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Handcrafted Wire Findings: Techniques and Designs for Custom Jewelry Components [NOOK Book]

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Add personal style at minimal cost with custom-made findings.

Why spend hundreds of dollars stocking up on expensive manufactured clasps, jump rings, ear wires, bails, and more when you can make exactly what you need for a fraction of the cost? Making custom findings enables jewelry makers to affordably create just the right component to complement their own jewelry ...
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Handcrafted Wire Findings: Techniques and Designs for Custom Jewelry Components

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Overview


Add personal style at minimal cost with custom-made findings.

Why spend hundreds of dollars stocking up on expensive manufactured clasps, jump rings, ear wires, bails, and more when you can make exactly what you need for a fraction of the cost? Making custom findings enables jewelry makers to affordably create just the right component to complement their own jewelry designs.

Handcrafted Wire Findings looks at your wire stash and focuses on how to create custom, professional-quality findings. With fundamental skills for beginners that progress to more sophisticated designs, this book covers techniques such as basic wirework, texturizing, silver fusing, adding patina, and traditional finishes.

Included are over 30 projects for making custom wire findings, each accompanied by step-by-step photographs and directions to ensure success.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Once you see just how easy it is to make your own stunning custom findings, you'll never go back." - beading-arts.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620331521
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 2/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 313,521
  • File size: 26 MB
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Meet the Author


Denise Peck is the editor of Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine. She is also the author of the bestselling books 101 Wire Earrings, Wire Style, and Wire Style 2. She lives in Pennsylvania.

Jane Dickerson is the author of the best-selling book Chain Style and a freelance editor, writer, and jewelry designer. She was formerly the editor of Step by Step Beads, Creative Jewelry, and Bead Star magazines, and a contributing editor to Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine. Her jewelry designs have appeared in numerous books and magazines, and she sells her designs on Etsy.
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Table of Contents


Introduction
Techniques
Tools & Materials

Clasps:
Simple S clasp
Hammered S clasp
Bali-style S clasp with balled ends
Plain toggle clasp
Coiled wire toggle clasp
Textured toggle clasp
Single hook and eye clasp
Double hook and eye clasp
Bali style hook and eye clasp with wrapped neck
Figure-eight clasp
Sister clasp
Swan or spiral clasp

Head pins & eye pins:
Paddle headpins
Balled headpins
Spiral headpins
Wrapped head pins
Curled head pins
Headpins with dangles
Eye pins
Double eye pins

Jump rings:
Open jump rings
Fused jump rings
Square and oval jump rings

Ear wires:
Round ear wires
French ear wires with loop
Long ear wires
Balled ear wires
Decorative ear wires
Wrapped loop ear wires

Basic Bails:
Simple wire bail
Briolette bail

Bead caps: 1
Simple textured bead caps

Spacers: 1
Coil spacers

Resources
Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    A Must Have

    Ideas. designs, a superb investment!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012

    Very good

    Great ideas, follow the book or change their basic ideas to make your own.

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  • Posted December 10, 2011

    Great Book! Just what I was looking for!

    Great Book! Just what I was looking for! It's going to save me a bunch of money!

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