DIGITAL Chain and Bead Jewelry Soldering Connections eBook

DIGITAL Chain and Bead Jewelry Soldering Connections eBook



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The fourth book, Chain and Bead Jewelry Soldering Connections was published by Author House in February 2011. This informative book is an introductory to simple soldering techniques with a variety of 'soldering optional' jewelry designs, and uses a variety of studio techniques to make innovative designs. The introductory chapter details all the tools and materials needed, essential techniques to make jump rings, chain patterns, and several findings, concluding with common soldering technique problems and solutions for remedy. We will then practice our skills on the Simple Loop project onto the 3-ring Flower Petal series. The projects will increase in complexity by spiraling and soldering the 5-ring Mobius designs, and the 20-ring Spiral Ball earrings and bracelets. We will then utilize the hot torch to heat Argentium silver wire to produce a teardrop-shaped termination that will be used for setting metal beads and as a constructional element in a variety of Teardrop within Loop chain designs. We will practice the basic techniques on the Cascade projects into the beaded Triad and Star series. The basic chain is hammer forged and twisted into the Forged Arch designs, and finally embellished with the US dollar bill in the Money earrings and bracelet.

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Real Customer Testimonial:

Well, David Plumlee has done it again! Another of his beautiful books landed on my doorstep but this time there's a twist -- he teaches us how to solder! The book covers twenty projects using sterling silver, bronze, copper, and gold jump rings. I love that he shows how to solder rings, many using a simple butane torch.

The beginning of the book covers the basics, which includes a handy and complete demonstration on making ear wires, a magnetic clasp, and a hammered S-clasp. He also covers the finishing process, which I found very informative, particularly when he talked about a second pickling process. I've run into the same technical issues he discussed, and when I tried his solution, it cleared my problem right up.

The projects are fantastic, and many of them don't require you to solder. Earrings can be solder-free, due to their nature, and some of the bracelets are able to be made without firing up a torch. However, David's explanations and diagrams are so easy to follow, you'll be able to whip out that torch and become an expert in no time.

The designs are fresh and creative. The Beaded Triad earrings above prepare you for the Beaded Triad bracelet and the Beaded Star key fob and earrings. He also shows you how to make a stunning mobius pair of earrings and a bracelet, and for that tutorial alone, I'd buy the book.

One of the things I love about this particular book is it's not all chain maille -- it goes into forging as well. The other beauty is the projects are accessible and doable for all skill levels. It's a terrific book with a lot of places for you to jump off and run with your own creative variations.

Highly recommended!!!! - Lori Anderson


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Heather Gordon Jun 24, 2018

5 out of 5 stars
Can’t wait to get started on these projects. Communication was brilliant

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annie laure Feb 28, 2019

Jenny Bowman Mar 2, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
Great service, as before. Nice tut with great pictures and instructions. Will keep returning. :)

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Jenny Bowman Feb 23, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
Nice instructions, great pics-complete instructions including wire gauge sizes and jump ring sizes. I have purchased tutorials that dont include this, so thank you! will probably purchase more.

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