Monday, May 16, 2011

Metal Style

I just picked up the new book Metal Style at my local library and had to give a shout out to the author Karen Dougherty for a job well done.  Unlike so many books that look like they will offer up a good range of projects and then fall short on the instructions, this book works you through all different styles of cold connections using interesting projects that you will really want to make. There are 20  projects in this book that feature directions from many of the top metal workers around including Richard Salley and Lisa Niven-Kelly on how to make balled headpins, use resin, etching and many more fun techniques.  I am a learn by seeing type of person and the step by step photos along with clear directions will guide you along your way to learning how to use wire rivits, tube rivets, miniature bolts and mesh screen. I am going to have to purchase this book or I will surly be paying library fines.


  1. sweet. Another one to add to my collection!

  2. Ahh, I ordered the book a few weeks ago and it finally arrived yesterday. Can't wait to sit down with it on the weekend!

  3. I could not believe how good this book was when my copy came in. It's definitely a feast for metalworkers! I've decided that it and Kim St. Jean's new book Mixed Metal Mania are my all time favorite jewelry books.