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kleinbl00  ·  472 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 5, 2019

I also have Jewelry Illustration. I intend to bang through it this summer. I may have to challenge you to a draw-off! ;-) First drawings due Pubski after next!!!

I'm saving your list. Totally gonna grab some of those, from the library if nowhere else. The standard that everyone points to is Tim McCreight's Complete Metalsmith and I grabbed Charles Lewton-Brain's hinges & Hinge-based Catches for Jewelers & Goldsmiths. They're blatantly practical books.

moslydeaf  ·  472 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm game! I can't promise I'll be much competition though haha.

I will pick up Complete Metalsmith. It's been encouraging to know that there are in depth books available on so many techniques used in the field, like a book specifically for hinges and catches.

kleinbl00  ·  471 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I regret to inform you that there's an entire class of jewelers who make a lot of money writing books for other jewelers, teaching other jewelers, holding seminars for other jewelers... There's more (basic) knowledge out there than customers so there's a lot of "how to make an ashtray out of PMC, $400" shit out there.

The Lewton-Brain book is useful because it's basically "here's how to make a joint that moves" which comes in handier than you might think.