Synopses & Reviews
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!
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.