CindyNG, August 31, 2008 (view all comments by CindyNG)
In the last few years, chain mail jewelry has become very popular. Although I love all kinds of chain mail jewelry, sometimes pieces can look heavy and highly textured. Or at least I thought so. Terry Taylor and Dylon Whyte's jewelry projects made me re-think that statement - the jewelry in their book ranges from delicate to bold without ever feeling heavy and over textured.
The book contains beginning, intermediate and advanced projects. I was particularly fond of the Crochet Mandala Pendant and Earrings designed by Dylon Whyte. Whyte's design looks like crochet but isn't - very nicely done! The Lace Mail Cocktail Collar with Pearls designed by 2-Roses made with 16 gauge wire, it feels feminine and lacey.
An introduction to materials and tools is in the front. A section on patinas is a nice bonus to a book on chain mail, full of useful information for anyone working with metal, jump rings and chain. If you're wondering which book on chain mail to buy, this one definitely needs to be in your collection!
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