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Bewitching Bead & Wire Jewelry: Easy Techniques for 40 Irresistible Projects (Lark Jewelry & Beading) Paperback – April 2, 2013
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What makes the project instructions absolutely fabulous for people just beginning to work with wire is that they are very comprehensive with photos, illustrations and written instructions that take people step by step through creating uniform curves, spirals and waves in their projects. They show the various mandrels used and the mandrels are affordable. ...So it helps beginning designers to see outside the expensive equipment and into what's easily available in their own home. --Shala Kerrigan, Bellaonline's beadwork editor
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The pieces are gorgeous, they use a variety of techniques and mandrels. They are interesting and colorful. Very wearable art, the sort of things anyone could wear to any occasion and still unique enough to get commented on and noticed.
The introduction covers the basics of wire working with good illustrations and tips. The techniques are easy to understand, and so is the introduction to tools and supplies. There is also a wire gauge chart at the end of the book for help making conversions if you're switching wire types.
What makes the project instructions absolutely fabulous for people just beginning to work with wire is that they are very comprehensive with photos, illustrations and written instructions that take people step by step through creating uniform curves, spirals and waves in their projects. They show the various mandrels used and the mandrels are affordable. You have some specialty plier types which are easily found and affordable. The mandrels themselves are made from bottles, glasses, and round stick pens! So it helps beginning designers to see outside the expensive equipment and into what's easily available in their own home.Read more ›
The front section of the book is a nice introduction to the tools, materials, and techniques of beading. It looks very friendly and easy to follow. Not intimidating! It makes me say, hey, I feel like I can do this! There is an index in the back, which I always appreciate.
Then there is the jewelry! All kinds of styles, so there is something for everyone. And you aren't just stringing together pre-made chains and findings from the craft store: you learn how to make your own pretty chains and unique clasps. There are some really cool designs to choose from, and I bet once I try a few they will inspire me to mix-and-match, or maybe even design my own.
There are lots of close-up photos and step-by-step instructions, plus very clear illustrations to show you just how to do it.
I'm already picking out which ones to make and give for Christmas!
Love this book! I will look for more by the same author.
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very informative - I'm new to this craft and this book is a wealth of knowedgePublished 7 months ago by Diane M. Vicknair
Bought this the other day and I absolutely love it! So many great design ideas that can't wait to try!Published 8 months ago by angela m gutierrez
I'm a fond beader and jewelry maker, and I'm interested in increasing my skills about new techniques. Read morePublished on August 31, 2013 by Libellula