The complete Metalsmith – Tim McCreight

May 18, 2007 at 11:02 am | Posted in Non-Fiction | Leave a comment

Although it is a little unclear from the title, The complete Metalsmith is about techniques used for creating jewellery in an individual’s private workshop – not for people interested in commercial industry jeweller making techniques.

It is not a lavishly visual resource, there are no photographs and all the illustrations are black and white drawings but people should not be put off by the bland presentation, as it really is a valuable and insightful resource.

The reference section is very useful and covers safety, metal weight conversions and all those math formulas no one can remember from high school, eg/ volume of a sphere.
If there were to be a standard issue textbook for contemporary jewellers – it would be this book.


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