Bewitching Bead & Wire Jewelry: Easy Techniques for 40 Irresistible Projects

Bewitching Bead & Wire Jewelry: Easy Techniques for 40 Irresistible Projects

by Suzanne J. E. Tourtillott
     
 
These 40 fun projects—rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, cuffs—will inspire wire workers, beaders, and all types of creative crafters. Written by Suzanne Tourtillott, author of the highly successful Contemporary Bead & Wire Jewelry, this stunning collection showcases contemporary and beautiful pieces in a wide range of styles. Readers will learn

Overview

These 40 fun projects—rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, cuffs—will inspire wire workers, beaders, and all types of creative crafters. Written by Suzanne Tourtillott, author of the highly successful Contemporary Bead & Wire Jewelry, this stunning collection showcases contemporary and beautiful pieces in a wide range of styles. Readers will learn everything from assembling handmade links into chain, to wire wrapping gemstones, and even light forging. A comprehensive basics section helps novices achieve success.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Editor and photographer Tourtillott has rounded up 27 jewelry designers and wrangled from them a wide variety of designs with detailed instructions on realizing them. There is something here for every level of crafter who works with beads and wire, from simple drop earrings to elaborately wire-wrapped pendants and decoratively linked chains. The strong suit of this book—like other Lark publications—is the accompanying close-up photographs and comprehensive illustrations. An introductory chapter on the many different tools and techniques used throughout is also very helpful, and some are sure to be new to even highly experienced jewelry makers. The section on techniques might be skimpy—only four pages—for the newest of beginners, but the clear, detailed instructions for each project should steer them right. This is a book whose projects will keep crafters engaged and challenged and should lead them forward in their own designs. (Apr.)
From the Publisher
“There is something here for every level of crafter who works with beads and wire, from simple drop earrings to elaborately wire-wrapped pendants and decoratively linked chains. The strong suit of this book—like other Lark publications—is the accompanying close-up photographs and comprehensive illustrations. An introductory chapter on the many different tools and techniques used throughout is also very helpful, and some are sure to be new to even highly experienced jewelry makers… This is a book whose projects will keep crafters engaged and challenged and should lead them forward in their own designs.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“None of the pieces are difficult, and even the ones that are more time-consuming or precise have excellent directions to make them easier!” —Beading Arts
 
“Wondrous and fun projects with easy techniques even beginners can get a hold of and flourish.” —Midwest Book Review

Library Journal
This collection of 40 projects by 26 different jewelry designers primarily features focal beads combined with metal wire. Tourtillott's (Making Beautiful Beads: Glass, Metal, Polymer Clay, Fiber; Expectant Little Knits) projects include a variety of earrings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants, and rings in styles ranging from bold and bright to soft and romantic. Most of the projects require basic tools that most jewelry makers will have in their collection, but some of the more complex projects require additional metalworking tools. VERDICT Both novice and intermediate jewelry makers will appreciate the variety of designs, as well as the clear, step-by-step directions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781454707561
Publisher:
Lark Crafts
Publication date:
04/02/2013
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author

Suzanne Tourtillott is a long-time editor and author of jewelry, ceramics, needlecraft, and general craft books. She is the author of Contemporary Bead & Wire Jewelry, Making Beautiful Beads, Making & Keeping Creative Journals (all Lark) and many more. Suzanne lives in Asheville, NC.

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