Discover wire working, one of the hottest trends in jewelry. Wire and lampwork artist Kerry Bogert creates her signature colorful wire jewelry by combining ParaWire's non-tarnish silver and colored ParaWire with glass beads to add a pop of color in designs from elegant to whimsical.
Although in the past colored wire has been considered less sophisticated, Totally Twisted shows you how to use ParaWire for a high-end look. In addition to her signature lampwork beads, Kerry uses Czech and other glass beads to show how glass and wire can be combined to great effect.
Accompanying the designs for earrings, bracelets, and necklaces, Totally Twisted includes wire work tips and tricks to make wire work easier and more successful. Learn how to make your own clasps and wire components along with techniques from coiling to wire wrapping all shown in clear step-by-step photography. A master of color in jewelry, Kerry also shares her design tips for exploring color in jewelry design, plus gives project variation ideas to show how changing the colors in the same design can completely transform a piece. Take your wire working to new levels with the Totally Twisted.
By Kerry Bogert (144 pages)
This fresh approach to design shows jewelry artists the secret to combining sterling silver wire with colored wire and glass beads to produce high-end looks. Tips and tricks for making easier, more successful wirework accompany the 20 designs for earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. Techniques for coiling and wire wrapping are included along with how-to’s for making clasps and wire components. Along with suggestions for exploring color in jewelry creation, the manual also features variation ideas to show how simply changing colors in a design can transform a piece. Necessary methods and project outlines are displayed through step-by-step photos and offer wire crafters the opportunity to hone their talents to produce unique and creative pieces.
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