Victoria Lansford


Linking Our Lineage:



All proceeds from the book benefit SNAG.

The contributors and editor have created this book as a fundraiser for the organization.

Linking Our Lineage

Linking Our Lineage is an ebook of jewelry and metalsmithing techniques with chapters by Nanz Aalund, Lessley Burke, Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez, Andy Cooperman, Ronda Coryell, Robin Gordon, Mary Lee Hu, Linda Kaye-Moses, Brian Meek, Dawn M. Miller, Chris Ploof, and Jayne Redman, and edited by Victoria Lansford.

Table of Contents:

1. Andy Cooperman - Welding and Forging
2. Jayne Redman- Forming Interlocking Multiples
3. Juan Carlos Caballero Perez - Photo Transfer

4. Lessley Burke- Cloisone on a Curved Surface

5. Linda Kaye-Moses- Die Forming Metal Clay
6. Robin Gordon- Dyeing Silk with Acid Dyes
7.Ronda Coryell- Granulation Beads with Argentium
8. Nanz Aalund- Filigree bead
9.Brian Meek- Po-Mok-Sang-Gaam: Damascene Gold Overlay
10. Mary Lee Hu - Basic Twining for Greater from Variation
11.Dawn M. Miller- Repousse and Chasing
12.Chris Ploof -  Fabricating with Damascus Steel

The processes illustrated range from beginning to advanced and are presented with over 130 color photographs and 7 videos. The links created and written about by each artist were part of the 2015 SNAG Links project, a fundraiser for the Society of North American Goldsmiths.

Linking Our Lineage ebook is now available in the iBooks Store on your iPad or Mac for $12.99. (Access the iBooks store through the iBooks app on your device.)

*SNAG will be releasing a print version of this book in 2016.

Get it on iBooks

Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 3 or later and iOS 5.1 or later or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later. Without these minimum versions, the book title may not be visible in the iBooks Store. Please note that due to the many images and videos within the book, the file size is 500MB. The book will not download if your device does not have enough free storage space.

Linking Our Lineage Artist Links

From left to right starting at the top: Nanz Aalund, Lessley Burke, Andy Cooperman, Ronda Coryell, Juan Carlos Caballero Perez, Jayne Redman, Chris Ploof, Robin Gordon, Linda Kaye-Moses, Mary Lee Hu, Brian Meek, Dawn M. Miller








Excerpts from the book

Mary Lee HuNanz Aalund pageJayne Redman pageLessley BurkeAndy Cooperman page


Have you seen the new

Linking Our Lineage Volume 2 ?

Check out all 2016 artists and their links here.

Linking Our Lineage Volume 2



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