Complete Guide to Making Wire Jewelry

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Kalmbach Publishing, Co., 2007 - Crafts & Hobbies - 111 pages
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More and more jewelry makers are turning to wire as a medium, because of its versatility and ease of use. This collection of projects from Art Jewelry magazine introduces readers to basic wire-working tools and techniques, then shows them how to make wire jewelry using such methods as coiling, wire weaving, chain mail, wrapping, and shaping. More than twenty projects--including necklaces, rings, bracelets, and more--illustrate the different effects that can be achieved with wire. The emphasis here is on learning new techniques, including cold connections and soldering. A thorough, illustrated reference section guides readers through the types, shapes, and gauges of wire; the essential tools and their variations; and the basic techniques. Step-by-step instructions and close-up photos make Beginner's Guide to Wire Jewelry the ideal book for anyone interested in making beautiful jewelry.
* Twenty projects including necklaces, rings, bracelets, more
* Use beginners' techniques to make sophisticated jewelry
* Step-by-step directions and close-up photos
 

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User Review  - beadinggem - LibraryThing

Excellent resource book for the wire worker. Some project highlights include full instructions for viking knit jewelry and a ring mad from fine silver wire. The traditional wire wrapping technique for ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
4
Coils and Shapes
15
Turning a new leaf
21
Wire illusions
30
Wire Weaving
36
Viking splendor
44
Captured coin
50
Silver stream
58
Geometry lesson
85
Soldered Connections
95
Cascading carnelian
102
Contributors
108
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