Add personal style at minimal cost with custom-made findings! Why spend hundreds of dollars stocking up on expensive manufactured clasps, jump rings, ear wires, bails, and more when you can make exactly what you need for a fraction of the cost? Making custom findings enables jewelry makers to affordably create just the right component to complement their own jewelry designs. Handcrafted Wire Findings looks at your wire stash and focuses on how to create custom, professional-quality findings. With fundamental skills for beginners that progress to more sophisticated designs, this book covers techniques such as basic wirework, texturizing, silver fusing, adding patina, and traditional finishes. Included are over 30 projects for making custom wire findings, each accompanied by step-by-step photographs and directions to ensure success.
Metalsmiths reveal new findings in jewelry trends! Following up their best-selling book Handcrafted Wire Findings, Denise Peck and Jane Dickerson give jewelers more techniques, more (and different) findings, and more inspiration. Handcrafted Metal Findings features 30 step-by-step tutorials for metal findings that require only basic jewelry-making skills. Working with precut metal blanks and thin-gauge sheet metal, Denise, Jane, and several contributing artists have created great-looking findingsâ€"head pins, bead caps, bails, charms, connectors, cones, and more--all without a lot of effort. All the metalwork can be done with basic tools--no saws, no flex shaft, no oxy/acetylene tanks. Metal pieces are hole-punched, dapped, hammered, textured with stamps and tools, colorized, oxidized, and patinated. Construction techniques include simple soldering with a micro torch and cold connections such as riveting. Finished gallery pieces that incorporate some of the findings provide additional inspiration in this inspiration- and information-packed book.
Jewelry making is one of the most popular craft trends, and its audience continues to grow. Few jewelry books on the market emphasize the importance of the design relationship between beads, wire, and jewelry findingsùthe ônuts and boltsö of any piece. This book will show not only how to design and build your own spectacular jewelry out of beads and wire but how to design and create your own findings as well. Most jewelry making books are geared for the beginner and provide little information for intermediate to advanced jewelry makers. Making Designer Bead and Wire Jewelry contains illustrated how-to techniques, full-color project photos, project instructions, and numerous tips that enhance the styles and skills presented. Intermediate and advanced jewelry makers will learn new techniques for creating signature elements for their designs, while beginners will get a handle on honing their skills.
Easy-to-do techniques at the comfort of your kitchen table! Authors Denise Peck and Jane Dickerson introduce simple wire- and metalworking techniques that have big impact. Working with precut metal blanks and thin gauge sheet, as well as with inexpensive and readily available tools, you can produce results similar to much more complex metalsmithing techniques. Explore lashing, stitching, simple weaving, coils, spirals, twisted wire, and incorporating beads with wire. You'll be exposed to metal pieces being hole-punched, dapped, hammered, textured, colorized, and patinated. This book features thirty step-by-step projects that require only basic jewelry-making skills, but will result in stunning contemporary jewelry. Wire + Metal covers a wide range of styles that will appeal to beginner to advanced jewelry makers.
Discover the hottest wire techniques and projects from top jewelry artists! From the editor of Step by Step Wire Jewelry and the author of the best-selling Wire Style comes a marvelous sequel collection of fresh and unique jewelry projects from leading wire-jewelry designers. With a variety of metals including silver, copper, brass, steel, and colored wire, Wire Style 2 incorporates materials to fit any jewelry maker's taste and budget. Inside Wire Style 2, you'll discover: • Detailed discussion and step-by-step photographs of wire techniques, including coiling, wrapping, and finishing. • 45 unique patterns for necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, and pins. • Clear step-by-step instructions as well as difficulty ratings for each project. Contributors to Wire Style 2, including Kerry Bogert, Jodi Bombardier, Jane Dickerson, Lorelei Eurto, Connie Fox, Lisa Niven Kelly, Donna Spadafore, and Cindy Wimmer, are top designers specializing in a range of different wire-jewelry techniques. The nine designers offer projects for any personal style from simple and elegant to colorful and funky. Wire Style 2 has something for every wire jewelry maker, beginner or advanced, and is loaded with inspiration for all. Plus, on the enclosed DVD , Denise demonstrates key techniques for wirework success as well as a bonus project.
Author : Denise Peck
ISBN : 1596687193
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 62.18 MB
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Wireworkers of all skill levels, rejoice! Get this comprehensive guide packed full of illustrated techniques. A welcome addition to a best-selling series, The Wireworker's Companion is a complete, compact resource for wireworking techniques. Experts Denise Peck and Jane Dickerson act as your trusty guides, first explaining in-depth about all the tools, materials, and wire-wrapping fundamentals you'll need. They then cover more advanced topics, including texture and patina, chain maille, and even basic metalsmithing. Whether you are new to wire or a wireworking wizard, The Wireworker's Companion is the essential reference for your wireworking adventures.
Show your style with handcrafted jewelry. Beaded Jewelry: Wirework Techniques has all the tips and tricks you need to make your own professional-looking jewelry using wirework techniques. Step-by-step instructions teach you how to select the best wire and tools for your project, while clear illustrations show you exactly how to bend, twist, and shape your way to beautiful loops, hoops, and head pins. You’ll soon be designing and creating unique and personal earrings, bracelets, and pendants.
Author : Jane Dickerson
ISBN : 1596681500
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 85.89 MB
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Incorporating chain as a key element in jewelry design is becoming increasingly popular, and this handy instructional assists jewelry artists in discovering the ease and affordability of manipulating the medium to produce stunning and fashionable pieces. Using commonly found chain metals, such as brass, copper, sterling silver, gunmetal, aluminum, base metal, and goldtone, this extensive and accessible reference presents 50 fun and creative methods for showcasing chain styles to make even the most inexperienced designer look like a pro. Covering basic essential techniques--including opening and closing jump rings, cutting, oxidizing, and hammering--this informative and engaging manual focuses on simple chain styles that can be constructed to form clean, modern, wearable art.
Beautiful Elements, is a mixed-materials jewelry-making project and technique book that teaches simple techniques using wire, metal, and polymer clay to enhance and personalize beaded jewelry. With thirty projects readers will learn how to create natural shapes from metal, “sketch” with a hammer to create clever designs, and transform bits of polymer clay and wire into adornments. The book will cover how to make simple findings like handcrafted earring wires, chain, and toggle clasps. In this book author Heather Powers shares her secrets from her own successful jewelry making business.
“Spirals, coils, wraps, and wire mesh add up to a kind of jewelry that...can go from pieces of scrap to ear, neck, or hair in a couple of hours...the directions for 66 varieties of adornment featured here...including diagrams, designer credit, color photographs, materials lists, and step-by-step instructions...are whimsical enough for having great fun and feature such familiar characters as Santa and a bride and groom, and such creatures as a dragonfly and a spider.”—Booklist.