All Chained Up is part of Victoria Lansford's internationally acclaimed instructional series, Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters. Formatted especially for the iPad, the ebook edition includes 11 videos and over 150 full-color process photographs to provide clear and concise instructions for eight fused chain patterns, each with endless variations. The easy-to-follow instructions will have even novice jewelry makers fusing, weaving, and creating ancient and modern chains quickly. The 45 detailed photographs of finished artwork, incorporating all of the chains, will further inspire more advanced metalsmiths to explore the many possibilities of these chains.
Section 1 of the book includes instructions for fusing fine silver and high karat gold links of various diameters, tips on expediting chain making, incorporating charms, and directions for 4 Ancient Mediterranean (sometimes called Loop-in-Loop or Roman) chain patterns: 1-Direction Single-Weave, 1-Direction Double-Weave, 2-Directional Double-Weave, 3-Directional Single-Weave
Section 2 of the book focuses on Lansford’s own fused chain patterns with directions for creating decorative clasps and 4 Contemporary chain patterns: Undulating Mesh Chain, Vertebrate, Side Weave Mesh, and Crossed Link Chain.
Lansford’s instructional series, Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters, including the videos Russian Filigree, Rings, Eastern Repoussé and Chasing, and her iPhone™ app, iMakeJewelry have sold throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.