Highlighting the flexibility and fun of working with wire, these original designs twist, spiral, and wrap their way through necklaces, bracelets, and rings. Using only a few simple tools, a spool of wire, and a sprinkling of beads, aspiring jewelry designers can create adornments from metallic or colored wire. Projects are easy to adapt to taste and level of expertise, and wire-working techniques build up from simple to stunning, inspiring beginners and old hands alike. There are smart and sophisticated gold and silver wire designs, such as the Waterfall Chain necklace, as well as more casual designs made with colored wire, funky beads, and tiny seashells, including the Belly Dancer Bracelet or Exotic Charm Necklace. With sections on styles and further variations, this is a guide for anyone who wants to add some shine to their repertoire.
A guide for crafters of all levels demonstrates key design and construction techniques through a series of twenty step-by-step projects including earrings, necklaces, brooches, and bracelets. Original.
These 40 fun projects—rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, cuffs—will inspire wire workers, beaders, and all types of creative crafters. Written by Suzanne Tourtillott, author of the highly successful Contemporary Bead & Wire Jewelry (Lark), this stunning collection showcases contemporary and beautiful pieces in a wide range of styles. Readers will learn everything from assembling handmade links into chain, to wire wrapping gemstones, and even light forging. A comprehensive basics section helps novices achieve success.
Use simple techniques to create silver wire jewelry with sinuous forms, graceful lines, and inviting textures. Begin with the basics of coil construction and plying wires. Then learn how to stretch out coils to create graceful waves, join rings together to form elegant chains, craft firgure eights for a unique effect, and incorporate beads and pearls into the designs.
Techniques for Unique Designs and Handmade Findings
Author: Tammy Powley
Pubpsher: Quarry Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Jewelry making is one of the most popular craft trends, and its audience continues to grow. Few jewelry books on the market emphasize the importance of the design relationship between beads, wire, and jewelry findingsùthe ônuts and boltsö of any piece. This book will show not only how to design and build your own spectacular jewelry out of beads and wire but how to design and create your own findings as well. Most jewelry making books are geared for the beginner and provide little information for intermediate to advanced jewelry makers. Making Designer Bead and Wire Jewelry contains illustrated how-to techniques, full-color project photos, project instructions, and numerous tips that enhance the styles and skills presented. Intermediate and advanced jewelry makers will learn new techniques for creating signature elements for their designs, while beginners will get a handle on honing their skills.
The Simple Step-by-Step Handbook for Starting Jewelry Crafts at Home
Author: Amy Ray
Pubpsher: Independently Published
DIY Guide to Beautiful Wire and Beaded Jewelry Making for Beginners The Simple Step-by-Step Handbook for Starting Jewelry Crafts at Home If you've ever wanted to create your own beautiful, hand-crafted pieces of custom jewelry, this book is for you. In DIY Jewelry Guide, I show you how to make unique wearable works of wire art and beaded jewelry. Every step of the way is described with simple, easy to follow instructions in plain verbiage. I have included dozens of illustrative pictures to describe each step and exhibit exactly what your piece should be like. Even though I have given you everything you need to get started with creating handmade wire art jewelry, I also leave the creativity open to you! I sincerely hope this book helps you tap into your creative juices. I want to help you unleash your inner bead worker. Throughout human history, jewelry has been an essential part of our culture. In many cultures even today, a women's wealth is displayed by her jewelry. Lands and been bought and sold using jewels and jewelry. Historically, dowries included jewelry. Jewelry is an investment as well as a personal display of fashion, taste, and culture. With this DIY Guide to Beautiful Wire and Beaded Jewelry Making for Beginners you can be a part of shaping your own fashionable, creative, bejeweled pieces of art - even if you have never crafted anything with wire or leather rope! Before you pick up those pony beads from your local craft store, you need this essential starter's guide. In this book you will learn: What tools to use when creating wire art What wire art is What tools to use when working with beads How to use a bead loom Some of the history of jewelry art Step-by-step instructions Descriptive photographs for every step of the way Including several patterns and instructions for wire art jewelry All of this is in this simple starter guide. I even give you the instructions for these beautifully inspired gift ideas. First of all, you can craft a complete set of wire rose jewelry including: Wire rose ring Wire rose earrings Wire rose pendant You can also make simple, customizable beaded jewelry such as: Beaded stud earrings Stackable beaded bracelets The VERY popular beaded wrap bracelet (it's all the rage right now!) As a bonus, when you purchase the paperback on Amazon, you can also get the eBook version for FREE! Happy crafting!
Readers will learn to make wire jewelry like pros with this collection of more than 20 projects from the pages of Art Jewelry magazine. Readers can learn basic wireworking tools and techniques and practice skills including coiling, wire weaving, chain mail, wrapping, and making cold connections to create necklaces, rings, bracelets, and more. A great book for jewelry makers of all skill levels.
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.