Wirework eBook + Video Download: An Illustrated Guide to the Art of Wire Wrapping

Wirework—now in a great eBook and video download bundle—is a step-by-step guide for the intermediate artist who loves new design possibilities! The included video demonstrates all the basic techniques to give you a solid base for creating the projects in this book.
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Wirework—now in a great eBook and video download bundle—is a step-by-step guide for the intermediate artist who love new design possibilities! You'll 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 video, giving you a solid base for creating the projects in this book.

In the Wirework eBook and video download bundle, 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 and 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 and choosing the right cabochons and gemstones.
The Wirework eBook and video download bundle will challenge artists to be creative, think outside the box, and transform jewelry into their own style.
Table of Contents
Preview
Acknowledgements
Foreword
Introduction

Chapter 1: Wired Words
Wire
Tools and Their Techniques

Chapter 2: Rings
Ring Basics
Free-Form Orbit Ring
Crystal Wave Ring
Filigree Pearl Ring

Chapter 3: Bracelets
Bracelet Basics
Chevron Bracelet Base
Ornate Cabochon Bracelet Topping
Beads All Around Clasp Bangle

Chapter 4: Earrings
Earring Basics
Angel Chandelier Earrings
Gem Drop Earrings
Sparkle Earrings

Chapter 5: Pendants and Necklaces
Pendant and Necklace Basics
Mixed-Wire Cabochon Fish Pendant
Orbit Prong Gemstone Pendant
Drop Necklace Base Design
Gemstone/Cabochon Drop for Attachment
Neck Collar
Bonus Project: Filigree Flower

Inspiration Gallery
Resources
Index
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.

Details
“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: EP4497

Author/Speaker/Editor: Dale "Cougar" Armstrong

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596689213