Chain and bead jewelry creative connections : New Techniques for Wire-Wrapping and Bead-Setting. / Scott David Plumlee.
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- ISBN: 9780307586964 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: New York : Potter Craft, 2011.
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Far from its original utilitarian use--to create armor--the chain-mail technique has been adapted over time to create beautiful, unique jewelry. In Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections, chain-mail expert Scott David Plumleeshows jewelry makers, beaders, and crafters at all skill levels how to incorporate beads into a variety of chain-mail weaves to create showstopping pieces. First, Plumlee walks readers through basic skills and provides detailed information on traditional chain designs. He then presents more than 20 wire-wrapping and bead-setting techniques that incorporate beads seamlessly into a variety of designs, from the creative "Chaos" wire-wrapped bead to the sinuous Snake.With step-by-step instructions for assembling age-old chain patterns--from simple to complex--and gorgeous designs that can be executed using only simple hand tools, Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connectionsis sure to inspire jewelry artisans at all...
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