A fabulous new jewelry book is releasing from Mary Hettmansperger this spring: Heat, Color, Set & Fire: Surface Effects for Metal Jewelry. Mary is a jeweler, mixed-media artist, teacher, and the best-selling author of several Lark Jewelry & Beading books: Wrap, Stitch, Fold & Rivet; Mixed Metal Jewelry Workshop; and Fabulous Woven Jewelry. She lives in Peru, Indiana.
In the book, Mary teaches readers how to add color and texture to metal jewelry using a wide variety of low-tech approaches including patinas, enameling, keum boo, copper etching, fusing, weaving, texturing with tools, and more. Twenty-one projects bring to life Mary’s approach to jewelry and design; see photos of a few of the projects below, and click here for a PDF of the Liquid Enamel Necklace project from the book.
We also invite you to read a really interesting interview I did with Mary Hetts two years ago (this blog still seems new to me, but I guess it’s been around a while) and, of course, to visit Mary’s website. Please join Lark Jewelry & Beading on Facebook, as well.