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 Metal Articles

Organizing for a busy studio
By Christine Cox

How to Fabricate a Lentil Bead
By Christine Cox

Photos from Christine Cox's Round Silver,
Copper and Enamel Box Classes

Enamels: Love at First Sight

By Christine Cox

An Interview with: Christine Cox
By Kathy Wasilewski of ISABA
Metalsmithing for the Altered Book Artist

Book Furnishings
Drawings and notes about ancient metal book furnishings.

Snowflake Tree Ornament
By Christine Cox
Using a jeweler’s saw frame is one of the required basics of most fabrication projects when working with sheet metal. Improve your skills by making a great Christmas tree ornament.

A Ring of Silver
By Christine Cox
Make a sterling silver ring from patterned wire. It's a chance to practice your torch soldering skills.

Hasp Book Closure
By Christine Cox
A hasp on a book is unexpected and functional. It keeps the book closed securely, yet isn’t a traditional closure.

Soldered Glass and Metal Book
By Christine Cox
Use stained glass soldering techniques to make a book cover.

Binding a Metal Book with Coptic Stitch
By Christine Cox
Long before machines made books they were made by hand. Learn this ancient and versatile stitch.

Etched Metal: Pinocchio
By Christine Cox
An in-depth how-to for etching metal. Walk step by step through the process by making a great 'Pinocchio' novel.



How to Open and Close a Jump Ring

By Christine Cox

Photos from Christine Cox's Bracelet Technic Classes

Brooch or Necklace Watch
By Christine Cox

Textured and Patinated Book

By Lorna Lawson

Alphabet Soup: License Plate Alchemy
Learn how to make wonderful key chains from old license plates.

ID Tags for Your Pets
By Christine Cox
Our pets are our best friends and family. Make them special ID tags and show your love.

Make Soldered Photo Frames!
By Christine Cox
I'm often asked about making Soldered Photo Frames like those pictured on the Volcano Arts web site. I've written out the directions in a conversational manner.

Fabricated Metal Charms
By Christine Cox
Learn to make charms from copper, photos and acetate and then put them together with rivets.

Building a Better Bracelet

By Christine Cox
Learn a simple wire technique and make a beautiful beaded bracelet that won't come apart.

Copper Mesh Frame
By Christine Cox
Fine metal mesh and eyelets make a beautiful frame.

Scrollwork Metal Journal
By Christine Cox
Sawing is an easy-to-learn skill but you'll get much better with practice. This book started out as a sawing exercise, but, me being me, the sawing challenge turned into a book.