Book Review: Woodturning Jewellery – Hilary Bowen

A 150+ page book, packed full of jewellery ideas and methods.  Hilary Bowen is a British female turner, of most forms, with a special interest in jewellery.  The book is written for turners, by a turner, not from the view of pure jewellery design.  Her methods and ideas are practical and achievable by most turners, with something for all experience levels. Though I didn’t do it justice in the long run, my video Video #16 – Update and Make Your Own Laminated Blanks’ was based on a principal from this book.

The book is split into 3 parts and 17 chapters.  Part three has particular relevance to turners in general, not just jewellery creators.

Part One – Preliminaries

  1. Health and Safety
  2. Tools and Equipment
  3. Timber
  4. Chucking Techniques
  5. Design

Part Two – Projects

  1. Earrings
  2. Brooches
  3. Bangles
  4. Rings
  5. Necklaces

Part Three – Further Techniques and Refinements

  1. Stains and Dyes
  2. Inlay Wire
  3. Laminating
  4. Other Decorative Techniques
  5. Finishing Techniques
  6. Jewellery Findings
  7. Turning Alternative Materials


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