Most chain mail project books focus on long chains of traditional chain mail weaves. In Fabulous Chain Mail Jewelry: Creating with Components, noted designer and teacher Marilyn Gardiner offers a fresh, component-based approach to chain mail jewelry.
Marilyn will teach you to create short segments of chain - components - and then combine these units with bead links and metal connectors. You will also learn to build custom shapes, bails, beads, pendants, and tassels to incorporate into your creations.
The 25+ projects in her newest book use sterling silver, copper, and some colored rings, all in her signature "office jewelry" style - jewelry you can feel comfortable wearing in any setting. There are also design variations for some projects, so you can make each piece your own.
The weaves used will be familiar to chain mailers - nothing too exotic, but by making short segments of chain mail and combining, it can be easier to fit into a busy lifestyle, or, heaven forbid, a short attention span. Clear, easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of photos that will appeal to beginning jewelry makers - intermediate or advanced chain mailers will enjoy using your skills in a new, innovative way.
Softcover. 8.25 x 10.75 inches. 112 pages. 375 color photos. Published by Kalmbach.