Chain Mail Jewelry: Contemporary Designs from Classic Techniques

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Thanks to its exquisite, easily mastered techniques and elegant lines, chain mail—the classic art of linking metal rings—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 ...
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Overview

Thanks to its exquisite, easily mastered techniques and elegant lines, chain mail—the classic art of linking metal rings—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.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Jump rings by the hundreds are the basis of the projects in both these books. Plumlee is an expert on ancient chain design whose projects for necklaces and bracelets are based on classic Byzantine chain design with added embellishments. Taylor and White's book is a collection of projects by several artists inspired by the techniques of medieval chain mail armor. All are quite elegant and contemporary and require little more equipment than pliers and infinite patience. Both books are recommended for public library crafts collections.


—Constance Ashmore Fairchild
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579907235
  • Publisher: Lark Crafts
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Series: Lark Jewelry Book Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 347,230
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet 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.
 
Technical Consultant & 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.
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  • Posted July 18, 2009

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    A great tutorial for chainmaille jewelry

    I am a beginner in jewelry making and this book has me so excited about the art of chainmaille. I also combine the patterns with my wire wrapping tecniques and the results are amazing.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2012

    nice find

    Book needs clearer, larger pictures to show you more. But overall a wonderful teaching book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2012

    excellant

    i thought i'd try something different and i found it. haven't gotten all the way through it the book but i will. easy direction to follow.

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