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Listed below in chronological order are the educational books and videos that take you step-by-step on a full-color illustrated journey, progressing in a continual series of jewelry design complexity. The first, second, and third books and videos employ only cold-connected techniques (without hot torch soldering), while the fourth and fifth books utilize simplified soldering techniques. Click on any book cover image below for more information, view a sample of the jewelry projects, and read customer reviews.



The fifth book, Silver Soldering Simplified was published by Potter Craft in September 2013. This book utilizes simplified soldering techniques and innovative jewelry designs to create a variety of geometric shapes from securely soldered jump ring frames, many of which are then embellished with fine wire woven gemstone bead patterns to make 24 earrings, pendants, bracelets, and necklaces. Click on the cover image for more information, view a sample of the jewelry projects, and read customer reviews.

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Or available online at: Amazon and Barnes&Nobel.

Also available as a digital eBook for your Amazon Kindle or Barnes&Noble Nook.

View ten additional jewelry project tutorials to make earrings, bracelets, and a finger ring.


The fourth book, Chain and Bead Jewelry Soldering Connections was published by Author House in February 2011. This informative book is an introductory to simple soldering techniques with a variety of 'soldering optional' jewelry designs, and also uses a hot torch to ‘teardrop’ the end of Argentium silver wire to assemble innovative jewelry designs to make 20 earrings, key fobs, and bracelets. Click on the cover image for more information, view a sample of the jewelry projects, and read customer reviews.

Buy your signed copy from the author at Etsy $16
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Or available online at: Amazon and Spiderchain.
Also available as a digitally-delivered PDF at Etsy $16
View eleven additional jewelry project tutorials to make earrings and bracelets.

The third video, Make Chain Maille Jewelry Vol. 2 was published by Interweave Press in August 2011. This instructive video compliments the second book with nine ‘watch-and-learn’ lessons on how-to make the Flower, Dubious, and Inca Puno chain patterns, along with the skills to embellish them with beads, make your own findings, and more. Click on the cover image to visit the Interweave website for more information, view a video sample, purchase the DVD or digital downloads, and read customer reviews. Run time: 87 minutes.

Purchase the DVD disc at: Amazon and Interweave.

Also available as a digital download at Interweave.

Sample video for Make Chain Maille Jewelry Vol. 2 at YouTube.

Review how to utilize the Mandrel-tip pliers, both sizes are sold at Spiderchain.


The third book, Chain and Bead Jewelry Geometric Connections was published by Watson-Guptill in November 2010. This instructive book utilizes a wide range of chain patterns and bead-setting techniques to create a variety of geometric and organic designs to be fulfilled with gemstone beads to make 36 earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. Click on the cover image for more information, view a sample of the jewelry projects, and read customer reviews.

Buy your signed copy from the author at Etsy $16

Visit my Etsy store
Or available online at: Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and Spiderchain.

Also available as a digital eBook for your Amazon Kindle or Barnes&Noble Nook.

View 22 additional jewelry project tutorials to make earrings, bracelets, and pendants.


The second video, Make Wire-Wrapped Jewelry was published by Interweave Press in June 2011. This educational video compliments the second book with seven ‘watch-and-learn’ lessons on how-to wrap wire in both Precise and Chaotic techniques, along with skills to embellish them with beads, make your own findings, and more. Click on the cover image to visit the Interweave website for more information, view a video sample, purchase the DVD or digital downloads, and read customer reviews. Run time: 71 minutes.

Purchase the DVD disc at: Amazon and Interweave.

Also available as a digital download at Interweave.

Sample for Make Wire-Wrapped Jewelry at YouTube.

Review how to utilize the Mandrel-tip pliers, both sizes are sold at Spiderchain.


The second book, Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections was published by Watson-Guptill in July 2009. This informative book utilizes a dozen chain patterns, several wire-wrapping styles, and a variety of bead-setting techniques to make 28 earrings, bracelets, key fobs, and necklaces. Click on the cover image for more information, view a sample of the jewelry projects, and read customer reviews.

Buy your signed copy from the author at Etsy $16

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Available online at: Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and Spiderchain.

Also available as a digital eBook for your Amazon Kindle or Barnes&Noble Nook.

View 9 additional jewelry project tutorials to make bracelets and a pendant.


The first video, Make Chain Maille Jewelry was published by Interweave Press in June 2011. This informative video compliments the first book with eight ‘watch-and-learn’ lessons on how-to assemble the Single, Double, and Byzantine chain patterns, along with skills to embellish them with beads, make your own findings, and more. Click on the cover image to visit the Interweave website for more information, view a video sample, purchase the DVD or digital downloads, and read customer reviews. Run time: 87 minutes.

Purchase the DVD disc at: Amazon and Interweave.

Also available as a digital download at Interweave.

Sample for Make Chain Maille Jewelry at YouTube.

Read customer reviews for the first video at: craftymoosecrafts.blogspot.com


The first book, Handcrafting Chain and Bead Jewelry was published by Watson-Guptill in December 2006. This introductory-level book covers the basics of assembling simple chain patterns, used to create a variety of geometric patterns, which are embellished with gemstone beads to make 24 earrings, pendants, bracelets, and necklaces. Click on the cover image for more information, view a sample of the jewelry projects, and read customer reviews.

This book is out-of-print, but if you mail me your book, I’ll happily sign it.

Available online at: Amazon and Spiderchain.

Also available as a digital eBook for your Amazon Kindle or Barnes&Noble Nook.

View 11 additional jewelry project tutorials to make pendants and bracelets.


Published magazine articles to promote the book series.
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