Handcrafted Wire Findings Techniques and Designs for Custom Jewelry Components

Want to cut the cost of hand-making jewelry? Handcrafted Wire Findings has the solution! With this book, making custom findings will not only be fun but will also save you money.

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Why spend hundreds of dollars stocking up on expensive manufactured clasps, jump rings, ear wires, bails, and much more when you can get exactly what you need for a fraction of the cost? With Handcrafted Wire Findings you can learn how to make all of these things and more with your choice of materials. From sterling silver, fine silver, and German silver to copper, brass, and artistic wire you can use whatever material fits your budget to make just the custom components you want. Who wouldn't want to have fun making jewelry AND save money at the same time?

Included are over 30 projects for making many different and useful custom wire findings. Starting off for fundamental skills for beginners then progressing for more ambitious and sophisticated designs, Handcrafted Wire Findings offers great projects for crafters and jewelry makers of all skill levels. A variety of techniques are also highlighted, including basic wirework, texturizing, silver fusing, adding patina, and traditional finishes. With all of these possibilities, there is no limit to what you can create with your own money-saving hand-made jewelry components.

About the Author

Jane Dickerson is the author of the best-selling book Chain Style and a freelance editor, writer, and jewelry designer. She was formerly the editor of Step by Step Beads, Creative Jewelry, and Bead Star magazines, and a contributing editor to Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine. Her jewelry designs have appeared in numerous books and magazines, and she sells her designs on Etsy.

Denise Peck is the editor of Step by Step Wire Jewelry Magazine. She is also the author of the best-selling books 101 Wire Earrings, Wire Style, and Wire Style 2.

“ Once you see just how easy it is to make your own stunning custom findings,  you'll never go back.  – Beading Arts.com

SKU: 10BD10

Author/Speaker/Editor: Denise Peck and Jane Dickerson

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781596682832

Number Of Pages: 128

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Customer Reviews

Excellent! Review by Carys Jones

I love this book! Why spend so much time making a beautiful piece of jewelery, just to finish it off with standard pre-made clasps or ear-wires?

(Posted on 10/5/11)

A splendid resource Review by Marlene Feeley

This book certainly gave enough information to be able to not only make the findings but to go beyond, making our own interpretation. The only fault I have with the volumne is that it doesn't have a spring spine to lay flat one the bench.

(Posted on 8/26/11)

Handcrafted Wire Findings Review by Elaine Kluge

The projects in this book were very easy projects for a beginner. If fact, I think this would be a very nice book for a beginner. If more info had been made available, I probably would not have purchased it since I am several years from being a beginner. The book has very good photography and the projects are well laid out and instructions are quite clear.

(Posted on 6/7/11)