Totally Twisted: Innovative Wirework & Art Glass Jewelry

Create sophisticated and gorgeous wire and art glass jewelry with 25 innovative designs, as well as technique tips and tricks

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Wireworking is one of the hottest trends in jewelry, but all-wire jewelry can be monochromatic and the cost of silver may put all-silver-wire jewelry out of the reach of many. Wire and lampwork artist Kerry Bogert creates her signature colorful wire jewelry by combining sterling silver and colored wire with glass beads to add a pop of color in designs from elegant to whimsical.

Although in the past colored wire has been considered less sophisticated, Totally Twisted shows you how to use colored wire for a high-end look. In addition to her signature lampwork beads, Kerry uses Czech and other glass beads to show how glass and wire can be combined to great effect.

Accompanying the designs for earrings, bracelets, and necklaces, Totally Twisted includes wirework tips and tricks to make wirework easier and more successful. Learn how to make your own clasps and wire components along with techniques from coiling to wire wrapping all shown in clear step-by-step photography. A master of color in jewelry, Kerry also shares her design tips for exploring color in jewelry design, plus gives project variation ideas to show how changing the colors in the same design can completely transform a piece.

About the Author
Kerry Bogert is a former student of visual communications and graphic design turned stay-at-home mom of three, jewelry artist, and teacher. In 2005, Kerry began selling her lampwork-glass beads on eBay, in her online Glass Gallery, and now her Bead Box. She is an active member of the cyber artist community and In 2006, she started teaching at local art studios and in private classes. Kerry’s work has been published in several major jewelry magazines, including Step By Step Wire Jewelry, BeadStyle, Bead & Button, Stringing, Creative Jewelry, and Easy Wire. Several of her designs also appeared in Wire Style by Denise Peck.
“I use wire a lot in my own jewelry designs,  but I'm not always fond of typical wire wrapping designs.  They can tend to be a little too chunky for my taste.  I was pleasantly surprised by the scale, and in some cases, elegance of the projects in this book.” - Tammy Powley, Guide to Jewelry Making 
“I highly recommend it!” – Art Bead Scene

"The designs in this book are bright, colorful and bold.  Made with classic wireworking techniques, like coiling and spirals, the jewelry is fresh and fun.” – BellaOnline’s Beadwork Editor
“I haven't done any jewelry-making, but I'm confident that I could tackle the projects in this book after reading the how-to’s in the opening chapters.” – Canadian Living

“Kerry's book has been such a helpful resource...I think you'll find that too.  From simple things like reminding us to file the flush-cut ends of wire, to challenging us with advanced wire techniques-there really is something for everyone in this book!” - Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio
Totally Twisted combines really interesting wire-working techniques with beautiful handmade glass beads.  The designs are whimsical and elegant and the educational quality of the book is excellent.  There are plenty of clear, step-by-step photos to teach you how to manipulate wire into amazing shapes.” –
“Takes you on an amazing step-by-step journey for learning to combine interesting wirework with the beauty of colorful lampwork beads.” – Detroit News
"I haven't done any jewelry-making, but I'm confident that I could tackle the projects in this book after reading the how-tos in the opening chapters." — Canadian Living

SKU: 10BD01

Author/Speaker/Editor: Kerry Bogert

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781596681682

Number Of Pages: 144