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[Book] 'Professional Goldsmithing"


#1

I am interested in Allen Revere’s book that you mentioned:
'Professional Goldsmithing." I’ll look on Amazon but didn’t I
see a comment from Allen here on Orchid??? Allen, do you have
any copies for sale?? thanks crux


#2

Wasn"t Alan suppose to have a new series of books coming out
this year? Would love to know when I should start looking for
them.

Joan


#3

Dear Crux and others:

Thanks for the inquiry about my first book, “Professional
Goldsmithing.” To answer your question, yes, we do have copies
and we do sell the book.

FYI, 3 years ago, when the third printing sold out, I purchased
the rights back from the orignal publishers: Van Nostrand
Reinhold and Chapman & Hall. We then produced the 4th printing
and now distribute the book to the trade and to individuals. Not
many bookstores carry it, for a few reasons. Most of the jewelry
tool suppliers do. Amazon takes orders, and then we send them
copies.

We can easily send one to you. The price is the same as
everywhere else, $69.95, plus CA tax if applicable and $5
shipping. I would be pleased to sign a copy for you. The book is
loaded with color close ups, 417 and about 150 sketches, as it
documents 30 classic fabrication projects.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Alan
Revere Academy
San Francisco

P.S. I hear it is a good book!


#4
 Wasn't Alan suppose to have a new series of books coming out
this year? Would love to know when I should start looking for
them.

You can start looking in May: Ring Repair, the first in the 6
part Professional Jewelry Repair series should be shipping on May
15. The Art of Jewelry Making, about 25
jewelers/designers…August. Setting Repair, the second in the
repair series…December.

Writing is a lot like making jewelry. It is a creative process,
that requires skill, experience, patience, precision, and a
willingness to evaluate your work honestly and be prepared to
rework it over and over and over. The difference is that only one
person sits at a goldsmith’s bench at a time. Publishing is
reliant on many independent people and factors, which makes it
less predictable and barely controllable.

Perserverence furthers.

Alan

Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts
San Francisco