Artisan Filigree: Wire-Wrapping Jewelry Techniques and Projects

Heavy ironwork meets delicate filigree! Get a collection of 20+ beautiful wire projects and learn exciting techniques for endless possibilities.
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Heavy ironwork meets delicate filigree! Get a collection of 20+ beautiful wire projects and learn exciting techniques for endless possibilities.

Inspired by the ironwork so prevalent in her native Tucson, Jodi Bombardier fashions her signature heavy gauge wire frames into sinuous shapes, cold-joining them with fine wire to form open, lacy filigree patterns.

Jodi focuses on technique, including the correct ways to use tools, hold wire, and create shaped wire frames consistently and precisely. She teaches how to create airy pieces that are still strong and stable enough to withstand daily wear. The projects increase in complexity as the book progresses and the reader builds confidence in filigree.

In addition to providing project instructions, Jodi demonstrates how scrolled designs can be manipulated, joined, or rearranged to create endless variations hampered only by the imagination.

SKU: 13BD01

Author/Speaker/Editor: Jodi Bombardier

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781596686359

Number Of Pages: 136

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

Wire 101
Tools and Supplies
Essential Techniques

    Body Mechanics
    Basic Wire Working Techniques
    Making Loops
    Jump Rings
    Essential Shapes
    Adding a Bead
    Coiling
    Wire Weaving
    Oxidizing Wire
The Projects
Beginner
    Janice's Pendant
    Abby's Bracelet
    Betty's Pendant
    Trish's Pendant
    Marie's Earrings
Intermediate
    Misti's Bracelet
    Christy's Earrings
    Becky's Pendant
    Lisa's Rings
    Kathy's Bracelet
    DeeDee's Bracelet
    Joanna's Bracelet
    Judy's Earrings
    Isabella's Pendant
    Denise's Earrings
    Charli's Bracelet
Advanced
    Victoria's Pendant
    Jan's Cross
    Jules' Bracelet
    Michelle's Pendant
    Franchezka's Necklace

Resources
Acknowledgments
Index

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About the Author
Jodi Bombardier is the author of Weave, Wrap, Coil (Interweave) and a regular contributor to Step by Step Wire Jewelry. She is also the creator of the handcrafted jewelry line Jewels By Jules. Her website, jewels-by-jules.com, and her blog, online-wire-wrapping-Instructions.com, offer tutorials. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.

SKU: 13BD01

Author/Speaker/Editor: Jodi Bombardier

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781596686359

Number Of Pages: 136

Customer Reviews

Great, Great, Greater Review by Kara
Rating

The projects, whether a just beginner or quite experienced are precise, easy to follow with both text and pictures. For fun, I started at beginning and worked my way through. I found I didn't want to stop. Plus they are easy to adjust and alter to change the look a bit or a lot.

(Posted on 11/29/2013)

(Posted on 11/29/2013)