates. Photos of over 300 jewelry pieces. Bibliography and Index. Description text copyright 2011 BooksForComfort. Item ID 24048. Bookseller Inventory # 24048

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Title: Jewelry Making and Design

Publisher: Dover Publications Inc, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1967

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 4th edition.

Book Type: book

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The ancient, highly skilled craft of manipulating gold, silver, precious, and semi-precious stones into jewelry is here set forth in a practical text. The authors take you through a graded series of problems, progressing from simple to complex pieces, teaching you all you need to know along the way.
Making a pierced brooch is the first problem. You learn to affix a tracing of the design to the metal, and to handle a center punch, saw frame and saw, needle file and flat-round file, and emery cloth. This first problem is fully illustrated, as are all the problems, with 53 different design ideas, as well as photographs of the tools and processes involved. Subsequent problems teach you to make brooches set with stones, chased and repoussé brooches, wire pendants, rings with four different types of settings, chains, and cuff links. Executing these pieces teaches you the processes of soldering, pickling, using a gas jet and blow pipe, making a plain and shouldered bezel, annealing, enameling, making a mold for casting, and much more.
Following the section on the making of jewelry, the authors turn to a discussion of the aesthetics of jewelry design. They suggest sources in nature and in art for creative ideas and motifs, and give helpful methods for developing these into designs suitable for various types of jewelry pieces.
The authors, both formerly of the Rhode Island School of Design, animate every line of the text with the knowledge that only long experience in the craft and in teaching the craft can give. For many years, beginning and experienced crafters have kept this authoritative text beside them, using it to avoid costly mistakes and to save many hours of trial-and-error experimentation.

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