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by Loretta Henry

A new type of craft, braided wire jewelry does not require expensive equipment and can be made by almost anyone with easily found materials. Come and give it a try! Pretty, delicate-looking (but actually quite strong) jewelry, including pendants, pins, watchbands, and earrings, can be made from wires, beads and stones. Cute monkey, butterfly, and cross shapes are shown, and you are encouraged to design your own styles once you learn her techniques. Let your imagination go! Have fun being creative! Step-by-step instructions with color photographs and detail drawings guide you through the basic techniques and seven projects with various levels of difficulty.
Download Braided Wire Jewelry (A Schiffer Book for Craftspeople) epub
ISBN: 0887408672
ISBN13: 978-0887408670
Category: Home
Subcategory: Antiques & Collectibles
Author: Loretta Henry
Language: English
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Ltd (March 1, 1997)
Pages: 62 pages
ePUB size: 1756 kb
FB2 size: 1750 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 725
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I was very disappointed with this book. As a metal weaver and instructor of wire wrapping, this looked like a wonderful book to share with my students and new techniques for me to try. There were many pictures and drawings that I felt were difficult to follow as the actual things we needed to see were too small. The potential was there, but the technique failed. It appeared to be a revival of 70's art mixed in with primative Native American style.
a whole new wire world
Loretta wishes you "good luck" at the outset and you'll certainly need it. The photos are too tiny to distinguish any detail. I recommend that this book go back to the publisher to have the wire shown in its actual size. Pare down the explanations because bigger pictures could show more. In its current state, the book is fairly useless to learn wire wrapping techniques.
this book only uses one form of braiding, and spends pages explaining how to do it -- the same braids we all learned as children, for pigtails. Then the patterns are gussied up with beads but there's nothing here the rankest beginner wouldn't invent for onesself -- nothing new. A pity.