The latest in Victoria Lansford's internationally acclaimed instructional series, provides clear consice instructions for eight fused chain patterns with endless variations. With more than 150 full-color process photographs, the easy to follow instructions will have even the novice metalsmith weaving and creating ancient and modern design chains. Over 50 photographs of work incorporating all the of the chains will further inspire you to advance your own creations.

4 Ancient Mediterranean chain patterns: 1-Direction Single-Weave, 1-Direction Double-Weave, 2-Directional Double-Weave, 3-Directional Single-Weave and 4 contemporary chain patterns, created by Victoria Lansford: Undulating Mesh, Vertebrate, Side Weave Mesh, and Crossed Link.

Victoria's instructional series, Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters, including Russian Filigree (DVD, 2006) and Rings (DVD 2008), has sold throughout the world. The series is part of her continuing commitment to make the techniques of ancient artists accessible to modern metalsmiths.

Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: Spiral Publications (November 19, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-978-0-9821833-1-1
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5 x .4 inches
Shipping Weight: 7 ounces

available from www.victorialansford.com

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Comment by Victoria Lansford on January 4, 2010 at 1:08pm
Gracias!!!!

A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016, Thomas Mann's Gallery I/O April 1 - June 25, 2016.

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