Mixed Metals Creating Contemporary Jewelry with Silver Gold Copper Brass and More

Create fabulous designs featuring a variety of metal beads, charms, chains and findings including silver, gold, and base metals.

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Mix up your jewelry repertoire!

Create fabulous designs featuring a variety of metal beads, charms, chains and findings including silver, gold, and base metals.

Necklaces, Bracelets, and Earrings

The editors of Stringing and Beadwork magazines show off their design skills with 21 unique projects that incorporate all kinds of metals like silver, gold, copper, brass, PMC, and more. Projects are constructed using basic stringing and wireworking techniques that are accessible to beginners, while the boutique-style designs will captivate the more experienced beader.

Mixed Metals begins with a detailed how-to technique section covering a variety of jewelry basics.

  • Techniques for distressing metal using liver of sulfur and other patinas along with hammering.
  • Background information is given on each type of metal, from common properties to shopping tips to care and cleaning.
  • 21 projects with detailed instructions show creative ways to use silver, gold, and base metals in jewelry designs - as well as ideas for mixing metals and using faux metals.

Most metal jewelry books focus on making the metal components either with PMC, wireworking, or metalsmithing. Mixed Metals is so much easier, focusing on making jewelry with pre-made metal beads, charms, chain, and components combined with accent beads using simple stringing and wireworking techniques. No metalworking required!

About the Author

Danielle Fox is the editor of Stringing magazine and author of Simply Modern Jewelry: Designs from the editor of Stringing magazine. Prior to working at Interweave, she was an editor at House Beautiful magazine in New York City and an editor at Colorado Homes & Lifestyle magazine in Englewood, Colorado. She has done freelance writing for The Denver Post, The Boulder Daily Camera, Natural Home magazine, Footwear News, and Boulder magazine. Danielle lives in Longmont, Colorado.

Melinda Barta is the editor of Beadwork magazine and the former projects editor of PieceWork magazine. She frequently appears on television demonstrating craft techniques and has been a guest on the DIY Network’s Uncommon Threads and DIY Scrapbooking shows, the Style Network’s Craft Corner Death Match, and the PBS show Beads, Baubles, and Jewels. She is the author of Hip to Stitch and Custom Cool Jewelry (both from Interweave), as well as the teacher in the Bead Fest Video Workshop Custom Collage Charms (Interweave). Melinda has a BFA degree in fiber arts and a minor in apparel design from Colorado State University. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.



SKU: 09BD02

Author/Speaker/Editor: Melinda Barta and Danielle Fox

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781596680920

Number Of Pages: 112

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