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Intermediate jewelry artists seeking new design possibilities can learn step-by-step instructions on how to wire-wrap using faceted stones, how to create pendants with any size or shape or faceted stone, how to use several methods of working with and setting faceted stones, plus mixing wire gauges and tempers to create stable and creative pieces. In Wirework, Dale qCougarq Armstrong showcases her classic jewelry style and shows how to create beautiful custom bracelets, necklaces, pendants, earrings, and rings in 18 projects. You'll learn: how to work with half-hard wire; when to use other tempers and why Dale's favorite tools and proper tool usage using geometry in wire-jewelry functions; making the qrightq right angles; shaping with and without mandrels; using qfoundq items for shaping; when and how to use snap-set components; choosing the right cabochons and gemstones Wirework will challenge artists to be creative, think outside the box, and transform jewelry into their own style.Beginning at the center and then working toward each side (which helps to pull the attachment wire into position), use one piece of 20-gauge wire to wrap from each side of each attachment box five times to show, as in the diagram (Figure 6).

Author:Dale Armstrong
Publisher:Betterway Books - 2013-03-10


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