Nancy Howland’s manual on making silver beads, “Doming Silver Beads”, is now available as a free PDF download from her website, Nancy passed away last December and the second printing of her book is almost sold out so her family has decided to make her book available free to members of Orchid. (This PDF file is 96 pages long and is 1138 KB.)

If you’ve ever dreamed of making perfect silver beads every time, then this manual is just what you are looking for since Nancy shows you step-by-step with illustrations how to do it. Nancy’s family hope you will check out her book, “Doming Silver Beads“.

from Lois Phillips, Nancy’s sister

Here’s what the book covers, (from the website):

You will learn how silver beads are made and how to:

· Select the best silver gauge sheet metal
· Determine the disc size using easy formulas
· Cut and prepare discs for forming
· Add textures and designs
· Form matching domes
· Solder perfect seams
· Sand and polish flawlessly

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