Jewelry Making Books

Wire Wrapping BookWire is a favorite design material for jewelry artists, allowing for the creation of simple loops and embellishments to more involved, intricate pieces. In Jewelry Studio: Wire Wrapping, Linda Chandler and Christine Ritchey take the mystery out of wire wrapping and share their insider secrets for making gorgeous jewelry from bundles of joined wire, no soldering required! This technique allows the jewelry maker to create timeless, elegant pieces that are beautifully simple to elaborately complex.
Starting with a discussion of safety, tools and materials-including the types of metals appropriate for wire wrapping-and helpful tips, tricks, and techniques necessary before beginning a first project, the authors cover all of the basics of deceptively simple techniques.

Getting Started Making Jewelry BookDo you love handcrafted wire jewelry but just don’t know how or where to begin to make it yourself? “Well, here’s you’re answer!” Getting Started Making Wire Jewelry is the second in a new series from Interweave Press for true beginners-those people with absolutely no wire-working knowledge – that carefully and gradually guides readers through every through every aspect of working with this popular and enduring medium. More than 100 color photographs and illustrations that walk you, step by step, through the entire process, from where and how to shop for wire and beads, choosing the right kind and gauge of wire, to what make basic jewelry components such as loops, jump ring, and connectors and then, with your new-found knowledge, you can create and proudly wear one or all of the projects including earrings, ring, a bracelet.There’s also an abundance of tips and resources that will keep those ideas for your own creating beautiful wire jewelry and gifts in no time!

Woven Wire Jewelry BookNow you can find the Quick-grip Spring Clamp on AMAZON.
Gold and silver wire skillfully woven into gentle yet substantial forms add dimension and refinement to your handcrafted jewelry. Designer Linda Chandler, along with one of her best students, Christine Ritchey, introduce a new wire weaving technique that varies the number of wires and their thickness to create stunningly beautiful bracelets, neckpieces, and pendants. Project instructions go well beyond simple line drawings to show the assembly process of each piece in a series of step-by-step photographs. The nine projects begin with an elegantly simple woven bracelet, and move on to more dramatic projects that include a domed buff bracelet with soldered bead ends, a free-form bracelet, a woven neckpiece, and a pendant with a woven frame.
Projects range in difficulty from easy to advanced, and many projects can be completed without soldering (though knowledge of soldering is a plus). The more experienced craftsperson will savor the way Precious Metal Clay adds striking embellishments to four of the projects. And to help you develop your own designs, there’s a full-color gallery of finished work to inspire and bend your imagination.