Wirework with DVD An Illustrated Guide to the Art of Wire Wrapping

A step-by-step guide for the intermediate artist seeing new design possibilities, including a DVD demonstrating all the basic techniques to give you a solid base for creating the projects in this book.
Paperback + DVD

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Intermediate jewelry artists seeking new design possibilities can learn step-by-step instructions on how to wire-wrap using faceted stones, how to create pendants with any size or shape or faceted stone, how to use several methods of working with and setting faceted stones, plus mixing wire gauges and tempers to create stable and creative pieces. All the basic techniques being used are also demonstrated on the included DVD, giving you a solid base for creating the projects in this book.

In Wirework with DVD, Dale "Cougar" Armstrong showcases her classic jewelry style and shows how to create beautiful custom bracelets, necklaces, pendants, earrings, and rings in 18 projects. You'll learn:

  • how to work with half-hard wire; when to use other tempers and why
  • Dale's favorite tools and proper tool usage
  • using geometry in wire-jewelry functions; making the "right" right angles; shaping with and without mandrels; using "found" items for shaping; when and how to use snap-set components; choosing the right cabochons and gemstones
Wirework with DVD will challenge artists to be creative, think outside the box, and transform jewelry into their own style.
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About the Author

Dale "Cougar" Armstrong is a wire jewelry maker, a workshop teacher, and a former metalworker who has been published in numerous magazines Lapidary Journal/Jewelry Artist and Step by Step Wire. She lives in Riceville, Tennessee.

“A wonderful book.  I found many of the designs to be both practical as far as being wearable and attractive, not your typical wire wrapped jewelry.” – About.com Guide to Sewing

SKU: 10BD16

Author/Speaker/Editor: Dale "Cougar" Armstrong

Format: Paperback + DVD

ISBN 13: 9781596682900

Customer Reviews

Excellent Review by Ann Ploetz

Just received my book. Love it. Can't wait to try Dale's style. She makes beautiful designs. Looks easy to follow too.

(Posted on 9/17/11)