Unit construction is an exciting approach to making jewelry and sculpture. Its basis is any metal unit, repeated to build up compound units or designs which can then be resolved into an earring or a pendant, or form part of a necklace or sculpture The use of such repeated units is central to the author’s designs, and she finds it a stimulating starting point from which to explore the immense artistic possibilities opened up by her material.
Linking the units together demands both practical and creative talents. The practical aspect involves many of the techniques of metalworking such as drilling, filing, sawing, soldering and finishing, which are explained in a comprehensive chapter on tools and processes. The preformed units used vary from hollow sections and solid rods to blanks, stampings, washers and rivets, and these industrial parts and rejects are transformed into objects that vary from tough and chunky to enchanting, delicate patters. The plate section shows how striking the jewelry and sculpture can be, and there are construction notes explaining the techniques used in the making of each piece.
by Patricia Meyerowitz
illustrated by: Jacob Meyerowitz
Hardcover with Dust Jacket
Published by Bonanza Books
Dimensions: 10″ x 7.75″ x .45″
weight: 37 oz
In Good to Very Good Condition. Dust jacket has light wear including a few scuff marks. Book itself has some moderate wear around edges of cover. Inside is very good with clean and crisp pages.