Decorative Wire Findings

Melody MacDuffee
Item #67856

With a few basic techniques, simple tools, and wire, beginners and intermediate jewelry makers alike can make intricate and beautiful wire components to customize their jewelry designs!

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Description

Wireworkers at every level can create truly one-of-a-kind jewelry by making their own decorative findings! These custom jewelry components — including strand separators, connectors, chandelier earring components, clasps, bails, and more — ensure that jewelry makers have exactly the component they need to express their artistic vision.

• Breaks wireworking down into a few simple looping, wrapping, and coiling techniques.
• Step-by-step instructions are ideal for beginners and intermediate jewelry makers.
• Includes 23 projects that showcase custom components in one-of-a-kind earrings, bracelets,
necklaces, pins, and rings!

Author: Melody MacDuffee
Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Pages: 96
Color photos: 288
Author Bio
Melody MacDuffee has been designing jewelry for 25 years. Her work has been shown in juried competitions in several states. She teaches internationally. Melody is the author of Lacy Wire Jewelry, Boutique Bead & Wire Jewelry, the co-author of Beaded Edgings, and has contributed to dozens of other beading books and publications.
Table of Contents
I. General Introduction

II. Tools and Materials

A. Tools
    
B. Materials
    

III. Technical Basics (for all the projects)

IV. The Components
1.    headpins, earring components & dangles
2.    chandelier earring components
3.    clasps & closures
4.    bails & slides
5.    wraps, caps & cones
6.    links & connectibles
7.    connectors and spacer bars
8.    bezels
9.    wire beads
10.    pin backs

V. The Projects
Earrings:
    Bold & Colorful Chandelier Earrings
    5-Strand Earrings
    7-Strand Squiggle Earrings
    Garnet Floral Post Earrings
    Mini Basic Chandelier Earrings
    Large Basic Chandelier Earrings
    Pearl & Gold Chandelier Earrings (with variations)
    Rhyolite Earrings in Spiral Bezel
    Squiggle Cluster Earrings
Bracelets:
    Stretchy Spiral Bead Bracelet (with variation)
    Chain Bracelet & Earrings (with variations)
    Beaded Beads Bracelet & Earrings
    7-Strand Pearl & Gold Bracelet (with variation)
    11-Strand Krobo Bracelet
    Triple-Strand Bead Cap Bracelet
Necklaces:
     Twisted Link Chain Necklace
     Crazy Lace Agate Necklace
     Bezeled Aqua Agate Slice Necklace
     Good Ju-Ju Doll Necklace
     Ruby in Fuschite Necklace
     Botswana Agate Centerpiece Clasp Necklace
     Crystal Druzy Centerpiece Clasp Necklace
Pins:
     Good Ju-Ju Doll Pin
     Horse Pin
Ring:
    Crystal Druzy Ring in Spiral Bezel
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