All Chained Up: An Instructional Book for Metalsmiths, Featuring 8 Different Fused Chain Patterns
This is the ebook version of All Chained Up, available only On Apple Books*
All Chained Up is part of Victoria Lansford’s internationally acclaimed instructional series, Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters. Formatted especially for the iPad™, the ebook edition includes 11 videos and over 150 full-color process photographs to provide clear and concise instructions for eight fused chain patterns, each with endless variations. The easy-to-follow instructions will have even novice jewelry makers fusing, weaving, and creating ancient and modern chains quickly. The 45 detailed photographs of finished artwork, incorporating all of the chains, will further inspire more advanced metalsmiths to explore the many possibilities of these chains.
Section 1 of the book includes instructions for fusing fine silver and high karat gold links of various diameters, tips on expediting chain making, incorporating charms, and directions for 4 Ancient Mediterranean (sometimes called Loop-in-Loop or Roman) chain patterns: 1-Direction Single-Weave, 1-Direction Double-Weave, 2-Directional Double-Weave, 3-Directional Single-Weave
Section 2 of the book focuses on Lansford’s own fused chain patterns with directions for creating decorative clasps and 4 Contemporary chain patterns: Undulating Mesh Chain, Vertebrate, Side Weave Mesh, and Crossed Link Chain.
Lansford’s instructional series, Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters, including the videos Russian Filigree, Rings, Eastern Repoussé and Chasing, and her iPhone™ app, iMakeJewelry have sold throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.
Ebook: 119 pages with 11 videos
Publisher: Spiral Publications (February 21, 2018)
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What Others Have to Say
– Tammy Powley
About Guide to Jewelry Making, part of The New York Times Company
A self-contained, big city, symphony orchestra
Alfred K. Butler, Horologist
“In Japan, Victoria would be considered a national treasure…”
Victoria teaches techniques used for millennia to create many of the great works of art one can see in museums. Though these techniques had fallen into disuse due to their labor intensive nature, Victoria has found many tricks that streamline and improve the processes, and she uses them to make strikingly contemporary pieces rooted in the ancient world.
One will never go into a hardware store with the same mind set again. Students are given a series of challenges and opportunities to grow their own inner voices and are encouraged to create works unique to them, at their levels of ability.
The number of places one can learn these skills in the US can be counted conveniently on one's thumbs. In Japan, Victoria would be considered a national treasure, and she would be funded to pass these skills on to the next generation.
Al Boyers, Metalsmith