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Handcrafted Wire Findings: Techniques and Designs for Custom Jewelry Components by [Peck, Denise, Dickerson, Jane]
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"Once you see just how easy it is to make your own stunning custom findings, you'll never go back." - beading-arts.com

About the Author

Denise Peck is the editor of Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine. She is also the author of the bestselling books 101 Wire Earrings, Wire Style, and Wire Style 2. She lives in Pennsylvania.



Jane Dickerson is the author of the best-selling book Chain Style and a freelance editor, writer, and jewelry designer. She was formerly the editor of Step by Step Beads, Creative Jewelry, and Bead Star magazines, and a contributing editor to Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine. Her jewelry designs have appeared in numerous books and magazines, and she sells her designs on Etsy.


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  • File Size: 26902 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Interweave (February 1, 2013)
  • Publication Date: February 1, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DH40M5Y
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By Shala Kerrigan TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 14, 2011
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Handcrafted Wire Findings : Techniques and Designs for Custom Jewelry Components by Denise Peck and Jane Dickerson is a great collection of instructions on making wire jewelry components.

I've been a fan of Denise Peck's style and clarity in explaining how to make wire jewelry for a while and since I have a strong interest in handmade findings, this book looked wonderful.

The introduction is in depth. Wire types are explained, and there is a chart which shows the most common shapes and gauges from a hefty 2 gauge to a fine 26 gauge in round, half round and square.
Tools are explained and shown. Cutters, pliers, hammers and mandrels are all explained, followed by descriptions of the torches and tools you'll need for some of the fused and soldered findings and finishing tools such as a rock tumbler to harden and polish the metal.

A short introduction on techniques provides a refresher for people who have worked with metal before and teaches the basic techniques to people who haven't. Then you get into the projects.

If I've worried you that maybe this isn't the book for you because it has torches, rest assured, there are a lot of cold findings projects in here. Most of the earring findings for example are made using easy wire techniques and common household supplies as mandrels.

There is a simple, humble and always useful kidney hook that's shaped using round nose pliers and a marker for a mandrel. There are some great decorative hooks. A couple of them do use a very simple torch technique to draw a bead on one end of the wire, but from there are shaped using cold techniques.
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Before I pre-ordered Handcrafted Wire Findings by Denise Peck and and Jane Dickerson about 3 months before it came out, I hesitated for all of about 30 seconds. I wasn't sure it would cover anything I haven't already done or tried. However, it seemed like a good book to have in my ever expanding book collection. When the book arrived last week, I was pleasantly surprised at its usefulness and wished it had been written about 5 years ago when I first started trying to make my own wire findings.

The book starts out with an intro explaining what findings are and types of findings. The last paragraph explains my personal motivation for making my own findings: continuity for the piece of jewelry. It's difficult to find the perfect finding for each and every project. The 2nd reason is cost effectiveness. Not only are findings less expensive to make yourself, but you reduce the amount of inventory you have to keep on hand.

After the intro is a lesson on wire basics: material, sizes, hardness types, and shape.

The next section is on tools, which have been divided into general, pliers, hammering, fusing and flameworking, and finishing. The tool section is followed by techniques. Techniques covered include how to use a wire gauge (which is surprisingly counterintuitive), flush cutting, straightening wire, hammering, using a micro torch, quenching, balling wire, fusing, annealing, coiling, spiraling, making and using jump rings, making head pins, making ear wires, loops, piercing, and oxidizing.

The first project section is all about Ear Wires. They are easy and perfect for beginners. Eight different ear wire designs are taught, including a hoop style, a couple post styles, and several variations of the French wire that are easy to do, but so awesome looking.
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I'm always wary of buying craft how-to books without seeing them first. About half the time, I'm disappointed in the book and in myself for succumbing to the temptation.

This is not one of those times. My current skill level is that I own some hammers and a block, and have turned out a few okay-looking pieces, probably due to luck as much as skill. I've taken a soldering course (but have yet to do anything with it) and have used a MAPP torch a few times. In other words, I have a few of the skills needed for the projects in the book, but none of the skills for turning out the professional-looking pieces in the pictures. I need a book that will help me fill the gap, and this is it.

I'm impressed that many of the instructions in the introduction are repeated in the book. . .seems the authors are well aware that many people don't have the patience fo reading introductions. I'm impressed that procedures are well thought out and presented clearly. I'm most impressed that the authors didn't skimp on pictures or instructions for the kinds of steps and details that other books assume you'll figure out on your own. I'm also impressed that there are many 'secrets' hidden in the directions -- the kinds of things you often learn in a class but seldom in a book. I am comfortable that there's enough information in this book to help me turn out really nice pieces that look about as good as those in the pictures. That's exactly what I buy a book for.

Best of all: I'm now unafraid to begin working on these projects. I feel ready.

Now for an important detail. I will admit that if I find copy that is not well written, pictures that are mislabled, chunks of instructions missing, misspellings and typos, that tends to affect the credibility of the authors.
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