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Handcrafted Wire Findings: Techniques and Designs for Custom Jewelry Components
Contributor(s): Peck, Denise (Author), Dickerson, Jane (Author)

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ISBN: 1596682833     ISBN-13: 9781596682832
Publisher: Interweave Press
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: June 2011


Add personal style at minimal cost with custom-made findings!

Why spend hundreds of dollars stocking up on expensive manufactured clasps, jump rings, ear wires, bails, and more when you can make exactly what you need for a fraction of the cost? Making custom findings enables jewelry makers to affordably create just the right component to complement their own jewelry designs.

Handcrafted Wire Findings looks at your wire stash and focuses on how to create custom, professional-quality findings. With fundamental skills for beginners that progress to more sophisticated designs, this book covers techniques such as basic wirework, texturizing, silver fusing, adding patina, and traditional finishes.

Included are over 30 projects for making custom wire findings, each accompanied by step-by-step photographs and directions to ensure success.

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BISAC Categories:
- Crafts & Hobbies | Jewelry
Dewey: 739.27
LCCN: 2010032463
Physical Information: 0.4" H x 8.5" W x 8.9" (0.90 lbs) 127 pages
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Contributor Bio(s):

Denise Peck is the editor of Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine. She is also the author of the bestselling books 101 Wire Earrings, Wire Style, and Wire Style 2. She lives in Pennsylvania.

Jane Dickerson is the author of the best-selling book Chain Style and a freelance editor, writer, and jewelry designer. She was formerly the editor of Step by Step Beads, Creative Jewelry, and Bead Star magazines, and a contributing editor to Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine. Her jewelry designs have appeared in numerous books and magazines, and she sells her designs on Etsy.

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