Metal-Metalwork Mary Maguire Metalcraft

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Metalcraft

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9780764132360: Metalcraft

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.
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    Metal foil and wire are endlessly versatile materials that can be embossed, pierced, bent, shaped, twisted, and plaited to create beautiful decorative items for the home. Because they are available in tones that range from gleaming copper to muted gray, and can be obtained in many different thicknesses, they can be crafted into a huge variety of handsome objects.

    This book show how you can take advantage of the creative possibilities and natural compatibility of foil and wire to create beautiful home accents. The author covers basic techniques, then presents 20 unusual projects, explaining each with step-by-step instructions. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crafter, you’ll find many creative challenges that you can master in this fascinating volume.
    Learn a variety of metalcraft techniques, including embossing, piercing, and working with wire

    20 exciting projects use metal foil and wire

    Suitable for both beginners and experienced crafters

    Clear step-by-step instructions, with photographs showing each stage

    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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