Do you like chain mail jewelry, but wish it had more color? One of the easiest ways to add color is to integrate glass and rubber rings into your work, and Kat Wisniewski shows you how to do this in her new Kalmbach publication, New Connections in Chain Mail Jewelry with Rubber and Glass Rings. Other sources of color, like enameled copper rings and anodized aluminum rings are not ignored, but the projects in this book let the rubber and glass rings take center stage.
Kat goes over the basics and pays particular attention to good technique while opening and closing rings...and frankly, since that's mostly what you do in chain mail, it makes a lot of sense to get it right! She also has a great chart on pliers, and she covers the basics of inner and outer diameter, wire gauge, and aspect ratio too.
But mostly this book is about the projects. Each of the 25 projects has a list of exactly what you will need to make it as shown, plus some color options. Kat explains which weave is the basis for the project, but this isn't really a book that focuses on weaves and their families so much as on projects. No worries...there are plenty of books out there that teach all the weave families. This book focuses more on the color and the fun!
I would LOVE a copy of this book!! Thanks for the chance to win.
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I would love an opportunity to receive this book. My daughter and I were just discussing that Chain Maile would be something fun that we could work on together and this book of projects for beginner's would be a great place to start!
Thank you for the opportunity.
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Thanks so much!