Metal stamping is one of the hottest trends in jewelry making. Using design or letter stamps and precious metal blanks, you can make personalized jewelry with words, textures, and creative designs.
Lisa Niven Kelly, creator of the online Beaducation workshops andwebsite, specializes in this simple, yet sophisticated technique. She has taught stampingfor more than six years and will introduce you to the right tools and skills to help you createprofessional and exciting results.
Stamped Metal Jewelry book and DVD teaches multiple metal stamping andtexturing techniques, and the projects incorporate wirework andmetalsmithing to create fabulous necklaces, beads, charms, bracelets,cuffs, and earrings. The book opens with an extensive section onstamping, wirework, and metalsmithing tools and techniques. This section will give beginners the basic knowledge and confidence to move on to the next section which focuses on design.Nineteen projects cover a variety of techniques and designs such ascreating charms, incorporating stamped links into beaded projects,making stamped links from flat wire and wire-wrapping them together,stamping on blanks and layering them, riveting, texturing metal,oxidizing, and more. In addition to Lisa's projects, the book featurescontributions by nationally known guest artists Tracy Stanley, KrissSilva, Lisa Claxton, Kate Richbourg, Janice Berkebile, and Connie Fox.
Yep, that's my book....wooo! Writing this book was a fabulous experience and I am super pleased with the outcome :) A big thanks to the amazing contributors for sharing their creativity!