Chain Mail Jewelry: Contemporary Designs from Classic Techniques

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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.

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If youre on the newer side to chain maille jewelry you must have this for your library. If youve tried but failed to learn European 4in1 weaves this book will show you how its done. Best Euro tutorial ... Read full review

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Terry Taylor lives and works in Asheville, NC as an Editor and Project Coordinator for Lark Books. He is a prolific designer and exhibiting artist, working in media from metals and jewelry to paper crafts and mosaics. He has appeared on TV shows like Home Matters and The Christopher Lowell Show.

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