Coloured Aluminium Jewellery: design & make – the book

Coloured Aluminium Jewellery: design & make             Priced £16.99

By Lindsey Mann
Published by A& C Black Publishers Ltd, London
128 page paper back

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Book Synopsis

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.

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. Lindsey Mann

Book Reviews

I loved this book! This book offers me a wide range of ideas and techniques to further my understanding of the various ways to work with aluminium in jewellery design. Reading a detailed and comprehensive book about this subject has been like unearthing a diamond.
Sophie Honeybelle, Review for Association for Contemporary Jewellery (September 2010)

Another fine book in the Design & Make Series. Lindsey explores the versatile medium of aluminium to the full. She explains the processes involved in using aluminium such as anodising and then goes on to look at techniques such as screen printing, digital print and resists. There is also a useful troubleshooting chapter. What really makes the book work for me is the thoroughness of its approach and the amazing versatility of the medium.
Karen Platt Book Reviews (July 2010)

The perfect guide for anyone interested in this exciting and growing area of jewellery making.

Craftsman Magazine (May 2010)