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I am always excited to receive my latest issue of Bead and Button Magazine, and even more so when I saw my favorite Chain Maille artist, Scott David Plumlee was one of the feature articles. If you regularly read my blog, you may remember this little review I did about a month ago. After that review, Scott asked if I would be interested in reviewing his new DVDs--of course, I jumped at the chance!
The first one, "Make Chain Maille Jewelry" runs for 87 minutes.
The first thing Scott does is teach you to make your own jump rings. From the types and gauges of wire, to how to wrap & cut the rings, all the way to proper opening and closing of jump rings, everything is clear and demonstrated.
Moving on to projects, you learn how to make a single, double, and my personal favorite, Byzantine chain. What I liked about the demos was that he used very large rings first and repeated the steps a few times before moving onto the smaller jewelry size rings. Think you are done--no way! Next he shows how to modernize these weaves by embellishing them with beads!
Lastly, he shows you how to forge your own clasp from a simple piece of wire--how cool is that?!
There was not a boring or wasted moment in this DVD & if I wasn't already excited to try more projects...I am now! What? You, too? You are in luck! Scott David Plumlee has very generously provided me with not one, not two, but THREE of his Beaded Romanov Earring Kits for a giveaway. These are the same kit that I made in my previous post above.
website, look around, and come back here and post what your favorite pattern or thing about his site is.
The winners will be drawn about Noon EST on September 30, 2011. One entry per person. Open to everyone worldwide. I am going to cut up the comments so everyone has a fair chance at winning! Good Luck!
This is an unsolicited, honest review of this DVD which I was provided free along with the 3 kits for the giveaway.