Easy & Elegant Beaded Copper Jewelry: How to Create Beautiful Fashion Accessories from a Few Basic Steps

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Bend It, Shape It, Anyway You Want It...Wire Jewelry
Prolific craft author and instructor, Lora Irish is back with a fresh volume of craft techniques, this time on making wire jewelry. Using inexpensive wire and tools commonly found around the home, you will learn how to bend, twist and coil wire to create an endless variety of shapes for attractive necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Once you master the basic wire shapes, you will learn how to create finished pieces by ...
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Overview

Bend It, Shape It, Anyway You Want It...Wire Jewelry
Prolific craft author and instructor, Lora Irish is back with a fresh volume of craft techniques, this time on making wire jewelry. Using inexpensive wire and tools commonly found around the home, you will learn how to bend, twist and coil wire to create an endless variety of shapes for attractive necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Once you master the basic wire shapes, you will learn how to create finished pieces by incorporating fasteners, earring hooks and cording. When these basic building blocks are mastered, you will learn how to embellish your designs with beads and more complex designs. Practice projects, step by step instructions and a gallery of designs will show you just how easy it is to get started in this fun and rewarding craft.
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Clear and detailed pictures with easy to follow instructions, make this a great book for a beginner in wire wrapping or beaded jewellery.
If you are a little more advanced, fear not, this book has 346 links listed, most with detailed instructions, and some are them are not for the faint hearted beginner!
More than just a book of instructions, this is a book of inspiration. Yes, there are projects and detailed instructions, but by giving the reader the tips and tricks and details for each link, Easy & Elegant Beaded Copper Jewelry is opening up the inner jeweler, and harnessing your inner creativity.
Excellent book for beginners and a great book for intermediate craft workers fed up with spending hours on the internet trying to work out how to move to the next level.

Honestly I have not had the chance to try out some of the goodies in this book, but I did read the whole thing and I love how it goes step by step with Photos to walk you through each step of each design. I like to make jewelry and have not tried to make anything with just wire, but I plan to very soon. This book is fantastic for people like myself who want to learn the art of Wire bending and making decorative jewelry out of wire. I know it says Copper but you could do these designs with just about any wire I would assume. I am glad I had the chance to review this book, and if your like me and need pictures to see what they are telling you to do then this book is for you.
I rate this 5 out of 5.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565235144
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 782,648
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Lora S. Irish is an internationally known artist and author.In addition to her work as an author, in 1997, working from her home studio, Lora and her husband, Michael, created www.carvingpatterns.com, an Internet-based studio focusing on online tutorials, projects, and patterns created exclusively by Lora for crafters and artisans. The website offers more than 1,500 patterns in various subject categories, including Americana, Animal and Wildlife, Celtic Knots, Dragons and Beasts, Nautical and Sea Life, Spirit People, and many more. Lora continues to provide new patterns-and inspiration to many artists-at the site. Lora also contributes a regular relief carving pattern column to Woodcarving Illustrated magazine and is a frequent contributor to Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts magazine.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Basic Tool Kit
14 Basic Bent-Wire Links
Basic Chain Links
Connecting the Links
Hook-And-Eye Sets
Rattail and Suede Leather Cords
The Complete Link Set
Adding a Wire-Wrap
How to Use the Instructions (And Change Them)
Designing Your Own Jewelry
Projects
Appendix: Additional Project Instructions
Complete Link Set Index
Index
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  • Posted February 16, 2013

    Great book!

    If you want to know lots about wireworking with copper, GET THIS BOOK! This is one of the better illustrated and explained books I have purchased. It covers virtually all the wire bending techniques I can think of, and Ms. Irish has the steps listed and photographed in the simplest way, making it easy for me to accomplish similar items. I love this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2011

    Great buy!

    Perfect for anyone ready to try wireworking! Takes you through the basics and you can build an excellent bracelet with all your practice pieces.

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