Rustic Wrappings Exploring Patina in Wire Metal and Glass Jewelry

With Rustic Wrappings, you'll explore an organic approach to making beautiful jewelry with exciting surface effects.

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Explore a rustic approach to making beautiful jewelry with exciting surface effects. Rustic Wrappings is packed with more than 24 wire and art bead jewelry projects and reveals the surprisingly artistic effects of applying materials such as salt, vinegar, bleach, sawdust, and baking soda to copper, silver, brass, and steel wire projects.

Rustic Wrappings explores how to use patinas to add rustic, weathered effects, creating unique and natural-looking color combinations, as well as how to use metal wire to embroider designs on metal jewelry pieces. With tons of information on customizing effects for unique metal finishes, Rustic Wrappings will teach you to reimagine your wirework jewelry projects and create fresh designs that showcase your new skill sets.
Table of Contents
Working with Alternative Metal Wires

Wrapped loops
Chunky wrapped loops
Linking wrapped loops
Simple loops
Forming open and closed spirals
Head pins
Fabricating findings

Traditional liver of sulfur patina
and prefinished wires
Ammonia and saltwater patina
Vinegar and saltwater patina
Vinegar and wood chip patina
Alcohol inks

Exploring Rustic Color
Wire Embroidery Tips & Techniques
25 Step-by-Step Projects
Artist Bios
About the Author
Kerry Bogert is the author of Totally Twisted (Interweave), voted Best Beading Book in the Reader’s Choice Awards 2011. She has written articles for more than a dozen trade publications and contributed designs to five books, including Wire Style 1 and 2, Chain Style, 101 Wire Earrings (all Interweave), and Creative Beading Vol. 4. She lives in upstate New York.

SKU: 12BD02

Author/Speaker/Editor: Kerry Bogert

Format: Hardcover

ISBN 13: 9781596685499

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Customer Reviews

Great Book with inspiring projects and clear step by step photos Review by Celia

I found this book exciting and am going to try out the different patina effects it describes. I also liked that there were project ideas for making jewellery that uses the different techniques, good also that it tells you the best way to seal each patina type. Loved it.

(Posted on 11/26/13)