Design for Jewellery Makers : Inspiration, Development and Creation
Louise Seijen ten Hoorn
Publication date: 5/20/23
Publisher: Search Press Ltd
ISBN 13: 9780198810506
Total Pages: 208 pages, 200 Diagrams; 400 Illustrations, color
Dimensions: 245 x 229 x 15
A clear, comprehensive and practical 'how-to' guide and resource for all aspects of designing jewellery.A�This book contains expert guidance on design and the design process, and includes step-by-step project briefs and themes for readers to use as a basis for developing their own ideas. It is suitable for all intermediate and professional jewellery makers, as well as those attending jewellery-making courses and who have taken up jewellery making as a hobby.A�The book explores the design process in depth, from fundamentals of jewellery design such as practical considerations to high-level conceptual briefs. Included within its pages are:Inspirational contributions from 12 contemporary jewellery designers. A chapter of the book shows how 6 of them apply the concepts in the book to their own practice16 design techniques: a mix of drawing and model-making techniques including how toA�draw facetted gemstones, sketching, producing a technical drawing, paper models, mould-making and casting5 technique-led projects: examples of how you can use basic jeweller�_Ts skills together with the design techniques to create a specific type of jewellery. These includeA�cutting out to make a band ring, press-forming for a brooch, and using repeated patterns for a necklace8 process-led design projects show different creative approaches to the same challenge. For exampleA�6 different ways of connecting links without soldering, or 12 different ways of setting a stoneThe book finishes with 10 open projects �_" briefs and finished inspirational examples for the reader to try out and learn from.