Paperback: 284 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 26, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.6 x 10 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (178 customer reviews)
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This is the first book I have found that REALLY shows you everything you need to do, step-by-step, and requires only a couple of types of wire and truly minimal tools.I have spent thousands of dollars (not an exaggeration) trying to "get it" as far as wire wrapping. I have an online shop and although my main focus is faceted gemstones, I love the look of wire wrapping and carry intaglios and other interesting items to wrap. I have spent a fortune trying out products, and nothing worked for me. Part of the reason is that I have no artistic talent, but the biggest reason is that I got started wrong. I took my first wirework class from someone who owned a store and just downloaded class information/patterns from the internet. Half-hard wire was used in all classes, and I could not understand why I could not get it to make the lovely curves I see wire artists achieving. One of the first things the author explains is that the half-hard wire that is so popular is hard to work with and hard on the hands. I obtained some dead-soft wire and shazzam! -- My first attempt produced a finished, wearable result.I bought this with Jewelry Studio: Wire Wrapping, and it was a good combination. There really is no overlap, and the styles are completely different. I think both are quite useful. Whereas Jewelry Studio throws you off into the deep end (it is quite a small book, without space for details), this book shows every single step in photographs -- literally. Each simple project covered an amazing number of pages, simply because such care was taken in explanation.This is not an "eye-candy" book; you will not find a single color photo except on the outside covers. It also covers nothing but cabochons.
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