Item description for Getting Started Making Wire Jewelry and More (Getting Started series) by Linda L. Chandler & Christine Ritchey...
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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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 8.5" Height: 8.5" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Sep 28, 2005
Publisher Interweave Press
ISBN 193149987X ISBN13 9781931499873
Reviews - What do customers think about Getting Started Making Wire Jewelry and More (Getting Started series)?
A Beginner's Must-Have Aug 15, 2008
If you are looking to start work with wire, this is the book for you. The pictures are in color, clear and close up and the authors explain each step for the simple minds. You will learn the basic starting points for every wire project and be able to build upon those skills in no time with practice. Kudos to Getting started Series!
Very informative. Jul 9, 2008
This is a great primer for working with wire, it's well explained and well photographed and doesn't require any speciality tools. It starts at a very basic level, explaining about wire gauge and bead sizes with charts in both mms and American gauge sizes, it takes you step by step from there. It is a little basic, it's a book for beginners, but I found a lot of things in it I'll use as well, including a method for making earring wires that doesn't use jigs and it explains very neatly how to do wrapped links. It's a book I'd recommend to anyone who would like to learn the basics of working with wire. It doesn't have fancy wrapped pendants, just the basic techniques that come in so handy every day.
Wonderful book for the Jewelry maker May 6, 2008
I purchased this book a while back, and still create pieces from this book. I have sold many items from it, as well as the bracelet on the front cover. I think the wire wrapper and anyone interested in something different will enjoy this book for years to come
Getting Started Making Wire Jewelry Jan 14, 2008
Good for techniques but to me the designs are not attractive.....To each his/her own I guess. "grannyvette"
Wire Jewelry Making Book was Awesome Dec 18, 2007
This is a good book, lots of projects and step by step guides. Well worth the money and I made a couple of the items and they came out beautiful.