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Chain Style: 50 Contemporary Jewelry Designs

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Incorporating chain as a key element in jewelry design is becoming increasingly popular, and this handy instructional assists jewelry artists in discovering the ease and affordability of manipulating the medium to produce stunning and fashionable pieces. Using commonly found chain metals, such as brass, copper, sterling silver, gunmetal, aluminum, base metal, and goldtone, this extensive and accessible reference presents 50 fun and creative methods for showcasing chain styles to make even the most inexperienced ...

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Chain Style: 5 Contemporary Jewelry Designs

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Overview

Incorporating chain as a key element in jewelry design is becoming increasingly popular, and this handy instructional assists jewelry artists in discovering the ease and affordability of manipulating the medium to produce stunning and fashionable pieces. Using commonly found chain metals, such as brass, copper, sterling silver, gunmetal, aluminum, base metal, and goldtone, this extensive and accessible reference presents 50 fun and creative methods for showcasing chain styles to make even the most inexperienced designer look like a pro. Covering basic essential techniques--including opening and closing jump rings, cutting, oxidizing, and hammering--this informative and engaging manual focuses on simple chain styles that can be constructed to form clean, modern, wearable art.

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Editorial Reviews

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"If you've ever entertained the idea of incorporating chains in your jewelry-making projects, Chain Style can help link you to some simple techniques." - Detroit News

"Here is a book that I can whole-heartedly recommend to beginners who want to make great looking jewelry, and want it FAST!" - Beading-Arts.com

BeadingArts.com
Here is a book that I can wholeheartedly recommend to beginners who want to make great looking jewelry, and want it FAST!
Library Journal
Chains are an integral part of many jewelry constructions and can also function by themselves as jewelry pieces. Dickerson, an editor for three jewelry magazines (e.g., Creative Jewelry), presents projects by several designers using ready-made chain with other jewelry elements that are suitable for beginners. Readers looking for more advanced instructions for chains that stand alone as jewelry should consider Chantal Saunders's Creative Silver Chains.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596681507
  • Publisher: Interweave Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,436,793
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Dickerson is the author of the best-selling book Chain Style and co-author of Handcrafted Wire Findings. She is a freelance editor, writer, and jewelry designer. Jane was formerly the editor of Step by Step Beads, Creative Jewelry, and Bead Star magazines, and a contributing editor to Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine. Her jewelry designs have appeared in numerous books and magazines, and she sells her designs on Etsy.

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  • Posted November 17, 2010

    Must-Have Book for Fast and Easy Designs!

    This book is a must-have for designers who want to make beautiful jewelry in minutes. The designs are fabulous and range from easy-to-make to more advanced designs. There is something for all skill levels. Enjoy beautiful jewelry in minutes!

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