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 calculate the circumference of the rings, how to wrap wire into coils, how to cut, and finally, how to assemble the chain. Starting from the basic Byzantine, new chain makers can then progress to increasingly Byzantine variations, including linear, knot, crown, and combination chains. Incorporating beads and charms offers endless possibilities for crafters who will soon, surely, be locked up in chains!
Scott David Plumlee
About Scott David Plumlee
SCOTT DAVID PLUMLEE has been making jewelry for over a decade and has led more than 150 workshops on chain jewelry at crafts venues nationwide. A world traveler and jack-of-all-trades, Scott has studied ancient cultures and craft designs all over the world. His work has been featured in Bead & Button, Wirework, and Art Jewelry magazines, and can be seen at www.davidchain.com. He is the author of Handcrafting Chain and Bead Jewelry, Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections, and Chain and Bead Jewelry Geometric Connections. His studio is based in Taos, New Mexico.
Handcrafting Chain and Bead Jewelry by Scott David Plumlee