Making Silver Chains: Simple Techniques, Beautiful Designs

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Lark Books, 2001 - Crafts & Hobbies - 112 pages
Showpieces as gorgeous as these marvelously individual silver chains could never be fashioned by machine! Best of all, with instructions that walk you through silvermaking techniques from soldering to pickling (which removes oxidation), most take less than a weekend to craft. Beginners can start with a simple trace design, the ideal first project; it familiarizes you with the fundamentals and the chance to flex your creative muscles. Switch from round to square wire, adapt the chain to a pendant, or use small oval links for a polished, sophisticated look. Transform trace chains into curb chains - which lie flat - with a twist to each link. Or try a range of other patterns, including the humorously named but remarkably beautiful 'Idiot's Delight' and distinctively round loop-in-loop pieces. As fabulous gifts or exquisite additions to your own wardrobe, these silver chains really sparkle and shine.

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This book has beautiful chain patterns in it and the directions are easy to understand. Its value as far as expense is actually cheap for what you get. Read full review

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Jewelry collections treasure finely crafted chains such as those found throughout this book by Toronto artist Waszek. Step-by-step instructions take the crafter from basic sterling silver wire to the ... Read full review

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