Metal Jewelry in Bloom- By Melissa Cable
Take a walk through the metal garden, and admire the delicate blooms and intricate details. Dogwood blossoms, orchids, daisies, wisteria, daffodils, sunflowers, and many more beautiful flowers are all crafted from metal and finished with embellishments, including gemstones, leather, crystals, and more.
Readers will learn how to cut, pierce, and texture metal as well as make cold connections including wrapping and riveting. Any level metalworker will love the end results of flowers that are as light as the flowers they represent!
Soft cover - 111pg.
TABLE OF CONTENTS- Introduction
Chapter 1: Flower, Fundamentals, Getting Started, Tool and Supplies, Choosing Petal Count, Determining Petal Shape, Applying Petal Texture, Adding Petal Edge Dimension, Embellishing the Petal Surface, Forming the Petal Center, Riveting, Adding Color
Chapter 2: Forming Basic Flowers, Trillium, Lily, Magnolia, Dogwood, Orchid, Anemone, Cherry Blossom, Passionflower, Clematis, Narcissus, Daisy, Daffodil, Sunflower, Dahlia, Rose
Chapter 3: Advanced Techniques for Flowers and Foliage
CRUSHED FLOWER TECHNIQUE- Wisteria, Carnation, Pomegranates or Rose Hips
TUBE FLOWER TECHNIQUE- Agapanthus, Fuchsia
LEAF, BRANCH, AND VINE TECHNIQUES- Wirewrapped branch and vine, Wirewrapped wreath, Woven Leaf and clasp, Leaves with wavy edges
Chapter 4: Metal Jewelry in Bloom, Magnolia Earrings, Trillium Earrings Linked Collar, Delicate Lariat, Charming Display, Statement Piece, Stylish Slide, Dapped and Linked
CONTRAST WITH LEATHER- Rose Cuff, Leather Panels
CONTRAST WITH FAUX BONE- Faux Bone Cuff, Ribbon-Laced Pendant, Templates, Resources, Acknowledgments
About the Artist- Melissa Cable has been creating jewelry for more than 10 years. For seven of those years, she owned Beadclub, a bead store in Woodinville, WA where she quickly recognized her passion for creating and teaching projects that allow her students to learn sound skills while walking away with a fun, finished project. She has taught at bead stores and shows internationally, such as the Bead&Button Show, Bead Expo and the Puget Sound Bead Festival. Her work has been published in magazines including Bead Style, Stringing, Bead&Button magazine's Jewelry Designs with Art Glass Beads and in the book A Beader’s Stash. Her first book, Spotlight on Wire was released in 2011.