Chain Style eBook: 50 Contemporary Jewelry Designs

Chain is fast, fun, and affordable.

Popular beading magazines are featuring projects incorporating chain, and designs range from classic to vintage to steampunk. This new and easy-to-download Chain Style eBook expands on this hot trend by offering 50 creative ideas for how to use chain as the key design feature.


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Chain is fast, fun, and affordable.

Popular beading magazines are featuring projects incorporating chain, and the designs range from classic to vintage to steampunk. The new and convenient Chain Style eBook expands on this hot trend by offering 50 creative ideas for how to use chain as the key design feature.

Key Features:

  • Learn how to stretch your beading materials by incorporating chain in your design.
  • The tools and materials are easy to obtain, and the techniques used are suitable for beginners.
  • Techniques include opening and closing jump rings, cutting chain, oxidizing and hammering the chain to create texture and variety plus creating wire-wrapped loops and jump rings.
  • 50 designs by top jewelry artists including Jane Dickerson, Kerry Bogert, Denise Peck, Yvonne Irvin, Leslie Rogalski, Lorelei

Jane Dickerson, editor of Step by Step and Creative Jewelry magazines, offers a step-by-step guide to making easy, stylish, and contemporary bracelets and necklaces incorporating chain as a key element of the design. With 50 fabulous projects, there is a wide variety of design styles to choose from, plus lots or inspiring ideas for using chain creatively.

Designing with chain is fast, fun, and affordable…and now even more convenient with the Chain Style eBook. A few special beads connected together with chain will make a fabulous necklace in minutes!

Table of Contents

Projects Spice- Taya and Silvija Koschnick
Live Out Loud- Yvonne Irvin
Artifacts- Jane Dickerson
Go for Baroque- Denise Peck
Best of Both Worlds- Denise Peck
Tiptoe Through the Tulips- Lorelei Eurto
Open Doors- Denise Peck
Totally Tubular - Denise Peck
High Wire Act- Kerry Bogert
Silk Road- Leslie Rogalski
Beach Stones- Jane Dickerson
Bicycle Chain- Jane Dickerson
Brass Rings- Jane Dickerson
Jaded Machine- Melanie Brooks
One Yard Dash- Kerry Bogert
Cartwheels- Jane Dickerson
So Soho- Lorelei Eurto
Copper Fusion- Jane Dickerson
Delicate Donut- Denise Peck
Filigree Flight- Melanie Brooks

About the Author


Jane Dickerson is the author of the best-selling book Handcrafted Wire Findings and a freelance editor, writer, and jewelry designer. She 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.



'The projects included are stunning.... from simple easy-to-put-together designs that newcomers can feel comfortable getting their feet wet, to more complex projects that experienced jewelry makers can tackle.'--Booklist

'When Jane Dickerson first mentioned her book to me, I thought it was another book on chain making.  When I flipped through the book at Interweave Bead Fest, I realized my first impression was way off base.  Don’t make the same mistake I almost did, or you’ll miss out on some great ideas for making stylish jewelry with panache. 

All the projects in Chainstyle 50 Contemporary Jewelry Designs are designed using readymade chain. The beauty of this is that it allows beginners to create professional looking necklaces and bracelets after learning a few basic metal and wire-working skills that Dickerson capably explains in the beginning of the book.   Then it’s only a matter of selecting the chain and combining it with beads, findings and other components.  In fact, Chainstyle  has so many ideas for smart and sophisticated  necklaces and bracelets that more advanced jewelry makers will like it too.

The projects in Chainstyle also present a wonderful opportunity to repurpose odd bits of broken chains and charms that hide in the back of everyone’s jewelry box.   Combining old and new materials and using found objects is a great way to personalize jewelry. Dickerson’s easy to understand instructions and for texturing and oxidizing findings and components makes it easy to fashion distinctive, one-of-a-kind creations.    

I recommend Chainstyle for beginners because the projects are quick and easy to make.   Chainstyle will also appeal to any jewelry maker interested in creating fashionable contemporary jewelry or who is looking for ideas on combining different types of materials into one of a kind designs.' --Martha Aleo, Philadelphia Polymer Clay Guild

SKU: 11Z010

Author/Speaker/Editor: Jane Dickerson

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596685048