If you're like me and not only love to make things, but also love to make the tools used to create, then you'll love this tutorial on how to make your own texturing hammer from the new book The Complete Photo Guide to Making Metal Jewelry.
Click on this page from The Complete Photo Guide to Making Metal Jewelry to enlarge and read all about how to make your own texturing hammer and some great tips to protect your jewelry workspace.
More about the CPi book:
With beautiful illustrations and step-by-step instructions, this how-to book includes all the techniques involved in crafting metal jewelry, including:
—Cutting and filing
—Forging and forming
—Applying specialty finishes
The book’s clear organization provides easy access to information with straightforward directions and hundreds of full-color photos. You’ll also find easy projects for trying the techniques, as well as a stunning gallery of metal jewelry pieces by experienced designers. Find beautiful jewelry examples and gain skills and inspiration with The Complete Photo Guide to Making Metal Jewelry!
John Sartin designs stunning, unique handmade jewelry in gold, silver, copper, brass, and precious and semi-precious gemstones. His jewelry has appeared on the cover and in the pages of Lapidary Journal, and he has also been published in Art Jewelry magazine and other Lark publications. He has won numerous awards for his designs. He lives in Albuquerque, NM. Visit him online at http://www.johnsartindesigns.com.