Use simple techniques to create silver wire jewelry with sinuous forms, graceful lines, and inviting textures. Begin with the basics of coil construction and plying wires. Then learn how to stretch out coils to create graceful waves, join rings together to form elegant chains, craft firgure eights for a unique effect, and incorporate beads and pearls into the designs.
Readers will learn to make wire jewelry like pros with this collection of more than 20 projects from the pages of Art Jewelry magazine. Readers can learn basic wireworking tools and techniques and practice skills including coiling, wire weaving, chain mail, wrapping, and making cold connections to create necklaces, rings, bracelets, and more. A great book for jewelry makers of all skill levels.
Move beyond simple stringing! Graduate to using wire, chain, and jump rings and learn the fundamentals of making great jewelry, one step at a time, with the focus on shiny gold, silver, and copper wire, findings, and beads. Featured are the building blocks of design: plain loops, wrapped loops, jump rings, chain, and spacers, along with projects that reinforce these basic techniques.
Offers ideas, showcases 35 projects, and contains suggestions for recycling everyday objects, from electrical wire to soda cans, while uncovering their vast potential for beauty. This book shows how you can begin by examining various metal types and forms and the techniques for shaping and cold-connecting them.
Illustrated instructions on using wire, beads, crystals, precious metal clay, cabochons, rivets, and other materials to create unique jewelry. Includes 15 projects for making beautiful necklaces, bracelets, rings, pins, and earrings. Expert instruction from master jeweler Carolyn Yohn McManus.
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 Plumlee shows 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 Connections is sure to inspire jewelry artisans at all levels to expand the creative possibilities of their work. From the Trade Paperback edition.
These 40 fun projects—rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, cuffs—will inspire wire workers, beaders, and all types of creative crafters. Written by Suzanne Tourtillott, author of the highly successful Contemporary Bead & Wire Jewelry (Lark), this stunning collection showcases contemporary and beautiful pieces in a wide range of styles. Readers will learn everything from assembling handmade links into chain, to wire wrapping gemstones, and even light forging. A comprehensive basics section helps novices achieve success.
From America's largest specialty retailer of arts and crafts merchandise comes an extraordinarily big, beautiful, and encyclopedic collection of techniques and 175 projects--from beading and woodworking to glass and fabric crafts.