How-to-books
all paperbacks

 

Below are a variety of books that you may find useful for gem cutting, repairs, design, and more.

 

How to repair jewelry #920-189

$10.00

 

This is an EXCELLENT instruction book titled : "How to Repair Jewelry" written by William [mike] Phelps.
Looks like it covers just about everything you need to know to be on you way to being an expert jewelry repairman/woman !
It has comprehensive pictures & diagrams on just about every page & also has color pictures of finished items

It is paperback ,8 1/4 X 11",31 pages long Here are the chapters.........
1. Getting started
2.Ring sizing
3.Chains & jump rings
4.Pins & broaches
5.Stone settings
6. Indian Jewelry
7.Bracelets-Indian & other
8.Remodeling Jewelry


 

how to make wire jewelry #920-192

9.50

 

This is an EXCELLENT instruction book titled : "How to make Wire Jewelry -- simple but elegant" written by Fern Jenkins & Viola Thrasher.
Looks like it covers just about everything you need to know to be on you way to being an expert wire jewelry maker !
It has comprehensive pictures & diagrams on just about every page & also has color pictures of finished items

It is paperback ,8 1/4 X 11",31 pages long

Here are the chapters.........
1. Getting started
2. Lets make a pin
3.Pendannts chains & necklaces
4.Rings
5. Bracelets
6. Earrings
8. "recipies"

 

 

 

Jewelry making for beginners #921-007

10.00

This is an instruction book titled "Jewelry making for beginners the scroll wire method" written by Edward J.Soukup,G.G.,F.G.A.
It has instructive pictures on just about every page
It Also has a chapter on soldering,which I know everyone wants !
It is paperback ,5 1/2 X 8 1/2",48 pages long
Here are the chapters
1.Start with a circle
2.Forming scrolls
3. Scroll wire designs
4.U-shaped scrolls
5.Soldering Jewelry
6.Making a bezel settings
7.More silver designs
8.Twisted wire designs
9.Cleopatras love beads [it shows constructing cages for gems & stones]
10.indian style jewelry [it evens shows how to consruct a ring band & all.]

 


 

 

 

Hand book of LOST WAX or INVESTMENT CASTING

A how-to-manual that shows you how to make the equiptment you will need as well as how to use it to make patterns,molds and castings for jewelry and small metal parts

 

By:James E. Sopcak

Item #921-012 @ 12.50



It is paperback ,5 1/2 X 8 1/2",64 pages long

Table of contents
Preface................................................................4
An introduction to lost wax casting.......................4
Chapter 1
How to make a Vacuum investment mixer...........6
Bill of materials...................................................9
Chapter 2
How to make a burnout oven.............................10
Bill of materials..................................................16
Chapter 3
How to make a pressure casting machine...........18
Bill of materials..................................................22
Chapter 4
How to make a Simple Wax Wire Extruder.......23
Bill of materials..................................................24
Chapter 5
How to Make Rubber molds.............................26
Flask ...............................................................28
Investing the pattern..........................................46
Making the mold...............................................29
Parting the mold................................................29
Bill of materials.................................................30
Chapter 6
How to make a Wax Injector...........................31
Bill of materials.................................................36
Chapter 7
How to make Wax Patterns.............................37
Tools & supplies..............................................39
Chapter 8
How to invest wax patterns...............................43
Debubblizers....................................................43
Flasks..............................................................43
Mixing investment.............................................45
Eliminating bubbles...........................................45
Investing the pattern.........................................46
Finishing the flask for casting............................47
Chapter 9
How to burnout & cast.....................................48
Preparations.....................................................48
Temperature controls........................................49
Determining quantity of metal............................49
Handling flask..................................................50
introducing & melting metal..............................50
Using the pressure casting machine...................51
Cooling & removal of the casting.....................52
Cleaning the casting.........................................52
Chapter 10
Rubber molds & duplicate patterns...................54
Rubber for molds..............................................54
Homemade flask for curing rubber molds..........55
Loading the rubber & curing the mold...............56
Parting the mold...............................................56
Preparation of the mold for duplicate patterns....57
Using the wax injector......................................58
Finishing duplicate wax patterns........................59
appendix.........................................................60
rubber molds without vulcanizing
By Frank Gemmell............................................60
Commercial equiptment................................61

 

 

A Gem cutters Handbook- CABOCHON CUTTING

This is an instruction book titled "Cabochon Cutting" written by Jack R. Cox & the staff of GEMS and MINERALS Magazine.
It has loads of instructive pictures on just about every page

Item# 921-009


It is paperback ,5 1/2 X 8 1/2",65 pages long

Here are the chapters
1.Dopping Gemstones
2.Preparing Stones for shaping
3. Grinding Gemstones
4.Smoothing Gemstones
5.Polishing Gemstones
6.Using a trim saw
7.Using a slab saw
8.Setting your Cabochon Gems

 

12.50 each


 

 
The Complete Book of Jewelry Making: A Full-Color Introduction to the Jeweler's Art
#921-038

39.95


Product Description

This amazingly comprehensive guide to the jeweler’s art is a goldmine of information—big, beautiful, and with hundreds of color photos. It’s simply the handsomest, most complete sourcebook available, with its enlightening discussion of basic metallurgy (alloying, smelting, annealing, and pickling), and professional-quality techniques for cutting, piercing, soldering, and making closures and rings. Learn the tricks of the trade for enhancing surfaces; etching, combining metals, creating textures, adding color; engraving; enameling; and gem setting. Seven magnificently presented projects include a silver repoussé pendant, an articulated gold bracelet with clasp, a multiple loop-in-loop chain, and a square hollow-construction ring to die for.

 

 

Jewelry Craft Make Easy Book
#921-008

8.92


Product Description

 

 

 

How to Design Jewelry Book
#921-003

8.00


ISBN: 0910652287 (978-0910652285)
Author: Richard D. Austin
Publisher: Gembooks
Pub. Date: 1987-12-01
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 30



Product Description
Design is the element that adds something special to jewelry creation. Perhaps you have cut a beautiful gemstone and would like to have it set in a mounting that is more than the conventional bezel or prong setting. What can be done to give the mounting that special, individual look? How do you work a leaf or flower motif into the design? What about geometric patterns, attractive animal shapes, the modern massive look?
The answers to these questions, plus a lot more helpful information will be found in this book. In addition to having had many articles published on jewelry making, the authors have both taught the subject, with design being part of their courses. Now, they have compiled these instructions, including projects that will show you how through doing. In addition, you'll find a wide variety of designs that may be used as is or modified to fashion jewelry with that professional, artistic appearance.

 

 

Moods in Wire : An Extended Guide to the Fine Art of Wirewrapping
#921-001

39.95

ISBN: 0964048337 (978-0964048331)
Author: Ellsworth Sinclair
Publisher: Originals by Ellsworth
Pub. Date: 2000-06
Dewey#: 703
Edition: 2nd
Binding: Paperback
Volume(s): 1
Pages: 192

 

 

 
Solderless Wire Jewelry
#920-191

25.92

ISBN: N/A
Author: John D Luna
Publisher: Luna's Jewelry
Pub. Date: 1988
Dewey#: N/A
Edition: N/A
Binding: shown above
Pages: 49

 

 
Moods in Wire : An Extended Guide to the Fine Art of Wirewrapping
#921-042

28.95

ISBN: 1579903886 (978-1579903886)
Author: Dawn Cusick
Publisher: Lark Books
Pub. Date: 2002-08-28
Dewey#: 745.5942
Edition: 1st Pbk. Ed
Binding: Paperback
Volume(s): 1
Pages: 128



Product Description

“This inspiration-filled volume [has] instructions for more than 70 unique jewelry pieces from a diverse group of designers. Learn the tricks of using a jig, wire wrapping, twisting, coiling and hammering to create incredible effects. Combine...wirework with beautiful glass or semiprecious stone beads to create wonderful necklaces, chokers, bracelets, earrings, hair clips, pins and eyeglass chains.”—Crafts Magazine.

 

 

The Art of Gem cutting

#921-005

@10.00

It is paperback ,5 1/2 X 8 1/2",64 pages long

Including

Cabochons---Faceting--Tumbling--and special Techniques

by Dr. H. C. DakeGem cutting as a hobby.............................4

Part 1 Cabochon cutting...........................................7
Sawing..................................................................................7
Diamond saw blades.............................................................9
Sawing coolants...................................................................11
Sawing Large specimens......................................................13
Grinding operations...............................................................17
Grinding wheel hints..............................................................18
Side wheel Grinding..............................................................20
Grinding wheel bondings.......................................................21
Sanding operations,diasks & drums......................................25
Belt Sanders........................................................................26
Dopping the gems................................................................29
Polishing the gems................................................................31
Slow speed polishing............................................................35
Theory of poilshing...............................................................37
Polishing methods.................................................................40
Cabochon Bezel angles.........................................................41
The micron sizes...................................................................41

Part 2--Facet cutting..................................................42
Diamond laps.......................................................................44
Orientation...........................................................................46
Cutting the facets..................................................................46
A system for brilliant cut gems...............................................49
Polishing facets.....................................................................51
Faceting Zircon....................................................................53
Facet cut topaz....................................................................54
How to cut Amethyst...........................................................54
Facet cut Sphalerite.............................................................56
Facet cut Titania..................................................................57
Titiana Doublets..................................................................57
The Rose Cut.....................................................................58
Quartz & Beryl Angles........................................................59
Developement of the brilliant cut..........................................60
Acid in polishing..................................................................61

Part 3--Special Lapidary technique....................62
Sphere Cutting....................................................................62
Polishing spheres.................................................................68
Cameo Cutting....................................................................69
A Handy Lapidary tool........................................................71
The Tumbled Gems.............................................................72
The Horizontal lap...............................................................78
Cutting & polishing Transparencies......................................79
Drilling Cabochons..............................................................83
Bracelet Cutting..................................................................85

Part 4 --Useful Lapidary notes.............................87
Cutting a Cabochon............................................................87
Standard Cabochons..........................................................88
Polishing Jade....................................................................90
The Fibrous Gems.............................................................90
Cutting Asteriated Quartz Cabochons.................................91
Cutting Star Sapphire.........................................................92
Cutting Labradorite............................................................92
Buying the rough................................................................93
Coloring Agate..................................................................94
Types of equiptment..........................................................97
Adapting Sanding cloth......................................................97

 

 
Facet Cutters Handbook
#921-013

7.50

ISBN: 0910652066 (978-0910652063)
Author: Edward J. Soukup
Publisher: Gembooks
Pub. Date: 1986-12-23
Edition: 2nd edition
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 64



Product Description
This book contains everything the reader needs to know to facet gemstones expertly. Includes 22 beautiful cuts.

 

 

A Gem cutters Handbook- CABOCHON CUTTING

This is an instruction book titled "Cabochon Cutting" written by Jack R. Cox & the staff of GEMS and MINERALS Magazine.
It has loads of instructive pictures on just about every page

Item# 921-009


It is paperback ,5 1/2 X 8 1/2",65 pages long

Here are the chapters
1.Dopping Gemstones
2.Preparing Stones for shaping
3. Grinding Gemstones
4.Smoothing Gemstones
5.Polishing Gemstones
6.Using a trim saw
7.Using a slab saw
8.Setting your Cabochon Gems

 

7.50 each


ISBN: 0935182276 (978-0935182279)
Author: Jack R. Cox
Publisher: Gem Guides Book Co
Pub. Date: 1986-12-01
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 64


Product Description
Cabochons are gemstones with domed tops that are cut to various shapes, such as ovals, circles, rectangles and hearts. In this handy little book, illustrations, photos and detailed instructions show how to cut a cabochon. Everything to start a craftperson on the way to expert cutting. Answers all the questions from dopping to setting stones.

 

 

Advanced Cabochon Cutting
#921-185

6.24

ISBN: 0910652147 (978-0910652148)
Author: Jack R. Cox
Publisher: Gembooks
Pub. Date: 1986-11-19
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 64



Product Description
Learn to master the special shaped cabochon: cutting, assembled stones, star stones and cat's eyes. Includes special sections on opal and jade.

 

 

How to Use Diamond Abrasives
#921-193

7.50

 

ISBN: 0910652309 (978-0910652308)
Author: Arthur L. Riggle
Publisher: Gembooks
Pub. Date: 2001-02-28
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 30



Product Description
Learn to cut cabochons and small flats using diamond abrasives. This helpful little book is jam-packed with information. You will learn different methods of preparing cabochons with diamond abrasives such as sawing, trimming, dopping, grinding, smoothing and polishing. Equipment and accessories are also covered in depth. Photographs and illustrations throughout give you a clear understanding of the topics being discussed. A perfect accompaniment to your new gem cutting machine!

 

 

Handbook of Gemstone Carving Book
#921-011

7.50




 

How to Tumble Polish Gemstones Book
#921-014

7.50

ISBN: 0935182373 (978-0935182378)
Author: Jerom Wexler
Publisher: Gem Guides Book Co
Pub. Date: 1977-06-01
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 32


Product Description
Turn pebbles and rough stones into sparkling jewels! This introductory book covers what is a gemstone, abrasives, tumblers, techniques and how to make tumbled gem jewelry.

 

 

Basics of Bead Stringing

#925-190

14.10

ISBN: N/A
Author: Mel Anderson
Publisher: UNSPECIFIED VENDOR
Pub. Date: 1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: N/A


Product Description
Mel Anderson's Graphics Design pamphlet book 48 pages. Includes 8 color pages. The Basics of Bead Stringing.

 

 

 

Advanced Beadwork

#921-186

22.42

ISBN: N/A
Author: Ruth F. Poris
Publisher: Golden Hands Press
Pub. Date: 1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: N/A


Product Description

 

Totally Beads

#921-041

14.92

ISBN: 080698399X (080698399X)
Author: Sonal Bhatt
Publisher: Sterling
Pub. Date: 2002-03-28
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80


Product Description

“[For] the young at heart...37 items to craft concentrate on hair ornaments and necklaces, bracelets, and anklets; most are fairly simple to fashion...the book is frontloaded with the how-tos, a good basic explanation of threads, needles, clasps catches, knots, and other challenges a novice beader just might encounter....Totally for young people—from styles to execution.”—Booklist. “A ‘how-to’ delight for any budding bead enthusiast.”—Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot.

 

Quick & Easy Beaded Jewelry


#921-040

29.95

ISBN: 080698399X (080698399X)
Author: Sonal Bhatt
Publisher: Sterling
Pub. Date: 2002-03-28
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80


Product Description

“[For] the young at heart...37 items to craft concentrate on hair ornaments and necklaces, bracelets, and anklets; most are fairly simple to fashion...the book is frontloaded with the how-tos, a good basic explanation of threads, needles, clasps catches, knots, and other challenges a novice beader just might encounter....Totally for young people—from styles to execution.”—Booklist. “A ‘how-to’ delight for any budding bead enthusiast.”—Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot.

 

 

 

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