All Chained Up: An Instructional Book for Metalsmiths
Featuring 8 Different Fused Chain Patterns
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 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 patterns, created by Victoria: Undulating Mesh, Vertebrate, Side Weave Mesh, Crossed Link
Victoria’s instructional series Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters has sold throughout the world. The series is part of her continuing commitment to make the techniques of ancient artists accessible to modern metalsmiths.
Safety in the Studio
Tools and Materials
Ancient Mediterranean Chain Patterns
1-Direction Single-Weave Loop in Loop
Wrap Ties, Charms & Dangles
1-Direction Double-Weave Loop in Loop
2-Directional Double-Weave Loop in Loop
3-Directional Single-Weave Loop in Loop
Victoria Lansford’s Chain Patterns:
Side Weave Mesh
Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: Spiral Publications (November 19, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5 x .4 inches
Shipping Weight: 7 ounces
What Others Have to Say
The Michael Bublé of Teachers
Geraldine Brophy, Metalsmith
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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