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Handcrafting Chain and Bead Jewelry: Techniques for Creating Dimensional Necklaces and Bracelets

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Handcrafting Chain and Bead Jewelry shows how to create beautiful, dimensional silver, copper, and brass chains using simple tools. The main style is based on the elegant, classical Byzantine pattern, and uses the Golden Ratio to determine the circumference of a chain’s interlocking rings based on the thickness of the wire. Illustrated step-by-step directions show how to c ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Potter Craft (first published October 27th 2006)
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Lavinia
Apr 26, 2010 Lavinia rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone interested in chainmaille
Shelves: chainmaille
Scott does a wonderful job giving instructions - his illustrations and diagrams are as good as it gets. His in-depth examination of Byzantine weave is both interesting in its own right and useful to anyone looking to understand the math, the philosophy, and the mechanics underlying this weave in particular and chainmaille in general. I go back to this book time and again to refresh myself on basic techniques.
Rebecca
Dec 01, 2007 Rebecca rated it really liked it
Shelves: jewelry-design
The patterns in this book are just beautiful, and fairly simple if you're familiar with constructing byzantine chains.

He also offers some great tips on crating a good byzantine chain. As I like to create open, airy byzantine chains, it was really just an interesting study on why the byzantine works.
Sandra
Jan 12, 2016 Sandra rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crafting
Warning-it's all Byzantine based weaves, but that is one of the most versatile (and easy to pick up/put down) patterns. Excellent for the beginner, great reminder for the rest. Every step is well explained and illustrated.
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Jul 11, 2010 Kerry rated it liked it
I like this book because it's great for learning, but my biggest complaint is that every single pattern is based on the Byzantine weave.
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