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Jewelry making is fun and it isn’t very hard to learn. We all learned in grade school, and maybe even before, that you can make a necklace by threading pretty things onto a string, knotting the string, then hanging it around your neck. Countless 5-year-olds have strung colored macaroni onto some yarn and were prouder than a debutante with her first set of pearls. But stri Jewelry making is fun and it isn’t very hard to learn. We all learned in grade school, and maybe even before, that you can make a necklace by threading pretty things onto a string, knotting the string, then hanging it around your neck. Countless 5-year-olds have strung colored macaroni onto some yarn and were prouder than a debutante with her first set of pearls. But stringing is only one way to make jewelry. Wire jewelry has been around for at least 5000 years. It’s strong, it’s pretty, and it can last, well, for thousands of years. And the basics of turning wire into jewelry is just as easy to learn as stringing. Wire opens up your jewelry making world, allowing you more choices, and more jewelry projects you can make. If you want to be a jewelry maker, not just a stringer, you need to know some basic wire techniques In this second book of the series, you will be taught by two master instructors on the basic techniques of using wire to make jewelry. They will show you, step by step, how to take a little bit of wire, a few beads, some simple tools and turn these basic items into unique and beautiful jewelry that is fun to make and also fun to wear. This book includes 7 complete jewelry projects, plus 7 additional tutorials on making your own findings used within the projects, and 3 technique sheets to help you with some of the basic things you will need to know to finish some of the jewelry designs. Each chapter contains: - A complete materials and tools list. - Detailed step by step instructions. - Photos and illustrations to guide and show you the critical steps. - Notes, tips, and warnings to further help you to complete your project and improve your jewelry making experience. - Links to the appropriate supplemental and special technique sheets found throughout the book to teach and guide you in learning the proper jewelry making techniques you will need for each project. - A resource page with links to where you can find jewelry kits, materials, and additional guides and tutorials. You will learn the basics steps to working with wire, how to make and use wire wrapped loops, and how to wrap a simple pendant. You will learn to make your own ear wires, headpins, clasps, links and jump rings. And then you will turn them into fantastic, one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry. You will use wire to turn beautiful beads made from crystal, glass, metal and semi-precious stones into designer jewelry. Once you have worked your way through the jewelry projects in the book you will be well on your way to improving your new wire jewelry skills. To help you along your path to wire mastery there is a special bonus for those who pick up this book: 5 free wire jewelry tutorials you can download and use to practice your wire skills and make even more amazing jewelry. Making your own jewelry is rewarding, it’s inexpensive, it means everything you make and wear is custom made by you then fits perfectly, and you will never lack for gifts for family and friends. So, it’s time; grab your tools, some beads, and wire, and let’s make some jewelry.


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Jewelry making is fun and it isn’t very hard to learn. We all learned in grade school, and maybe even before, that you can make a necklace by threading pretty things onto a string, knotting the string, then hanging it around your neck. Countless 5-year-olds have strung colored macaroni onto some yarn and were prouder than a debutante with her first set of pearls. But stri Jewelry making is fun and it isn’t very hard to learn. We all learned in grade school, and maybe even before, that you can make a necklace by threading pretty things onto a string, knotting the string, then hanging it around your neck. Countless 5-year-olds have strung colored macaroni onto some yarn and were prouder than a debutante with her first set of pearls. But stringing is only one way to make jewelry. Wire jewelry has been around for at least 5000 years. It’s strong, it’s pretty, and it can last, well, for thousands of years. And the basics of turning wire into jewelry is just as easy to learn as stringing. Wire opens up your jewelry making world, allowing you more choices, and more jewelry projects you can make. If you want to be a jewelry maker, not just a stringer, you need to know some basic wire techniques In this second book of the series, you will be taught by two master instructors on the basic techniques of using wire to make jewelry. They will show you, step by step, how to take a little bit of wire, a few beads, some simple tools and turn these basic items into unique and beautiful jewelry that is fun to make and also fun to wear. This book includes 7 complete jewelry projects, plus 7 additional tutorials on making your own findings used within the projects, and 3 technique sheets to help you with some of the basic things you will need to know to finish some of the jewelry designs. Each chapter contains: - A complete materials and tools list. - Detailed step by step instructions. - Photos and illustrations to guide and show you the critical steps. - Notes, tips, and warnings to further help you to complete your project and improve your jewelry making experience. - Links to the appropriate supplemental and special technique sheets found throughout the book to teach and guide you in learning the proper jewelry making techniques you will need for each project. - A resource page with links to where you can find jewelry kits, materials, and additional guides and tutorials. You will learn the basics steps to working with wire, how to make and use wire wrapped loops, and how to wrap a simple pendant. You will learn to make your own ear wires, headpins, clasps, links and jump rings. And then you will turn them into fantastic, one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry. You will use wire to turn beautiful beads made from crystal, glass, metal and semi-precious stones into designer jewelry. Once you have worked your way through the jewelry projects in the book you will be well on your way to improving your new wire jewelry skills. To help you along your path to wire mastery there is a special bonus for those who pick up this book: 5 free wire jewelry tutorials you can download and use to practice your wire skills and make even more amazing jewelry. Making your own jewelry is rewarding, it’s inexpensive, it means everything you make and wear is custom made by you then fits perfectly, and you will never lack for gifts for family and friends. So, it’s time; grab your tools, some beads, and wire, and let’s make some jewelry.

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Margo Hurwicz

    Okay for beginners, but there’s not much going on here. Nothing wrong with the content - the pictures make things very clear - but if you’re already making wrapped loops and wire findings, this “book” is not for you.

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