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.
Wire-and-bead jewelry is one of the hottest subjects in crafts today, and this book comes from two of the best-known teachers in the field. With great designs, plenty of how-to photographs, and accessible instructions, it's a dream come true for beginners and intermediate jewelers who won't settle for anything less than stylish, professional-looking results. This is jewelry with texture, wirework that's rich with layers, ornate and impressive, yet created quickly and easily with the simplest of techniques.
Wire and bead jewelry is one of the hottest subjects inand#160;jewelry-making today, and this book comes from two of the best-known teachers in the field, Janice Berkebile and Tracy Stanley. Withand#160;beautiful designs, more than 500 how-to photographs that teach you visually, and accessible and accurate instructions,and#160;this book isand#160;a dream come true for jewelers. This is jewelry with texture andand#160;impressive wirework. This book of artful wireworkand#160;instruction and 24 great projectsand#160;will become the cornerstone of your jewelry-making library.
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.
Dallas Lovett's elegant-yet-graceful project designs capture the look crafters want nowand#8212;sophisticated and stunning. He presents 25 of his most unique designs, all luxurious, with layered twists, and showcasing the creative potential of silver wire and beads. A basics section covers every technique in the book, and step-by-step photos provide the guidance crafters need to create these magnificent pieces, from the undulating, geometrical Cleopatra necklace to the shimmering Crown Jewels Pendant.
In her stunning follow up to Necklaceology, Candie Cooper creates 50 beautiful beaded earring projects that are fun for both beginners and seasoned beaders. Stylish and feminine, they work for the office, a night on the town, or a casual weekend. In addition to beads and wire, these lovely pieces of jewelry include leather, clay, charms, found objects, and other fun materials. Cooper's accessible instructions on tools and techniques, plus plenty of detailed photos, guide you every step of the way.and#160;
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.