New Jewellery Techniques is a detailed and abundantly-illustrated reference book that focuses on the innovative curved score folding for sheet metal techniques to create beautiful, dynamic three-dimensional forms, much like metal origami, in jewelry and metalsmithing.
Anastasia Young and Paul Wells, both renowned UK-based jewelers, authors and lecturers, have created a practical visual handbook on curved scoring and folding techniques applied to jewelry and metalsmithing for small objects. The book´s clear, hands-on approach, with explanatory photographs for each step, makes it an invaluable resource for established jewelers wishing to learn more about new techniques, jewelry students, home crafters and advanced amateurs. Readers will discover a wealth of information about a variety of ways to score and fold metal and give it different finishes, shaping flat sheets into to visually stunningly organic forms, including guides on the tools needed for each method. A final section contains useful resources, from a detailed analysis of score depth based on the gauge of the wire used (through diagrams to aid design and planning) to information about where to source materials and facts about metalworking and jewelry in general.