New Directions in Punched Metal Jewelry
by Aisha Formanski
soft cover, 128 pages
- The simple technique can be learned quickly, with minimal materials.
- The design possibilities are limited only by one's imagination.
- Readers learn basic metalworking techniques along the way.
Using basic metal punch tools--dots and lines--author Aisha Formanski brings a fresh approach to jewelry-makin. Styles range from direct references to the Mexican folk art that first inspired her, to geometric patterns that resemble tin ceilings or printed fabric, or to designs that look like Japanese sashiko or other embroidery.
Aisha focuses on inexpensive metals such as copper, brass and nickel as she shows how to create basic punch designs with just one stamp. She then demonstrates how the same design can be elaborated using two, then three or more different punches.
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