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Making Metal Beads: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration
     

Making Metal Beads: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration

by Pauline Warg
 

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With this comprehensive skill-building guide at hand, jewelers of all levels can craft 30 stunning one-of-a-kind beads in shimmering silver, copper, brass, and other metals. An introduction to metalworking provides the basics, followed by creative design ideas and techniques specific to metal beadwork. Transform commercial beads using simple stamping, chasing, and

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With this comprehensive skill-building guide at hand, jewelers of all levels can craft 30 stunning one-of-a-kind beads in shimmering silver, copper, brass, and other metals. An introduction to metalworking provides the basics, followed by creative design ideas and techniques specific to metal beadwork. Transform commercial beads using simple stamping, chasing, and dimpling. Use cold connections to produce riveted and woven beads from sheet and wire. Roll a simple Crescent Roll Bead, and create variations in the form by using patterned, textured, or hammered sheet metal. Crafters will build a repertoire of skills as they progress, and learn numerous ways to embellish the bead’s surface and add decorative elements. An extensive gallery of handmade beads provides a wealth of inspiration.
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The metal beads in these step-by-step projects are tiny works of art involving all the techniques of the jeweler's craft. Warg, a veteran metalsmith and teacher, shows how beads can be made from scratch or commercial beads may be modified for original projects. Photos of jewelry pieces by other artists are included throughout as inspiration. This specialized book for experienced jewelry crafters is suitable for academic or public library collections. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781579907129
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Series:
Lark Jewelry Book Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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