Chain and Bead Jewelry Geometric Connections
A New Angle on Creating Dimensional Earrings, Bracelets, and Necklaces
By Scott David Plumlee
(Potter Craft, Paperback, 9780823033393, 160pp.)
Publication Date: November 16, 2010
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In Chain and Bead Jewelry Geometric Connections, wirework jewelry designer Scott David Plumlee shares his techniques for creating an amazing array of original designs using copper, silver, brass, and gold jump rings, all inspired by geometric shapes.
By adapting and building on the traditional Byzantine chain configuration, Scott creates unique collections of earrings, bracelets and necklaces, from three-sided Tripoli to the four-sided Quatrefoil to the five-sided Pentagon, plus innovative Organic designs, including fish, five- and six- pointed snowflakes, and a butterfly.
The thorough “Chain and Bead Basics” chapter, which guides readers through all the essential tools and techniques, makes it easy for beginners to re-create these stunning pieces.
SCOTT DAVID PLUMLEE has led more than 150 workshops on chain jewelry at crafts venues nationwide since 2001. His work has been featured in Bead&Button and Art Jewelry magazines, and can be seen at www.davidchain.com. He is also the author of Handcrafting Chain and Bead Jewelry and Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections.
"Who knew that little old jump rings--when linked together just so--could turn into spectacular pieces of jewelry art? Chain mail expert Scott David Plumlee breaks down the byzantine chain, Tripoli formations, triangle formations, quatrefoil and trapezoid formations, and lots more--but if you're getting cold sweats thinking about high school geometry, just know that you're in gentle, capable hands." --Bead Design Studio Magazine