The Design And Creation of Jewelry (1961)

The Design And Creation of Jewelry (1961)

Title: “The Design And Creation of Jewelry”
Author: ROBERT VON NEUMANN
Publisher: CHILTON COMPANY- BOOK DIVISION • PHILADELPHIA AND NEW YORK
Year of Publication: 1961
Pages: ~240
LOC Catalog Entry: http://lccn.loc.gov/61009578
Copyright Status: Public Domain in the United States and countries following the rule of the shorter term

PREFACE:

“The significant increase in both the creation and the use of jewelry in the past few decades restates a truth that is many thousands of years old: man needs personal adornment.

After inventing the tools for defense and food gathering, earliest man exercised his total ability in the creation of objects to be worn and to be beautiful to his eye. The discovery of metals started a tradition of transforming the raw materials of metal, stone, and glass into objects of richness and delight that continues to grow and expand to this day.

The technology of metal working has become complex. Though many of the tools of the jeweler today are identical to those in use two thousand years ago, a constantly expanding refinement of techniques and materials has resulted in a body of information almost as varied as a science. Where in the past an apprentice might have started to absorb the knowledge of a craft at a very early age, virtually all present-day craftsmen begin their concentrations only after years of general schooling. The difficulty in arriving at a total knowledge of working a material has resulted in many abbreviations of older, more time-consuming, techniques. However, even with the increased use of time and energy-saving devices, there is much that only painstaking experience can teach.

There have been several excellent books written on the subject of jewelry making. Each has attempted—as far as is possible—to establish a simulation of the apprentice-master relationship. This is, of course, tremendously difficult since to put into words clearly enough the act of doing is almost impossible. It would take volumes to describe every action of hand and mind used in the design and creation of jewelry.

In writing such a book, the author has attempted to describe only his personal experiences with the art of jewelry making. These experiences have occurred in the creation of his own work and in helping to solve the problems of his students. As far as possible, the author has avoided including information about which he has no personal knowledge, and in a field as varied and complex as jewelry making there are always avenues of expression and technique which have not been explored. Where these are touched upon, the author wishes only to excite interest in the reader to explore these directions as fully as possible and to come to independent conclusions.

The value of a book written on this basis is that, for those who have already had experience in jewelry making, there is much information to be used in making comparisons of technique and practice. For those who have not yet started, the information is functional without establishing restrictions of expression.

The creation of jewelry has unique aspects different from any other art form.

It has one function-to be decorative. The definition of decoration can and should be as personal as the imagination can be. Jewelry can be as freely experimental as any art form but, perhaps more than other art forms, it needs an underlying foundation of craftsmanship to be completely valid. Describing this combination of factors-the freedom to invent and explore coupled with a thorough knowledge of technical factors-has been the goal of the author in writing this book.”

ROBERT VON NEUMANN

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

PREFACE vii

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix

1 • MATERIALS AND TOOLS  3
          The Metals and Alloys   3
          Enamels     7
          Gems—Precious and Semiprecious 7
          Wood     8
          Plastics      8
          Additional Materials    8
          Findings     9
          Tools and Equipment for the
          Workshop      10
          Organization of the Workshop … 14

2 • BASIC  TECHNIQUES  20
          Drawing  and   Transferring   a   Design to Metal   20
          Sawing and Piercing   21
          Filing, Scraping, Stoning, and Burnishing     25
          Finishing      28
          Cutting Techniques   29
          Stamping     32
          Soldering Sterling Silver and Other
          Nonferrous Metals    32
          Soldering Gold and Karat Gold … 45
          Soldering Copper, Brass and Bronze    46
          Additional  Soldering Information. 46
          Soldering for Ferrous Metals  48
          Pickling and Cleaning     48
          Application of Findings    50
          Coloring   (Oxidation)     53
          Polishing  by   Hand   and   Machine
          Methods     56

3 • SUPPLEMENTARY METAL TECHNIQUES 60
          Forming     60
          Repousse and Chasing    64
          Casting     69
          Fusing and Melting   90

4•DECORATIVE   SURFACE   TECHNIQUES 92
          Engraving      93
          Etching    95
          Filigree     98
          Inlaying     100
          Lamination      102
          Enameling for Jewelry    105
          Niello     115
          Combining Metals with Other Materials     121
          Gem Stones    127
          Uses of Glass in Jewelry  144
          Surface Treatments    145

5.SHAPES   OF   JEWELRY-POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS 158
          Pins and Brooches    158
          Pendants   159
          Necklaces     164
          Earrings      169
          Bracelets    171
          Rings   173
          Cuff Links and Studs   178
          Buckles     180
          Buttons    182
          Tie Bars and Tie Tacks  182

6 • STIMULANTS FOR THE MIND’S EYE 185
          Some Basic Design Principles  …. 186
          A Definition: Abstraction  190
          A Definition: The Nonobjective . . 192

BIBLIOGRAPHY     205
          Jewelry Techniques (English Language)    205
          Jewelry Techniques (Foreign Language)     205
          Historic Technique References . .. 206
          History   of   Jewelry   and   Related
          Forms     206
          Lapidary Information    207
          Enameling   Techniques   and   History     207
          Engraving Techniques     208
          Plastics Techniques    208
          Books of Interest in  the Abstraction of Natural Forms  208
          Periodicals     208

SUPPLY    SOURCES    FOR    TOOLS   AND MATERIALS     209
          Precious Metals   209
          Copper, Brass, and Bronze  209
          Findings     209
          Tools    209
          Chemical Supplies     209
          East     209
          South   210
          Midwest     210
          West     210
          Canada     210
          Casting Equipment and Supplies.. 210
          Lapidary Equipment    210
          Electroplating Equipment    210
          Gems   210
          Polished     210
          Roughs    210
          Enamels     210
          Wood     210
          Plastics     210
          Ivory and Other Unusual Materials 210
          Jewelry Boxes    210

APPENDIX    211
         Weights      211
         Comparative  Weights      212
         Fluid Measures      212
         Measures of Length     212
         Circumference       213
         Surface Speeds of Wheels in feet per minute       213
         Temperature Conversions       214
         Ring Sizes       214
         Fractional  and Decimal  Inches  to Millimeters        215
         Round Wire       216
         Decimal Equivalents of Drill Sizes  218
         Mohs Scale     219
         Melting Points and Specific Gravity of Principal Nonferrous Metals. 219
         Common and Chemical Names of Compounds     220

INDEX 227

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Jewelry Making For Schools, Tradesmen, Craftsmen (1953)

Jewelry Making For Schools, Tradesmen, Craftsmen (1953)

Title: “Jewelry Making For Schools, Tradesmen, Craftsmen”
Author: MURRAY BOVIN
Publisher: MURRAY BOVIN
Year of Publication: 1953
Pages: ~130
LOC Catalog Entry: http://lccn.loc.gov/54000215
Copyright Status: Public Domain in the United States and countries following the rule of the shorter term

PREFACE:

“Jewelry making is one of the oldest, most fascinating, and respectable of crafts. Today the handmade jewelry craftsman is one of the few remaining hand skilled workers left in the American economic system. The craft has been recently adopted by hobbyists, educators, and occupational therapists for its stimulating appeal and for its educational and therapeutic values. Unfortunately, until comparatively recent years, many of the jewelry making techniques have been closely guarded secrets of the jewelry craftsmen.

It is the purpose of this book to present thoroughly to both the beginner and advanced craftsman the most practical and contemporary methods of making handmade jewelry. The information and techniques presented have been gathered, tried, and developed through many years of actual work as a craftsman in the jewelry industry. All techniques have been tested and the method of presentation perfected through years of teaching in high schools and trade schools, colleges, and adult centers. It is hoped that all craftsmen, students, shop teachers, therapists, and tradesmen can gain useful, practical information about handmade jewelry making.

All jewelry objects, unless otherwise noted, were made by the author. The same is true of all the photographs and sketches.

The author thanks “Science and Mechanics” for permission to use excerpts of his published articles, and is also greatly indebted to the following for their contributions and assistance: Harold Tishler, Nat Winkler, Ed Weiner, Paul Lobel, and Adda Anderson, all contemporary craftsmen; Louis Rudisch, M. Beizer, Skalet and Son, Blancard and Co., all manufacturing jewelers; Georg Jensen, Tiffany and Company, Handy and Harman, and Morton Shor.”

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface 7
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT 9
THE METALS 14

FUNDAMENTAL JEWELRY PROCESSES
1. Soldering 19
2. Pickling 25
3. Stripping 26
4. Annealing 27
5. Use of Jeweler’s Saw and Blades 28
6. Files and Filing Techniques 29
7. Emery and its Uses 30
8. Polishing and Buffing 31
9. Chemical Finishes 34
10. Drills and Drilling 35
11. Hardening and Tempering Steel 37
12. Wire Drawing,Tube Making,and Use of Mill 37
13. Domes, Spheres, Shot, Cones, Pyramids 39

DECORATIVE PROCESSES
1. Chasing and Repousse 42
2. Etching , 45
3. Engraving 46
4. Enameling 52
5. Gold and Rhodium Plating 57

CASTING
1. Sand Casting 60
2. Cuttle Fish Casting 62
3. Centrifugal Casting 63

STONES AND SETTINGS
1. Precious and Semi-Precious Stones 71
2. Bezel Settings 77
3. Prong Settings 79
4. Gypsy Settings 83
5. Diamond Settings 84

JEWELRY OBJECTS AND THEIR CONSTRUCTION
1. Jewelry Design 88
2. Transferring Designs to a Metal 89
3. Rings 90
4. Earrings 97
5. Pins 99
6. Tie Clips 103
7. Chains and Chain Making 106
8. Bracelets 110
9. Cuff Links 112
10. Findings 114
11. Box Construction 115
12. Belt Buckles 118
13. Jewelry Repairing 118
APPENDIX 121
INDEX 130

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Jewelry Making For The Beginning Craftsman (1957)

Jewelry Making For The Beginning Craftsman (1957)

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Title: “Jewelry Making For The Beginning Craftsman”
Author: Greta Pack (with illustrations by Mary L. Davis)
Publisher: D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc – New Jersey, USA
Year of Publication: 1957
Pages: 73
Copyright Status: Public Domain in the United States and countries following the rule of the shorter term

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JEWELRY MAKING FOR THE BEGINNING CRAFTSMAN is a work manual for children who wish to make jewelry of silver and other metals. It will introduce them to the skills and processes of an ancient and honorable craft which has unlimited possibilities.

An interesting feature of this type of craft work is that from the beginning, with a few essential tools, materials, and simple working drawings, one can learn to make really wearable jewelry. As in any craft, practice is necessary in order to acquire the work-
manship which will give good results. To this end the processes used are repeated many times.

The projects in this book are not given in order of difficulty, but those which combine similar decorative processes have been
grouped together.

For best use of space, directions for the processes have not been repeated, but reference pages may be found with each project. It will be noted that a number of the articles are made of units which can be combined in various ways to make new designs. The transition from these projects to independent planning can be accomplished by experimenting with units of metal which vary in size, shape and texture until a good workable design has been arranged. Then the sequence of the processes will be determined and the working plan made.

In this way, the beginner will buildup a knowledge of the craft which will inspire him to do more finished work.

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