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Gemstone settings : the jewelry maker's guide to styles & techniques

Author: Anastasia Young
Publisher: Loveland : Interweave, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anastasia Young
ISBN: 9781596686366 1596686367
OCLC Number: 940646887
Description: 208 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction to design. A brief history of gem-set jewelry ; Contemporary gem-set jewelry ; Gem cutting ; Design inspiration ; Starting with the stone ; Design considerations ; Using bought settings ; Commissions ; Outsourcing --
Gemstone directory --
Techniques directory. Getting started ; Useful tips and troubleshooting ; Hand tools ; Stone-setting tools ; Tool shapes ; Basic fabrication techniques ; Advanced fabrication techniques ; Wax carving and casting ; Computer-aided design and manufacture --
Rub-over settings. Basic bezel setting ; Tube setting ; Dome setting ; Tapered bezel setting ; Bezels with corners ; Flush setting ; Channel setting --
Prong settings. Crown setting ; Basket setting ; Closed-back prong setting ; CAM prong setting ; Applied prong setting --
Grain settings. Grain setting ; Five-grain setting ; Square-grain setting ; Pave setting ; Micro-pave setting --
Fancy settings. Combination setting ; Multiple and cluster setting ; Tension setting ; Caged setting ; Wobbly stones ; Swiveling setting ; Built-up setting ; Protective setting ; Setting from behind ; Upside-down setting ; Capping ; Precious metal clay ; Casting ; Soldering stones into place ; Setting odd-shaped stones ; Settings for interchangeable stones ; Spectacle setting ; Wrapping ; Settings as functional devices ; Mixed materials and other metals --
Pearls and gem beads. Working with pearls ; Stringing pearls and gemstone beads ; Wired beads --
Reference. Conversions ; Stone shapes ; Templates for settings ;Glossary ; Suppliers and services.
Responsibility: Anastasia Young.


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