Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections: New Techniques for Wire-Wrapping and Bead-Setting
Far from its original utilitarian use—to create armor—the chain-mail technique has been adapted over time to create beautiful, unique jewelry. In Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections, chain-mail expert Scott David Plumlee shows jewelry makers, beaders, and crafters at all skill levels how to incorporate beads into a variety of chain-mail weaves to create showstopping pieces.
First, Plumlee walks readers through basic skills and provides detailed information on traditional chain designs. He then presents more than 20 wire-wrapping and bead-setting techniques that incorporate beads seamlessly into a variety of designs, from the creative “Chaos” wire-wrapped bead to the sinuous Snake.
With step-by-step instructions for assembling age-old chain patterns—from simple to complex—and gorgeous designs that can be executed using only simple hand tools, Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections is sure to inspire jewelry artisans at all levels to expand the creative possibilities of their work.
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clear, thorough, well-illustrated. Includes useful charts (American Wire Gauge thickness, for example) and photos in the chapters on basics and a section on Japanese chains. Read full review
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Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections: New Techniques for Wire ...
Scott David Plumlee
No preview available - 2009
15-gauge rings 19-gauge gold rings 19-gauge headpin 19-gauge silver headpins 19-gauge wire 8-inch bracelet added in step adding/connecting jump rings American Wire Gauge assembled blue quartz Bottom-wise brass carnelian beads catch ring Chain Bracelet chain configuration chain design chain pattern chain-nose pliers Chaos Earrings closing jump rings connecting connector pair connector ring copper ring create double loop double-loop bead settings earring backs European 4-1 ﬂat ﬂat-nose pliers Flower chain Flower formation four-ring gauge gemstone beads hand tools headpin wire ID jump rings ID silver jump Inca Puﬁo chain inch Japanese 8-2 jewelry Key Fob knot formation length magnetic clasp mandrel jaw mandrel-tip pliers Mobius chain opening jump rings review of opening rhombus rings added round-nose pliers marked S-clasp side cutters silver jump rings silver rings shown silver wire Snake chain spiral sterling silver teardrop technique tips for left-handers Tools and Materials Tornado triangle formation Twin Bracelet wire tail wire wrapping