handmade jewelry & metalsmithing

New Year of Handmade Adventures

It’s a New year and a time when lots of art lovers are looking for a new outlet. Well, I have some advice: make whatever you want, whenever you can.
If you feel inspired to try your hand at creating something in metal, here are some excellent books to guide you.
The Complete Metalsmith by Tim McCreight
Gemstone Settings by Anastasia Young
The Complete Book of Jewelry Making by Carles Codina
The Design and Creation of Jewelry by Robert Von Neumann
Indian Jewelry Making by Oscar T. Branson
If you can only get one: The Complete Metalsmith
But if you can get two, get that and Indian Jewelry.

This year, keep an eye out for beautiful craftsmanship and make some of your own! Here are some shots of the studios, craftsfolk and craftwork at Colonial Williamsburg for further inspiration.

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One response

  1. jasmineandviolets

    I love learning about the way things we’re done hundred years ago or more. I love looking at the pictures of the work benches and seeing all the tools.
    lol the animal on the cream pitcher looks like something off of adventure time.

    June 5, 2015 at 9:49 p06

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