Linda Jones trained at the Metropolitan University in London, UK, specializing in enameling. She began teaching wire jewelry over 10 years ago, and now runs creative wire workshops from her studio in Kent. She also designs and makes one-off pieces to commission. Linda is the author of eight books on the subject of wire jewelry published by CICO Books. Visit her website at www.wirejewellery.co.uk.
Complete Guide to Wire and Beaded Jewelryby Linda Jones
Packed with designs for daytime, ethnic-inspired necklaces, fun projects for kids, pretty pieces for special occasions, and items suitable for beginners, keen crafters will never need to buy another jewelry book again. You will learn how to combine beads with simple and intricate chain designs, and how to create elegant finishing touches by bringing in tiny shells, leather, and delicate ribbon. Why not try the stunning birthstone bracelet, or make impressive costume jewelry such as the spiral choker and the striking wedding tiara? You don’t need expensive tools and materials, nor any previous experience, as the step-by-step instructions, techniques, and tips will help you to create professional-looking pieces that you will be proud to wear yourself or give as a gift. And if you’re already a jewelry aficionado, you’ll find plenty of ideas and project variations to inspire you to create more designs of your own.
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If you're looking for a book to show you how to make that million dollar necklace to wear with your ballgown, this isn't it -- Keep looking. However, this book does have an interesting and creative selection of projects including link necklaces, rings, and earrings for everyday wear. Many of these projects include a "variation" to give you additional ideas. If you're looking to get into making wire jewelry this is a good place to start. Book includes a section for basic techniques at the end.