Advanced Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop: Weaving with Rings and Scale Maille (Paperback)

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Chain maille patterns and weaves that take jewelry design into new frontiers!

Jewelry artists will enjoy a collection of new, less-common weaves and challenging projects that inspire and educate.

Author Karen Karon begins by reviewing basic chain maille weaves in order to set the stage for the more complex weaves in this book. She explains techniques needed when working beyond the basics: methods for closing a weave, working with micro rings, working large scale, and using alternative materials in weaves. The book is then divided into 4 sections, each devoted to a particular type of weave: new Persian weaves, Elf-based weaves, Hybrid weaves, and Scale Maille weaves that incorporate sheet metal scales into traditional weaves for a striking effect. Sprinkled throughout the illustrated step-by-step instructions for each weave technique are valuable tips from Karen to help ensure a beautiful finished piece.

About the Author

Karen Karon is a PMC Guild certified instructor. She teaches classes at Metalwerx in Waltham, Massachusetts, and also offers private chain maille jewelry classes. She's a contributor to Step by Step Wire Jewelry, Bead Style, and Art Jewelry magazines and is the author of Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop. Karen lives in Massachusetts.

Praise For…

"Just like the first book, Advanced Chain Maille is amazing in how thoughtfully it is laid out. There is a quick review of tools, materials, and techniques in the beginning, including chain maille math. Then Karon moves right into fabulous new weaves, each more complicated than those in the first book, and progressing in difficulty throughout each section so that you can stack your skills as you move along." --Beading Arts

"What I like about the tips and tricks covered are the various things use as starting aids, Besides the usual tape, paper clip, wire ties, this author also shows how to prepare a starter tool using Tuff Brake or a strong flexible substitute such as thin leather." --Beading Gem

"It is a book with clear instructions and before you start, there are explanations about the method she uses to make the designs! And as you go along, there are notes which act as guides to make sure you get to follow the tutorial with the least amount of head scratching!" --Handmade Jewelry Club

Product Details
ISBN: 9781620336595
ISBN-10: 1620336596
Publisher: Interweave
Publication Date: March 2nd, 2015
Pages: 160
Language: English