by Kaska Firor
Jewelry makers of all types love creating with wire, and Weaving Freeform Wire Jewelry opens up an entirely new world for this flexible medium. From angular, geometric forms to organic, curvy, elongated lines — and from simple flat weaves to elaborate multi-layered creations — there’s no end to the potential for this technique!
Although the designs in Weaving Freeform Wire Jewelry may look very intricate and visually complex, even those new to wireworking can easily follow Kaska Firor’s clear, careful instructions for 20 compelling projects.
Motivated jewelry makers will learn five different weaves as a jumping-off point for their own experimentation. Each section focuses on a particular technique, moving from beginner-level projects to more challenging designs. Inventive ways to include stones and beads, plus combine weaves, add even more interest to these dramatic, freeform pieces.
WEAVING FREEFORM WIRE JEWELRY IS A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING AND USING WIRE WEAVES TO CREATE 20 BEAUTIFUL FREEFORM JEWELRY PROJECTS. WITH A TIGHT FOCUS ON FIVE WIRE WEAVES—OVER-UNDER, OVER-OVER, COILING, LOOPING, AND CIRCULAR WEAVING — THE READER WILL LEARN BY MAKING RINGS, PINS, EARRINGS, PENDANTS, CLASPS, AND BRACELETS. AUTHOR KASKA FIROR OFFERS A WONDERFUL VARIETY OF SYMMETRICAL AND ASYMMETRICAL DESIGNS TO INSPIRE THE BUDDING WIREWORKER, IN ADDITION TO SHOWING THE EVOLUTION OF WIREWORK DESIGN FROM SIMPLE TO COMPLEX FOR MORE ADVANCED JEWELRY-MAKERS.
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