Getting Started Making Wire Jewelry and More (Getting Started series)

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9781931499873: Getting Started Making Wire Jewelry and More (Getting Started series)

Those with interest, but absolutely no wire-working knowledge, will find this gradual guide a great introduction to every aspect of working with the enduring medium of wire. The chapters walk the aspiring craftsperson step-by-step through the entire process, from where and how to shop for wire and beads, to choosing the right kind and gauge of wire, and what tools of the trade they need to borrow or buy. No background is assumed; skills build upon each other as the book progresses. The basic jewelry components, such as loops, jump rings, findings, and connectors, are covered in turn. These lessons are then put to use with a selection of six projects, from jewelry to more unusual uses for metal embellishments such as greeting cards. Filled with lessons, tips, and resources from start to finish, this manual is a primer for the true beginner.

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Linda Chandler is a jewelry designer and teacher with more than 20 years of experience, and the coauthor of Woven Wire Jewelry. She is a precious metal clay-certified teacher who conducts workshops in a variety of jewelry skills including wire wrapping, metalsmithing, and glass fusing. Her work has appeared in the book All Wired Up and the magazine The Wire Artist Jeweller. She lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.



Christine Ritchey is an independent writer and editor, potter, jewelry maker, and coauthor of Woven Wire Jewelry. She has worked for D magazine and the local PBS station in Dallas. She lives in Pottsboro, Texas.

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"The new Getting Started series...promise(s) not to leave the 'newbie' wondering what to do next." - Craftrends

"A lovely, concise book, with great practical pictures, up-to-date ideas, and a good combination of basic skills and...challenging stuff." - Bead Society of Great Britain Newsletter

"This is a good little book for someone totally new to wire jewelry making" - About.com Guide to Jewelry Making

"Will suit those with interest but absolutely no knowledge of wire-working. It's a smart, gradual guide." - Get Creative

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