Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop eBook: Techniques and Projects for Weaving with Wire

In this convenient and compact eBook, you'll explore a technique-driven resource guide that will inspire you to create your own projects and change your approach to chain maille.
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Discover the ultimate technique-based guide for one of the top trends in jewelry making—chain maille.
 
In Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop eBook you'll find multiple weaving techniques for making today's most popular chain maille weaves—from simple chains to beaded wonders to intricate Dragonscale. Jewelry artist and author Karen Karon pairs in-depth, step-by-step instructions with color illustrations that show exactly where to place the next jump ring. You'll also get a thorough but flexible approach to techniques that prove weaving can be done in a multitude of ways and demonstrations on “speed weaving”, which is ideal for large projects. Designs progressively increase in complexity, so every jewelry makerbeginner and prowill find inspiration and projects that suites their skill level.

What's more to love? Every chapter provides a unique jewelry project and a plethora of design advice, visual inspiration, shortcuts, tips, and tricks, as well as guidance for attaching clasps and findings. Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop eBook is your ideal resource for innovation and originality in chain maille jewelry making.

SKU: EP5603

Author/Speaker/Editor: Karen Karon

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781620330791

Table of Contents
Introduction

Chain Maille Basics
Jump Rings
Purchasing Jump Rings
Making Jump Rings
Other Materials
Tools

Getting Started
Working with Jump Rings
Troubleshooting Common Problems
Weave Starters
Project: Beaded 1 by 2 Chain Bracelet

Byzantine Weaves
Byzantine Weave
Triple-Point Byzantine Unit
Box Chain
Byzantine Rose Chain
Romanov Unit
Project: Byzantine Evil Eye Bracelet

Spiral Weaves
Spiral Chain
Jens Pind Linkage
Project: Double-Spiral Earrings with Pearls

European 4-in-1 Weaves
European 4-in-1 Sheet Weave
European 4-in-1 Ring
European 4-in-1 Round Maille
European 4-in-1 Shapes
Project: Graduated European 4-in-1 Chain Necklace

Parallel Chain Weaves
Parallel Chain Weave
Parallel Flower Unit
Project: Parallel Twist Earrings

Round Maille Weaves
Round Maille Weave
Turkish Round Maille Weave
Inverted Round Maille Weave
Project: Caged Pearls Round Maille Bracelet

Persian Weaves
Full Persian Weave
Half-Persian 4-in-1 Chain
Half-Persian 3-in-1 Chain
Half-Persian 3-in-1 Sheet
Project: Reversible Double Half-Persian 4-in-1 Collar

Dragonscale Weave
Dragonscale Sheet Weave
Royal Dragonscale Collar

Finishing
Findings
Chain Maille Design 101
Final Finish

Maintenance and Storage

Abbreviations
Resources
Aspect Ratio Charts
Imperial and Metric Conversion Charts
Index
Preview
About the Author
Karen Karon is a PMC Guild certified instructor. She studies and teaches classes at Metalwerx in Waltham, Massachusetts and also offers private chain maille jewelry classes. She’s a contributor to Step-by-Step Jewelry magazine, Bead Style, and Art Jewelry. Karen lives in Massachusetts.

SKU: EP5603

Author/Speaker/Editor: Karen Karon

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781620330791

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