Hi Shyam, I highly recommend the book Mokume Gane, A Comprehensive
Study by Steve Midgett. In addition to his own writing on the
subject, Steve also includes contributions from other masters of the
process. The book is loaded with remarkable photos… a worthy
addition to any jeweler’s library, even if he (or she) has no
intention of actually making the stuff.
In my recollection there isn’t a lot of specific on
techniques for developing specific patterns, but general guidelines
and an encouragement to experiment. There are a lot of good,
inspirational photos, though!
Oh yeah… the book is ISBN 0-9651650-7-8.
Sebaste Studio and
Carolina Artisans’ Gallery
Charlotte, NC (USA)