Posts Tagged ‘Hot Connections Jewelry’

Press Release: Hot Connections Jewelry by Jennifer Chin

June 15th, 2011

Contact: Anna Mintz








Take your homemade jewelry to the next level!




The Complete Sourcebook of Soldering Techniques


By Jennifer Chin



For jewelry makers who have tried beading and wireworking and are ready to move on to the next level comes HOT CONNECTIONS JEWELRY: The Complete Sourcebook of Soldering Techniques by Jennifer Chin (Potter Craft; $22.99; On-sale July 12, 2011).


In Hot Connections Jewelry, acclaimed metalsmith and artist Jennifer Chin encourages jewelry makers to see soldering—something anyone can master—as a skill that can open up a world of creative possibilities. She guides readers through a detailed course in torch techniques for the home studio. Explaining the fundamentals of soldering in clear, basic terms, Hot Connections Jewelry is a much needed  reference, offering a series of 23 progressive lessons with 15 gorgeous projects that allow readers to learn and explore their new skills, then move on to create even more striking pieces.

The book’s chapters include an overview of materials and tools, basic cold metalworking techniques, essential soldering methods, creating textures and patinas, working with stones, and advanced techniques such as creating findings and mixing metals.


The lessons and projects in the book—earrings, rings, bracelets, brooches, and pendants—are illustrated with detailed, step-by-step photos and build upon each newly acquired skill.  Hot Connections Jewelry also features curated galleries of work  by the author and other notable metalwork jewelers which  are sure to inspire anyone looking beyond beads and wire for a new challenge! 

About the Author:

Artist, teacher, and metalsmith JENNIFER CHIN is the owner of Lush Metals, a jewelry studio whose simple yet stylish designs in precious metals are based on the interplay of repetitive geometric patterns found in nature and industrial motifs. She studied studio arts at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Her award-winning work can be seen at some of the most prestigious fine-craft shows, museums, galleries, and boutiques in the U.S. and on her website, This is her first book.



Hot Connections Jewelry

The Complete Sourcebook of Soldering Techniques

By Jennifer Chin

Potter Craft

July 12, 2011 978-0-8230-3336-2 

$22.99 Paperback

Potter Craft logo 

The Crown Publishing Group