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Wire Wrapping
     

Wire Wrapping

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by Linda Chandler
 

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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.

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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:
534,462
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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Wire Wrapping 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
WWBonnie More than 1 year ago
This book is an excellent source for wire wrapping for bracelets and other great projects. I have enjoyed the easy and detailed instructions. It is not for the novice but for persons who have had some experience with wire wrapping. This book has really good step by step pictures and easy to understand instructions. Daytona Beach, FL, Bonnie
ZKGsMom More than 1 year ago
If you have square wire and never started wire-wrapping because it is intimidating..this book is perfect. If you follow the designs in this book - you will be making bracelets like a pro; as you work through it you start adding your own ideas and designs. I wish I had purchased this book first. Anything else that these authors put out ..I will buy
Anonymous 5 months ago
I loved this! She tells you the tools that will work and which ones that will work best. She went through not only the different hardness levels of the wire but also the different shapes and their best uses. I think this is the first book to cover the uses for half-pound and square wire. The direction are easy to follow on the projects. Once I made a few of the projects I was able to start making my own designs and the finished peice turned out exactly the way I planned them. The projects start at a beginners level and you can build your skills as you work your way through the projects!
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