Chain Style : 50 Contemporary Jewelry Designs- By Jane Dickerson
Incorporating chain as a key element in jewelry design is becoming increasingly popular, and this handy instructional assists jewelry artists in discovering the ease and affordability of manipulating the medium to produce stunning and fashionable pieces.
Using commonly found chain metals, such as brass, copper, sterling silver, gunmetal, aluminum, base metal, and goldtone, this extensive and accessible reference presents 50 fun and creative methods for showcasing chain styles to make even the most inexperienced designer look like a pro. Covering basic essential techniques - including opening and closing jump rings, cutting, oxidizing, and hammering - this informative and engaging manual focuses on simple chain styles that can be constructed to form clean, modern, wearable art.
Soft cover - 128pg.
Jane Dickerson is the managing editor of Jewelry Gifts for the Holidays and Step by Step Beads. She is the editor of Creative Jewelry 2008 and is a contributing editor to Step by Step Wire Jewelry. She lives in St. Davids, Pennsylvania.