Chain Mail Plus

Sandy Haugen
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Chain mail jewelry with on-trend elements!

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Description

Chain Mail Plus shows you how to combine popular embellishments with chain mail weaves to create on-trend jewelry.

You'll find 20 projects that incorporate crystal bicones, pearls, briolettes, charms, links, gemstones, ribbon, leather, and much more. Alternate designs and color variations help you make each piece unique. Most projects can be completed in a weekend!

Author: Sandy Haugen
Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Pages: 112
Color photos: 350
Reviews

Chain Mail Plus has over 20 projects for the jewelry maker who wants to go beyond straight chain mail designs. Using traditional weaves, the author suggests adding various crystals, charms, metal links and many more materials to add added dimension to a finished project. 

I’ve always wanted to experiment with more designs using chain mail, and this new Kalmbach release provides plenty of inspiration and ideas that any novice or expert can build upon.  As usual, the book is in full color with coated stock, with an introduction, a good section on all the tools required and information on lighting and magnification (helpful when dealing with those small rings), and materials, including suggestions for the type of jump rings to use. There’s even a reference to Tool Magic, a rubbery coating to prevent scratching those colorful jump rings. 

Sandy Haugen covers earrings, bracelets, necklaces and various jewelry sets. My favorite designs include the “Charms in Harmony” bracelet, the “Triple Wrap-Sody” bracelet using leather cord (so hot these days), and the “Black Magic” and “Red Carpet” necklaces using satin ribbon. I love the jewelry sets too, but there are so many wonderful designs that I could go on and on. As I’m somewhat of a novice with chain mail, I especially found the Techniques and Tips section at the end of the book extremely helpful.

This latest release is a must have reference for who loves making jewelry using chain mail. The full color photos and complete step-by-step instructions with make even a novice feel like a pro and will be proud of the results. Like me, no doubt you’ll find favorite designs to use to make stunning jewelry for yourself, your family and friends.

Linda Morelli -MyShelf Reviewer, Editor

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