Synopses & Reviews
Discover the most comprehensive technique-based guide for one of the most popular trends in jewelrychain maille. While most chain maille books of today are project-based, Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop
is unique, showcasing techniques and jewelry workshops designed to deliver projects that empower rather than imitate.
Jewelry artist and author Karen Karon offers in-depth instruction for 24 basic weaves that can be incorporated into your distinctive jewelry projects. Karon provides a thorough but flexible approach to techniques, proves that weaving can be done in a multitude of ways, and demonstrates how speed weaving” is ideal for large projects. With projects that progressively increase in chain pattern complexity found with each technique offered, beginner and novice jewelry makers alike will find inspiration that suites their skill level.
Every chapter provides a plethora of design advice, visual inspiration, shortcuts, tips, and tricks as well as guidance for attaching clasps and findings. Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop is your ideal resource for innovation and originality in chain maille jewelry making.
Discover the ultimate technique-based guide for one of the top trends in jewelry makingchain maille. In Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop
, you'll find more than two dozen techniques for making today's most popular chain maille weavesfrom simple chains to beaded wonders to intricate Dragonscale.
Jewelry artist and author Karen Karon pairs in-depth, step-by-step instructions with color illustrations that show exactly where to place the next jump ring. You'll also get a thorough but flexible approach to techniques that prove weaving can be done in a multitude of ways and demonstrations on speed weaving,” which is ideal for large projects. Designs progressively increase in complexity, so every jewelry makerbeginner or prowill find inspiration and projects that suite their skill level.
What's more to love? Every chapter provides a unique jewelry project and a plethora of design advice, visual inspiration, shortcuts, tips, and tricks, as well as guidance for attaching clasps and findings. It's no wonder that Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop is the ideal resource for innovation and originality in chain maille jewelry making.
About the Author
Karen Karon is a PMC Guild certified instructor. She studies and teaches classes at Metalwerx in Waltham, Massachusetts and also offers private chain maille jewelry classes. Shes a contributor to Step-by-Step Jewelry magazine, Bead Style, and Art Jewelry. Karen lives in Massachusetts.
Table of Contents
How to Use This Book
Chapter 1: Chain Maille Basics
Working with Jump Rings
Troubleshooting for Common Problems
Chapter 2: Getting Started
1 by 1 Chain
1 by 2 Chain
2 by 1 Chain
2 by 2 Chain
Project: Beaded 1 by 2 Chain Bracelet
Chapter 3: Byzantine Weaves
Byzantine Rose Chain
Triple Point Byzantine Unit
Project: Byzantine Evil Eye” Bracelet
Chapter 4: Spiral Weaves
Jens Pind Linkage
Project: Double Spiral Earrings with Pearls
Chapter 5: European 4-in-1 Weaves
European 4-in-1 Sheet Weave
European 4-in-1 Ring
European 4-in-1 Round Maille Tube
European 4-in-1 Shapes
Project: Graduated European 4-in-1 Chain Necklace
Chapter 6: Orbital Captive Weaves
Parallel Flower Unit
Project: Parallel Twist Earrings
Chapter 7: Round Maille Weaves
Round Maille Weave
Turkish Round Maille Weave
Inverted Round Maille Weave
Project: Caged Pearls Round Maille Bracelet
Chapter 8: Persian Weaves
Full Persian Weave
Half-Persian 4-in-1 Weave
Half-Persian 3-in-1 Chain
Half-Persian 3-in-1 Sheet
Project: Reversible Double Half-Persian 4-in-1 Collar
Chapter 9: Dragonscale Weave
Project: Royal Dragonscale Collar
Chapter 10: Finishing
Maintenance and Storage
Aspect Ratio Charts
Fraction to Millimeter Conversion Chart
Millimeter to Inch Conversion Charts