New Book: Minimal Metal Jewelry

Learn easy torchwork techniques to make stylish designs using only wire and jump rings with Kieu Pham Gray’s newest book.

Kieu Pham Gray has been creating jewelry for more than 15 years — starting with her desire to look the part while working in retail management for Neiman Marcus. Since then, she has sold her jewelry to more than 30 stores in 10 states and participated in numerous juried art shows. Kieu and her husband, Andy, run The Urban Beader, an online specialty shop that offers stamps and other tools and supplies for jewelry making. Kieu teaches a wide range of popular classes at her stores, at the annual Bead&Button Show, and throughout the Midwest and East Coast. Now you may purchase Kieu’s newest book, Minimal Metal Jewelry, download a complete project of her earlier work, and view technique videos all by this prolific artist.



Minimal Metal Jewelry 

This book is a great introduction to simple metalwork using only two easy-to-find materials: wire and jump rings. Readers will learn many torchwork techniques from an experienced and popular teacher, Kieu Pham Gray. You’ll choose from 20+ modern, incredibly wearable earrings, pendants, rings, and bracelets. Most projects include design alternatives in different metals or styles, and a bonus section of handmade clasps rounds out this collection. Available now.


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Steampunk key pendant

Unlock your junk drawer to create a steampunk look that is quick and easy. There is no right or wrong in this project, just creativity. Build multiple layers to create dimension, and add beads for color, or vintage stampings to tell a story. This is a great way to use up those left-over pieces that have been piling up in the back of the drawer. Download a pdf with the complete project, Steampunk key pendant.



Metalwork technique videos 

Ever wondered whether using different saw blades will make a difference in the quality of your work? Or the best way to hold your hammer? Jewelry designer Kieu Pham Gray is here to give you the lowdown. Facet has more than a dozen technique-driven videos for you, and they are all free. 



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