Totally Twisted: Innovative Wirework & Art Glass Jewelry

Overview

This fresh approach to design shows jewelry artists the secret to combining sterling silver wire with colored wire and glass beads to produce high-end looks. Tips and tricks for making easier, more successful wirework accompany the 20 designs for earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. Techniques for coiling and wire wrapping are included along with how-to's for making clasps and wire components. Along with suggestions for exploring color in jewelry creation, the manual also features variation ideas to show how ...

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Totally Twisted: Innovative Wirework + Art Glass Jewelry

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Overview

This fresh approach to design shows jewelry artists the secret to combining sterling silver wire with colored wire and glass beads to produce high-end looks. Tips and tricks for making easier, more successful wirework accompany the 20 designs for earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. Techniques for coiling and wire wrapping are included along with how-to's for making clasps and wire components. Along with suggestions for exploring color in jewelry creation, the manual also features variation ideas to show how simply changing colors in a design can transform a piece. Necessary methods and project outlines are displayed through step-by-step photos and offer wire crafters the opportunity to hone their talents to produce unique and creative pieces.

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Editorial Reviews

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"I haven't done any jewelry-making, but I'm confident that I could tackle the projects in this book after reading the how-tos in the opening chapters." - Canadian Living

"Takes you on an amazing step-by-step journey for learning to combine interesting wirework with the beauty of colorful lampwork beads." - The Detroit News

"This fresh approach to design shows jewelry artists the secret to combining sterling silver wire with colored wire and glass beads to produce high-end looks. The clear instructions and excellent photography make recreating these designs a snap." - Monsters and Critics.com

"Many of the methods she uses may be familiar to most of us but she has her own 'twist' on how to approach them. Kerry Bogert's book is a testament to her obvious belief in experimenting and having fun while doing it." - About.com Guide to Jewelry Making

"Kerry has a natural eye for color but understands not everyone does. The photos throughout the book are fantastic and the explanation is clear, just like Kerry is sitting next to you." - CraftGossip.com

"Kerry's book has been such a helpful resource...I think you'll find that too. From simple things like reminding us to file the flush-cut ends of wire, to challenging us with advanced wire techniques-there really is something for everyone in this book!" - Sweet Bead Studio

"This book is delightful to view and filled with interesting new techniques and meticulous approaches to the familiar...this is one of those books you'll want to have in your studio to keep referencing. It's a fun read too." - The Impatient Crafter

"I highly recommend it!" - Heather Powers, founder and editor, Art Bead Scene

"I use wire a lot in my own jewelry designs, but I'm not always fond of typical wire wrapping designs. They can tend to be a little too chunky for my taste. I was pleasantly surprised by the scale, and in some cases, elegance of the projects in this book." - Tammy Powley, About.com Guide to Jewelry Making

"The designs in this book are bright, colorful and bold. Made with classic wireworking techniques, like coiling and spirals, the jewelry is fresh and fun." – BellaOnline's Beadwork Editor

"Kerry's book has been such a helpful resource...I think you'll find that too. From simple things like reminding us to file the flush-cut ends of wire, to challenging us with advanced wire techniques-there really is something for everyone in this book!" - Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio

"Now here's something you don't see every day: an array of bright and bold wirework jewelry projects fashioned out of art glass beads and wire coils in every color of the rainbow, great ideas for using spirals in unexpected ways (including as an added decorative element to ear wires), even instructions for fashioning beads out of colored wire." - Crafter's Choice Book Club

"Totally Twisted combines really interesting wire-working techniques with beautiful handmade glass beads. The designs are whimsical and elegant and the educational quality of the book is excellent. There are plenty of clear, step-by-step photos to teach you how to manipulate wire into amazing shapes." – Craftypod.com

"Takes you on an amazing step-by-step journey for learning to combine interesting wirework with the beauty of colorful lampwork beads." - Detroit News

"Incorporating big, honkin' glass beads with wire can be a challenge. But Kerry does so in ways that make it look effortless. Get this book whether you're a newbie or a pro. It'll make you smile!" - Jean Campbell, former editor, Beadwork Magazine

"The step-by-step directions and great photography make this a good choice for all ability levels." - The Statesman

"If you have a growing collection of differently shaped beads awaiting your attention, this may be the book for you." - The Bead Society of Great Britain Newsletter, Autum

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596681682
  • Publisher: Interweave Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,262,404
  • Product dimensions: 8.58 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Kerry Bogert is a jewelry artist and teacher. She has written for several major jewelry magazines including Bead & Button, BeadStyle, Creative Jewelry, Easy Wire, Step by Step Wire Jewelry, and Stringing, and her designs have also appeared in Wire Style. She lives in Webster, New York.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    Great fun!

    This book is so much fun! Bright color photos inspire my imagination, and well written descriptions make creating on my own possible.

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