Item Number: H20-3528BK
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Whether you are new to chainmaille or a seasoned weaver, Chained will introduce you to the art of combining metal jumprings into intricate designs, in a new way. No other book shows how to use so many weaves in so many ways, or gives this ancient art such a beautiful and modern twist. Techniques once used for armor now have a new life and can be used to create elegant adornments.
Softcover, full color, 144 pages
Book size: 11x8-1/4 inches
Level: Beginning to advanced
Books are shrink-wrapped and are returnable if unopened.
About the author: Rebeca Mojica is an award-winning chainmaille artist and instructor. By using colorful rings and combining classic weaves in new ways, she has redefined this ancient craft. At current count, this self-taught artist knows over one hundred weaves, including more than a dozen patterns of her own creation.
Rebeca has been teaching maille for almost as long as she has been making it. She helps students discover that they, too, can create beauty using only their hands, pliers and jumprings.
When she has difficulty finding high-quality supplies for her designs, Rebeca decided to found Blue Buddha Boutique in 2003 with a focus on precision sizing and clean, polished rings. Originally operated out of a spare bedroom in her home, the company is now one of the largest chainmaille suppliers in the world, shipping orders to all fifty states in the U.S. and more than thirty countries.
Rebeca is considered a pioneer and one of the industry's only experts. She teaches regularly at local bead stores and art centers, and has taught at the international Bead&Button® Show. She has also been a guest instructor for the Fashion Development at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her instructional projects have been published in multiple books and magazines.
Rebeca's necklace Poseidon's Embrace, made of 14,500 titanium and stainless steel jumprings, won 3rd place in the Finished Jewelry category of the Bead Dreams 2009 competition.
Rebeca is a member of the Chicago Craft Mafia and Chicago Metal Arts Guild. She is a contributing editor to Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine. Her work has appeared on CLTV and in the Chicago Tribune and The New York Times.