Saturday, December 4, 2010

Book Review: Chain and Bead Jewelry: Geometric Connections

Chain and Bead Jewelry: Geometric Connections by Scott David Plumlee has made me want to try some new techniques. Usually I focus bead stitching and wirework, but the chaine maille configurations in his book have me intrigued. The book is laid out well and the instructions cover each project thoroughly. I like that there a lot of photos, which will be helpful when I decide which project to make.

Here's more info from the back cover:

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 beginning of the book contains a strong focus on technique and basic skills. It also covers how to make your own jump rings!

Since it's snowing here today, I'm leaning toward the six-pointed snowflake earrings.

1 comment:

mtnchild said...

That cover really looks intriguing. Can't wait to see what you come up with.