Making Metal Jewelry: How to Stamp, Forge, Form and Fold by Jen Cushman

By Jen Cushman

Notice the lovely good looks inherent in asymmetry, uncooked edges, rust and an intimate tale as you discover the manipulation of steel your manner. Jen Cushman will lead you step by step via 21 initiatives that unharness metal's terrific capability for a mode that's delightfully imperfect and natural. whether you've by no means wielded a hammer sooner than, Making steel Jewelry can have you developing jewellery items you'll be proud to put on this weekend! every thing you must recognize to start at once awaits you inside.

• reasons of alternative different types of steel, twine, patinas, metalworking instruments, soldering fundamentals and more.
• whole step by step guideline for quite a few jewellery items together with jewelry, jewelry, bracelets, necklaces and pendants.
• Inspiring adaptations on numerous of the initiatives, and on-line hyperlinks to extra venture ideas.

Begin your new dating with steel this day. allow Making steel Jewelry unharness your metalworking power and begin developing jewellery that's authentically you.

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For a smoother increase choose beads that are slightly thinner than others. The darker beads show where each increase occurred to create this arc-shaped piece of beading. 2 If you increase frequently along the same row of peyote stitch you will create a ruffle effect. Work with contrast beads on the last row for a decorative edge. On the next row add a normal sized bead between the two slightly thinner beads. Bead Something Now Peyote Stitch Rings I f, like me, you doubt whether a ring made from beads can ever be comfortable to wear, have a go making one of these pretty rings and you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

Netting or looped fringes are added at the end of a piece of beadwork using the warp threads, or added to the side edges using one of the techniques shown here. Fringes and netting can be as simple or ornate as you want – see Chapter 4, page 76 for more ideas. VERTICAL FRINGING This technique adds a third dimension to a piece of loom work. Rows of beaded fringe are added to the basic bead loom panel. You can add the beads as you go, as shown here, or add the fringing once the panel is complete.

Pick up beads in a multiple of four, alternating between the colours. This sample has 20 beads and is tied in a circle. 2 Bring the needle out through a shared bead. For the first round pick up two bridge beads, a shared bead and two bridge beads. Miss a shared bead and pass the needle through the next shared bead. Continue making this size of loop right round the circle. 3 To step up to the next round pass the needle through the first two bridge beads and the middle shared bead of the first loop again.

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