Helen I. Driggs is an experienced metalsmith, teaching artist, writer, and maker of things. Her jewelry making focus is fabrication, lapidary, metal forming, and forging. Helen is the former Senior Editor of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, where she wrote the popular column "Cool Tools & Hip Tips" in every issue. Her book The Jewelry Maker's Field Guide has become an essential study guide for aspiring metalsmiths. Helen helps thousands of students to learn the basics of metalworking, through her instructional videos and at the many classes and workshops she teaches at guilds, groups, and shows around the country.
A great book for beginners with plenty of good information and projects for more experienced metalworkers. As a novice, I found the information and instructions in this book very helpful. There are lots of photos and explanation of techniques, tools, and materials to guide me through the projects, and handy reference information that would make this book good to refer back to. Lots of cool projects too! I would definitely recommend this book for those starting out in metalworking or wanting to brush up their skills.--April Gray, Bookseller "Barnes and Noble "
A great book for the crafty in your life.--Janet Cousineau "The Glen Cairn Community Resource Centre "
The photography and illustrations are well done and support the instructions well.--Nonstop Reader