by Mary Maguire


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Metal foil and wire are wonderfully versatile materials that can be embossed, pierced, bent, shaped, twisted, and plaited in countless ways to create useful and decorative items for the home and personal use. This good-looking and instructive volume presents 20 projects for both beginners and experienced crafters, each project explained with step-by-step directions, color photos, and helpful diagrams. They include:
  • A beautiful copper heart-shaped love token
  • Ornate galvanized wire wall hooks
  • An iridescent metal mirror frame
  • Twisted wire candlesticks
  • A wood picture frame with embossed metal decoration . . . and 15 more

    Each project is clearly described and beautifully illustrated, and is supplemented with a list of required tools and materials. The author also instructs on basic techniques for embossing and piercing metal foils, and for shaping wire of various metals. Approximately 200 color illustrations and diagrams.
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780764132360
    Publisher: B.E.S. Publishing
    Publication date: 11/28/2005
    Pages: 128
    Product dimensions: 8.28(w) x 10.72(h) x 0.33(d)

    About the Author

    Mary Maguire studied Fine Art and Textiles at Goldsmiths College, London, and is now actively engaged in developing and exhibiting her own work. She is also the author of several other how-to books on arts and crafts. She lives in Devon, England.

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