Colour and Textures in Jewellery


By Nina Gilbey
ISBN:
PUBLISHED: 2010
PAGES: 208
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 260x215 mm
INSIDE: 750 colour photos

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.


  • Embossing - techniques include hammering, stamping and roll printing to imprint a pattern, design and details onto the surface of the work
  • Removing metal - explains how to create texture or pattern by removing selected areas from the surface of a piece of metal: techniques include engraving and etching
  • Heat application - techniques include reticulation, granulation and casting
  • Colour - techniques that involve incorporating different coloured metals in a piece of jewellery, such as combining metals, chemical colouring and enamelling
  • Further ideas and techniques cover the use of mixed media - resin, wood, glass, anodised aluminium and gemstones
  • Exercises demonstrate a technique and experiment with the process, including design development sketches and examples of samples and finished pieces

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