NOT ONLY IS THIS A WONDERFUL BOOK THAT TEACHES YOU HOW TO MAKE MODERN JEWELRY, BUT IT ALSO CONTAINS MANY FABULOUS EXAMPLES OF MODERNIST JEWELRY BY DESIGNS TECHNIQUE, LOUIS RUDISCH, TIFFANY & CO., SAM KRAMER, ADDA HUSTED ANDERSEN, PAUL LOBEL, ED WEINER, YONNY SEGAL, HENRY STEIG, AND MORE.
1. Preface.; 2. Tools and Equipment.; 3. The Metals.; 4. Fundamental Jewelry Processes: Ingots, Use of Rolling mill, Wire Drawing, and Tube Making. Texturing. Forging. Annealing. Pickling. Cutting Metal. The Jeweler's Saw and Blades. Drills and Drilling. Hardening and Tempering Steel. Forming Metal. Pliers and Their Use. Shaping and Bending. Domes. Shot. Spirals. Cones. Pyramids. Riveting. Fusing. Soldering. Soft Solders. Filigree. Files and Filing Techniques. Emery and its Uses. Pre-Polishing. Stripping and Bombing. Polishing and Buffing. Barrel Tumbling. Chemical Finishes.; 5. Decorative Processes: Chasing and Repousse. Stamping. Etching. Engraving. Photoetching. Combining Metals. Marriage of Metals. Inlaying. Mokume. Reticulation. Granulation. Enameling. Plating and Electroforming. 6. Casting: Sand Casting. Cuttle Fish Casting. Centrifugal Casting. Tufa Casting.; 7. Stones and Settings: Precious and Semi-Precious Stones. Designing Jewelry Around Stones. Uncut Stones and Wire Settings. Bezel Settings. Prong Settings. Gypsy Settings. Pearl Settings. Diamond Settings.; 8. Jewelry Objects and Their Constructions: Jewelry Design. Transferring Designs to a Metal. Rings. Earrings. Pins, Pendants, Neckbands. Tie Clips. Chains and Chain Making. Bracelets. Flat and hollow Bracelets. Cuff Links. Money Clips. Belt Buckles. Key Holders. Findings. Jewelry Repairing. Refining Gold. Formulas for Alloying Gold.; 9. Work of Contemporary Craftsmen.; 10. Appendix.; 11. Summary of United States Stamping Laws.; 12. Useful Information.; 13. Sources of Supply.; 14. Index.