Beads and Wire: Jewelry and Decorative Items for the Home

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Japan Publications Trading Company, 2003 - Crafts & Hobbies - 64 pages
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The book begins with descriptions of the beads used for the 55 projects, followed by magnificent color photos of the projects, interspersed with instructions for using the wire-working tools. Photos and descriptions of basic tools, findings and other supplies follow.

The remaining pages contain detailed instructions for each project. The first 16 projects (five necklaces, three bracelets, five rings and three brooches) are made freehand. The second group of projects (four necklaces, two bracelets, a ring, earrings and a belt) is made using the WigJig Delphi, a transparent acrylic pegboard. To use this tool, you arrange pegs and spacers on the pegboard in a pattern, and wrap the wire around them. The next group of projects (four necklaces, three chokers, earrings, and three cell-phone straps) features Twist 'n' Curl, a t-shaped tool used to make wire coils and spirals. The last group (four bracelets, earrings, two necklaces, decorations for a photo frame, five types of decorations for glass candleholders, two jewelry or card holders, a mini-rack, and three types of decorations for flower vases) features the Wire Worker, a tool that comes with a variety of mandrels used to make coils of different

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