Comprehensive and sophisticated in its approach, Metalsmithing for Jewelry Makers is the ultimate reference for jewelry makers of all levels. Exploring a wide range of both precious and non precious metals, traditional methods are examined alongside contemporary styles and adaptations to offer a unique and inspirational insight into the art and craft of jewelry making for todays artisan. Freshly commissioned, full-colour photographs accompany detailed step-by-step tutorials, while comprehensive sidebars detail the relevant considerations for applying each technique to a variety of different metals, with cross-references where applicable. The book is peppered throughout with profiles of contemporary practitioners, providing readers with an understanding of a wide range of different working methods, materials and developing techniques. It also features a variety of inspirational galleries that showcase eye-catching examples of contemporary work, highlighting the stunning effects that can be achieved with each technique.