Jewelry Metals: A Guide to Working With Common Alloys - Edited by James Binnion
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This practical guide from MJSA Press offers expert insights into all aspects of working with precious and nonprecious jewelry metals. Have the characteristics of common alloys always at hand, plus advice for easier casting and bench work, tips for managing scrap metal, international marking and stamping regulations, and illustrated step-by-step instruction on a range of metalworking techniques, including mokume gane, granulation, chasing and repousse, and anticlastic forming. This is the book to help you make the most of your metals.
James Binnion, a recognized master of mokume gane, is the owner of James Binnion Metal Arts in Bellingham, Washington. His expertise in metal arts and metallurgy has been demonstrated not just in the jewelry he crafts, but also in the technical articles and papers he has authored for MJSA Journal and Platinum Guild International, among others. In addition, he has been a frequent presenter at the renowned Santa Fe Symposium on Jewelry Manufacturing Technology, where he has won the collaborative Research Award several times, as well as the Industry Leader Award for “significant contribution by a manufacturer in sharing quality technical information.