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Wire Wrapping

Wire Wrapping

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by Linda Chandler, Christine Ritchey
     
 

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Compiled with advanced beginners and intermediate designers in mind, this guidebook starts with the basics of wire wrapping and builds skills progressively as aspiring crafters work through each project. The easy-to-follow instructions emphasize safety first and list all the steps required to get started, with a detailed discussion given to using tools such as

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Compiled with advanced beginners and intermediate designers in mind, this guidebook starts with the basics of wire wrapping and builds skills progressively as aspiring crafters work through each project. The easy-to-follow instructions emphasize safety first and list all the steps required to get started, with a detailed discussion given to using tools such as pliers and wire cutters—wire wrapping does not require a soldering torch—and selecting appropriate materials such as copper, brass, and sterling silver. Finishing these stunning projects are a snap with the tips, tricks, and techniques shared within—jewelry crafters will delight in the resulting pieces that include beautiful bracelets, Celtic earrings, wire wrapped rings, and a wire-wrapped cabochon.

Editorial Reviews

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"With the aid of detailed, close-up photography, the authors have done an excellent job of demystifying the art of creating wire jewelry." - Monsters and Critics.com

"An excellent book." - About.com Guide to Jewelry Making

"This is the third wire book from these authors and they have not disappointed us...a good reference book as well as one that is full of simple yet elegant projects." - Upper Midwest Bead Society newsletter

About.com
An excellent book.
Upper Midwest Bead Society newsletter
This is the third wire book from these authors and they have not disappointed us. . . . A good reference book as well as one that is full of simple yet elegant projects.
Monsters and Critics.com
With the aid of detailed, close-up photography, the authors have done an excellent job of demystifying the art of creating wire jewelry.
Library Journal

The first two books in Interweave's new "Jewelry Studio" series, these emphasize the mastery of basic techniques through detailed practice projects of increasing complexity. Chandler and Ritchey (Woven Wire Jewelry) explain the intricacies of wire wrapping, i.e., using heavy gold or silver wire bent or twisted to form bracelets and rings. Silver wire fusing involves sealing the ends of a silver ring with a butane torch to form a seamless piece without soldering. Fused rings may be used plain or hammered to form earrings and chains in Jones's projects. Both books are good introductory selections on specialized techniques for public library craft collections.


—Constance Ashmore

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596680593
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Series:
Jewelry Studio
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
727,376
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 9.78(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Linda Chandler is a jewelry designer and teacher with more than 20 years of experience. She lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Christine Ritchey is a writer, editor, potter, and jewelry maker. She lives in Pottsboro, Texas. They are the authors of Getting Started Making Wire Jewlery & More and Woven Wire Jewelry.

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