Ever wanted to add more pizzazz to metal jewelry? Or wonder, as one reader asked, if a torch could be used for enamel work? Then Mary Hettmansperger's new book which I received for review will definitely pique your interest and answer a few questions.
Heat, Color, Set & Fire: Surface Effects for Metal Jewelry is the latest book by a superb mixed media artist whose creative mind knows no boundaries. It is one of the few books where I found just the basic techniques section to be worth the price of the book. The 21 projects which follow are some of the most free-spirited designs I have ever come across.
The avant-garde approach really does inspire those of us who aren't that experienced with metal smith techniques to experiment. For example, it doesn't matter if you can't use a jewelry saw. Mary's preference is actually metal scissors and sometimes using a hammer and screwdriver for cutting metal.
|Blue Pencil Metal Paddle Necklace|
|Dots and Loops Necklace|
|Variations of Resin Brooch|
|Stitched Keum Boo Enarrings|
|Etched Copper Necklace|
|Liquid Enamel Necklace|
Before You Go :
- Book Review - Mixed Metal Mania
- Book Review - Colorful Aluminium Jewelry
- Book Review - Make Elegant Jewelry for Special Occasions
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