Chain Style: 50 Contemporary Jewelry Designs (Paperback) Jane Dickerson
Chain is not only a very popular element in jewelry-making, but designing with chain is very hot in jewelry design and designing with chain is fast, fun, and affordable.Popular beading magazines are featuring projects incorporating chain, and the designs range from classic to vintage to punk. Chain Style expands on this hot trend by offering 50 creative ideas for how to use chain as the key design feature. Designing with chain is fast, fun, and affordable. A few special beads connected together with chain will make a fabulous necklace in minutes.! 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.Author Jane Dickerson, editor of Creative Jewelry offers a step-by-step guide to making easy, stylish and contemporary bracelets, necklaces, and earrings, each incorporating chain as an element of the design. 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. The chain metals in the book include brass, copper, sterling silver, gunmetal, aluminum, base metal and goldtone.
Publisher: Interweave Press Inc
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 260 x 216 x 10 mm