Fine Art Wire Weaving

Author: Sarah Thompson
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1632500256
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Wire jewelry has never been more popular--but you've never seen projects like this before! In Fine Art Wire Weaving, award-winning author Sarah Thompson shares her secrets to creating wire jewelry that's nothing short of spectacular. Using super-fine wires to create 20 delicate, sophisticated pieces, you'll achieve that "wow" factor, all under the guidance of an expert jewelry teacher. You'll learn how to work with these fine wires successfully, as well as what to do when one of your projects goes awry. Using techniques in layering, symmetry, and dimensional shaping, you'll come away with a strong foundation in wire working so you can create your own one-of-a-kind pieces. Paired with beautiful, 4-color photographs, Thompson gives you step-by-step instructions to creating jewelry to pretty to keep for yourself--but that you won't want to give away!

Fine Art Wire Weaving

Author: Sarah Thompson
Publisher: Interweave
ISBN: 1632500272
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Wire jewelry has never been more popular--but you've never seen projects like this before! In Fine Art Wire Weaving, award-winning author Sarah Thompson shares her secrets to creating wire jewelry that's nothing short of spectacular. Using super-fine wires to create 20 delicate, sophisticated pieces, you'll achieve that "wow" factor, all under the guidance of an expert jewelry teacher. You'll learn how to work with these fine wires successfully, as well as what to do when one of your projects goes awry. Using techniques in layering, symmetry, and dimensional shaping, you'll come away with a strong foundation in wire working so you can create your own one-of-a-kind pieces. Paired with beautiful, 4-color photographs, Thompson gives you step-by-step instructions to creating jewelry to pretty to keep for yourselfùbut that you won't want to give away!

Woven in Wire

Author: Sarah Thompson
Publisher: Interweave
ISBN: 1632506246
Format: PDF
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Weave - Sculpt - Transform Break through the boundaries of traditional wirework jewelry to discover the world of intricate possibilities in Woven in Wire. As you weave, sculpt, and transform wire, award winning jeweler and wirework instructor Sarah Thompson guides you through the steps of achieving spectacular wearable art. Follow along as Sarah shares: Wire weaving fundamentals and her most prized techniques, helping you become a distinguished wire artist. Mastering form and symmetry as you create ornate necklaces, rings, bracelets, pendants, and earrings. The final steps to becoming a wire-weaving master--dismantling and reassembling the woven components for truly transformative jewelry designs. As you work through the techniques and designs in Woven in Wire, your artistic power will grow, your skills will advance, and you will have the confidence to create your own intricate breathtakingly beautiful designs.

Timeless Wire Weaving

Author: Lisa Barth
Publisher: Kalmbach Books
ISBN: 1627000771
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Timeless Wire Weaving focuses on developing wirework skills through 13 projects using three classic wire weaving techniques: coiling, wrapping, and weaving. The projects are built around a focal cabochon and incorporate seed beads and crystals in imaginative ways. Designers will be able to make the jewelry shown in the book, while also using the techniques learned to create innovative jewelry pieces of their own.

Wire Style

Author: Denise Peck
Publisher: Betterway Books
ISBN: 1620331926
Format: PDF, Docs
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Wire jewelry is one of the hottest trends in jewelry making. Wire Style, from the editor of Step by Step Wire Jewelry Magazine, is a collection of fifty contemporary, stylish, and absolutely wearable designs from an array of top designers in the field. Begin with a primer on basic tools and techniques for getting started, then launch right into chic, beautiful designs for bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and pendants handpicked from a collection of top jewelry designers. Each project features a comprehensive materials list and thorough step-by-step instructions, following in the footsteps of Stringing Style and Stringing Style 2. Fundamental wireworking techniques are explained in detail, including wire wrapping, weaving, coiling, chain making, hammering, texturing, and oxidizing. Readers will also learn how to wire-wrap found objects, make chain mail, create spirals, straighten wire properly, pierce, cut, make jump rings, make ear wires, and create clasps. Projects are constructed with a range of materials, from precious metals to plated and colored wire for an eclectic mix of funky and fabulous designs. Various types of wire and chain are mixed up with stones, beads, and cords for an interesting and assorted collection of designs. Wire Style has everything you need to know to begin your journey or to perfect your wire-working skills.

Weaving Freeform Wire Jewelry

Author: Firor Kaska
Publisher: Kalmbach Books
ISBN: 1627000879
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Weaving Freeform Wire Jewelry is a guide to understanding and using wire weaves to create 20 beautiful freeform jewelry projects. With a tight focus on five wire weaves—over-under, over-over, coiling, looping, and circular weaving — the reader will learn by making rings, pins, earrings, pendants, clasps, and bracelets. Author Kaska Firor offers a wonderful variety of symmetrical and asymmetrical designs to inspire the budding wireworker, in addition to showing the evolution of wirework design from simple to complex for more advanced jewelry-makers.

Inventive Wire Weaving

Author: Susan Barzacchini
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Co
ISBN: 1627004963
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Wire jewelry has been around for centuries and never goes out of style. Wire weaving techniques simply evolve to incorporate the newest materials and trends. All-new Inventive Wire Weaving: 20+ Unique Jewelry Designs focuses on the timeless techniques of wire weaving, wrapping, coiling, and capturing, plus texturing metals and wire. Using these evergreen techniques, designer and instructor Susan Barzacchini showcases metal, beads, lampworked elements, cabochons, and found objects in interesting, beautiful wire jewelry. Whether they use fine silver wire or copper, jewelry makers will be able to create artistic and unique pieces they'll be proud to wear. Each project includes clear and easy-to-understand photos and step-by-step instructions from an experienced wire weaving instructor. Styles cover a wide range of tastes, from delicate and feminine to bold and unusual, and many projects include variations for even more personalization. These artistic necklaces, pendants, earrings, and cuffs will appeal to intermediate wireworkers looking for new project ideas.

Artisan Filigree

Author: Jodi Bombardier
Publisher: Betterway Books
ISBN: 1620333856
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Enjoy a collection of 20+ beautiful wire projects! Inspired by the ironwork so prevalent in her native Tucson, Jodi Bombardier fashions her signature heavygauge wire frames into sinuous shapes, cold-joining them with fine wire to form open, lacy filigree patterns. Learn Jodi's techniques, including the correct ways to use tools, hold wire, and create shaped wire frames consistently and precisely. Create airy pieces that are still strong and stable enough to withstand daily wear. Build confidence in your wirework skills as projects increase in complexity. In addition to providing project instructions, Jodi demonstrates how her scrolled designs can be manipulated, joined, or rearranged to create endless variations limited only by the imagination.

Weave Wrap Coil

Author: Jodi Bombardier
Publisher: Betterway Books
ISBN: 1620331551
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Looking for new ways to manipulate wire jewelry? Weave, Wrap, Coil showcases a variety of techniques, including weaving, coiling, wrapping, texturing, and forging, and offers new ideas for creating truly amazing combinations with both silver and copper wire. Inside you'll discover: basic techniques as well as beginning cold metalwork tips 25 contemporary and dazzling projects, from bracelets and necklaces to pendants, cuffs, and rings detailed step-by-step photography and illustrations Designer Jodi Bombardier emphasizes wire weaving as a signature technique, and encourages you to use different materials, such as beads and stones to showcase the gorgeous details of your wire pieces. Perfect for new and experienced wireworkers alike, Weave, Wrap, Coil groups projects by level of difficulty.

Wirework w DVD

Author: Dale Armstrong
Publisher: Betterway Books
ISBN: 1620333228
Format: PDF, ePub
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Intermediate jewelry artists seeking new design possibilities can learn step-by-step instructions on how to wire-wrap using faceted stones, how to create pendants with any size or shape or faceted stone, how to use several methods of working with and setting faceted stones, plus mixing wire gauges and tempers to create stable and creative pieces. In Wirework, Dale "Cougar" Armstrong showcases her classic jewelry style and shows how to create beautiful custom bracelets, necklaces, pendants, earrings, and rings in 18 projects. You'll learn: how to work with half-hard wire; when to use other tempers and why Dale's favorite tools and proper tool usage using geometry in wire-jewelry functions; making the "right" right angles; shaping with and without mandrels; using "found" items for shaping; when and how to use snap-set components; choosing the right cabochons and gemstones Wirework will challenge artists to be creative, think outside the box, and transform jewelry into their own style.