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.
Jewelry Studio: Wire Wrappingby Linda Chandler
Wire is a favorite design material for jewelry artists, allowing for the creation of simple loops and embellishments to more involved, intricate pieces. In Jewelry Studio: Wire Wrapping, Linda Chandler and Christine Ritchey-the best-selling authors of Woven Wire Jewelry and Getting Started Making Wire Jewelry and more-take the mystery out of wire wrapping/i>
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Wire is a favorite design material for jewelry artists, allowing for the creation of simple loops and embellishments to more involved, intricate pieces. In Jewelry Studio: Wire Wrapping, Linda Chandler and Christine Ritchey-the best-selling authors of Woven Wire Jewelry and Getting Started Making Wire Jewelry and more-take the mystery out of wire wrapping and share their insider secrets for making gorgeous jewelry from bundles of joined wire, no soldering required! This technique allows the jewelry maker to create timeless, elegant pieces that are beautifully simple to elaborately complex.
Starting with a discussion of safety, tools and materials-including the types of metals appropriate for wire wrapping-and helpful tips, tricks, and techniques necessary before beginning a first project, the authors cover all of the basics of this deceptively simple technique. Using detailed process photography, Jewelry Studio: Wire Wrapping shows all the basics of wire wrapping step by step then takes the reader through progressive skill building projects to teach a range of wrapping techniques. Projects include bracelets, earrings, pins, and wire wrapped pendants and also include instructions for the highly sought-after wire-wrapped cabochon. Before you know it you'll be creating an elegant bow tie bracelet, a celtic link bracelet with matching earrings, a wire wrapped ring, a beautiful bracelet with coils, and more!
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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
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
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!