Synopses & Reviews
"Nancie takes the craft to a new dimension with wire, beads, and cool design for jewelry, baskets, and more." Better Homes and Gardens Simply Creative Crochet
"Combine crocheted wire and beads to make artfully squiggly jewelry." Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Crocheting takes on a new dimension in this fun and creative collection of 30 stunning yet easy-to-make necklaces, earrings, and braceletsall made using wire. Those new to crochet will get all the basics of crocheting, including finishing off, adding new wire, and planning projectswith plenty of illustrations throughout for guidance. There is also a discussion of which crochet hooks to use, and how to choose the right wire gauge to suit any project. Most of the projects are simple, requiring single crochet, half-double crochet, and double crochet in the same basic patterns used in yarn crochet. Beaders will delight over a new way to play with beads, and seasoned crocheters will relish this fresh, innovative approach to a time-honored, favorite technique.
About the Author
Nancie M. Wiseman is the author of six books, including Knitted Sweaters for Every Season
, The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques
, and Knitting with Wire
. She designs and writes patterns for Prism, Lorna's Laces, Rainbow Mills, Cascade Yarns, and Trendsetter Yarns, and she has showcased several crochet-with-wire projects on the DIY network. She has served as a knitting consultant for Martha Stewart Living
and has written for Interweave Knits
, Knit'n Style
, and Piecework
. She lives on Whidbey Island, Washington.