In 2010 I was approached by publishers Rotovision and invited to write a book on silver jewellery making techniques. My particular expertise as a jeweller lies within fabrication. The book project has allowed me to research and practise a very wide range of jewellery making techniques in depth, with particular reference to silver, and I have become more knowledgeable and competent in many techniques not usually employed in my own personal jewellery making. This wonderful opportunity has particularly benefited my teaching.

The project entailed researching and creating tutorial demonstrations and instructions for all the basic jewellery making techniques as well as a section on specialist techniques that includes married metals, stone setting, metal clay, filigree and granulation. The book also includes information on the recent advances of new sterling silver alloys that have been developed to combat the susceptibility of sterling silver to tarnishing and fire stain.

Throughout the book there are examples of work in silver from talented international makers as well as five individual maker profiles.

Silversmithing for Jewellery Makers is a comprehensive guide to working with silver, taking the reader though the basic skills, surface treatments and specialist techniques. Each technique or treatment is first explained with a detailed overview, then step-by-step illustrated tutorials show how to use that technique and apply it to your own jewellery designs. Throughout the book, troubleshooting hints and tips offer extra guidance on improving your work. The book also includes useful information about materials, tools and equipment, as well as advice on working safely. With photographs of contemporary designs and profiles of international jewellery makers, this authoritative and lusciously illustrated book offers an inspirational insight into the art and craft
of silver jewellery making for today’s artisan.

Silversmithing for Jewellery Makers
Techniques, treatments & applications for inspirational design
Search Press Ltd UK 2012 ISBN 978-1-84448-757 £15.99
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Silversmithing for Jewellery Makers
A Handbook of Techniques and Surface Treatments
Interweave Press USA 2012 ISBN 978-1-59668-499-7 $30
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