Part 2 of 2
Last December, I didn't actually review Rebeca's Mojica's first book, Chained: Create Gorgeous Chain Mail Jewelry One Ring at a Time. The past post was all about how a jewelry book got published.
Her book deserves a review as Rebeca has done much to advance this branch of jewelry making. It's growing in popularity because the innovations and creativity of chain maille artisans like Rebeca have won over the people who thought chain maille as too masculine or too dull.
Although she does use beads in a few of the projects, Rebeca's forte is the extensive use of color via anodized metals. Not only do the design possibilities jump, the colored rings are like an in-built color coding system!
|Japanese Cross Pendant|
The choice of weaves, detailed instructions and loads of tips and tricks showed me the book was written by someone who can teach and teaches well. Rebeca concentrates on 4 easy types of weaves - Japanese, Byzantine, Helm and Coiled - with many variations of each.
Unlike most book authors whose designs are only for personal use, Rebeca has generously allowed readers to use any of the designs to sell anywhere. I might well take her up on that as her book has been a wonderful source of inspiration for me.
I didn't have one of the ring sizes and had to adapt the design. Therefore here is the prototype of my interpretation of the Japanese cross pendant appropriately entitled "Kisses". I'll be wearing this pair soon, Rebeca!
Before You Go :
- What to Do If Your Tools Mark Your Jewelry Wire
- Chain Maille - Ancient and Modern Uses
- Full Persian Chain Maille Tutorial
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