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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 09 February 2016
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782212980
  • Stock: Temporarily Out of Stock
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP Price: $36.99
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How to Make Hammered Wire Jewellery

$36.99

by Linda Jones

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Book Description

Linda Jones shows how to make gorgeous jewellery using only basic techniques. Learn to make rings, pendants, bracelets, earrings and more in a dazzling array of styles.

High-profile author, Linda Jones shows how to make gorgeous jewellery using only basic techniques and very few specialist materials. Hammering wire is easy and creates texture, form and toughness. Linda has launched her own brand of hammer for this technique, the Whammer, with Beadsmith in the US. It has three functions in one hammer, but everything in the book can easily be made with other jewellery hammers. The jewellery making techniques required are very basic, such as making jump rings, bead links, headpins and fish-hook clasps, so beginners can launch straight in. Twenty-five gorgeous projects are grouped under Feathers, Shapes and Scrunched Wire, with the Get Creative chapter combining all the techniques learned. Easy, accessible jewellery making for beginners or more advanced crafters.

- Author has strong links to Create & Craft TV, Bead Direct and Beadsmith in US
- Hammering is easy, requires few specialist tools and produces stunning results
- 25 stunning projects to make and lots of further ideas for gorgeous jewellery

About the Author

About Linda Jones

Linda Jones studied jewelry making in London. She began making metal jewelry for friends, then progressed to teaching and demonstrating wire jewelry techniques. She is now an established jewelry designer and teacher. She also makes a popular range of bespoke wedding jewelry and specialises in one-off commissions.

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Perlen Posie

The author and designer shows how to make great jewelry with basic techniques and just a few materials. The hammered jewelry wire acquires a special surface, shape and stability. The material combinations make for an interesting look. 25 projects for beginners and intermediates. Includes help and ideas for creating your own designs.


The Beading Library

I own many of Linda's books on wirework and I knew that if these were anything to go by, her new book was going to be full of achievable and wearable designs. I wasn't disappointed. 

Whether you are an experienced wireworker or just starting out in this addictive medium, you will be certain to find some new techniques and ideas amongst the stunning pieces of jewellery in this book. 

And, as is usual for this type of publication, there is a section at the back covering all the basic skills you will need to complete the projects. With nothing more than basic jewellery pliers, a hammer and steel block you too can be creating striking and original pieces with or without beads. Divided into four main sections, the projects range from necklaces, links and pendants made using a 'feathering' technique  flattening and spreading wire by stroking with your hammer rather than bashing it, an entire section of shaping wire into freeform 'doodles', another on 'scrunching' wire into frames and focals and finally, a chapter of projects that will inspire you to combine multiple techniques into single pieces.

One of my favourite tutorials from the 'Feathers' section is this flower brooch that can also be adapted into a pendant or into a focal on a necklace. One of the great things about this book is that Linda always provides further inspiration for adapting and extending each project. Each idea is beautifully and clearly photographed so you are able to see exactly how to recreate the designs at home. One of my favourite tutorials from the 'Feathers' section is this flower brooch that can also be adapted into a pendant or into a focal on a necklace. One of the great things about this book is that Linda always provides further inspiration for adapting and extending each project. Each idea is beautifully and clearly photographed so you are able to see exactly how to recreate the designs at home.

Full review and images: http://thebeadinglibrary.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/book-review-how-to-make-hammered-wire.html

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