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Getting Started Making Wire Jewelry and More (Getting Started)

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Learn how to make yur own wire jewelryl Don't know the first thing about making wire jewelry? Getting Started Making Wire Jewelry will get you going, with more than 100 color photographs that walk you, step by step, through the entire process, from where and how to shop for wire and beads, choosing the right kind and gauge of wire, to what tools of the trae you will need. You will learn how to make basic jewelry components such as loops, jump rings, and connectors, create and proudly wear the earrings, rings, bracelets - or make and give wire-decorated cards. With this book as your guide you will master the art of creating beautiful wire jewelry and gifts in no time!

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Those with interest, but absolutely no wire-working knowledge, will find this gradual guide a great introduction to every aspect of working with the enduring medium of wire. The chapters walk the aspiring craftsperson step-by-step through the entire process, from where and how to shop for wire and beads, to choosing the right kind and gauge of wire, and what tools of the trade they need to borrow or buy. No background is assumed; skills build upon each other as the book progresses. The basic jewelry components, such as loops, jump rings, findings, and connectors, are covered in turn. These lessons are then put to use with a selection of six projects, from jewelry to more unusual uses for metal embellishments such as greeting cards. Filled with lessons, tips, and resources from start to finish, this manual is a primer for the true beginner.

About the Author

Linda Chandler is a jewelry designer and teacher with more than 20 years of experience, and the coauthor of Woven Wire Jewelry. She is a precious metal clay-certified teacher who conducts workshops in a variety of jewelry skills including wire wrapping, metalsmithing, and glass fusing. Her work has appeared in the book All Wired Up and the magazine The Wire Artist Jeweller. She lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Christine Ritchey is an independent writer and editor, potter, jewelry maker, and coauthor of Woven Wire Jewelry. She has worked for D magazine and the local PBS station in Dallas. She lives in Pottsboro, Texas.

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CindyNG, July 22, 2008 (view all comments by CindyNG)
Making Wire Jewelry and More by Linda Chandler and Christine Ritchey is part of the Getting Started Series from Interweave Press. This is a nice introductory book on the basics of making findings and jewelry. The first three chapters explain where to find materials, basic information on tools, wire and wire gauge, beads and an often overlooked topic, safety. Bravo to the authors for teaching beginners about being safe in crafting.

The remaining chapters teach the reader how to make jump rings, head pins, french ear wires, simple clasps, toggles, and some basic projects like bracelets, knot rings and even a wire embellished greeting card. A nice list of resources is provided at the end. The steps to creating the findings are clear and can be easily duplicated by the reader. Some things you can learn from a book because the authors include pictures you can easily follow - this is one of those books. Perfectly illustrated and written for a beginner. As an advanced jewelry maker and glass beadmaker, I picked up a few good tips from the book too!

If you're new to jewelry making and need a good resource to teach you to make basic findings, this is the book for you.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781931499873
Author:
Chandler, Linda L
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Author:
Chandler, Linda L.
Author:
Ritchey, Christine
Author:
Chandler, Linda
Author:
Ritchey, Christine R.
Subject:
Decorating
Subject:
Jewelry
Subject:
Jewelry making
Subject:
Wire craft
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Getting Started
Publication Date:
20050901
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8 x 8 in 14 oz

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Those with interest, but absolutely no wire-working knowledge, will find this gradual guide a great introduction to every aspect of working with the enduring medium of wire. The chapters walk the aspiring craftsperson step-by-step through the entire process, from where and how to shop for wire and beads, to choosing the right kind and gauge of wire, and what tools of the trade they need to borrow or buy. No background is assumed; skills build upon each other as the book progresses. The basic jewelry components, such as loops, jump rings, findings, and connectors, are covered in turn. These lessons are then put to use with a selection of six projects, from jewelry to more unusual uses for metal embellishments such as greeting cards. Filled with lessons, tips, and resources from start to finish, this manual is a primer for the true beginner.

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