New PDF release: Chain maille jewelry workshop: techniques and projects for

By Karen Karon

Observe the last word technique-based consultant for one of many best tendencies in jewellery making - chain maille.

In Chain Maille jewellery Workshop you will discover a number of weaving concepts for making trendy hottest chain maille weaves - from basic chains to beaded wonders to difficult Dragonscale.Jewelry artist and writer Karen Karon pairs in-depth, step by step directions with colour illustrations that exhibit precisely the place to put the following leap ring. you will additionally get a radical yet versatile method of recommendations that turn out weaving will be performed in a large number of how and demonstrations on “speed weaving,” that's excellent for big initiatives. Designs steadily elevate in complexity, so each jewellery maker - newbie and seasoned - will locate suggestion and tasks that suites their ability level.

What's extra to like? each bankruptcy presents a different jewellery undertaking and a plethora of layout suggestion, visible concept, shortcuts, tips, and methods, in addition to suggestions for attaching clasps and findings. Chain Maille jewellery Workshop is your excellent source for innovation and originality in chain maille jewellery making.

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Beginners, this one’s for you! The Byzantine weave is extremely versatile. The chain is quite beautiful on its own and can be easily broken down into smaller symmetrical segments and connected in a variety of ways, making it possible to design all types of jewelry: earrings, necklaces, and bracelets, such as the Byzantine Evil-Eye Bracelet on page 46. The open spaces in the weave are perfect spots for attaching beads and charms, providing endless embellishment opportunities. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to weave the basic Byzantine chain and how to take advantage of speed-weaving techniques to finish projects faster than ever.

5 mm jump rings each, weave a Byzantine segment onto each Flower Unit added in the previous step, following the Byzantine Rose instructions on page 42, Step 6. Finish 8. 5 mm jump rings, attach the clasp to the ends of the bracelet following the instructions on Attaching Findings to Straight Chain Weaves, page 133. 47 Spiral Weaves Spirals exist everywhere—in the shell of a nautilus, the pattern of seeds on a sunflower, the whorl of galaxies in outer space. Perhaps this explains why spiral designs have been used since prehistory and have been found on every continent, save Antarctica, on Earth.

4. Thread 1 open (yellow) jump ring straight through the second and third jump rings on the edge of the thin strip to the desired length and then widen it, as opposed to weaving it at the full width. To widen, simply add rows of jump rings to the pairs of jump rings along the edge of the weave. Add Additional Rows The row of jump rings just added begins and ends with a single jump ring threaded through the first and last jump rings on the chain (Steps 2 and 6). If you want to widen the weave further, you will omit these steps and weave as follows: 7.

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