Mixed Metals: Creating Contemporary Jewelry with Silver, Gold, Copper, Brass, and More
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Utilizing stringing and wireworking techniques accessible to beginners, this mixed metal jewelry guide also offers boutique-style designs that will captivate the more experienced beader. With no metalworking required, detailed instructions are provided for 30 unique projects incorporating various metals such as silver, gold, copper, brass, PMC, and more. Techniques for distressing metal - such as using liver of sulfur, other patinas, and hammering - are included, as well as ideas for mixing metals and using faux metals. Background information is given on each type of metal, from common properties to shopping tips, care, and cleaning.
heart (top to bottom) and form a wrapped loop that attaches to one end of one 1½" (3.8 cm) piece of chain. Use this chain to string the pendant, then use 1 jump ring to attach the free end of the chain to the irregular-oval ring. 5 Use 1 jump ring to attach one end of one ⅝" (1.5 cm) piece of chain to the irregular oval ring. Use 2½" (6.5 cm) of wire to form a wrapped loop that attaches to the other end of the previous chain. String 1 copper round and form a wrapped loop. 6 Use 2½" (6.5 cm)
oval chain. Use 1 jump ring to attach the free ends of all three chains to the right hole of the connector. tips When extended, the center of the lariat opens to 23" (58.5 cm). If you find this to be too small when taking the lariat on and off, simply increase the length of the chains. The links of the gunmetal filigree and bar chains used in this project are joined with three oval rings. When cutting these chains, cut the center oval ring. 3 Use 1 jump ring to attach one end of each of the
Hold the first wraps with the chain-nose pliers and bend the remaining wire down to one side at a 90° angle. Use the round-nose pliers to form a loop (Step 3). Step 3 Hold the loop in chain-nose pliers and wrap the wire down over the first wraps. Trim excess wire. For a decorative bail, continue to wrap over the top of the bead. Trim excess wire (Step 4). Note: You will want to start with at least 10" (25.5 cm) of wire when making a decorative bail. Step 4 BEADING AND WIREWORKING
The Whole Bead Shop. Beading wire: Beadalon (wholesale only). Chain: Artbeads.com. All other beads and findings: FusionBeads.com. FIRST LADY by Melinda Barta Pearls, crimp tubes, and crimp covers: FusionBeads.com. Gold rounds, coins, button beads, pendants, head pins, and clasp: The Whole Bead Shop. Ribbon: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft. Beading wire: Beadalon (wholesale only). Ear wires: Shiana. GOLDEN BLUSH by Danielle Fox All beads: North Star Jewelry Supply. Flat oval rings, clasp, chain,
ovals: The Beadin’ Path. Pendant: Jennifer Morris Beads & Jewelry. Crystals, crimp tubes, and crimp covers: FusionBeads.com. Jump ring: Ornamentea. Beading wire: Beadalon (wholesale only). SECRET GARDEN by Melinda Barta Wire and chain: Antelope Beads. Pearls: Saki Silver. Pendant, clasp, and rings: Elemental Adornments. Bead caps and jump rings: FusionBeads.com. Hook clasp: Susan Lenart Kazmer. MEMORIES OF VICTORIA by Danielle Fox Pressed-glass rounds: I Fancy That! Fire-polished rondelles