You’ll Love This Jewelry Beading eBook If:
- You love creating unique beaded jewelry pieces & want to learn more
- You want to learn how to make beaded necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, and even tiaras
- You want to master more basic jewelry making techniques such as coil, wrap, weave and sculpting
Learn basic wire jewelry techniques with 30 step-by-step projects in New Dimensions in Bead and Wire Jewelry by Margot Potter. Discover tips for how to make wire necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, tiaras and much more. Step-by-step Margot Potter shows you how to coil, wrap and twist wire in order to create original jewelry pieces that have movement, depth and dimension.
Use a wide range of beads to add color and texture to your pieces and learn how to work with chain maille. Get wrapped up in wire, discover new jewelry making inspiration, learn how to bead jewelry, and master great techniques you can then use to create a piece that is one-of-a-kind. This jewelry making ebook includes all you need to know how to make wire jewelry.
In the New Dimensions in Bead and Wire Jewelry eBook You’ll Learn:
- How to make 30 wire-based jewelry projects from start to finish
- How to add crystal, metal, Lucite and vintage beads to your wire jewelry pieces
- How to shape wire, bead wire, wrap wire, twist wire, coil wire & make chain maille
Check Out This Excerpt From New Dimensions in Bead and Wire Jewelry:
Find Out About Findings
So many clasps, so little time! Lobster claw, spring ring, hook and eye, S-hook, EZ-Crimp clasps, toggle clasps and so many more! These are the connectors that keep your jewelry together. We’ll use finished clasps, and we’ll also make some of our own.
Ear wires: These are the curved wires attached to an earring that go through your pierced hole. They come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes, including French wires, dapped wires, coiled wires, hoops, kidney wires, lever backs and earring hinges. We’ll use both finished and handmade ear wires.
Jump rings connect things together. They are metal rings with a split that opens and closes to attach different components. It is important to open and close jump rings properly and create tension so they remain closed (see page 14). We’ll also learn how to make our own (see page 15).
Chain: Chain has become de rigueur for jewelry designers over the past several years. It adds texture, interest and movement to your work. We will use premade chains and forge a few of our own. Crimp beads and tubes: These little metal beads or tubes are used to connect beading wire to a clasp. They can also station beads on a wire or be used as spacers between larger beads. There are special tools designed specifically for crimping, and they’ll help create strong and long-lasting finishes.
Loop crimp ends:
Loop crimps are a combination of a crimp tube with a soldered loop on the end that is easy to connect to a clasp with a jump ring. These are great for lighter weight beaded designs.
Scrimps: Scrimps are metal tubes with a threaded screw that is tightened to secure the wire. There are Scrimps with loops to connect them and Scrimps that finish memory wire. They take just a little practice, but it’s well worth the effort.
An EZ-Crimp end is a tube with a loop on it, reinforced with thicker metal sides. EZ-Crimps can come with clasps attached or without. They are easy to secure using an EZ-Crimp tool or a Mighty Crimp Tool. I use these constantly, especially when I want a clean finish on a bracelet.
Wire Guardians: These curved tubes secure your beading wire and protect it from abrasion at the clasp. They’re particularly fabulous for bracelets and beaded watchbands.
Crimp covers are split hollow metal beads used to conceal crimp beads and tubes. Use a Mighty Crimp Tool to compress them closed around the crimps. They give a nice clean finish to your work and hide crimps in stationed wire designs.
A Word From the Author:
" My professional design career began with a wire and bead ornament I created one year for Christmas when we were low on money for gifts. That little ornament led to a sculptural wire design for a catalog cover, and that design led me to query my first book. Here I am, six years later, and it seems apropos to come full circle. I’m excited to have you join me on this new adventure." — Margot Potter
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