Design for Jewellery Makers: Inspiration, development and creation

Reading Time: 

1 min {{readingTime}} mins

Design for Jewellery Makers: Inspiration, development and creation
by Louise Seijen ten Hoorn

A clear, comprehensive and practical 'how-to' guide and resource for all aspects of designing jewellery. 

This book contains expert guidance on design and the design process, and includes step-by-step project briefs and themes for readers to use as a basis for developing their own ideas. It is suitable for all intermediate and professional jewellery makers, as well as those attending jewellery-making courses and who have taken up jewellery making as a hobby. 

The book explores the design process in depth, from fundamentals of jewellery design such as practical considerations to high-level conceptual briefs. Included within its pages are:

  • Inspirational contributions from 12 contemporary jewellery designers. A chapter of the book shows how 6 of them apply the concepts in the book to their own practice
  • 16 design techniques: a mix of drawing and model-making techniques including how to draw facetted gemstones, sketching, producing a technical drawing, paper models, mould-making and casting
  • 5 technique-led projects: examples of how you can use basic jeweller’s skills together with the design techniques to create a specific type of jewellery. These include cutting out to make a band ring, press-forming for a brooch, and using repeated patterns for a necklace
  • 8 process-led design projects show different creative approaches to the same challenge. For example 6 different ways of connecting links without soldering, or 12 different ways of setting a stone
  • The book finishes with 10 open projects – briefs and finished inspirational examples for the reader to try out and learn from.

The Author - Louise Seijen ten Hoorn

Louise Seijen ten Hoorn is an award winning designer, jewellery maker, teacher and author.

She received a Masters Degree from the Royal College of Art and trained in traditional goldsmithing and design at The Zadkine College (formerly known as The Vakschool) in the Netherlands.

Besides making jewellery in her London studio, Louise teaches short courses in jewellery making and design at City Lit, Morley College and the Working Men's College.

Louise works predominantly in metal, as well as materials such as plastic, rope and rubber to create one-off or small production lines. To see more of her work, visit or follow @louiseseijentenhoorn on Instagram.

Read more or buy here


Publishing date: UK 31st of May and 12th of June for US & Canada 
Pages: 208
ISBN-10: 1800920059
ISBN-13: 978-1800920057


Rebecca van Rooijen


{{'2023-04-22T20:27:15.7042013+00:00' | utcToLocalDate }}
comments powered by Disqus