Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections: New Techniques for Wire-Wrapping and Bead-Setting"" by Scott David Plumlee. Far from its original utilitarian use—to create armor—the chain-mail technique has been adapted over time to create beautiful, unique jewelry. In “Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections”, chain-mail expert Scott David Plumlee shows jewelry makers, beaders, and crafters at all skill levels how to incorporate beads into a variety of chain-mail weaves to create showstopping pieces. First, Plumlee walks readers through basic skills and provides detailed information on traditional chain designs. He then presents more than 20 wire-wrapping and bead-setting techniques that incorporate beads seamlessly into a variety of designs, from the creative “Chaos” wire-wrapped bead to the sinuous Snake. Sure to inspire jewelry artisans at all levels to expand the creative possibilities of their work.
Softcover, 160 pages
ISBN # 978-0-8230-2485-8