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Silver Soldering Simplified: A New Jewelry Technique You Can Do at Home

Silver Soldering Simplified: A New Jewelry Technique You Can Do at Home

by Scott David Plumlee

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Popular jewelry designer and instructor Scott David Plumlee shows readers how to create 24 intricate-looking earrings, bracelets, and necklaces at home with a new quick and easy soldering technique.

An innovative new material is turning traditional soldering upside down. Scott David Plumlee, author of Handcrafting Chain and Bead Jewelry, teaches jewelry makers how to use a revolutionary new soldering paste and a small hand-held butane torch to create a range of seemingly complex but easily doable chain and bead designs at their kitchen table--no elaborate, expensive studio required. Scott's ingenious methods, clear instruction, and inspiring designs will give any aspiring jewelry maker the confidence to master this formerly intimidating technique.

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ISBN-13: 9780770433680
Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed
Publication date: 09/17/2013
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 402,863
File size: 44 MB
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About the Author

SCOTT DAVID PLUMLEE has been making jewelry for over a decade and has led more than 150 workshops on chain jewelry at crafts venues nationwide. A world traveler and jack-of-all-trades, Scott has studied ancient cultures and craft designs all over the world. His work has been featured in Bead & Button, Wirework, and Art Jewelry magazines, and can be seen at He is the author of Handcrafting Chain and Bead Jewelry, Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections, and Chain and Bead Jewelry Geometric Connections. His studio is based in Taos, New Mexico.

Table of Contents


            Exploring the Book
Wire, Beads, Tools, and Finishes
Soldering Tools
Hand Tools
Finishing Processes
Essential Soldering Techniques and Problem Solving
Paste Soldering Techniques
Common Soldering Problems (and Solutions)
Dimensional Soldering Problems
Metal Colors
Making Argentium Silver and Gold-Filled Head Pins
Jump Rings and Basic Chain Patterns
Jump Ring Theory
Wrapping and Cutting Jump Rings
Jump Ring Sizes for the Chain Patterns
Working with Jump Rings
Chain Pattern Tutorials
Four Clasps and an Earring Back
The Magnetic Clasping System
The S-Clasp
Argentium Silver Bar and Loop Toggle Clasp
Coiled Bar and Loop Toggle Clasp
Earring Backs
Peace Symbol Designs
Wire-Wrapping Basics
Single Peace Necklace
Double Peace Bracelet
Triple Peace Earrings
Byzantine Peace Necklace
Globe Designs
Globe Frame
Globe Bracelet
Triple Globe Earrings
Byzantine Globe Earrings
Byzantine Globe Necklace
Propeller Designs
Three-Ring Propeller Formation
Four-Ring Propeller Formation
Six-Ring Propeller Formation
Three-Ring Propeller Earrings and Bracelet
Four-Ring Propeller Bracelet
Four-Ring Propeller Earrings
Six-Ring Propeller Earrings and Bracelet
Jens Pind Propeller Necklace
Dharma Wheel Designs
Dharma Wheel Formation
Dharma Wheel Earrings
Dharma Wheel Bracelet
Doubled Dharma Pendant
Two-Tone Dharma Pendant
Figure Eight Designs
Figure Eight Frame
Beaded Eight Earrings and Bracelet
Double Eight Earrings
 Repeating Eights Bracelet

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