Metal Jewelry Workshop

Essential Tools, Easy-to-Learn Techniques, and 12 Projects for the Beginning Jewelry Artist

Metal Jewelry Workshop

By:  Driggs, Helen I.

Product ID:  9531
$17.99 Paperback (Trade paperback (US))
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Fox Chapel Publishing


8.0 X 10.0 in
160 pg



This beginner’s guide shows how to create exciting wearable art using just 12 simple, inexpensive hand tools—no jewelry torch required! Learn the basics of materials and techniques with 8 practice exercises and 12 beautiful step-by-step projects.


A great book for beginners with plenty of good information and projects for more experienced metalworkers. As a novice, I found the information and instructions in this book very helpful. There are lots of photos and explanation of techniques, tools, and materials to guide me through the projects, and handy reference information that would make this book good to refer back to. Lots of cool projects too! I would definitely recommend this book for those starting out in metalworking or wanting to brush up their skills.Barnes and Noble - April Gray, Bookseller

A great book for the crafty in your life.The Glen Cairn Community Resource Centre - Janet Cousineau

The photography and illustrations are well done and support the instructions well.Nonstop Reader

Author Biography

Helen I. Driggs is an experienced metalsmith, teaching artist, writer, and maker of things. Her jewelry making focus is fabrication, lapidary, metal forming, and forging. Helen is the former Senior Editor of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, where she wrote the popular column “Cool Tools & Hip Tips” in every issue. Her book The Jewelry Maker’s Field Guide has become an essential study guide for aspiring metalsmiths. Helen helps thousands of students to learn the basics of metalworking, through her instructional videos and at the many classes and workshops she teaches at guilds, groups, and shows around the country. A BFA graduate of Moore College of Art, she has studied jewelry and metals independently with some of the most talented metalsmith/jewelers of our time.