Chain Mail Jewelry: Contemporary Designs from Classic Techniques
Thanks to its exquisite, easily mastered techniques and elegant lines, chain mail, the classic art of linking metal rings, is enjoying a creative resurgence among jewellery makers. This attractive, full-colour book is a valuable resource to help beginners and intermediates get in on the craze. With computer-generated illustrations that show every step, it thoroughly introduces all the key construction procedures, including the proper methods of winding, opening and closing the metal rings. The 30 projects include a simple pendant encasing a large semiprecious stone and a flat chain-mail neckpiece that colourfully combines copper and blue titanium rings. Plus, there s advice on polishing the pieces, tips on adding pearls or beads and a gallery of works by professional jewellers.