Chain and Bead Jewelry Geometric Connections: A New Angle on Creating Dimensional Earrings, Bracelets, and Necklaces

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In Chain and Bead Jewelry Geometric Connections, wirework jewelry designer Scott David Plumlee shares his techniques for creating an amazing array of original designs using copper, silver, brass, and gold jump rings, all inspired by geometric shapes.
 
By adapting and building on the traditional Byzantine chain configuration, Scott creates unique collections of earrings, bracelets and necklaces, from three-sided Tripoli to the four-sided ...
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Chain and Bead Jewelry Geometric Connections: A New Angle on Creating Dimensional Earrings, Bracelets, and Necklaces

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Overview

In Chain and Bead Jewelry Geometric Connections, wirework jewelry designer Scott David Plumlee shares his techniques for creating an amazing array of original designs using copper, silver, brass, and gold jump rings, all inspired by geometric shapes.
 
By adapting and building on the traditional Byzantine chain configuration, Scott creates unique collections of earrings, bracelets and necklaces, from three-sided Tripoli to the four-sided Quatrefoil to the five-sided Pentagon, plus innovative Organic designs, including fish, five- and six- pointed snowflakes, and a butterfly.
 
The thorough “Chain and Bead Basics” chapter, which guides readers through all the essential tools and techniques, makes it easy for beginners to re-create these stunning pieces.
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"Who knew that little old jump rings--when linked together just so--could turn into spectacular pieces of jewelry art? Chain mail expert Scott David Plumlee breaks down the byzantine chain, Tripoli formations, triangle formations, quatrefoil and trapezoid formations, and lots more--but if you're getting cold sweats thinking about high school geometry, just know that you're in gentle, capable hands." --Bead Design StudioMagazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823033393
  • Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
  • Publication date: 11/16/2010
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 974,782
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

SCOTT DAVID PLUMLEE has led more than 150 workshops on chain jewelry at crafts venues nationwide since 2001. His work has been featured in Bead&Button and Art Jewelry magazines, and can be seen at www.davidchain.com. He is also the author of Handcrafting Chain and Bead Jewelry and Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections.
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  • Posted December 30, 2010

    Excellent tutorials, easy to follow, and unique designs!

    I received an advance copy of "Chain and Bead Jewelry -- Geometric Connections" from the publisher for my honest review. I've reviewed a number of craft books for the beading community, am not paid to review them, and have been quite forthright in my assessments. I consider myself very picky when it comes to putting down money for magazines or books, and I wouldn't tell anyone to part with hard-earned cash unless I truly believed the publication was worth it.

    With that out of the way, my review.

    I first discovered David Plumlee when I started making jewelry six years ago. Chain maille is one of the jewelry styles I admire, so I fell in love with David's work. He takes chain maille and adds his own special touch to it, adding beads, mixing metals, and creating his own unique designs.


    In this book, David adapts and builds upon the Byzantine weave, a common and (to most) easily learned weave. I've made several of his projects in his other books, and this book continues the tradition of plentiful and wonderfully photographed instructions. (I'm partial to photographs rather than drawings of chain maille instructions -- to me, they're easier to follow.)


    The projects are gorgeous and rich. This is NOT your ordinary chain maille book (and I've looked a many, and spent quite a lot of time online looking at free tutorials). My favorite section is Plumlee's "Organic Formations" chapter. Here, he teaches you how to make a Beaded Fish formation (which translates into a set of jewelry), Beaded Byzantine Cross earrings, Beaded Snowflake variations, and a Beaded Butterfly formation (also for a jewelry set).


    My recommendations:

    If you are a chain maille enthusiast -- buy this book. It's a must-have. It will excite your imagination and give you options like you won't believe.

    If you've never tried chain maille -- buy it, make the byzantine bracelet in the first project a few times, then dive in. Once you master some of the easier pieces, try out the rest of the projects. Some are definitely easier than others, and you can usually tell by looking at them which are the toughies. But once you get a few under your belt, you'll be fine. And you'll WANT to try these projects once you see them!


    Yes, there are free tutorials online, and I've utilized them. However, to me, nothing beats a well-thought out, beautifully photographed book with clear instructions. I'm looking forward to his next book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 29, 2010

    All the Answers

    Chain and Bead Jewelry by Scott David Plumlee gives you all the answers in one place to all your questions about tools and technique in chain making and using beads to make jewelry. I have collected about a dozen books on chain making, I can make nearly any piece of jewelry using advanced techniques, but this book makes it all simple. The book is clear, well designed, has a good index and great photos. It's the GO TO book for chains and beads. The author also answers questions by email! What could be better? See Plumlee's other books for more techniques and ideas.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2011

    Excellent

    This book is an excellent resource and teaching guide. The ideas and the descriptions given are clear and easy to understand. I bought the first book Scott David Plumlee wrote and was so pleased and excited about the ideas, new projects and gaining new information that prior to finishing the "Handcrafting Chain and Bead Jewelry" I went on line and ordered the next set of books and again was not disappointed. He work is worth every dime. I have been making jewelry for many years and just became intrigued with Chain Mail in the past year. I have spent a great deal of time researching Chain Maille on line, at shows, reading jewelry magazines and buying books and normally I have been disappointed with the information provided or have found that the information has been lacking. You will find that Scott David Plumlee book's are clear and he is very generous with information, ideas and patterns. I hope you enjoy his work as much as I have.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 29, 2010

    highly recommended

    I love this book. Scott has given easy to understand instructions and they are very detailed as well. He also gives detailed instructions for basic techniques and tools which is very helpful. I had trouble with chain maille until I learned from him. Now it's fun and enjoyable.

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