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Making Wire & Bead Jewelry: Artful Wirework Techniques Paperback – May 1, 2012
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I am always amazed at the texture and architecture of plants, shells, pods and the organic forms found in nature. My focus is wire and metalwork, drawing from nature and incorporating texture and form into my work. I am passionate about becoming intimate with the subtleties of this medium and sharing these techniques with my students.
I teach locally at Fusion Beads in Seattle WA, and these beads stores across the country; The Beading Frenzy, The Bead House, The Bead Gallery in Hawaii, Creative Castle, Alaska Bead Co, Beads by Blanche
The shows I teach at are; Bead Fests, Bead & Button, BABE! and Adorn Me and Art & Soul, The Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild and South Florida Jewelry Arts Guild.
I have contributed projects to Interweave press magazines and Wirework by Kalmbach.
I have partnered with Tracy Stanley to form Wired Arts. Check out our website!www.wiredarts.net.
Top Customer Reviews
This book is loaded with beautiful projects by two artists: Janice Berkbile and Tracy Stanely. The first 25 pages of the book discuss the tools and materials used, and explain the basic techniques in detail. This is then followed by the actual projects. There are 24 projects in the book. Twelve by each artist. The book is just loaded with great photos showing every step of the process. The instructions are clearly written and easy to follow.
If you are a lampworker and want new ways to show off your beads then you will love this book.
There is an 8 page gallery at the end of the book which showcases more of their work. Very inspiring!
The book starts out with the Materials, Tools, and Techniques needed to create the 24 projects included in the book. As noted above, these include some of the best instructions and most helpful photos I have seen in any crafting book. I also liked the Gallery included in the back that features some truly inspiring examples of wire and bead jewelry.
This is a great addition to my collection, Highly Recommended!
NOTE: The publisher provided me a copy of this book to review, but that in way influences my rating or comments.
However, after a review of "Making Wire & Bead Jewelry", I might be turned to the metal side of my thinking. I can do many of the projects in this book with the clear instructions that are provided. With the well laid out pages and fun designs, I might just suprise myself (and Janice and Tracy!) with what I can do when I put my mind to it.
This book is a must have for your library. It's fun, it's fresh and it's a strong foundation to build your skills.
Two thumbs up!
I want to make every piece of jewelry in this book at least twice and wear it all at once, while dancing around a bonfire, on the beach! It's all so, gypsy-fabulous!
I have been a long time admirer of Janice Berkebile. I have photos of some of her jewelry on my studio bulletin board. I especially love her wire pods and acorn caps. Both are featured projects in this book. Her Gypsy Wire Pendant, a multi-tiered piece that is coiled, curled, hammered, and dripping in dangles and Bloom, a fabulous flower pendant with wire petals, a focal bead center, and a basket woven back are my two favorite projects.
I was not familiar with Tracy Stanley but, I was pleasantly surprised by her designs. She has several coiled and bead bangle bracelet projects. At first glance they may seem like they are the same project. On closer inspection you will see that they are created using methods that are different enough to require separate instructions.
The big bonus in this book, in my opinion, is the eight page gallery and the five hundred "How-to" photos! I am a visual person. I like lots of pictures and I like lots of variations. This book offers all of that and more. There is a brief overview on tools and supplies that covers all of the basics required for the projects in the book. Next there is a generous, chapter on techniques. I really appreciate the safety tips and practice guidelines. The book reads like a gentle instructor reminding you to be safe, practice, and enjoy the adventure.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a gorgeous book. I make lampwork and fused glass beads and baubles and was looking for a more creative way to present them. Read morePublished 1 month ago by AmandaGal
Great information. I've taken classes from both of the authors and wanted some of the information as back up.Published 5 months ago by Suzanne Stoops
Very nice jewelry making book with lots of ideas. Good pictures and easy step by step projects.Published 9 months ago by TheNayli22
I love this book. I was looking for ideas for wire jewelry and found them in this book! Very happy with purchase.Published 10 months ago by jo tarka