by Susan Lenart Kazmer
From explorer, inventor, and jewely making maverick Susan Lenart Kazmer, comes an amazing collection of pieces using new technique for making cold joins (no heat required).
Strong jewelry requires a strong foundation and that means using metal. A metal foundation supports, links, and strengthens fragile elements like fibers and papers, and allows them to be latered and stacked. As a Champion of the Discarded, Kazmer employs whatever technique will turn a found object into jewelry. The inventive and piece-appropriate cold connections in this book will empower jewelers to follow their dreams and create groundbreaking jewelry that is liberated from restrictions of size or materials.
Kazmer introduces a variety of cold join techniques from common and frequently used to new techniques that she has invented for her own use in her amazing pieces. Metal workers will find this a great handbook to spark creativity and inspiration. The challenge of joining delicate and fragile items with metals is addressed in several ways making this the perfect handbook for mixed-media artists.