The Wireworker's Companion

Wireworkers of all skill levels, rejoice! Get this comprehensive guide packed full of illustrated techniques
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Wireworkers of all skill levels, rejoice! Get this comprehensive guide packed full of illustrated techniques.

A welcome addition to a best-selling series, The Wireworker's Companion is a complete, compact resource for wireworking techniques.

Experts Denise Peck and Jane Dickerson act as your trusty guides, first explaining in-depth about all the tools, materials, and wire-wrapping fundamentals you'll need. They then cover more advanced topics, including texture and patina, chain maille, and even basic metalsmithing.

Whether you are new to wire or a wireworking wizard, The Wireworker's Companion is the essential reference for your wireworking adventures.

SKU: 13BD02

Author/Speaker/Editor: Denise Peck and Jane Dickerson

Format: Spiral Bound

ISBN 13: 9781596687196

Number Of Pages: 116

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Wire 101
Metal Types
Wire Types
Wire Shapes
Temper/Hardness
Work-Hardening And Annealing
Gauge/Size

Chapter 2. Tool Talk
The Beginner's Wireworking Toolbox
Measuring Tools
Cutters & Saws
Pliers
Mandrels & Wire Shaping Tools
Hammering Tools & Accessories
Piercing Tools & Punches
Twisting Tools
Filing & Finishing Tools
Patina & Polishing Tools
Flame Working Tools
Miscellaneous Tools

Chapter 3. Essential Techniques
Measuring
Cleaning Wire
Straightening Wire
Flush Cutting
Hammering
Texturing
Stamping
Twisting Wire
Piercing
Punching
Filing
Adding Patina
Tumble Polishing

Chapter 4. Basic Wireworking
Loops & Links
Coils
Jump Rings
Spirals

Chapter 5. Working With Fire
Safety First!
Using A Micro Torch
Quenching
Annealing
Balling/Drawing A Bead
Flame Patina
Fusing

Chapter 6. Wire Findings
Head Pins
Ear Wires
Clasps

Chapter 7. Chain Maille

Chapter 8. Weaving

Resources
For Further Reading
Acknowledgments
Index

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About the Author
Denise Peck is the author of the best-selling books 101 Wire Earrings, Wire Style, and Wire Style 2, coauthor of Handcrafted Wire Findings, and editor of Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine. Denise lives in Pennsylvania.

Jane Dickerson is the author of the best-selling book Chain Style, coauthor of Handcrafted Wire Findings, and a freelance editor, writer, and jewelry designer. She was formerly the editor of Step by Step Beads and a contributing editor to Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine.

SKU: 13BD02

Author/Speaker/Editor: Denise Peck and Jane Dickerson

Format: Spiral Bound

ISBN 13: 9781596687196

Number Of Pages: 116

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Customer Reviews

Basic Beginner Review by Joyce

I agree with the other review this is a very beginner basic book and has great tips but more for the new user to wire works.

if you are an advanced wire worker - save this for a gift for a protege.

(Posted on 7/2/2013)

(Posted on 7/2/2013)

Very Very Basic Beginner Book Review by Jennifer

I am extremely disappointed with this book. It is very basic, describes tools and wires for 85% of the book. The last few pages show less than a dozen examples. The examples are very basic, ear wires, head pins, hooks and spirals. If you own a set of pliers and have used wire you don't need this book.

(Posted on 6/11/2013)

(Posted on 6/11/2013)