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Favorite jewelry related books


#1

Hi everyone,

I’m working on a website (jewelryartistguild.com) which began as a
local group here in Asheville, but has gotten internet members from
around the world. I’m working on a list of favorite jewelry related
books and web resources to list on the site. I need some suggestions
of ‘must read’ books or ‘must visit’ sites to add to these pages.

Thanks,
Jeanne
Jeannius Designs
http://www.jeannius.com


#2

This is what we ran while in school as far as books and it seemed to
be a good starting place:

No. 1 Reference book:

Jewelry Concepts & Technology, Oppi Untracht, Doubleday, August 1982

or

Theory and Practice of Goldsmithing (Jewelry Crafts,) Erhard Brepohl,
Tim McCreight, Charles Lewton-Brain

Great Gem ID starter:

Gemstones of the World, Walter Schumann, Sterling, December 1997

or

Gemstones of the World: 3rd Edition, Walter Schumann, Sterling,
November 2006

Silversmithing:

Silver-smithing, William Seitz, Chilton Book Company, June 2003

Chasing and Repousse:

Moving Metal, Author: Adolf Steines translated from the German

Good additions:

The Complete Metalsmith, Tim McCreight, Sterling Publishing, December
1991

or

Complete Metalsmith: Professional Edition, Tim McCreight, Davis,
February 2005

The Jewelry Workshop Safey Report, Charles J. Lewton-Brain

Patinas for small studios, Charles Lewton-Brain

Forming using metal characteristics: Fold forming : introduction and
technical procedures, Charles Lewton-Brain

Kindest,
K. David Woolley
Fredericton, NB
Diversiform Metal Art & Jewellery