Chain Style: 5 Contemporary Jewelry Designs

Chain Style: 5 Contemporary Jewelry Designs

by Jane Dickerson

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596681507
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/2009
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About 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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