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Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections: New Techniques for Wire-Wrapping and Bead-Setting
     

Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections: New Techniques for Wire-Wrapping and Bead-Setting

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by Scott David Plumlee
 

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Far from its original utilitarian use—to create armor—the chain-mail technique has been adapted over time to create beautiful, unique jewelry. In Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections, chain-mail expert Scott David Plumlee shows jewelry makers, beaders, and crafters at all skill levels how to incorporate beads into a variety of

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Far from its original utilitarian use—to create armor—the chain-mail technique has been adapted over time to create beautiful, unique jewelry. In Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections, chain-mail expert Scott David Plumlee shows jewelry makers, beaders, and crafters at all skill levels how to incorporate beads into a variety of chain-mail weaves to create showstopping pieces.

First, Plumlee walks readers through basic skills and provides detailed information on traditional chain designs. He then presents more than 20 wire-wrapping and bead-setting techniques that incorporate beads seamlessly into a variety of designs, from the creative “Chaos” wire-wrapped bead to the sinuous Snake.

With step-by-step instructions for assembling age-old chain patterns—from simple to complex—and gorgeous designs that can be executed using only simple hand tools, Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections is sure to inspire jewelry artisans at all levels to expand the creative possibilities of their work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823024858
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
07/14/2009
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.58(w) x 10.56(h) x 0.41(d)

Meet the Author

Scott David Plumlee has led more than 140 workshops on chain jewelry at crafts venues nationwide since 2001. His work has been featured in Bead&Button and Art Jewelry magazines. He is an authority on ancient chain designs, has created more than sixty unique chain designs based on mathematical formulas. His chain-making workshops have been presented throughout Washington State. He now lives in Manhattan, Kansas.

www.davidchain.com

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Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections: New Techniques for Wire-Wrapping and Bead-Setting 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
imbeadingheart More than 1 year ago
This is the second book by Scott Plumlee and it's full of original designs. Scott has created new and interesting ways of putting wire and beads together to create one of a kind jewelry. I had the pleasure of seeing an advanced copy of this book when I took a class with Scott at the Bead and Button show in Milwaukee. Like his first book, it's packed with tons of helpful information for the novice. For those who already know the basics this book will show you new and wonderful variations to create that one of a kind piece. The directions are easy to follow and they're accompanied with detailed pictures of what to do. He also talks about tools and materials that can help you to accomplish the perfect piece. He's a wonderful and patient teacher and he didn't hesitate to take the time and sit with anyone who was having trouble in his class. We all left the class with our beautiful bracelets featured in his new book. I pre ordered my copy at the class and can't wait until it arrives so I can get started on one of the several projects I plan on doing. I feel his first book,Handcrafting Chain and Bead Jewelry: Techniques for Creating Dimensional Necklaces and Bracelets, is also a MUST HAVE for anyone looking to learn about making chain mail. A visit to his web site, www.davidchain.com, will show you several of the pieces in his second book and maybe even what he's got up his sleeve for his third book!
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