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Creating Steel Jewelry: Etching, Fusing, Keum Boo, Enameling, Stainless, and More, by Bette Barnett

SKU: 9798987738948

Available Summer 2024

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140 pages circa, fully illustrated with color photos, hardcover.

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Description

Available Summer 2024

Objectives of this Book

My overarching goal for this book is to educate metal artists about working with steel so that the techniques described here continue to be applied and expanded. In short, I hope to help steel jewelry thrive and to promote continued interest for further exploration. To achieve that goal, I have written this book as an accessible, practical how-to guide for creating steel jewelry and also small scale steel sculpture.

Each technique covered in this book is broken down into step-by-step processes, supported by photographs and illustrations. I hope that you will use the book as a benchtop guide to carry you through the process of embellishing steel through fusing, enamelling, etching, keum boo, etc. to create jewelry and other steel objects. Above all, my wish is that you enjoy getting your hands dirty working with steel and, through persistence and artistry, make the techniques your own.

Intended Audiences

This book is intended for two specific audiences—jewelers who wish to expand their working knowledge of steel as a productive material and blacksmiths who are curious about venturing into a new area for their talents. While the processes described in this book are explained from the jeweler’s perspective, I hope the information helps open a bridge whereby blacksmiths and jewelry artists can begin to share some of their common body of knowledge about this amazing material and expand the knowledge on both sides.

Chapters:

INTRODUCTION

BASICS OF STEEL

MATERIALS, TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES

WORKING WITH STAINLESS STEEL

ETCHING LOW CARBON STEEL

FUSING GOLD AND OTHER METALS TO STEEL

FUSING POWDERED METALS TO STEEL

KEUM BOOK ON STEEL

PATINATING STEEL

SEALING STEEL JEWELRY

ENAMELLING ON STEEL

PHOTO GALLERY

 

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