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Wire is a popular material for jewelry crafters, given its versatility and its availability in any number of different gauges and colors. Varied techniques can yield complex pieces with intricate details or simple pieces with delicate embellishments. Chandler and Ritchey begin by discussing safety measures, tools, and materials, including an overview of the various types of wire and what works best for various techniques. The authors organize projects in such a way as to illustrate that the wire-wrapping techniques can be built upon to create ever more complex pieces. These projects are well constructed, with easy-to-read and easy-to-understand instructions. Even beginning wire wrappers can get started right away with the basic bracelets, while experienced crafters will appreciate the tips and tricks. The clear, detailed photos accompanying the instructions make them easy to follow, and the pictures in the tools and materials section will help readers understand what to look for when shopping. A fun and useful addition to the Jewelry Studio series. --Tina Coleman


"With the aid of detailed, close-up photography, the authors have done an excellent job of demystifying the art of creating wire jewelry." - Monsters and

"An excellent book." - Guide to Jewelry Making

"This is the third wire book from these authors and they have not disappointed us...a good reference book as well as one that is full of simple yet elegant projects." - Upper Midwest Bead Society newsletter


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Product Details

  • Series: Jewelry Studio
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Interweave (April 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596680598
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596680593
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 9 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #144,105 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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86 of 87 people found the following review helpful By S. L. Bergquist on April 12, 2008
Format: Paperback
What a wonderful book on wire wrap. As a relative newcomer to wire and as an instructor for beginning wire wrappers, I am always looking for books to enhance my own ability as well as to enrich the classes I teach. I currently have in excess of 25 books on jewelry making, beading and wire wrap. Even though this book primarily presents bracelet projects (8 bracelets, one pendant, one ring, one bracelet-pendant-earring set), it is the first such book I have even considered recommending to my students. The authors have supplied solid, basic information in a format that is much like having a friend walk one through a project. The step-by-step instructions are interspersed with tips and "fixes" for potential problems and encouragement to use this text as a starting point for other projects utilizing the demonstrated techniques. Most important of all, the instructions are supported by first rate photos that clarify every step. This book is definitely being added to the list of necessary Equipment/Materials I give my students because it will serve as a pictorial guide for the basics while encouraging the student to move beyond the specific projects provided.

In short: This is an excellent book on technique for beginning and intermediate wrappers. There are probably even some good tips advanced wrappers would find helpful. However, if you consider yourself highly advanced and don't enjoy practical, well-thought out, clearly presented instructions coupled with photographs that minimize the opportunities for mistakes or misunderstanding, you need to look for a different book.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Cindy Gimbrone on October 15, 2008
Format: Paperback
The team of Linda Chandler and Christine Ritchey are back with another fabulous book on wire. Part of Interweave's Jewelry Studio series, Wire Wrapping is the only book you'll need to learn wire wrapping. The authors go over tools and materials in Chapter One and then on to Wire Fundamentals in Chapter Two. Chapter two includes explanations on straightening wire, making jump rings and a catch and clasp. Basic Projects such as a basic bracelet, dress-up bracelet and my favorite, Celtic Knots are included in Chapter Three. The book ends with Chapter Four that describes projects to take you to the next level in your wire wrapping skills. There are projects instructions for making a ring and using patterned wire. A list of resources and index at the back of the book are very helpful.

The photographs demonstrating the techniques and project steps are clear and detailed. Shots are close up so you can see exactly how the work is done. Good how to photographs are a hallmark of Linda and Christine's books. Perfect for the self taught wire wrapper.
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Format: Paperback
Wire Wrapping, by Linda Chandler and Christine Ritchey, is a fantastic introduction to all things beautiful in the world of wire! These two friendly authors make what might appear to be daunting accessible to anyone who wishes to learn to wire wrap beautiful bracelets, earrings, necklaces and pendants. They even have a guest appearance by a wire artist, Russ Sperring, who teaches how to wrap a lovely ring with a stone at its center.

The book begins with a list of tools and materials needed to create the pieces you will admire and soon be making yourself. Then there is a suggested "first project" bracelet which will help anyone who is taking this seriously to understand all the ins and outs of what will be coming up later on. The authors strongly recommend making this design before proceeding further. I loved the design (I am betting that you will too!), so that seemed like a good idea to me anyway!
I had several favorites, including the first project. One was a stunning "Bow Tie" bracelet, and one was a "Celtic Knot". I loved the look of both of these.

Most of the wire wrapping is done with half hard wire, something I have never used in my work. Many of the tools are strangers to me, although I own a few of certain ones required (like step-nose pliers and a mandrel) and have not used them yet. However, now I am raring to go, thanks to Linda and Christine, who infuse their creations and writing style with joy, charm, humor and beauty!
Yes! I want to make this type of jewelry! All of these great looks are so beautiful! And when I am done following their clear instructions, I will have one or many brilliant creations. I know I will love it when people ask, "Where did you GET that?" and I can say, "I made it, MYSELF! With a little help from my friends, Linda and Chris!"
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By JWolfe on March 22, 2009
Format: Paperback
If wrapping jewelry in the traditional methods is a mystery to you, then this book will get you started. Be prepared to purchase costly gold filled wire if you follow the materials purchase list exactly for each project. While the book shows you several techniques, it is lacking in pendents, rings and earring designs showing only 1 pendent and 1 ring design (and the ring design is not even by the authors).

What would be helpful in the book would be to provide a complete 'shopping list' of all the materials needed for all the projects...a "shopping list". The projects in the book are co-dependent on each other and get progressively more complicated. If one were to use this book as a 'tutorial' to learn wire wrapping, then a list of the course materials is essential. I wound up creating an excel spreadsheet to determine all the materials, and then spent several days tracking down the various wires needed from suppliers. Be aware, that precious wire costs are dictated by a fluctuating market. I would have liked to have seen a reference to the materials aspect in this book with a list of affordable wire substitutes. For example, substitute 20g gold filled with 20g artist wire or 22g copper.

All in all for the price, this is a handy book to add to your jewelery making reference collection. The photos are excellent!
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