Mixed Metals : Creating Contemporary Jewelry with Silver, Gold, Copper, Brass, and More

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2009-05-01
  • Publisher: Interweave Press
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Utilizing stringing and wireworking techniques accessible to beginners, this mixed metal jewelry guide also offers boutique-style designs that will captivate the more experienced beader. With no metalworking required, detailed instructions are provided for 30 unique projects incorporating various metals such as silver, gold, copper, brass, PMC, and more. Techniques for distressing metalsuch as using liver of sulfur, other patinas, and hammeringare included, as well as ideas for mixing metals and using faux metals. Background information is given on each type of metal, from common properties to shopping tips, care, and cleaning.

Author Biography

Danielle Fox is the editor of Stringing magazine, the author of Simply Modern Jewelry, and a former editor at House Beautiful and Colorado Homes & Lifestyles. She lives in Longmont, Colorado. Melinda Barta is the managing editor of Beadwork and Stringing magazines, the former projects editor of PieceWork magazine, and the author of Hip to Stitch. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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