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

Mix up your jewelry repertoire with 21 contemporary designs from Danielle Fox and Melinda Barta using this fabulous eBook!

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Mix up your jewelry repertoire with this eBook!

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

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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!

Table of Contents

Rosey Posies
Greta Garbo
First Lady
Golden Blush
Gold Facts

Ghost Ranch
Silver Shade
Silver Lining
Silvered Buds
Silver Facts

Base Metals: Copper, Brass, Bronze, Gunmetal, Pewter
Blooms in Brass
Luck, Love, and Copper
Bronze Beauty
Lyrical Lariat
We Heart Pewter
Base Metal Facts

Faux (and other) Metals
Fool for Gold
Comet and Cupid
Gilded Garland
Enamel Amour

Mixing Metals
Feather Your Nest
Adorning Aphrodite
Secret Garden
Memories of Victoria

Glossary of Terms
Beading and Wireworking 101
Project Resources
Start Shopping
Index and Bibliography

About the Author

Danielle Fox is the editorial director of Beadwork and Jewelry Stringing magazines. Prior to working at Interweave, she was an editor at House Beautiful magazine in New York City and an editor at Colorado Homes & Lifestyles 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 editor of Beadwork magazine, associate editor of Stringing magazine, and author of three books, including Hip to Stitch and best-selling Custom Cool Jewelry. She teaches workshops at schools across the country, including Interweave's Bead Fest shows, Penland School of Crafts, and John C. Campbell Folk School and has assisted fiber artist Renie Breskin Adams at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. She has made appearances on PBS, Style, and DIY networks, including the shows Scrapbooking, Uncommon Threads, and Craft Corner Death Match. A true lover of all crafts, Melinda is known to have sewing, embroidery, knitting, beadweaving, stringing, collage, scrapbooking, home improvement, and gardening projects in the works all at the same time. When she's not creating something with her hands, Melinda loves to spend her summers hiking and camping in the mountains with her husband and their dog. In the winter, she skis every chance she gets.

SKU: EP5521

Author/Speaker/Editor: Melinda Barta

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781620330708