The Art of Wire

Author: J. Marsha Michler
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 9781440214066
Format: PDF, ePub
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Learn how to turn wire working into an art! Wire working only requires a few simple tools, but it provides endless opportunities to create artful jewelry. Whether you are new to jewelry making or a seasoned artist, wire is a medium rich in possibility. J. Marsha Michler, the author of Bead & Wire Art Jewelry, takes wire working to a new level inside these pages. Open The Art of Wire and discover: An extensive technique section that introduces you to wire working through step-by-step photos and instructions. Learn the ins and outs of working with wire as well as how to create your own unique and beautiful findings to personalize your jewelry. Five chapters, each focusing on a different wire-working technique. Learn how hammering, wrapping, filigree, crochet and dowel knitting can be used to transform your jewelry. Over 30 beautiful jewelry projects including necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings and brooches. Wrap, hammer, coil, curl, twist, dowel knit, and crochet your way through the pages of The Art of Wire to make your own fabulous, one-of-a-kind creations.

Wire in Design

Author: Barbara A. McGuire
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Docs
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Wire is not boring or still? &break;Wire is alive! &break;&break;Wire has held fascination as an art and craft medium for many years, but it has only come into the limelight as of late. If you have an interest in wire's rich past or the desire to explore this creative medium, you will find everything you need in this comprehensive volume. Besides discovering how many innovative artists have used wire effectively in their art, you will learn how to apply the elements and principles of design in your own wire artwork. &break;&break;More than a dozen projects, including jewelry and home decor accessories &break;&break;Complete guide to basic wire techniques and applications &break;&break;Showcases the work of more than 75 talented artists

Kumihimo Wire Jewelry

Author: Giovanna Imperia
Publisher: Potter Craft
ISBN: 0823027171
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In ancient Japan, beautiful yet functional cords made with the traditional braiding art of kumihimo adorned everything from kimonos to samurai armor to prayer scrolls. In Kumihimo Wire Jewelry, innovative jewelry artist Giovanna Imperia offers a fresh twist on this time-honored technique, adapting it to create stunning wire jewelry. In addition to a concise history of kumihimo and an overview of its essential materials, tools, and techniques, readers will learn the basics of this braiding method, plus how to create 20 striking projects--stylish bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces--all supported with detailed, step-by-step instructions and illustrations. This comprehensive book, which also includes pieces by prominent kumihimo jewelry artists from around the world, will inspire jewelry makers, beaders, and wireworkers at all skill levels to take their craft in a vibrant new direction. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Complete Guide to Making Wire Jewelry

Author:
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
ISBN: 0871162547
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Readers will learn to make wire jewelry like pros with this collection of more than 20 projects from the pages of Art Jewelry magazine. Readers can learn basic wireworking tools and techniques and practice skills including coiling, wire weaving, chain mail, wrapping, and making cold connections to create necklaces, rings, bracelets, and more. A great book for jewelry makers of all skill levels.

Freeform Wire Art Jewelry

Author: Gayle Bird
Publisher: Fons & Porter Books
ISBN: 9781440241338
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Follow along with author Gayle Bird as she teaches you everything you need to know to create her signature jewelry designs. First learn the basics of color and design, then move into essential wire tutorials. From there, you'll work your way through 20 step-by-step jewelry projects, including earrings, rings and necklaces. By the time you finish the book, you'll be ready to design your own statement jewelry, complete with swirling wire and dazzling gems."--Back cover.

Wirework w DVD

Author: Dale C Armstrong
Publisher: Interweave
ISBN: 9781596682900
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Wirework with DVD is a step-by-step guide for the intermediate artist seeking new design possibilities combined with solid technique instruction. Jewelry artists will learn how to wire-wrap using faceted stones, how to create pendants with any size or shape of faceted stone, how to use several methods for working with and setting faceted stones, plus mixing wire gauges and tempers to create stable yet creative pieces. Dale "Cougar" Armstrong showcases her classic jewelry style and shows how to create beautiful custom bracelets, necklaces, pendants, earrings, and rings. In the eighteen projects included, you'll discover how to work with half-hard wire, when to use other tempers and why, as well as Dale's favorite tools and proper tool usage. Plus, you'll get comprehensive instructions about: Using geometry in wire-jewelry formulations. Making the correct 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. You'll find all the basic techniques discussed in Wirework with DVD on an included DVD, giving you a solid base for creating the projects in the book.

Sculpting in Wire

Author: Cathy Miles
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0713688874
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Create amazing, fun and original sculptures using wire.

Fine Art Wire Weaving

Author: Sarah Thompson
Publisher: Interweave Press
ISBN: 9781632500250
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 yourself--but that you won't want to give away!

Moods in Wire

Author: Ellsworth Sinclair
Publisher: Originals by Ellsworth E
ISBN: 9780964048331
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Combines Moods in Wire with Moods in Brass & Glass. Divided into two sections, this is a comprehensive guide to the fine art of wire wrapping. Describes the basic tools and materials needed to make bracelets, earrings, pendants, pins and more. Color photos and spiral binding.