Most chain mail project books focus on long chains of traditional chain mail weaves. In Fabulous Chain Mail Jewelry: Creating with Components, noted designer and teacher Marilyn Gardiner offers a fresh, component-based approach to chain mail jewelry. Gardiner teaches readers to create short segments of chain — components — and then combine these units with bead links and metal connectors. Readers will also learn to build custom shapes, bails, beads, pendants, and tassels to incorporate into their creations. The 25+ projects in Gardiner's newest book use sterling silver, copper, and some colored rings, all in her signature “office jewelry" style — jewelry women will feel comfortable wearing in any setting. Gardiner also offers design variations for some projects, allowing readers the freedom to make each piece their own. The projects include familiar weaves, but the emphasis is on the beautiful jewelry readers can create with short segments of chain mail rather than long chains. The book includes clear, easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of photos that will appeal to beginning jewelry makers. Readers with intermediate or advanced chain mail skills will enjoy using their skills in a new, innovative way.
|Publisher:||Kalmbach Publishing Company, Books Division|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||48 MB|
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|Age Range:||16 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Marilyn Gardiner is a well-known beadwork and chain mail designer and instructor. She has taught at bead shows, including the Bead&Button Show, and in 2007 was named Folk Artists in Residence – Beadwork at the Joseph Schneider House National Historic Site in Kitchener, Ontario. She lives in Ontario, Canada.
Table of ContentsIntroduction About me Tools Materials: Jump Rings and Aspect Ratio Techniques: Making Loops The Projects 1. Components Link Metal Connectors Butterfly Wings Neck Chain Lusty Links Neck Chain Smoky Bronze Links Chrysanthemum Links 2. Components Link Beads Love Knot Sparkle Necklace Ode To Bisbee Necklace Parallel Purple Necklace Sweet Crysacolla Necklace 3. Components Build Dangles Viper Basket Earrings Mobius Drop Earrings Parallel Zipper Pull Orchid Zipper Pull Byzantine Windows Necklace 4. Components Build Bails and Beads Celtic Wings Necklace Beez Beads Necklace Oriental Beads Necklace Trizantine Necklace: with Flat Mesh Bail 5. Components Build Pendants and Tassels Byzantine Star Pendant Byzantine Circle Pendant Princess Tassel Tassel and Pearls Necklace 6. Components Build Shapes Oriental Drama in Black Beau’s Bead Necklace Yin Yang Necklace Nightscape Necklace 7. Components Showcase Jewelry Artists Persian Drape Necklace Beneath the Sea Necklace Art Deco Necklace