Decorative textures and colour are integral to the design of every piece of jewellery. This beautiful book covers a range of techniques and materials, which can be used to bring excitement, meaning and interest to your designs. Written by two experienced designer-makers and tutors, it encourages you to experiment, make samples, bend the rules (safely) and see what results are possible, before following the detailed technical advice to apply the techniques to your work. Topics covered include: embossing - techniques include hammering, stamping and roll printing to imprint a pattern, design and details onto the surface of the work. Heat application is covered and techniques include reticulation, granulation and casting. Further ideas and techniques cover the use of removing metal; colour techniques incorporating coloured metals in a piece of jewellery and the use of mixed media i.e. resin, wood, glass, anodised aluminium and gemstones. There are exercises that demonstrate a technique and experiment with the process, including
Colour and Textures in Jewellery by Nina Gilbey Bekki Cheeseman
About the author
Nina Gilbey was trained in jewellery and silversmithing at The Cass and later graduated with a masters degree from the School of Jewellery in Birmingham. With a background in fine art, she is interested in the relationship between line and form , and how negative spaces create a solid void. She is passionate about working with metal, using traditional techniques to explore and challenge its inherent qualities. She has been teaching the subject for many years, and founded London Jewellery Workshop in 2011 to offer a student-led environment, promoting inspiration and creativity. Bekkie Ora Cheeseman trained in fine art, sculpture, kiln-formed glass and jewellery. Her work seeks to produce pieces that are both sculptural and experimental. She is interested in exploiting the opportunities given by the properties of materials, and the possibilities of techniques, to make work that inspires questions and playfulness. Bekkie has been teaching 2d design and jewellery-manufacture courses since 2009. She designs bespoke tuition programmes for learners at all levels, online and in person.
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