Making Wire Jewelry
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    Whether you’ve been beading for a lifetime, or just a little while the techniques in these making wire jewelry books will have you creating fashionable bead and wire jewelry taking your jewelry making skills to a whole new level. These books contain illustrated how-to techniques, full-color project photos, step-by-step project instructions, and numerous tips that enhance the styles and skills presented. Beginners and experts alike will be inspired by all the possibilities! Jewelry designers will delight in creating pieces that reveal their very own unique style.


Elegant Wire Jewelry: Contemporary Designs & Creative Techniques

Elegant Wire Jewelry: Contemporary Designs & Creative Techniques

Modern and stylish, with glittering hints of color: how can jewelry that's so easy to make be so elegant? These fabulous pieces use basic techniques, such as bending, wrapping, and making simple spirals, along with different types of wire that range from sterling silver to gold-filled copper. Guided by numerous photographs and easy-to-follow instructions, novice crafters can create simple flat shapes, move on to wrapped silhouettes, and then smoothly produce three-dimensional forms. The projects use commercially made chain, ribbon, or cording to showcase the variety of unique, one-of-a-kind wire shapes. A Selection of the Crafter's Choice Book Club.

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Bead & Wire Art Jewelry

Bead & Wire Art Jewelry

*50+ stunningly beautiful projects for beaders of varying experience*Full color photos show details of each piece of jewelry*Trendy craft: beading books rank among today's best sellers in national book chainsThis clever and complete guide to beading will have novice and expert beaders hunting for more materials, and freeing up more time to create beautiful jewelry. Inside this must-have beading resource readers learn: *Wirework techniques such as bending, hammering, wrapping and coiling *To make clasps, links, bails, drops and ear wires *Step-by-step instructions and more than 250 illustrations and photos demonstrating projects for a variety of skill levels. Best of all, beaders create jewelry that's a conversation piece, artwork and unique!

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Making Designer Bead and Wire Jewelry

Making Designer Bead and Wire Jewelry

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 findingsthe nuts and bolts 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.

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Bead on a Wire: Making Handcrafted Wire and Beaded Jewelry

Bead on a Wire: Making Handcrafted Wire and Beaded Jewelry

20 step-by-step bead and wire jewelry projects including earrings, necklaces, brooches and bracelets from popular craft author and magazine editor Miller.

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Making Bead & Wire Jewelry: Simple Techniques, Stunning Designs

Making Bead & Wire Jewelry: Simple Techniques, Stunning Designs

This inspiration-filled volume [has] instructions for more than 70 unique jewelry pieces from a diverse group of designers. Learn the tricks of using a jig, wire wrapping, twisting, coiling and hammering to create incredible effects. Combine...wirework with beautiful glass or semiprecious stone beads to create wonderful necklaces, chokers, bracelets, earrings, hair clips, pins and eyeglass chains. -- Crafts Magazine,

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Woven Wire Jewelry: Contemporary Designs and Creative Techniques

Woven Wire Jewelry: Contemporary Designs and Creative Techniques

A new wire weaving technique that varies the number of wires and their thickness to create stunningly beautiful bracelets, necklaces, and pendants is introduced in this guide. Project instructions go well beyond simple line drawings to show the assembly process of each piece in a series of step-by-step photographs. The nine projects begin with an elegantly simple woven bracelet and move on to more dramatic projects that include a domed cuff bracelet with soldered bead ends, a free-form bracelet, a woven neck piece, and a pendant with a woven frame. Projects range in difficulty from easy to advanced, and many can be completed without soldering. The more experienced craftsperson will savor the way Precious Metal Clay adds striking embellishments to three of the projects.

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Great Wire Jewelry; 70 Great Pieces of Wire Jewelry to Make

Great Wire Jewelry; 70 Great Pieces of Wire Jewelry to Make

Based on traditional techniques invented by the Vikings, these 70 projects require only a spool of wire and a few simple tools. There are enough earrings, bracelets, chokers, and pins to keep both beginning and advanced jewelry makers coming back for more.

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Getting Started Making Wire Jewelry and More

Getting Started Making Wire Jewelry and More

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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Making Wire Jewelry; More Than 40 Easy Projects in Silver, Copper, and Brass

Making Wire Jewelry; More Than 40 Easy Projects in Silver, Copper, and Brass

Inexpensive jewelry-gauge wire is readily available in craft shops. With simple pliers, it can be shaped into intricate shapes. This entry-level book provides complete, step-by-step instructions for 60 different pieces of jewelry anyone can make. color photos. 300 actual size how-to drawings.

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Creative Wire Jewelry

Creative Wire Jewelry

Twenty-five step-by-step wire projects show how to create bracelets, watchbands, chokers, hair accessories, and more.

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Silver Wire Jewelry: Projects to Coil, Braid & Knit

Silver Wire Jewelry: Projects to Coil, Braid & Knit

With a coil, braid, and twist, plus other ingeniously easy techniques, these magnificent silver bracelets, necklaces, and earrings take lovely shape. Each of the 99 projects, illustrated with color photos and diagrams, shows exactly why wire jewelry has become today's hot craft. All that's needed are very basic tools and this helpful advice on making coils, plying wires, stretching out the coils to form graceful waves, joining rings to make elegant chains, fashioning wire into figure eights, incorporating beads, or creating crocheted adornments. Pretty earrings come in a delicate teardrop or corkscrew style, a flat braided necklace has a unique, oxidized finish, and the traditional chain mail bracelet features freshwater pearls. Every piece in this handsome collection is graded for difficulty. A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club.

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Creating Wire & Beaded Jewelry

Creating Wire & Beaded Jewelry

Anyone eager to make heirlooms will welcome the simplicity and ease of these projects, making Jones's guide the perfect introduction to this versatile craft.

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Making Colorful Wire & Beaded Jewelry: 35 Fabulous Designs

Making Colorful Wire & Beaded Jewelry: 35 Fabulous Designs

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.

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Twist and Loop: Dozens of Jewelry Designs to Knit and Crochet with Wire

Twist and Loop: Dozens of Jewelry Designs to Knit and Crochet with Wire

Wire jewelry reimagined. Whether you love creating uniquely beautiful pieces of jewelry or you’re seeking a new knitting or crocheting challenge, Twist and Loop offers step-by-step guidance for exquisite results. Annie guides you through the basics of knitting and crocheting with wire—including casting on, stitching, blocking, binding off, and more. She also offers advice to experienced knitters and crocheters for translating skills from yarn to wire, including basics like selecting the right metals and tools. The projects allow a wide range of customization so that each piece of jewelry you make can be unique. Detailed illustrations and full-color photographs accompany each design. From a sterling silver bracelet and a loosely knit necklace bedecked with pearls, to a blue velvet choker and woven wreath earrings, these projects combine metal with beads, fabric, and gems in the most innovative ways. In Twist and Loop, the world of jewelry making teams with knitting and crocheting—with remarkably beautiful results. Renowned designer Annie Modesitt combines her love for uniquely intricate jewelry with her passion for needle crafts: The results are sparkling and delicate creations unlike any jewelry you’ve seen before. Twist and Loop is a comprehensive guide to making exciting jewelry out of wire, including twenty-five designs for making necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Sparkly bangles, silver and pearl chokers, and funky brooches are just a few minutes away!

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All Wired Up: Wire Techniques for the Beadworker and Jewelry Maker

All Wired Up: Wire Techniques for the Beadworker and Jewelry Maker

From the Publisher The step-by-step techniques featured in this richly illustrated book take the beginner who knows little about wirework on a journey to creating artistic and unique free-form jewelry. Using round wire that is readily available and economically viable, wireworkers learn everything from how to hold pliers to how to make ear wires, hook-and-eye closures, and cages for marbles and cabochons. Line drawings, photographs of finished objects, and a wirework gallery of pieces by the author and other contemporary wirework artists provide sample creations and ideas for the innovative wireworker.

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Inspired Wire: Learn to Twist, Jig, Bend, Hammer, and Wrap for the Prettiest Jewelry Ever

Inspired Wire: Learn to Twist, Jig, Bend, Hammer, and Wrap for the Prettiest Jewelry Ever

Be a live wire at the next party--with stunning wire jewelry * More than twenty beautiful projects * Comprehensive basics section with how-to photos * Earrings, necklaces, and bracelets; all presented in skill-building progression Wire jewelry can look complicated...but Inspired Wire makes it easy to create wonderful hand-formed precious metal and gemstone pieces. More than twenty beautiful projects are presented in skill-building progression, from creating basic wire links to forming more complex hand-shaped jewelry. Step-by-step instructions show exactly how to make the Cynthia's striking designs. With sophisticated yet minimalist jewelry projects, clear instructions, and how-to photographs, Inspired Wire helps beginners develop their skills and allows intermediate crafters to learn new techniques and gain a better understanding of wirework.

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Silver Threads: Making Wire Filigree Jewelry

Silver Threads: Making Wire Filigree Jewelry

For thousands of years, cultures around the world have made filigree: delicate jewelry, decorative objects, even furniture. The intricate curls and twists mislead people into thinking that filigree is difficult to make--but it's much easier than it looks, with help from Silver Threads. This book demystifies the process of creating filigree jewelry. First, basic silverworking techniques are paired with an overview of tools and materials. Then readers learn to make simple filigree shapes, used in 12 stunning projects ranging from simple pendants and earrings to more complex necklaces with gemstone settings. Detailed instructions, illustrations, and full-color photos guide readers through the learning process--and into planning and creating their own unique filigree designs.

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Jewelry Studio: Silver Wire Fusing

Jewelry Studio: Silver Wire Fusing

Showcasing a classic accessory that has always been in style, this all-in-one guide to silver wire fusing teaches crafters and jewelry makers how to create dazzling silver designs. With 11 technique exercises, including tumbling and finishing, this resource highlights the cost-effective benefits of the craft, which, using only a torch, requires less equipment than other types of metalwork. From basic beginners to experienced jewelry makers, crafters of all skill levels will delight in the book's 16 contemporary jewelry projects that include rings, pins, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces.

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Wire Jewelry Workshop: Techniques for Working with Wire & Beads

Wire Jewelry Workshop: Techniques for Working with Wire & Beads

Wire Jewelry Workshop: Techniques for Working with Wire & Beads

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Jewelry Studio: Wire Wrapping

Jewelry Studio: Wire Wrapping

Compiled with advanced beginners and intermediate designers in mind, this guidebook starts with the basics of wire wrapping and builds skills progressively as aspiring crafters work through each project. The easy-to-follow instructions emphasize safety first and list all the steps required to get started, with a detailed discussion given to using tools such as pliers and wire cutters--wire wrapping does not require a soldering torch--and selecting appropriate materials such as copper, brass, and sterling silver. Finishing these stunning projects are a snap with the tips, tricks, and techniques shared within--jewelry crafters will delight in the resulting pieces that include beautiful bracelets, Celtic earrings, wire wrapped rings, and a wire-wrapped cabochon.

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Links: Inspired Bead & Wire Jewelry Creations

Links: Inspired Bead & Wire Jewelry Creations

In keeping with the trends in other crafting areas, such as art journaling, mixed-media collage and scrapbooking, jewelry makers are yearning to create unique and meaningful pieces. Links encourages crafters to create jewelry inspired by their own lives and surroundings. Readers will find 35 fabulous step-by-step intermediate-level jewelry projects, including bracelets, necklaces, earrings, pins and rings. They'll read the story that inspired each piece, and then be prompted to create their own unique jewelry based on personal experiences. Creative prompts and sidebar interviews with working crafters are sprinkled throughout for added inspiration.

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Crocheted Wire Jewelry: Innovative Designs & Projects by Leading Artists

Crocheted Wire Jewelry: Innovative Designs & Projects by Leading Artists

Crocheted Wire Jewelry: Innovative Designs & Projects by Leading Artists

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Boutique Bead & Wire Jewelry

Boutique Bead & Wire Jewelry

What an enticing and popular technique! Twisted wire allows even beginning beaders to fashion the most delicate, twining floral and filigree effects with ease. The results are amazing and quickly achievable, especially with this stunningly photographed introduction to the craft. In addition to the thorough motif dictionary, which serves as a helpful reference to turn to again and again, it showcases more than 20 skill-building projects. These jewel-box treasures have a feminine and fashionable look, with their transparent beads and shimmering crystals. Craft an Autumn Leaves Bracelet or Tourmaline Garnet and Iolite Floral Filigree Earrings for everyday wear, or make matching sets for special occasions. The piece de resistance? A bridal set that features a coordinated necklace, bracelet, earrings, and tiara.

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Contemporary Bead & Wire Jewelry

Contemporary Bead & Wire Jewelry

Contemporary Bead & Wire Jewelry

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Make Your Own Jewellery Using Metal, Wire, Paper & Clay

Make Your Own Jewellery Using Metal, Wire, Paper & Clay

40 step-by-step projects for creating up-to-the-minute rings, brooches, earrings, bangles, necklaces, brooches, hair accessories and trinket boxes.

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Fashion Your Own Wire Jewelry: Create Your Own Stylish Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings and More

Fashion Your Own Wire Jewelry: Create Your Own Stylish Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings and More

Inside this all-inclusive kit, jewelry makers will find all the tools and materials they need, from round-nose pliers and wire cutters to an array of colorful beads and wire. The full-color, 40-page project book provides aspiring crafters with essential information and design inspiration, including clear instructions for wire-working that guide readers along each step of the way.

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Wire Jewelry Kit: 101 Tips and Techniques: Discover Clever Tricks and Handy Hints for Creating Your Own Stylish Wire Jewelry

Wire Jewelry Kit: 101 Tips and Techniques: Discover Clever Tricks and Handy Hints for Creating Your Own Stylish Wire Jewelry

A full-color, 40-page instruction book featuring 101 tips and techniques for creating unique jewelry designs simply and easily using wire, beads and jewelry-making tools.Now anyone can learn how to fashion their own wire accessories with this unique beginner's kit. Featuring high-quality jewelry-making tools, a variety of colorful beads to use for practice and making a project, and a 40-page instruction book, this all-inclusive kit is the perfect place for aspiring jewelry makers to start. The tools provided can be used over and over again, as readers practice the wire working knowledge and skills they have learned through the kit, re-creating the projects shown in the book and gaining the confidence to design their own unique creations. Moreover, beginning crafters will learn the skills needed to complete their wardrobe with fashion accessories that they can truly call their own.

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Chain Mail Jewelry: Contemporary Designs from Classic Techniques

Chain Mail Jewelry: Contemporary Designs from Classic Techniques

Chain Mail Jewelry: Contemporary Designs from Classic Techniques

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Elegant Wire Jewelry: Contemporary Designs & Creative Techniques

Elegant Wire Jewelry: Contemporary Designs & Creative Techniques

Modern and stylish, with glittering hints of color: how can jewelry that's so easy to make be so elegant? These fabulous pieces use basic techniques, such as bending, wrapping, and making simple spirals, along with different types of wire that range from sterling silver to gold-filled copper. Guided by numerous photographs and easy-to-follow instructions, novice crafters can create simple flat shapes, move on to wrapped silhouettes, and then smoothly produce three-dimensional forms. The projects use commercially made chain, ribbon, or cording to showcase the variety of unique, one-of-a-kind wire shapes. A Selection of the Crafter's Choice Book Club.

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