Subtitle Innovative, Sustainable Techniques for Creating Nature-Inspired Jewelry

Nicole Ringgold
Price $35.00 / £27.00
Description Description
In The New Silversmith, jewelry artist Nicole Ringgold shares her cutting-edge sculptural torchwork techniques for creating hand-fabricated, nature-inspired jewelry in sterling silver.

Taking an innovative approach that challenges metalworking’s conventional wisdom, Ringgold creates intricate designs by fusing and carving scraps, and minimizes the need for chemicals by using tools in visionary ways.
  • Essentials. An overview of safety rules, as well as metal, tools, and torch and how to use them. 
  • Projects. A variety of techniques, illustrated by stunning projects ranging from simple chain designs to a textured branch to a delicate dragonfly, provide inspiration as well as instruction.
  • Access to online tutorials. QR codes throughout the book link to concise, silent how-to videos that depict the techniques shown.

With The New Silversmith, you’ll learn to create sumptuous earrings, pendants, bracelets, and rings in sterling silver that celebrate natural forms with this revolutionary, zero-waste approach to jewelry making.
Series Mastering the Art of Jewelry Making
Format Hardcover Book 160 Pages
ISBN 9780760385692
Size8.50 in x 10.50 in / 215.90 mm x 266.70 mm
Published Date June 4th, 2024
Nicole Ringgold
Nicole Ringgold is a silversmith living in Winthrop, Washington, located in the North Cascade mountains. Her art is inspired by her natural surroundings: plants she encounters while hiking through the mountains, the shapes of rocks she plucks from a river, a sound, glimpse, or smell. Her botanical jewelry is hand fabricated, starting with silver sheets and wire, with every piece sawed, soldered, filed, textured, formed, oxidized, and polished. Her intention is to recreate natural forms in silver with as much detail as possible, with the goal of making the metal appear alive. She teaches silversmithing workshops in her home studio and around the world. For more about Nicole’s work, workshops, and tutorials, visit and @ringgoldnicole on Instagram.
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