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Buy your signed copy from the author. This 80-page best-selling craft title has recently gone out of print, but I was able to get the remaining copies from the publisher at a discount, and happy to pass the savings onto you; selling at 1$ under Amazon – how often is that possible!


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.

For more information, view a sample of jewelry projects, magazine article publicity, and read customer reviews visit my website at: www.davidchain.com/book4.htm


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
Buy your signed copy from the author. This 80-page best-selling craft title has recently gone out of print, but I was able to get the remaining copies from the publisher at a discount, and happy to pass the savings onto you; selling at 1$ under Amazon – how often is that possible!


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.

For more information, view a sample of jewelry projects, magazine article publicity, and read customer reviews visit my website at: www.davidchain.com/book4.htm


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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ABOUT ARTIST
Hello, my name is Scott David Plumlee and I started handcrafting original chain jewelry designs back in 1995, while living at the Appalachian Center for Crafts. You may know my jewelry style from the five book and three video educational series on handcrafting beaded chain jewelry, dozens of magazine articles and leading hundreds of instructional workshops nationwide. Although I am no longer teaching jewelry classes, I do have over sixty downloadable PDF tutorials of original jewelry projects that you can make at home, with guidance to source supplies, tools, and lots of free tutorials at: www.davidchain.com.

ABOUT PROCESS
Chain Maille is an ancient technique used in the middle ages to link individual rings into wearable garments to serve as body armor protection. Today, chain making is typically used to create beautiful earrings, bracelets, and pendant designs that are uniquely strong yet flexible. I handcraft each chain design from scratch, starting with round metal wire that is wrapped onto a mandrel into a long coil. Each coil is then saw-cut into individual rings, which are then assembled with simple hand tools into a variety of chain patterns. The finished chain is then chemically cleaned, polished in a rotary tumbler, oven dried, and then hand-polished with a specialized tarnish-preventive Renaissance wax.

ABOUT MATERIALS
I use a variety of round metal wires; including copper, brass, silver-filled, sterling silver, and 14k gold-filled. I specifically use Argentium sterling silver wire to handcraft the shepherd’s hook earring backs, as many people with metal allergies can wear this advanced version of sterling silver. I employ a variety of semi-precious gemstone beads that are the best quality by color and clarity. Note that there may be a slight color variation in the gemstones you receive from those shown, due to the nature of using natural stones.

ABOUT COMMISSIONS
I am currently not accepting any jewelry commission requests, as I do not have a jewelry studio at the moment because I am in Bangkok working on a novel. However, if you can review my past artwork at: www.davidchain.com/commission.html.

COPYRIGHT
All jewelry designs and images are the copyrighted intellectual property of Scott David Plumlee, and may not be used without express permission.

Many Thanks,
Scott David Plumlee
www.davidchain.com
ABOUT ARTIST
Hello, my name is Scott David Plumlee and I started handcrafting original chain jewelry designs back in 1995, while living at the Appalachian Center for Crafts. You may know my jewelry style from the five book and three video educational series on handcrafting beaded chain jewelry, dozens of magazine articles and leading hundreds of instructional workshops nationwide. Although I am no longer teaching jewelry classes, I do have over sixty downloadable PDF tutorials of original jewelry projects that you can make at home, with guidance to source supplies, tools, and lots of free tutorials at: www.davidchain.com.

ABOUT PROCESS
Chain Maille is an ancient technique used in the middle ages to link individual rings into wearable garments to serve as body armor protection. Today, chain making is typically used to create beautiful earrings, bracelets, and pendant designs that are uniquely strong yet flexible. I handcraft each chain design from scratch, starting with round metal wire that is wrapped onto a mandrel into a long coil. Each coil is then saw-cut into individual rings, which are then assembled with simple hand tools into a variety of chain patterns. The finished chain is then chemically cleaned, polished in a rotary tumbler, oven dried, and then hand-polished with a specialized tarnish-preventive Renaissance wax.

ABOUT MATERIALS
I use a variety of round metal wires; including copper, brass, silver-filled, sterling silver, and 14k gold-filled. I specifically use Argentium sterling silver wire to handcraft the shepherd’s hook earring backs, as many people with metal allergies can wear this advanced version of sterling silver. I employ a variety of semi-precious gemstone beads that are the best quality by color and clarity. Note that there may be a slight color variation in the gemstones you receive from those shown, due to the nature of using natural stones.

ABOUT COMMISSIONS
I am currently not accepting any jewelry commission requests, as I do not have a jewelry studio at the moment because I am in Bangkok working on a novel. However, if you can review my past artwork at: www.davidchain.com/commission.html.

COPYRIGHT
All jewelry designs and images are the copyrighted intellectual property of Scott David Plumlee, and may not be used without express permission.

Many Thanks,
Scott David Plumlee
www.davidchain.com

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