The second book Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections (2009), takes the reader on a wire-wrapped, bead-embellished, and curiosity-fueled adventure. This elementary-level guide explains all the necessary background before we begin, from hand tools, metal types, round wire gauges, and aspect ratio precise jump ring sizes to make a dozen chain patterns.
We will explore the essential techniques you will need for assembling jump rings, setting gemstone beads with the Mandrel-tip Pliers, cold-forging an S-clasp, and bending identical earring backs from Argentium silver headpin wires. Next, we will discover wire-wrapping methods that progress from precise to chaos patterns with creative connections. Finally, we will assemble a dozen chain patterns seamlessly embellished with several bead-setting formulas to balance metal and gemstone.
With this 160-page book, you will learn how to create 28 gorgeous jewelry projects, sure to inspire all levels of jewelry artisans to expand the creative possibilities of their work. Scroll down to view jewelry projects, magazine articles, and customer reviews.