Weaving Freeform Wire Jewelry: Step-by-Step Techniques, 20 Versatile Designs

Weaving Freeform Wire Jewelry: Step-by-Step Techniques, 20 Versatile Designs

by Kaska Firor


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Weaving Freeform Wire Jewelry is a guide to understanding and using wire weaves to create 20 beautiful freeform jewelry projects. With a tight focus on five wire weaves—over-under, over-over, coiling, looping, and circular weaving — the reader will learn by making rings, pins, earrings, pendants, clasps, and bracelets. Author Kaska Firor offers a wonderful variety of symmetrical and asymmetrical designs to inspire the budding wireworker, in addition to showing the evolution of wirework design from simple to complex for more advanced jewelry-makers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780871167033
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company, Books Division
Publication date: 11/19/2013
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 587,595
Product dimensions: 10.60(w) x 14.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Kaska Firor sells her jewelry at shows around the Midwest, has won numerous awards and has been published in various magazines. She both teaches jewelry classes in her studio and around the nation and lives in Cincinnati, OH.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: The Basics
About Wire
Other Tools and Supplies
Simple Wire Skills
Frame Wire Techniques
Weaving Tips
Finishing Techniques

Chapter 2: The Weaves
Over-Under Weave
Dagger Earrings
Woven Toggle Clasp
Wave Bracelet

Over-Over Weave
Ribbon Bracelet
Twisted Ribbon Earrings
Filigree Necklace

Circular Weave
In Full Bloom Bracelet
Gnarly Bracelet

Hoop Earrings
River Stone Pendant

Triangular Earrings
Snail Pendant

Chapter 3: The Next Level
Crystal Spiral Ring
Braided Bracelet
Hart of Gold Necklace
Green Bubbles Bracelet
Bead Tapestry Necklace
Cabochon Ring
Cabochon Wing Pendant
In Harmony Pendant

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Weaving Freeform Wire Jewelry: Step-by-Step Techniques, 20 Versatile Designs 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
LAJewelryDesigns More than 1 year ago
very pleased by the in depth instruction in this book. Kaska Firor breaks down the info in an easy to understand way, going into the various wire gauges, types of wire, tools, techniques, etc. There are several projects that I now feel a bit more comfortable about attempting after having read the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have quite a collection of jewelry books and have been working with wire about 5 years. This is my favorite. Pieces I've adapted from this book always elicit compliments.
JennyPe More than 1 year ago
I have bought quite a few jewelry making books, especially books about wire wrapping. I can assure you that this book is great! Very explanatory, detailed, great photos, beautiful projects, tips and tricks. Excellent! However I would not recommend it as a starting point book to the magic world of wire wrapping. Some previous wire work experience is needed. In my opinion this is a "must have" book and I hope the author writes another one. I will be the first to buy it.!