Sunday, 22 August 2010

Lindsey Mann's Jewellery Book

Jeweller designer Lindsey Mann has written a beautiful book called 'Coloured Aluminium Jewellery: Design & Make'

Anodised Aluminium is a fascinating and diverse material, which can be decorated to create a wide variety of stunning effects for contemporary jewellery. This book is an informative guide to the anodising and colouring aluminium for jewellery, which will enthuse and enlighten any jewellery maker looking to inject a little colour into their work. The book contains a host of colouring techniques including dip-dyeing, direct application, printmaking techniques and the clever use of resists. The trouble-shooting chapter will help to resolve any colouring problems, and there are sections on designing specifically for anodised aluminium, fabrication and assembly, workshop health and safety and a useful list of suppliers. The generous gallery provides a source of inspiration and represents the wealth and diversity of jewellery being made using anodised aluminium in the UK and around the globe.

Lindsey says; ‘Writing this book was a wonderful opportunity to bring together the research and development that I have done over the past few years and to combine it with my love of teaching and sharing knowledge. There are countless ways to colour anodised aluminium, within this book I offer a glimpse into many processes and techniques, each of which serves as a starting point for individuals to experiment and find their own direction. ‘

'The perfect guide for anyone interested in this exciting and growing area of jewellery making.' Craftsman Magazine (May 2010)

The book is published by A & C Black Publishers Limited, London and retails at £16.99

Lindsey will be exhibiting and selling her jewellery at MADE10 in November.

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