Silver Jewellery Making

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Silver Jewellery Making
by Machi de Waard & Janet Richardson

A beginner's step-by-step guide to creating beautiful silver jewellery.

Silver Jewellery Making is a practical beginners’ guide to making silver jewellery. Seven step-by-step projects guide you through the core skills and techniques that will enable you to progress to making your own beautiful jewellery.

The tried-and-tested projects have been developed by Machi and Janet, who have over 40 years of industry experience teaching others this amazing craft. The emphasis is on teaching good practice and acquiring the basic techniques and skills to give the reader a solid basis for developing their jewellery-making capabilities.

Tools are introduced for each individual project, and their uses and correct handling explained. Troubleshooting tips explain how to overcome common problems that may arise. 

At the end of each project, there are examples of how the skills gained can be used to make other items.

The book is perfect for those who wish to start jewellery making either on their own or as a supplement to beginners’ classes.

Seven step-by-step projects introduce the skills you need to make simple rings, twisted rings, textured pendant necklaces, stone chip earrings, stone settings on a ring, a cut card brooch, stud earrings from fused scrap silver and other unique pieces. Each project demonstrates key silver jewellery making techniques and is accompanied by handy hints, methods to follow and troubleshooting tips. The tools of the trade are expertly explained by the authors. Silver Jewellery Making can be studied and followed at home, or as the perfect accompaniment to classes and courses.

About Machi de Waard

MMachi de Waard is a designer-jeweller and jewellery tutor. Jewellery has been her full-time pursuit since early 2007, and Machi’s work has been shown at galleries, fairs and exhibitions. Machi combines her studio practice with teaching, having taught jewellery making for over ten years in various locations throughout the UK. Her interests in modern art, particularly in sculpture and minimalism, influence her work.

About Janet Richardson

Janet Richardson has been a jeweller and silversmith for over 40 years. Teaching is an important part of her work and she delights in the achievements of her students. Janet has exhibited in the UK and abroad through galleries, arts trails and craft fairs, and has had work featured in Vogue and displayed in the Dallas Museum of Art, USA.

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Search Press (22 Jan. 2021)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 192 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1782217355

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1782217350

Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 9.53 x 1.42 x 25.1 cm


Rebecca van Rooijen


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