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innovative wirework

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Simple loop Spiral Coiling Wrapped loop Wire clasp

See pages 10 to 22 for helpful information.

possibilities for the layers are limitless. But the flat side isnt always the most fabulous side. The decorated edge of a disc can really ROCK! This design lets those edges get the attention they deserve.

Flush cutters File or emery board Round-nose pliers Chain-nose pliers /16" (1.5 mm) Steel mandrel

Disc beads are my absolute favorite to make. The

43" (1.1 m) of sterling silver 16-gauge dead soft wire 6' (1.8 m) of sterling silver 18-gauge dead soft wire 3' (.9 m) of Pacific blue 20-gauge colored copper wire 3' (.9 m) of orange 20-gauge colored copper wire 3' (.9 m) of red 20-gauge colored copper wire 3' (.9 m) of yellow 20-gauge colored copper wire 3' (.9 m) of green 20-gauge colored copper wire 10 bright-colored 18 mm to 26 mm lampworked glass disc beads to match wire 10 bright-colored 10x6 mm lamp worked glass rondelles to match discs

Rotary tumbler Polishing cloth

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Use one of the 20-gauge colored wires and the mandrel to form a coil. Slide the coil off the mandrel and flush cut the ends. Cut the coil into 1" (2.5 cm) lengths. Set the coils aside. Repeat Steps 6 and 7 for each of the colored wires. You should end up with about a dozen coils.

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Flush cut 6" (15.2 cm) of 18-gauge wire. Form a wrapped loop 2" (5.1 cm) from one end. Trim any excess tail wire and file if needed. Slide 1 coil inside 1 cage. Line up the cages starting loops with the coils hole. You may need to pull the cage lengthwise to get it around the coil. Well call this piece Coil n Cage. Use the 18-gauge wire to string the Coil n Cage, 1 disc bead, and 1 rondelle. Close the link with another wrapped loop. Repeat Steps 9 and 10, this time connecting the first wrapped loop to the second loop of the previous link. Repeat Step 12 to connect all the components. Set the chain aside. Use the remaining 16-gauge wire to make a simple S clasp. Attach the clasp to the end of the chain. The first wrapped loop will act as the catch for the clasp.

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10 Tumble the necklace for 30 minutes, then polish.

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Introduction The Basics Materials Tools Techniques Conquering the Color Wheel The Projects BANG Gals Butterfly Cagey Catching a Wave Chunky Monkey Cluster Pendant Delightful Doodads Drip Drip Drops Fantasticness Flying Trapeze Framed Hook, Line, and Sinker Hula Hooplas Lasso Pretending Refined Scrollirific Split Personality Squiggle Wiggle Taken for a Whirl The Eyes Have It Timeless Twirl-A-Gig Unhinged Beadmakers Resources Index
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wire and art glass

Take your wire jewelry to the next level! Artist Kerry Bogert,
whose signature work incorporates accents of colored wire and glass beads, shares years of design expertise in Totally Twisted: Innovative Wirework + Art Glass Jewelry. Learn to master basic wireworking techniques plus creative ways to combine colored wire, sterling wire, and glass beads into jewelry design. Inside readers will learn: All about wire types, including how to select the proper gauge and hardness for the best project results; plus useful tips and tricks to make wirework faster and easier. How to create head pins, wrapped loops, spirals, coils, and wire beads, plus how to make S clasps, basic hooks, toggle clasps, easy ear wires, and much more. The basics of glass beads, tools, and materials and how to incorporate wire as an accent or main design element. Color theory and how to create pleasing color palettes. How to make 25 innovative designs for earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and pendants.

Beginning and intermediate wire jewelry crafters will learn how to successfully bring color into their wirework with Totally Twisted.

about the


Kerry Bogert is a self-taught artist and teacher who sells her lampwork beads and jewelry online at Kerrys work has been published in numerous magazines, including Step By Step Wire Jewelry, BeadStyle, Bead & Button, Stringing, Creative Jewelry, and Easy Wire, plus the books Wire Style, Chain Style, and 101 Wire Earrings (all from Interweave). She lives in Webster, New York.

Paperback 8 9 128 pages 120 photographs ISBN 978-1-59668-168-2 $22.95 Available February 2010