Creating Jewelry for Fun and Profit Author:Andrew Dragunas Here is a complete introduction to the craft of handmade jewelry. Designed for the beginner and carrying through to advanced techniques, the book provides step-by-step instruction in the jewelry design from the simple to the finely wrought. — Mr. Dragunas describes explicitly the processes of soldering, pickling, coloring, cutting and bending sh... more »eet metal, and modeling. His description of the craftsman's tools and the handling of them is supplemented with over fifty diagrams which illustrate graphically the methods outlined in the text. As he states in the preface to the book: "There is no reason why the average beginner cannot product something worthwhile after a few hours practice, if ingenuity, imagination and patience are placed above activity. Necessary tools are few and relatively inexpensive. No special workshop is required."
This book will provide a firm foundation upon which an individual style may be established. And as demonstrated by the photographic plates, the products of the craft can make it both a gratifying personal skill and a profitable one.« less