Create show-stopping pieces with over 150 pages! Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections will show jewelry makers at any skill level how to incorporate beads into a variety of chain maille weaves!
Chain maille expert Scott David Plumee walks you through over 20 wire-wrapping and bead-setting techniques that incorporate beads seamlessly into a variety of designs.
Learn all about the basics of wire: red copper, yellow brass, bronze, argentium, sterling silver, and more. Then explore semiprecious gemstone beads with information on amber, amethyst, black onyx, blue quartz, carnelian, and much more!
With 20+ designs, you’ll be creating jewelry for any occasion. Add color and visual weight to earrings by incorporating beads. Wrap beads and combine them with jump rings to create an out-of–this-world bracelet with texture and pizzazz. Create a cool choker by starting inside the form and assembling outward!
With step-by-step instructions for assembling age-old chain patterns—from simple to complex—and gorgeous designs that can be executed using only simple hand tools, Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections will inspire jewelry artisans at all levels to expand the creative possibilities of their work.
In this book, you will:
- Discover expert tips and tricks to mastering chain maille.
- Learn to create over 20 wire-wrapping and bead-setting designs.
- Get back to the basics with Scott David Plumlee as he walks you through step-by-step instructions.
- Experience full-color photos that will inspire your designs!
- And much more!