Hi! I have been designing and making beaded jewelry for the past
3 years. This year, I have decided to tackle the metalsmithing
stages of jewelry making. I look forward to the insight.
You may be interested I this book, which as I have detailed
below is outstanding. It is still in print, but you may have to
order it. A book called "Metal techniques for craftsmen" by Oppi
Untracht, it is published by Robert Hale, London. The ISBN number
is 7091 0723 4. This is by far and away the best book om
metalwork I have ever read. I don't know if it is still in print
today, but it is worth tracking down. It has sections on
fabrication, classification of metals, manufacture of metals,
metal decoration and many other section covering everything you
want to know about craft metalwork.
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