Anyone who spends time fashioning copper, brass, silver and gold into jewelry will appreciate the wealth of detail in this guide to jewelry finishes. The Jeweler's Directory of Decorative Finishes covers 15 different techniques for creating various decorative finishes from start to finish. More than 350 step-by-step illustrations and photographs guide jewelers through techniques including patination, granulation, fusing and more. Adding gold foil, developing patterns that contrast with by layering metals and inlays, creating exquisite etchings and engravings and more are covered. Illustrations demonstrate various combinations of the different finishes, while instructions bear practical safety tips. An inspiring gallery of work by professional jewelers, using the techniques taught in this easy-to-understand working resource.