Making Metal Beads

Making Metal Beads

Techniques - Projects - Inspiration

Book - 2006
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With this comprehensive skill-building guide at hand, jewelers of all levels can craft 30 stunning one-of-a-kind beads in shimmering silver, copper, brass, and other metals. An introduction to metalworking provides the basics, followed by creative design ideas and techniques specific to metal beadwork. Transform commercial beads using simple stamping, chasing, and dimpling. Use cold connections to produce riveted and woven beads from sheet and wire. Roll a simple Crescent Roll Bead, and create variations in the form by using patterned, textured, or hammered sheet metal. Crafters will build a repertoire of skills as they progress, and learn numerous ways to embellish the bead's surface and add decorative elements. An extensive gallery of handmade beads provides a wealth of inspiration. A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club.
Publisher: New York : Lark Books, c2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781579907129
1579907121
Call Number: 745.582 WARG
Characteristics: 160 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Subjects: Silverwork.
Beads.
Beadwork.
Alternative Title: Making metal beads

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FireAndFlux
Jul 10, 2014

I only gave 2 stars because as a newbie this was way over my head. This is geared to intermediate / advanced.

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