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Wirework: An Illustrated Guide to the Art of Wire Wrapping
Intermediate jewelry artists seeking new design possibilities can learn step-by-step instructions on how to wire-wrap using faceted stones, how to create pendants with any size or shape or faceted stone, how to use several methods of working with and setting faceted stones, plus mixing wire gauges and tempers to create stable and creative pieces.
In Wirework, Dale "Cougar" Armstrong showcases her classic jewelry style and shows how to create beautiful custom bracelets, necklaces, pendants, earrings, and rings in 18 projects. You'll learn:
how to work with half-hard wire; when to use other tempers and why
Dale's favorite tools and proper tool usage
using geometry in wire-jewelry functions; making the "right" right angles; shaping with and without mandrels; using "found" items for shaping; when and how to use snap-set components; choosing the right cabochons and gemstones
Wirework will challenge artists to be creative, think outside the box, and transform jewelry into their own style.
Reviews for Wirework: An Illustrated Guide to the Art of Wire Wrapping
This is one of those books that looks likes it's going to be easy to do the projects, but when you get into it, steps are left out or discussed in another chapter or are talked about vaguely so you have no idea what to do. For instance, there's a sidebar on getting rid of sharp ends that tells you to do it and mentions files, but doesn't tell you how to do it. The tools section only mentions files in passing while talking about Arken-stone, which evidently the author uses for filing, but is usually used to sharpen things.If you already know a bunch of wire working techniques, you might get some new ideas from this book, though I have to say the author has a very distinctive style, and it was hard for me to see how to make the techniques your own without copying the style.So, beginners beware and old hands might want to look but probably don't need to own.read more
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