Authors Denise Peck and Jane Dickerson introduce simple metalworking techniques that have big impact. Working with precut metal blanks and thin gauge sheet, readers can get the look of metalsmithing using simple tricks and techniques.
Wireworkers will explore lashing, stitching, simple weaving, coils, spirals, twisted wire, and incorporating beads with wire. They will also be exposed to metal pieces being hole-punched, dapped, hammered, textured with stamps and tools, colorized, and patinated. While many projects use mini-torches, there are no saws, no flex shafts, no oxy/acetylene tanks, or other more expensive or tricky metalworking equipment. Denise and Jane show how inexpensive, readily available, and easily mastered tools can produce results similar to much more complex metalsmithing techniques.
This book features 30 step-by-step projects that require only basic jewelry-making skills, but will result in stunning contemporary jewelry that makes even a novice look like a pro. Whether a beginner or advanced wireworker, Wire + Metal covers a wide range of styles that will appeal to all.