Industry Publications

MJSA offers books from some of the industry's leading publishers, all available to members at a 15 percent discount.

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Picture of the productBezel & Flush Setting with Diamonds
This "Classroom in Box" features step-by-step, detailed demonstrations of proper layout procedures, proper bearing cutting techniques for irregularly shaped stones, enhanced securing methods, tool making, cleanup tricks, and more. Comes complete with practice mountings, a bezel punch, CZ stones, and tool templates. Available in VHS or DVD formats. Running time: Approximately 2.5 hours.

Author: Blaine Lewis
Publisher: New Approach Video
Category: Bench DVDs


Regular price: 179.99
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Picture of the productChasing and Repousse: Methods Ancient and Modern
Virtually every culture with a history of metalsmithing has demonstrated accomplished work in the contemporary techniques of chasing and repousse. This lavishly illustrated book provides first-time artists with enough information to get started, but also offers advanced workers insights into design and process. Almost 500 photos and drawings guarantee not only clear instruction but bounteous inspiration.

Author: Nancy Megan Corwin
Publisher: Brynmorgen Press
ISBN: 978-1-929565-32-0
Edition: Bench Books
Pages: 184
Category: Hardcover


Regular price: 35.00
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Picture of the productCheap Thrills in the Toolshop
An eclectic collection of short cuts, bench tricks, and alternative equipment options for goldsmiths.

Author: Charles Lewton-Brain
Publisher: Brain Press
Pages: 80; 82 line drawings
Category: Bench Books


Regular price: 34.95
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Picture of the productClassical Loop-In-Loop Chains
A re-issue of Jean Stark's 1997 classic, offering clear, step-by-step instructions in 38 chain styles, all derived from the elegant loop-in-loop process. Features 350 drawings and 45 photographs. Hardcover with concealed wire binding.

Author: Jean Stark
Publisher: Brynmorgen Press
ISBN: 0-9615984-8-4
Category: Bench Books


Regular price: 34.95
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Picture of the productCold Connections & the Power of Found Objects (DVD)
This popular video, made for VHS in 1995, has been remastered for DVD. Not only is the image quality improved, but chapter markers make it easy to navigate to specific locations. The instruction uses a wide range of examples to demonstrate rivets, tabs, staples, and variations on these timeless devices. In addition, Tim McCreight explores the reasons to being everyday found objects into jewelry design, combining the "why" along with the "how" of cold connections. 90 minutes running time. Produced by Rio Grande.

Author: Tim McCreight
Publisher: Brynmorgen Press
Category: Bench DVDs


Regular price: 30.00
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Picture of the productCreative Stonesetting
In this landmark book, author John Cogswell shares more than three decades of professional experience in the jewelry field. Most stonesetting literature focuses on conventional bezels or trade practices of setting faceted stones in commercial mountings. Creative Stonesetting addresses the exciting and under-explored realms of unique settings made at the bench to secure and enhance unusual gems. With his characteristic thoroughness and humor, the author explains the tools, concepts, and procedures for a vast number of settings. Illustrated with more than 600 drawings by the author and dozens of innovative examples.

Author: John Cogswell
Publisher: Brynmorgen Press
ISBN: 978-1929565221
Pages: 208
Category: Bench Books


Regular price: 35.00
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STONESETTING
Picture of the productCustom Knifemaking
This book demysties the ancient art of bladesmithing for contemporary knifemakers. Includes chapters on tools, set-up, and sheathmaking, along with 10 projects of increasing complexity. 180 illustrations.

Author: Tim McCreight
Publisher: Brynmorgen Press
ISBN: 0-8117-2175-2
Pages: 220, paperback
Category: Bench Books


Regular price: 19.95
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Picture of the productDesign Language
This innovative volume by Tim McCreight offers 100 important terms used in art and design, providing definitions, insights, and provocative commentary. Each entry includes etymology, pronunciation, and cross referencing suggestions. The vibrant design and compact size make this a practical addition to anyone's toolbox.

Author: Tim McCreight
Publisher: Brynmorgen Press
ISBN: 0-9615984-6-8
Pages: 191
Category: Design Books


Regular price: 10.95
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Picture of the productFoldforming
More than 20 years ago Canadian goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain invented a radical way to develop forms in metal sheet. In the ensuing decades, he has led hundreds of metalsmiths to explore and expand on his pioneering work. Now for the first time, the results of those efforts are compiled into a comprehensive review. With practical techniques and more than 450 photographs, this groundbreaking book sets a standard for breadth, authority, and inspiration.

Author: Charles Lewton-Brain
Publisher: Brynmorgen Press
ISBN: 978-1-929565-26-9
Pages: 160; 450+ photos
Category: Bench Books


Regular price: 35.00
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Picture of the productGeller's Blue Book to Jewelry Repair & Design (Version 6.0)
The renowned guide to pricing jewelry repairs and design projects. Provides pricing on everything from sizing and laser welding to casting hand-carved waxes. Kit includes Blue Book,a three-ring binder with 312 pages and more than 3,000 prices, three sets of instructional audio CDs (three CDs to a set), Quick-Pick repair list (20 of the most common repairs), and a counter mat offering "Our Policy on Cleaning Your Jewelry."



Regular price: 399.00
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