Synopses & Reviews
Thanks to its exquisite, easily mastered techniques and elegant lines, chain mailand#8212;the classic art of linking metal ringsand#8212;is enjoying a creative resurgence among jewelry makers. This attractive resource was the first full-color book on the market to help beginners and intermediates get in on the craze. With computer-generated illustrations that show every step, it thoroughly introduces all the key construction procedures, including the proper methods of winding, opening, and closing the metal rings. The 30 projects include a simple pendant encasing a large semiprecious stone and a flat chain-mail neckpiece that colorfully combines copper and blue titanium rings. Plus, there's advice on polishing the pieces, tips on adding pearls or beads, and a gallery of works by professional jewelers.
andldquo;This fine book provides a comprehensive introduction (and) sophisticated and contemporary jewelry designs. The instructions are supported by excellent photography, making each easy to follow. This book is definitely worth getting.andrdquo; andmdash;Bead and Button
Thanks to its easily mastered techniques and elegant lines, chain mailand#8212;the classic art of linking metal ringsand#8212;is enjoying a creative renaissance among jewelry makers. Along with computer-generated illustrations that show every step and key construction procedures, this attractive guide features 30 projects, from a simple pendant encasing a large semiprecious stone to a flat chain-mail neckpiece with copper and blue titanium rings.
Chain mail is one of the hottest jewelry trends out there. Bestselling author and chain mail expert Dylon Whyte presents his time-tested, time-saving techniques plus 26 breathtaking projects, ranging from extremely simple to challenging. The exciting collection includes a delicate Persian patterned anklet, embellished with tiny silver bells; an amethyst opera-length necklace; and silver earrings shaped like inverted peacock feathers.
A favorite book with crafters is now reissued with a fresh new layout!
No soldering is required to make these metal necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings; theyandrsquo;re cold-connected, using such easy-to-learn skills as piercing, sawing, riveting, and joining. So even beginning jewelers can get completely professional results. Work with a variety of metals in sheets, wires, and tubes. Create your own chains, ear wires, clasps, and other findings from wire jump rings. Learn metal texturing and finishing techniques such as chasing, etching, and adding a patina. Find out how to make simple settings for pearls, beads, and stones. Then set your creativity free on projects like a Circle Brooch with Thorn Clasp, Layered Cuff Bracelet, and Polka Dot Tube Earrings.
About the Author
Terry Taylor lives in Asheville, North Carolina, and works as an editor, jeweler, and metal artist. He has authored numerous Lark books, including Altered Art
, and his project designs have been published in over four dozen Lark titles.and#160;Technical Consultant and Illustrator:
A lifelong, full-time resident of Manitoulin Island, Canada, Dylon Whyte has been studying and making original chain mail creations and patterns for 20 years. In 2002, he self-published a book on the construction of chain mail titled The Art of Chainmail - Volume I - European Patterns. While not operating his own computer repair and web design business, he creates and sells unique handmade chain mail jewelry at local markets and festivals.