sami asked for advice about making round and saucer silver beads. i
can give a recommendation: buy nancy m. howland's book doming silver
beads! it explains why and then how to do it, step-by-step. there
are many illustrations, several appendices, a bibliography,
reference tables. i am a beginner and had remarkable success with her
instructions. my jewelry-making instructor was impressed.
when nancy publishes another book, i will snap it up without even
looking at the subject.
you can find info on the book and how to order on her website:
http://www.psi-design.com. she also had an article in "lapidary
journal" that gave some tips that were not in her book.
while you are at her website, look at her jewelry. i especially like
her champagne bracelet.
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