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Making Wire & Bead Jewelry: Artful Wirework Techniquesby Janice Berkebile
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Thanks to its exquisite, easily mastered techniques and elegant lines, chain mailand#8212;the classic art of linking metal ringsand#8212;is enjoying a creative resurgence among jewelry makers. This attractive resource was the first full-color book on the market to help beginners and intermediates get in on the craze. With computer-generated illustrations that show every step, it thoroughly introduces all the key construction procedures, including the proper methods of winding, opening, and closing the metal rings. The 30 projects include a simple pendant encasing a large semiprecious stone and a flat chain-mail neckpiece that colorfully combines copper and blue titanium rings. Plus, there's advice on polishing the pieces, tips on adding pearls or beads, and a gallery of works by professional jewelers.
Thanks to its easily mastered techniques and elegant lines, chain mailand#8212;the classic art of linking metal ringsand#8212;is enjoying a creative renaissance among jewelry makers. Along with computer-generated illustrations that show every step and key construction procedures, this attractive guide features 30 projects, from a simple pendant encasing a large semiprecious stone to a flat chain-mail neckpiece with copper and blue titanium rings.
Wire and bead jewelry is one of the hottest subjects in jewelry-making today, and this book comes from two of the best-known teachers in the field, Janice Berkebile and Tracy Stanley. With beautiful designs, more than 500 how-to photographs that teach you visually, and accessible and accurate instructions, this book is a dream come true for jewelers. This is jewelry with texture and impressive wirework. This book of artful wirework instruction and 24 great projects will become the cornerstone of your jewelry-making library.
Wire-and-bead jewelry is one of the hottest subjects in crafts today, and this book comes from two of the best-known teachers in the field. With great designs, plenty of how-to photographs, and accessible instructions, it's a dream come true for beginners and intermediate jewelers who won't settle for anything less than stylish, professional-looking results. This is jewelry with texture, wirework that's rich with layers, ornate and impressive, yet created quickly and easily with the simplest of techniques.
About the Author
Janice Berkebile and Tracy Stanley are co-owners of Wired Arts, a business dedicated to selling beads, wire, and jewelry-making tools. They teach at bead stores across North America and in Italy, at bead shows including Bead&Button and Bead Fests, at various guilds, and on bead cruises. Berkebile lives in Seattle, Washington, and Stanley lives in Bellevue, Washington.
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