Metalsmithing Basics: A Beginner's Guide for Creating Jewelry
This video course is geared primarily towards the beginner and that teaches the basics of jewelry construction.
After teaching hundreds of students new to jewelry, James has mastered teaching the very clear step-by-step process that results in learning how to make a quality piece of jewelry. The emphasis is on in-depth training in sawing, soldering, stone setting, finishing and the various uses of metal sheet and wire. The Video Course is organized in chapters, each chapter representing a specific component or aspect of the final and finished piece of jewelry that he creates for all to see - a James Carter original. Like the first, this second Video course has all the tips and insights gained from nearly 35 years of experience in the trade. This video Course is for beginners in jewelry making who are interested in learning how to work with metal to create unique and creative jewelry that exhibits excellent cratsmanship.
Industry Review, June 2014 "It was a pleasure watching the 2 DVD set ‘Metalsmithing Basics’. On disc 1, James Carter discusses and demonstrates the techniques he employs on disc 2 to fabricate a beautiful pendant from scratch. On both discs, he discusses his personal sources of inspiration, how he does what he does and why he does what he does. He handles this all like the true master he is – with the grace, humor and wisdom he has accrued during his years at the bench.