No soldering is required to make these metal necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings; they're cold-connected, or crafted with such easy-to-learn skills as piercing, sawing, riveting, and joining, making them perfect for the beginning jeweler. The results look professional and beautiful. Work with sterling silver, copper, brass, aluminum, and nickel in sheets, wires, and tubes. Find out how to create your own chains, earwires, clasps, and other findings from wire jump rings. Learn metal texturing and finishing techniques such as chasing, etching, adding a patina, and fashioning shiny and matte surfaces. Find out how to make a simple setting so you can include pearls, beads, stones, and found objects. Then set your creativity free on projects like Polka Dot Tube Earrings; a Sewn Pendant and Chain; a Circle Brooch with Thorn Clasp; and a Layered Cuff Bracelet. Bonus; an exquisite photographic gallery for additional inspiration.