Creative techniques and designs for making custom jewelry. Metal stamping is one of the hottest trends in metal jewelry, using metal stamps and blanks you can personalize your designs with words, textures and creative designs. Although stamping is an easy technique, the right tools and skills will help you create professional and exciting results. Stamped metal jewelry book by Lisa Niven Kelly teaches stamping and texturing techniques and the projects incorporate wirework and metalsmithing to create fabulous necklaces, beads, charms, bracelets, cuffs and earrings. The book opens with an extensive section on stamping, wirework and metalsmithing tools and techniques. Nineteen projects cover a variety of techniques and designs such as creating charms incorporating stamped links into beaded projects, making stamped links from flat wire and wire wrapping them together, stamping on blanks and layering them, riveting, texturing metal, oxidizing and more. This book also features contributions by nationally known guest artists Tracy Stanley, Kriss Silva, Lisa Claxton, Kate Richbourg, Janice Berkebile and Connie Fox. Softcover with DVD, 136 pages.
Our selection of beading books covers every type of jewelry-making technique and medium imaginable, including seed beading, wire twisting, jewelry design and beaded macramé. Get ideas and instructions for making beaded earrings, bracelets, necklaces, purses, accessories and adornments using pearls, crystals, gemstones, seed beads, wire, chain and more. Explore the beading possibilities by putting together your own beading library.
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