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    I also fancied the Wrap, Fold, Stitch and Rivet book and wondered if it was worth investing in. The Silver Wire Fusing book also appears on multiple lists - hows that one?

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    Barbara – Yes the shelf does look like it’s bending under the weight - that’s just down to my bad photography!  I’ve got tons of books on automata and watches/clocks because I wrote my dissertation at uni on automata and man's drive to imitate nature, and my dad is a clockmaker. Mechanisms are extremely inspirational for me, and if only I had a limitless supply of money and time I would make automata. I made kinetic jewellery at uni when I had the time to play, but since my work has become much more ‘wearable’ .

    Nic – You have Practical Goldsmith, I love that range of books and hope that one Xmas someone in my family will pay attention to my Amazon Wishlist and buy it for me!!

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    Default Not really for you Nic

    Hi Nic, The Fusing Silver Wire book is one that I would recommend to anyone starting out - or who doesn't believe silver will join to itself without solder - like me! I couldn't believe it when I read it - so this book started my career!! However - even to me at the beginning - the book contents is very basic and the designs are fairly obvious and not terribly adventurous...so I doubt that you would get anything from it really...
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    my bookshelf ...
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    Ceramic Bead Jewellery looks interesting. Is that making jewellery with ceramic beads or making ceramic beads for jewellery?
    I have experimented with painting pmc slip onto unglazed ceramic beads and firing them. It worked surprisingly well. I loved ceramics at college so I would enjoy making forms that I could cover in silver! I don't think my litle kiln would get hot enough to biscuit fire clay though...thinks....must do research on that one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by julie View Post
    my bookshelf ...
    Ok Julie that's your bookshelf but I can't read all the titles...aargh
    I need to know! What's the huge spiral bound one got in it??? :p
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    the spiral book is Jewelry Making for Schools, Tradesmen and Craftsmen by murray bovin .. a good metal reference book

    ceramic bead jewelry is a 30 projects & technique book

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    Hmm. Could take me a while to list all of mine - I may have to cheat & just put a photo in.

    One that I haven't seen mentioned is the Theory & Practice of Goldsmithing; it's a fairly heavy tome both in pages and content, but it's right up my street.

    What might be nice is some reviews on some of these...? I had been wondering about buying the Ganoksin "Jeweler's Bench Book", but I was so underwhelmed by the previous flexshaft book, I'm not certain. Anyone got that & willing to comment on it?

    Here's some of what I have - mostly remembered through other people's lists:

    Jewelry Fundamentals of Metalsmithing. McCreight
    Hot and Cold Connections. McCreight
    The Complete Metalsmith. McCreight
    Handbook of Jewellery Techniques. Carles Codina
    Goldsmithing & Silver Work. Carles Codina
    Making the Most of your Flex-shaft. Karen Christians
    The Jewellers Directory of Decorative Finishes. Jinks McGrath
    The Metalsmiths Book of Boxes and Lockets. McCreight
    The Rings Book. Jinks McGrath
    Practical Goldsmith. Mountings Settings
    500 Pendants & Lockets - A Lark Jewellery Book
    500 Wedding Rings - A Lark Jewellery Book
    1000 Rings - A Lark Jewellery Book
    Jewelry Concepts & Technology. Untracht
    Theory & Practice of Goldsmithing. Brepohl
    Tips & Shortcuts for Jewellery Making
    Handbook of Ornament. Meyer (pdf is over here - http://www.archive.org/details/handb...name00meyeuoft but I prefer the paper copy)
    Metalwork and Enamelling. Maryon
    Art of Engraving. Meeks
    Creative Stonesetting. Cogswell

    Er... Memory fails me now.

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    i have the jeweler's bench reference book by harold o'connor -Great for quick reference i keep with my tools i wouldn't be without ...

    i see 1000 rings and the other lark jewellery books pendants etc ??? on some peoples book shelves i'm always thinking about should i get them or not , it's so hard to tell if your buying a good book or not as most not on waterstones shelves ... is it a good book to have ???

    would welcome any feed back

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    The Lark books are collated photos, jury selected AIUI - short on additional info, but useful visual references. There's a lot of stuff in them that is not to my taste, but so what. It gives a fairly broad spectrum.

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