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Handcrafted Wire Findings

Handcrafted Wire FindingsHandcrafted Wire Findings: Techniques and Designs for Custom Jewelry Components
Provided by Interweave Books
www.interweave.com
Reviewed by Laura Plack
 

Making DIY jewelry is fun and easy, but it can sometimes be a little expensive. Want to cut down the cost of making your own wire jewelry? Then Handcrafted Wire Findings: Techniques and Designs for Custom Jewelry Components by Jane Dickerson and Denise Peck from Interweave Books is for you. With this informative book, making your own cool, custom findings will be fun and save you money. Handcrafted Wire Findings is your one-stop shop for information on all handmade wire jewelry work. Try out this guidebook that is packed with over 30 projects and instructions for creating these budget-friendly, artistic jewelry pieces.

Findings are the elements that attach, connect, join, and close jewelry pieces together, and you will probably recognize some common examples of wire findings, such as ear wires and clasps. These elements are essential parts of making your own homemade jewelry pieces. This guide offers an introduction on wire basics, tools, and techniques, and then moves on to particular findings categories, such as hook clasps, ear wires, and toggle clasps. From fundamental skills for beginners to more sophisticated designs, this book covers so many techniques that will help you to create affordable components for your own homemade jewelry designs. The projects in this guide are accompanied by step-by-step photos and easy to follow directions, so you can feel comfortable trying techniques that include basic wirework, adding patina, texturizing, silver fusing, and traditional finishes.

Stocking up on clasps, jump rings, ear wires, and other jewelry making materials can be very expensive. Ease your worries about the cost of making DIY jewelry by using this resource for making stylish and personalized findings. Use Handcrafted Wire Findings to learn how to make these important jewelry pieces, and craft your own unique, stunning handmade jewelry pieces to add to your collection.

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This looks like a great book because it does get expensive buying findings all the time or sometimes you are almost done with your project to find out you ran out of jump rings or you forgot to buy earring wires or clasps. It would be great to just make them and be done and make something noone else has. I need step by step instructions. I have tried to make jump rings to only mess them up. I must put this on my to get list. Looks like it will be great for beginners and to refresh yourself.

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