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Wired Beautiful

By Heidi Boyd

Format: Paperback

SKU# Z6886

You’ll Love This Wire Jewelry Book If:

  • You want to make your own wire jewelry pieces
  • You love to make jewelry & want to try new projects
  • You need step-by-step guidance through different jewelry making techniques

Heidi Boyd loves to make wire jewelry and now she shares her favorite wire jewelry making techniques with you in Wired Beautiful. Each of the 30 projects featured in this wire jewelry book include great photos and detailed instructions that will help you master basic jewelry making; preparing you to create designs of your own.

With these top tips from a pro you’ll discover how to make wire jewelry by making your supplies work for you and try something new such as using a knitting spool for creating cages and flower shaping. Featured projects include how to make wire earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces & more.

In Wired Beautiful You’ll Learn:

  • Tips & techniques for making wire jewelry such as earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets & much more
  • How to coil, spiral, link, bundle, knot and stitch wire to create a variety of effects
  • How to use the right materials in the right projects in order to achieve successful results

A Word From the Author:

"It took a complete shift in my focus to realize that wire could expand the possibilities of my jewelry design. Wire’s design possibilities are limitless. A thicker gauge wire can become the core of a bangle, be wrapped into a link or be formed into a toggle clasp. Medium-gauge wires can be shaped into earwires, coiled into jump rings or even wrapped into a bead. Thinner gauge wire is so flexible it can be knitted and crocheted into intricate masterpieces.

Never again will I trek to store after store in search of a simple jump ring clasp or earwire; with wire, I can make them in any color and size I want.

With a single coil of wire and a few tools, you can twist, shape, link and hammer almost any jewelry component and save both time and money." — Heidi Boyd

Check Out This Excerpt From Wired Beautiful:

If you’re having trouble sliding the rubber tubing over the wire, add a drop of olive oil to your thumb and pointer finger and grease the wire. The rubber tubing will slide right on.

To ensure good balance, carefully distribute colors, shapes and sizes of the beads across the front of the cuff . Try to avoid positioning the same kinds of beads alongside each other.

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SKU Z6886
Additional Feature 300 color illus, 10 b&w illus
Author/Speaker/Editor Heidi Boyd
File/Trim Size 8.25 x 0.875
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9781440303104
Number Of Pages 128
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