Making Metal Beads: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 160 pages
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With this comprehensive skill-building guide at hand, jewelers of all levels can craft 30 stunning one-of-a-kind beads in shimmering silver, copper, brass, and other metals. An introduction to metalworking provides the basics, followed by creative design ideas and techniques specific to metal beadwork. Transform commercial beads using simple stamping, chasing, and dimpling. Use cold connections to produce riveted and woven beads from sheet and wire. Roll a simple Crescent Roll Bead, and create variations in the form by using patterned, textured, or hammered sheet metal. Crafters will build a repertoire of skills as they progress, and learn numerous ways to embellish the bead’s surface and add decorative elements. An extensive gallery of handmade beads provides a wealth of inspiration. A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club.
 

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The metal beads in these step-by-step projects are tiny works of art involving all the techniques of the jeweler's craft. Warg, a veteran metalsmith and teacher, shows how beads can be made from ... Read full review

Contents

Sawing
11
TRANSFORMING
47
Reticulating Beads
54
Soldering Sheet Metal to Beads
60
The Notched Center Connector Bead
74
MAKING BEADS FROM TUBING
137
Embellishing Tube Beads with Jump Rings 92 The EightDome Bead
143
MAKING SOLDERED Contributing Artists
158
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