Discover the ins and outs of patinas like never before! Explore patina solutions, applications and more with this encyclopedia-style book by Matthew Runfola.
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Give your metal jewelry a coat of many colors

Go beyond heat and liver of sulfur as you explore a vast range of colored surface treatments with Patina: 300+ Coloration Effects for Jewelers & Metalsmiths. Uncover the must-have basics (and beyond) of working with different patina application techniques in this resource guide that metalsmiths have long been waiting for.

Discover this in-depth metalsmithing book featuring 300 metal patina solution samples! Explore application techniques including immersion, brush application, spraying, fuming, layering, using resists, hot and cold applications and more.  All recipes feature step-by-step illustrated instructions across a variety of metals including copper, brass, bronze, silver, stainless steel, steel, and aluminum, and is neatly organized by metal for ease of reference. 

Get this ultimate jewelry maker’s guide to patina today to:

  • Learn how different metals react to different color treatments so that you can determine what is right for your specific use.
  • Discover over 300 full-size patina samples to build your skill level through workshops in increasing difficulty.
  • Understand important safety information including handling and disposing of hazardous or corrosive materials correctly, proper ventilation, setting up a workspace, and creating a basic (or not-so-basic) toolbox.
  • Advance your patina skills as you work from beginner-friendly to more advanced surface treatment techniques.
  • Explore how different metals take the patina with samples for steel, stainless steel, copper, brass, bronze, silver, and aluminum.
  • And much more!
Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU 14BD01
Product Type Book
Binding Hardcover
Number Of Pages 256
File/Trim Size 8.5" x 10"
ISBN 13 9781620331392
Author/Designer Matthew Runfola
Technique Metalsmithing
Difficulty Level Beginner
Customer Reviews (3)
Great book!
This book is excellent! I read the entire book, ordered supplies, and got to work trying out the various recipes. The hardest part was waiting for the recipes to do the work! Review by Nina (Posted on 8/1/2017)
Excellent resource
Beautifully illustrated and well written. A wonderful go-to resource in a sturdy hard cover book. I got it on sale so inexpensively I feel like Jesse James. Highly recommended. Review by CheekyMonkey (Posted on 6/28/2015)
I am totally blown away!
I am totally blown away! This is one book that I will read cover to cover. ANYONE interested in adding color to their jewelry should own this. I learned so much that I cannot wait to try.

I know of no university classes that even come close to delving into the subject with such intensity. Not only are the examples of finished jewelry inspiring, the entire book is well organized and the photos are clear and beautifully presented.

This book should be in every jewelry artists library.
Review by Lexi Erickson (Posted on 3/21/2014)
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