Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Penland Book of Jewelry

If you have a thirst for beautiful jewellery, whether it be buying or creating, 'The Penland Book of Jewelry' should be in your collection. The book includes 10 'Hands On' step by step instructions on such techniques as soldering gold and steel, lost wax casting and making a die. It is full of stunning images of incredible work by experienced contemporary jewelers who have all taught at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. Whether you would ever make use of the step by step techniques is not important, as this is one of those books that you will constantly look at simply for the wonderful gallery of work it includes. Definitely an inspirational book.

Work by Ed Brickman

Work by Marcia Macdonald

Setting a pearl on a River Stone by Tom McCarthy

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