Readers of my first book in this series, Arty Jewelry, will enjoy learning 10 brand-new projects designed for creative people who love wire and beads (and buttons, too!). Most of the contents of Arty Jewelry II are found beautifully photographed in a printed and bound book on www.blurb.com. As soon as I discovered that I could make the text and photos from Arty Jewelry II available in a digital platform that was more affordable to my readers, I was eager to publish it.
In addition to the jewelry projects you’ll find in my printed Arty Jewelry books, I have included the all-important basic information you need to get started making your own creative, “arty” wire jewelry. I discuss the tools you’ll need, how to choose the right wire, beads and other items, and then jump right into basic techniques such as measuring and cutting wire, making jump rings and clasps, eye-pin loops, and much more.
Once we’ve mastered the basics together, we’re ready to begin making 10 wire-based art jewelry pieces. You’ll learn to make bracelets, earrings, necklaces, finger rings, and pins/brooches using a variety of your favorite beads, charms, pearls, buttons, silk flowers, and round wire. I hope that you find them inspiring and helpful as you begin to create your own arty jewelry.