Handcrafting Chain and Bead Jewelry: Techniques for Creating Dimensional Necklaces and Bracelets

Handcrafting Chain and Bead Jewelry: Techniques for Creating Dimensional Necklaces and Bracelets

by Scott David Plumlee

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Overview

Handcrafting Chain and Bead Jewelry shows how to create beautiful, dimensional silver, copper, and brass chains using simple tools. The main style is based on the elegant, classical Byzantine pattern, and uses the Golden Ratio to determine the circumference of a chain’s interlocking rings based on the thickness of the wire. Illustrated step-by-step directions show how to calculate the circumference of the rings, how to wrap wire into coils, how to cut, and finally, how to assemble the chain. Starting from the basic Byzantine, new chain makers can then progress to increasingly Byzantine variations, including linear, knot, crown, and combination chains. Incorporating beads and charms offers endless possibilities for crafters who will soon, surely, be locked up in chains!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780770434694
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 09/17/2014
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 33 MB
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About the Author

Scott David Plumlee has led more than 140 workshops on chain jewelry at crafts venues nationwide since 2001. His work has been featured in Bead&Button and Art Jewelry magazines. He is an authority on ancient chain designs, has created more than sixty unique chain designs based on mathematical formulas. His chain-making workshops have been presented throughout Washington State. He now lives in Manhattan, Kansas.

www.davidchain.com

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Handcrafting Chain and Bead Jewelry: Techniques for Creating Dimensional Necklaces and Bracelets 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
MorganasDesigns More than 1 year ago
This book was great for someone who wants to learn how to do a Byzantine style chainmaille or someone who already knows how to make the chain but is looking for new ideas, styles and ideas to do with it. I've been doing Chainmaille for quite a few years now. So I'm always looking for something new to do with with the different styles. I found that the author knows what he is doing and gives directions that are easy to understand for beginners. He also gives instructions on how to do a double chain and an Inca Puno Chain but does not give projects to go with them. My one and only complaint is the table for choosing your ring size is difficult to understand if you are not making your own rings. He uses a metric system where as I order my rings from a place doesn't use the same system that he does. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in making chainmaille that is not the same stuff that you see at renfaires.
lhtouchton on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Scott does a wonderful job giving instructions - his illustrations and diagrams are as good as it gets. His in-depth examination of Byzantine weave is both interesting in its own right and useful to anyone looking to understand the math, the philosophy, and the mechanics underlying this weave in particular and chainmaille in general. I go back to this book time and again to refresh myself on basic techniques.
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