Getting started making wire jewelry and more

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Interweave Press, Sep 28, 2005 - Crafts & Hobbies - 87 pages
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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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User Review  - LibStre - LibraryThing

The book is a solid starter and reference text but is weakened by the fact that it is not coupled with a set containing a quick start guide and the components for making some basic jewelry pieces to provide immediate gratification and reinforcement of what is being taught. Read full review

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User Review  - beadinggem - LibraryThing

Excellent resource book for the beginner who wants to learn how to do basic wire techniques. The clasp designs are too simple for intermediate beaders but the authors do offer some solutions such as how to deal with large holed beads. Read full review

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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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