By Karen Karon
Chain maille styles and weaves that take jewellery layout into new frontiers!
Jewelry artists will get pleasure from a set of recent, less-common weaves and difficult tasks that motivate and educate.
Author Karen Karon starts via reviewing easy chain maille weaves so that it will set the degree for the extra advanced weaves during this booklet. She explains ideas wanted while operating past the fundamentals: equipment for final a weave, operating with micro earrings, operating huge scale, and utilizing replacement fabrics in weaves. The ebook is then divided into four sections, every one dedicated to a specific form of weave: new Persian weaves, Elf-based weaves, Hybrid weaves, and Scale Maille weaves that contain sheet steel scales into conventional weaves for a impressive impression. Sprinkled in the course of the illustrated step by step directions for every weave strategy are helpful information from Karen to assist confirm a stunning entire piece.
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Many ombre ribbons have wire in the edges, which makes them ideal materials for crafting beautiful ribbon flowers. sample cards sequins (above) Tailors and craftsmen relied on beautiful handmade sample cards to re-order their materials. This one dates back to the early 1900s, and is filled with small swatches of metallic trims and fringes. (above) Known as spangles or pailletes in French, these sequins were fabricated in France in the 1890s from copper metal, then silver plated. Sequins are now made in all different shapes and sizes and have a variety of textures.
Spooled wire metallic fabric (opposite page) Elegant attire was fashioned out of material woven together with metallic threads. Decorative trims and fabrics were also manufactured for elaborate wedding veils and dresses. (above) Old silver and gold spools of wire could be used for tatting or fine embroidery on religious garments. french general: treasured notions 38 a catalog of materials 39 I look for old notions everywhere I go—antique shops, fabric shops, estate sales, flea markets, and, when I am lucky, an old basement!
French general: treasured notions 30 a catalog of materials 31 gold cord (below) Metal thread and cotton cord that has a wider center every other inch was often used to do stump work and other hand-stitching crafts. metal floral ribbon bauble tassels (above) Early woven metallic ribbon with botanical prints was very popular during the 1920s and 1930s. Used for embellishing home interiors as well as clothing, this trim is beautiful on both of its sides. (opposite page) These tassels were handmade by wrapping antique metal thread around a wooden base.
Advanced Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop: Weaving with Rings and Scale Maille by Karen Karon