MixedMetalMania5 FEB 2011, Waukesha, WI – Get ready to rethink everything you thought you knew about jewelry! Mixed Metal Mania turns conventional methods of working with metal upside down. Organic, expressive, and exciting, the projects in this book reflect a truly original artist’s vision. One glimpse of Kim St. Jean’s innovative designs and readers will want more.

Created for jewelry makers who want to incorporate wire, metal, and other mixed media in their designs, Mixed Metal Mania teaches cold connections, simple soldering, fold-forming, etching, and wirework. You’ll find instructions for making more than 30 exceptional projects, including pendants, linked bracelets, bangle bracelets, rings, collage pins, and more. Mixed Metal Mania makes creating metal jewelry accessible to a wider audience.

A former public school instructor, and current owner of a retail store, Expressive Impressions, Kim St. Jean now combines her love of teaching with her creative talent as a jewelry maker. Kim teaches metalsmithing and other jewelry-making techniques at venues all across the U.S.

Kalmbach Publishing Company, located in Waukesha, Wisconsin, is the publisher of 18 hobby and lifestyle magazines, numerous books, and special-interest publications. This book and all Kalmbach products can be purchased at

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