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Wire is a favorite design material for jewelry artists, allowing for the creation of simple loops and embellishments to more involved, intricate pieces. In Jewelry Studio: Wire Wrapping, Linda Chandler and Christine Ritchey-the best-selling authors of Woven Wire Jewelry and Getting Started Making Wire Jewelry and More-take the mystery out of wire wrapping and share their insider secrets for making gorgeous jewelry from bundles of joined wire, no soldering required! This technique allows the jewelry maker to create timeless, elegant pieces that are beautifully simple to elaborately complex. Starting with a discussion of safety, tools and materials-including the types of metals appropriate for wire wrapping-and helpful tips, tricks, and techniques necessary before beginning a first project, the authors cover all of the basics of this deceptively simple technique. Using detailed process photography, Jewelry Studio: Wire Wrapping shows all the basics of wire wrapping step by step then takes the reader through progressive skill building projects to teach a range of wrapping techniques. Projects include bracelets, earrings, pins, and wire wrapped pendants and also include instructions for the highly sought-after wire-wrapped cabochon. Before you know it you'll be creating an elegant bow tie bracelet, a celtic link bracelet with matching earrings, a wire wrapped ring, a beautiful bracelet with coils, and more!

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781596680593
ISBN-10: 1596680598
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 442mm x 11mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Interweave Press Inc
Publisher: Interweave Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Linda L. Chandler

Linda L. Chandler is a jewelry designer and teacher with more than twenty years experience. She is a Precious Metal Clay TM certified teacher who conducts workshops around the country in a variety of jewelry skills including wire wrapping, metalsmithing, and glass fusing. Linda and her husband live in Indianapolis, Indiana. Christine Ritchey is the co-author of Woven Wire Jewelry and an independent writer/editor, potter and jewelry maker. Christine lives in North Texas.