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Skill Levels 7

Materials. 8 • Tools. 8 • Hardening Hie Wire. 10 • Cluing. 10 • Oxidizing. 10 • Maintenance. 1« coii s on coii.s i i

Making Colls. 11 • Coll \ ecklace with Silver Tube. 12 • Chain Bracelet with Coll. 12 • Coil Beads. 12 • \ecklace wllh Coll Head. 12 • Hying Wires. 13 • Seek Ring with Piled Coll Head. I.'l • SI her bracelet with Coll lleail, 10 • Making nd Eyes. 16 • \ecklacc with Coll Segments. 10 • Bracelet wltli l.arge l.ohster Claw Clasp, lb • bracelet wltli Coll Heads. 17 • Coll Kings. 17 • Coils «is Decoration on a King. 17

Making Kings. 18 • Ik-ads Tied Into Wire. 18 • \ecklace with Cold lleads. Ift • bracelet with Cold Heads. HI • \ecklace with Hematite Heads. 22 • Earrings wllh Hematite Heads. 22 • Silver Coll Bracelet with Freshwater Pearls. 22 • Coll King with Freshwater I'earl. 22 • Coll King. 23 • Coll Dangle Earrings. 23 • lleart Stickpin. 23 • Spiral Stickpin. 23

coii.s stketciiei) into w wes 24

Stretching Coils. 21 • Corkscrew Earrings. 21 • Corkscrew Earrings with Cold Heads. 21 • Hoop Earrings with Colls. 24 • \ecklace with Ha\y Wire Pendant. 2.1 • Joining Wavy Wires. 23 • Waw Circle Earrings. 23 • Drawn-Out Coil King. 28 • Vecklace with Silver \utmeg Heads. 28 • Bracelet wllh Silver \ntnwg Beads. 211 • Making a Webwork ornament. 2ft • Bracelet with Webwork Squares. 29 • Carnellan Pendant Vecklace. 29 • Bracelet with Carnelians in Webwork. 29 • \eck King wllh Cray Freshwater Pearls. 30

Joining Kings. 31 • Making Your Own Kings. 31 • Simple Chain of Large and Small Kings. 32 • Simple \ccklace threaded with Silver and Cold Beads. 32 • Triangle of Paired Kings. 32 • Triangle Pendant \ecklace. 32 • Bracelet with Big Diamond Shapes. 33 • Lattice. 33 • Silver Bracelet of Chained Lattice. 30 • Lattice Bracelet with Hematite Kings. 30 • Making a Daisy. 36 • Daisy Chain Watchband. 37 • Bracelet wllh lleart Clasp. 37 • Two-bv-Tuo Kings in Long Rows. 37 • Wide Bracelet with Double Clasp. 30 • Bracelet wllh 1\\o-in-()ne-ln-()nc Diamonds. 38 • Bracelet w Ith l\vo-in-()nc-ln-()nr Squares, 38

coils snipped into fig i ke eights it 9

Making Figure Eights from Coils. 39 • Bracelet of Joined Figure Eights, 10 • Bracelet of Figure Eights with Silver Beads. -W • \ecklace of Small Eights and Kings. 10 • Figure Eight Earrings. 10 • Figure Eights Made of Half-Round Wire. 40 • Figure Eight Bracelet with Halt-Round Wire. II • Wide Figure Eight Bracelet. II • Bracelet of Rings and Coll Segments. I I

Milking Klongated Figure Kights. !.*> • Simple linicclct with Klongated Klg Iiis. 13 • Bracelet u Uli Set Stones. IB • Karrings with Sei Stones. Ill • King with Sri Sinne, lit • lowing Figure Kights on Kdge with Kings. I!» • liniertet ol Mongaled Mglils. Hi • liraeelet of llalf-Round II in-. IV • liniertet w ith End Pieces. HI

IVing Beads into Wire. ~><l • Plain Chain 50 • \nehor Chain linicelct with Creen. (¡old. and Pearl Heads. 50 • Harriot's Willi Heads. .11 • Klat Chain Mall. "il • Flat Chain Mail liraeelet with I'earls. 51 • Wide liraeelet with Large Pearls. ;>•/ • Double Flat Chain Mail. VI • Rods hrtvuvn Chain Mail Segments. 54 • Double Chain Mail liraeelet with Hods. 51

• I'eart Minings 55 • Stlekpin with White Freshwater Pearls. 55 • Stickpin with Cra\ Freshwater Pearls. 55 • TVIsting Beads Into Wire. 55

Finishing the Braid. 56 • Fashioning the Braid into a King. f>Ci • Coil Segments ami S-Clasps. 57 • Braiding Three Strands. 57 • liraldrd \ecklace with Large Heads. 57 • I2-Strand Round Braid. 58 • liralded liraeelet with Silver lieads. 58

• thidl/.ed Flat Xeeklaee. 5H • \ecklaee with Coil Mid I'ieees. 5<l • liralded King. (¡2 • Flat Braid with Five Strands. 02 • liralded Hangle. (¡2 • liralded Ring II. (¡3 • Kight-Strand Flat Braid. M • liraeelet with Double Clasp. (Hi •

Uli list able Ring. (Hi

Finishing. 64 • Man) Chains with Hematite Heads, til • Cmeheied and liralded \eeklaee. (¡5 • Crocheted and Braided liraeelet. (¡5 • Crocheted Choker w ith Pearls. (¡5 • Crocheted Rosettes Choker. (HI • Knitted liraeelet with Pearls, (iff • \eeklace with knitted Triangles. (Hi • liraeelet with knitted Squares, (if)

Undings for Wir«1 and Monofilament. 70 • Knding a Single Strand with a Head. 70 • Kndlng Several Strands with a Bead. 71

• Kndlng with a Knot Cover. 71 • Floating Brilliant. 71 • Braiding Tiger Tail. 74 • liralded Head liraeelet. 71 • liralded Head \ecklace. 71 • Crocheted Chain with Pink and While Pearls. 75 • Cwcheted Choker in Pink Copper Wire. 75

• Coil Head on Leather Cord. 75 • Coil Head on Seek Ring. 7(i • Braided Ring III. 76 • \eek Ring w ith Lavender Heads. 7(i • Coil Ring with Head 7(i • Pearl and Silver Wire Bracelet. 7(i • Chain Bracelet with Pink Beads. 77 • Ring with Pink Pearl. 77 • Collar with lilue Crystal Beads. 77

Im continually fascinated by the different forms of artistic lewelry available to students on a variety of TV < .»s and websites and in magazines : books. However. I find il remark-how similar both the jewelry and fl ■ choice of (ewelry .materials are from miry to country—no matter how far ; art they may be in physical distance or culture and tradition.

Jewelry fashion seems to be more or less 3 same throughout the world. This. I % limits the possibilities available to Wearing unique jewelry, specially iigned. In colors and materials flalier-i :o the wearer, is a great pleasure— ■ ; least for the designer.

Historically, there arc many examples of completely simple, handsome, and aesthetic jewelry forms, and they continue to he used today.

Nowadays, the simplicity of these original forms is sometimes overburdened with things and effects, drowned in the ornate. Hut whether you prefer the simple or the highly decorative, much can be accomplished with just heads and silver. Beads have long been admired and valued, both for ornamentation and as trade goods, from the distant past to the present. The same is true of silver, which is used in jewelry production in both Its natural and colored versions.

New materials, including colored wires and steel w ire, are emerging that can be used with the more familiar materials.

When designing your own jewelry, keep in mind that within each piece, elements must combine to produce integrity in shape, color, and materials. One element given particular attention in this book is the coil, with its characteristic and exciting form and possibilities. The coil is infinite—as is its design potential within the lexicon of jewelry design. You have only io begin.

Take pleasure in your work «mil Inn e tun.

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