Kathy Frey is a professional jewelry designer with a studio in Chicago, where she lives downtown with her husband Dan and their two dogs. Kathy has been designing jewelry for more than ten years, but only recently has her business expanded to a full time endeavor. She earned a degree in graphic design from Carnegie Mellon University. You can find Kathy's jewelry at boutiques, galleries and juried art fairs across the country.
Elegant Wire Jewelry: Contemporary Designs & Creative Techniquesby Kathy Frey
Modern and stylish, with glittering hints of color: how can jewelry that’s so easy to make be so elegant? These fabulous pieces use basic techniques, such as bending, wrapping, and making simple spirals, along with different types of wire that range from sterling silver to gold-filled copper. Guided by numerous photographs and easy-to-follow instructions, novice crafters can create simple flat shapes, move on to wrapped silhouettes, and then smoothly produce three-dimensional forms. The projects use commercially made chain, ribbon, or cording to showcase the variety of unique, one-of-a-kind wire shapes.
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