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Gemstone settings : the jewelry maker's guide to styles & techniques / Anastasia Young.

Young, Anastasia. (Author).
Book Book (2012.)
Description: 208 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Publisher: Loveland : Interweave, 2012.
2 of 2 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 current holds with 2 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Melrose Art Department 739.27 Young (Text to Phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction TS 756 .Y68 2012 (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9781596686366 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 1596686367 (hardback)
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Summary: "Gemstone Settings is the most in-depth, technical guide to stone setting. Jewelry makers will enjoy an encyclopedic overview, which features an extensive summary of stone-setting and techniques for creating beautiful gemstone jewelry, from basic bezels and prongs to pave;, carre;, clusters, and numerous others-including cold joins, precious metal clay, settings for fragile stones, and settings that allow the stones to move. You'll also discover detailed information about stones and metals-including their suitability, gorgeous photos and illustrations for visual support, what makes a design wearable and durable, and detailed information on pre-made versus handmade settings. Step by step, learn how to set your most beloved precious, semiprecious, and organic stones with projects that range from elegant diamond masterpieces to earthy pearl or coral everyday favorites. "-- Provided by publisher.
"Fall in love with this essential, encyclopedic overview of stone setting and set the mood one exquisite stone at a time"-- Provided by publisher.
Citation: Young, Anastasia. "Gemstone settings : the jewelry maker's guide to styles & techniques." Loveland : Interweave, 2012.

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