Victoria Lansford

Victoria Lansford's jewelry is stunning. ...for the designer who is ready to advance his or her jewelry skills, Victoria's text is a wonderful learning tool.

- Tammy Powley
About Guide to Jewelry Making, part of The New York Times Company

There is another book that was recently published, with loop in loop chains that is also very well written: Victoria Lansford, "All Chained Up" - it's worth buying for the eye candy alone, really unique chains

- Laura Pacino

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Excerpts from All Chained Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victoria Lansford Presents
Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters:

All Chained Up
an Instructional Book for Metalsmiths

This book from Victoria Lansford's internationally acclaimed instructional series provides clear and concise instructions for eight fused chain patterns, with endless variations. With more than 150 full-color process photographs, the easy to follow instructions will have even the novice metalsmith weaving and creating ancient and modern design chains. Over 50 photographs of artwork incorporating all of the chains will further inspire you to advance your own creations.

4 Ancient Mediterranean chain patterns 1-Direction Single-Weave 1-Direction Double-Weave 2-Directional Double-Weave 3-Directional Single-Weave 4 Contemporary chain patters, created by Victoria Lansford Undulating Mesh Vertebrate Side Weave Mesh Crossed Link Victoria's instructional series Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters, including Russian Filigree (DVD, 2006) and Rings (DVD, 2008) has sold throughout the world. The series is part of her continuing commitment to make the techniques of ancient artists accessible to modern metalsmiths.

 

Eastern Repousse (dvd)

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Eastern Repousse Tools

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Russian Filigree

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Powdered Russian Filigree Solder

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All Chained Up

(paperback)

$24.95

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$134.95

 

 

 

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Product Details

Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: Spiral Publications (November 19, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-978-0-9821833-1-1
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5 x .4 inches
Shipping Weight: 7 ounces

Contents

Introduction
Safety in the Studio
Tools and Materials
Metals
Fusing Links

Ancient Mediterranean Chain Patterns


1-Direction Single-Weave Loop in Loop
Basic Clasp
Variations
Wrap Ties, Charms & Dangles
1-Direction Double-Weave Loop in Loop
2-Directional Double-Weave Loop in Loop
End Caps
3-Directional Single-Weave Loop in Loop


Victoria Lansford’s Chain Patterns


Undulating Mesh
Vertebrate
Side Weave Mesh
Crossed Link

Resources

 

About the artist:

For 25 years post-conceptual artist, educator, and author, Victoria Lansford has created one-of-a-kind wearable sculpture and art objects that evoke the mystery and splendor of ancient masters yet are infused with her own provocative vision. Through her artwork, publications, workshops, and passion for creating, Victoria has generated an international revival of nearly lost, old world metalsmithing techniques, including high relief Eastern repoussé, Russian filigree, chain making, and granulation, and paved the way for metalsmiths to rediscover the variations from other cultures.


Her award winning artwork has appeared in exhibits at the Museum of Contemporary Craft, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Wayne Arts Center, the Mulvane Art Museum, the von Liebig Art Center, Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts, Rochester Institute of Technology, and the Georgia Museum and in numerous publications, including the Lark 500 book series, Metalsmith and Jewelry Artist magazines, Repousse and Chasing (Brynmorgan Press), On Body and Soul: Contemporary Amulets to Armor (Schiffer Publishing) and on Home and Garden Television.

Victoria created the metals program and served as head of the Metalsmithing Department at Spruill Center for the Arts, Atlanta from 1997-2004 and was an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee.

Her instructional publications in the series, Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters, including Russian Filigree (DVD, 2006), Rings (DVD, 2008), All Chained Up (paperback, 2008), Eastern Repoussé and Chasing (DVD, 2009) and her iPhone™ app, iMakeJewelry have sold throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.


Victoria earned her Bachelor of Arts in jewelry design and silversmithing at Georgia State University in 1993 where she studied with Richard Mafong and Gia Gogishvilli. Her artwork is in private collections around the world and is available in art galleries around the United States and through this website. She creates and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

 

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