american craft council – United States
american jewelry design council – United States
association for contemporary jewellery – United Kingdom
crafts council – United Kingdom
ethical metalsmiths – United States
design nation – United Kingdom
metal arts guild of Canada – Canada
society of arts and crafts – United States
a great book for the beginner, student, or experienced metalsmith. it includes tips for equipping the jewelry studio and choosing tools as well as an introduction to the properties of metal, basic techniques, advanced techniques, surface treatments and studio projects. what sets this book apart from many on the market are the detailed instructions and photos that accompany the beautifully designed projects. projects that you would actually want to make and wear. a number of tips and tricks can be culled from the detailed photos of each piece’s process. who knew that you could ball up the end of wire on a number of pieces all at once?
the projects i would like to riff off of: the cage pendant, glass pendant, no -solder bracelet, and the wisdom earrings (minus the teeth).
author: l. l. haslope
title: repousse work for amateurs: being the art of ornamenting thin metal with raised figures
publisher: l. upcott gill
learn the art of repoussé, from the materials and tools required to the techniques, this vintage digitized books covers all the basics.
title: watchmakers’ and jewelers’ practical receipt book
publisher: George K. Hazlitt Company Publishers
fascinating digitized book on old formulas for making glues, mixing enamels, and coloring metals as well as recipes for making pickle, polish and solder.