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Getting Started Making Wire Jewelry and More
     

Getting Started Making Wire Jewelry and More

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by Linda Chandler, Christine Ritchey
 

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Those with interest, but absolutely no wire-working knowledge, will find this gradual guide a great introduction to every aspect of working with the enduring medium of wire. The chapters walk the aspiring craftsperson step-by-step through the entire process, from where and how to shop for wire and beads, to choosing the right kind and gauge of wire, and what tools

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Those with interest, but absolutely no wire-working knowledge, will find this gradual guide a great introduction to every aspect of working with the enduring medium of wire. The chapters walk the aspiring craftsperson step-by-step through the entire process, from where and how to shop for wire and beads, to choosing the right kind and gauge of wire, and what tools of the trade they need to borrow or buy. No background is assumed; skills build upon each other as the book progresses. The basic jewelry components, such as loops, jump rings, findings, and connectors, are covered in turn. These lessons are then put to use with a selection of six projects, from jewelry to more unusual uses for metal embellishments such as greeting cards. Filled with lessons, tips, and resources from start to finish, this manual is a primer for the true beginner.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"The new Getting Started series...promise(s) not to leave the 'newbie' wondering what to do next." - Craftrends

"A lovely, concise book, with great practical pictures, up-to-date ideas, and a good combination of basic skills and...challenging stuff." - Bead Society of Great Britain Newsletter

"This is a good little book for someone totally new to wire jewelry making" - About.com Guide to Jewelry Making

"Will suit those with interest but absolutely no knowledge of wire-working. It's a smart, gradual guide." - Get Creative

Craftrends
"The new Getting Started series... promise[s] not to leave the "newbie" wondering what to do next."
Great Britain Newsletter
A lovely, concise book, with great practical pictures, up-to-date ideas, and a good combination of basic skills and . . . challenging stuff.
About.com
This is a good little book for someone totally new to wire jewelry making.
Get Creative
Will suit those with interest but absolutely no knowledge of wire-working. It's a smart, gradual guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931499873
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Series:
Getting Started Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.46(d)

Meet the Author

Linda Chandler is a jewelry designer and teacher with more than 20 years of experience, and the coauthor of Woven Wire Jewelry. She is a precious metal clay-certified teacher who conducts workshops in a variety of jewelry skills including wire wrapping, metalsmithing, and glass fusing. Her work has appeared in the book All Wired Up and the magazine The Wire Artist Jeweller. She lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Christine Ritchey is an independent writer and editor, potter, jewelry maker, and coauthor of Woven Wire Jewelry. She has worked for D magazine and the local PBS station in Dallas. She lives in Pottsboro, Texas.

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Getting Started Making Wire Jewelry and More 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
sfontana More than 1 year ago
Very well written book. Easy to follow instructions. I highly recommend to beginners
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is excellent for the beginer. Great diagrams and explainations for how to's in making wire jewelry.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great 'getting started' book for someone who needs a little help moving brom basic bead stringing to using wire and links. Well illustrated and the explanations are clear. There is enough breadth in the basics provided that the creative jewelry crafter can make a great variety of pieces.
Book_lover_1979 More than 1 year ago
I just became interested in making my own wire jewelry and I'm definitely a beginner so I and wanted something that i could learn the basics from without being overwhelmed. This book is perfect. Lots of pictures and very easy to follow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like small-scale detail work and I wondered if wire jewelry could be a hobby for me. I found this book a great first read for me. It was straightforward and down-to-earth. Not at all crafter- or artist-snobby. The pictures were helpful. The book inspired me to take a class at a local bead shop, and to buy more books on wire jewelry!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found a ne hobby. And no i want more ideas :) I was looking for books @ the library, but i didn't find anything. Any ideas??? Are here any more non artist snobby books like this and easy understandable ones for people like me? I luv thi one but i wasnt sure if this auhor has any mor books I can wait ;-)
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NitaMae More than 1 year ago
Try and experiment, I use these as "ideas" and not "they have to be done exactly this way". Enjoy!
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