Handcrafted Chain and Bead Jewelry: Techniques for Creating Dimensional Necklaces and Bracelets

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Watson-Guptill Publications
Year Published
2006
Author
Scott David Plumlee
ISBN
0-8230-2299-4

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Create Stunning Chain and Bead Jewelry in Silver, Copper and Brass Using Simple Tools.

From the classic Byzantine pattern to never-before-seen original designs, Handcrafting Chain and Bead Jewelry provides everything you need to know to create beautiful chain and bead jewelry from start to finish. Author Scott David Plumlee, an authority on ancient chain designs, demystifies the chainmaking process and reveals the secrets of determining the ideal circumference of the interlocking jump rings-the essential building block for making chains that have both linear strength and beauty.

Guided by clear step-by-step instructions and photographs, you'll learn how to:
  • find and use the right tools
  • select the best wire and beads
  • wrap and cut quality-controlled jump rings
  • handcraft clasps and ear backings
  • assemble and bead more than 25 unique necklaces, bracelets, and earrings
Each project can be easily accomplished using simple hand tools-no hot torch or power tools are needed! This truly is the complete chain and bead jewelry book.

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