The Complete Metalsmith: An Illustrated Handbook by Tim McCreight. The standard for comprehensive coverage of tools, techniques and materials, you'll enjoy the easy-to-follow style of this perennial bestseller. Expansive coverage and useful tips are presented for topics ranging from granulation and patina formulas to anodizing aluminum and reactive metals. Best techniques of working with gold, platinum, copper, brass, steel, plaster, and more. "Surprisingly comprehensive."-The New York Times. "A gem of a handbook."-Whole Earth Catalog. "No metalsmith or jewelry maker is complete without this easy-to-use resource." -Lapidary Journal.