Monday, December 05, 2011

Book review and giveaway: Chains Chains Chains



Think you know all there is to know about chains?  I can guarantee that this book, Chains Chains Chains, will open your eyes and get your imagination working overtime with new ideas.  Have you ever seen links that are a flock of birds?  How about chain links that portray lakes from a map?  Or scribble marks.  Some of these chains are made from wire, and some are from sheet metal, so the variety is amazing.

Chains Chains Chains is an edited volume from Lark Books, so you'll probably recognize some of your favorite designers here, and lots that are destined to become your new favorites!

There is a basics section in the back of the book that covers the properties of different metals, bench tools and equipment you'll need, and basic techniques.  The techniques include annealing, cleaning, transferring designs, sawing, filing, dapping, chasing, riveting, shaping, melting, soldering, pickling, and finishing.  Even though this section is pretty extensive, I still think this book is best for those with some metal experience or very motivated beginners.  

***Free Stuff Alert!!!***

And now you have a chance to win this book!  Just leave me a comment below and you'll automatically be entered to win.  If you tweet or post on Facebook or other social spots about the contest, you can leave a second comment and be entered twice!

Please make sure that your link will lead me to an email address, or else I won't be able to contact you.  No contact, no win, and I simply have to go on to the next person.  Deadline: December 12, 2011.  


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34 comments:

Beet said...

ooooo chains that look like birds sound interesting!

Beet said...

Shared on twitter too (Beetgoeson_)

Deci said...

I would love a peek at this!

Deci said...

I shared on my Facebook page GemRio

Gretchen said...

I am positive that I don't know all there is to know about chains - so thanks for the opportunity to broaden my horizons!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

I'd love to win this fabulous book!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Posted the giveaway on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pine-Ridge-Treasures/205451472805925

Shaiha said...

I am so a chain addict. Please enter me.

quiltingjewel39 said...

I love, love, love chain and the book sounds like it would show me so much. Thanks for the chance to win.

Shaiha said...

I shared the contest thru facebook

KayzKreationz said...

I love chain. This looks like a great book.

KayzKreationz said...

Just tweeted about the book and giveaway.
http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

Nancy Markosky said...

I think I would consider myself a "very motivated beginner" and I would love to learn more about working with metal. Thanks for the great give away!

maguito said...

great to learn new techniques , more inspiration , fantastic.thanks

Paula Lee M. said...

Wow just what my metal hungry hands need! Thanks for the giveaway and the heads up on the book.
Paula Lee M. mouski7@yahoo.com

uptwnsh said...

chains make me happy.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much. I'd love to win.
rwrw@comcast.net
Rosalie

Firefly Visions said...

This book looks amazing! I love working will a variety of different chains.

Firefly Visions said...

Shared on facebook as well :)

Marian said...

New to beading, I would love some inspiration on how to use chains!
Marian

Penny said...

I love chain, and this book looks like it would be wonderful to learn more about chain.

Thanks for the opportunity.

Eileen Bergen said...

I love edited books with selections from different artists. You always see such amazing variety. The best of the best!

Cynthia said...

I love using chain, and would love to win this book! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

Kim HIl said...

This sounds like a great book. I luv mixing it up period! Thx for the giveaway opportunity!
Kim Hil (cre8ivespace@yahoo.com)

Tara said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win this! And congrats to whomever does win it!

stellaluna said...

sounds good to me! thanks!

CreationsbyKari said...

Looks interesting!!! Count me in!

CreationsbyKari said...

Tweeted @pugbeader

CreationsbyKari said...

Posted on facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001260075497

substitutionqueen said...

I'd love to see the unusual uses for chains in this book, and try them out!

substitutionqueen said...

Sharing on my facebook!

Rosalynn said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I just love chains, but could use some new ideas. Sounds as though this book has some unconventional ideas. Great!

gembouquet at gmail dotcom

Kristen said...

This book sounds very inspiring!

Anonymous said...

the book sounds really interesting It would be really fun to read it !!

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