Chain and Bead Jewelry Geometric Connections: A New Angle on Creating Dimensional Earrings, Bracelets, and Necklaces

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Watson-Guptill Publications, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 160 pages
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In Chain and Bead Jewelry Geometric Connections, wirework jewelry designer Scott David Plumlee shares his techniques for creating an amazing array of original designs using copper, silver, brass, and gold jump rings, all inspired by geometric shapes.
 
By adapting and building on the traditional Byzantine chain configuration, Scott creates unique collections of earrings, bracelets and necklaces, from three-sided Tripoli to the four-sided Quatrefoil to the five-sided Pentagon, plus innovative Organic designs, including fish, five- and six- pointed snowflakes, and a butterfly.
 
The thorough “Chain and Bead Basics” chapter, which guides readers through all the essential tools and techniques, makes it easy for beginners to re-create these stunning pieces.
 

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Contents

Chain and Bead Basics ll Metal Wire
11
Gemstone Beads
13
Tools
15
Finishing Processes
18
Metric Conversion Charts
19
Essential Techniques
21
Jump Ring Theory
22
Z4 Calculating Aspect Ratio
24
Assembling the Triple Tripoli Triangle Formation
83
Crystal Triangle Earrings
84
Golden Triangle Necklace
86
Japanese Rose Necklace
91
Double Triangle Bracelet
94
Wide Triangle Bracelet with Triple Magnetic Clasp
97
lncan Triangle Necklace
100
Quatrefoil and Trapezoid Formations
105

Working with jump Rings
26
Z9 Forgingan SClasp
29
SingleLoopAround Bead Setting
30
Beaded SingleChain Bracelet and Earrings
32
34 Bending Matching Earring Backs
34
DoubleLoop Bead Setting
36
DoubleLoopAround Magnetic Clasp
38
TripleLoopAround Crystal Setting
40
The Byzantine Revisited
43
44 Assembling the Byzantine Chain
44
Byzantine Earrings and Key
46
Byzantine Bracelet
48
Connecting Byzantine Chains
49
Beaded Romanov Bracelet and Earrings
51
Serrated Byzantine Earrings and Bracelet
53
S7 Triple Byzantine Key
57
Trip0IiF0rmati0ns 62 Assembling the Tripoli Fonnation
62
Beaded 9 Tripoli Earrings
64
Simple Beaded 3 Tripoli Formation
67
Beaded Tripoli Bracelet
69
jens Find Beaded Tripoli Bracelet
71
Suspended Tripoli Bracelet
74
Namaste Tripoli Bracelet and Earrings
76
Triangle Formations
81
Assembling the Quatrefoi Formation
106
Beaded Quatrefoil Bracelet
108
Flower Quatrefoil Earrings
111
Ocean Bracelet
113
Trapezoid Key
116
Trapezoid Bracelet
118
Pentagon Formations
121
Assembling the Beaded Pentagon Formation
122
Double Pentagon Bracelet
124
Pentagon Necklace
126
Pentagram Necklace
128
Organic Formations 132 Assembling the Beaded Fish Formation
132
Beaded Fish Collection
136
Byzantine Cross Earrings
138
Five Pointed Snowflake
140
Six Pointed Snowflake Earrings
142
144 Beaded Snowflake Bracelet
144
Beaded Butterfly Necklace
147
Append ix
153
Resources
155
Chain Configurations
156
Index
158
About the Author
160
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SCOTT DAVID PLUMLEE has led more than 150 workshops on chain jewelry at crafts venues nationwide since 2001. His work has been featured in Bead&Button and Art Jewelry magazines, and can be seen at www.davidchain.com. He is also the author of Handcrafting Chain and Bead Jewelry and Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections.

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