All around the world of handmade jewelry, we’ve been seeing quite a bit of wire.* This style has enjoyed sterling* popularity for several years. You can grow your business by making sure you have the skill to incorporate custom-made wire findings and more into your creations. How? Just wrap* your head around some of these fine* wire books, and make wire work* for you!
Choose from our large selection of wire wrapping and wire working books, including basic wire-wrapping instructions, volumes on a variety of wirewrapping techniques and hints, and advanced books on wire wrapped jewelry how-to’s. Because these are such popular resources, here’s a quick tour through the library.
“Findings & Finishings” by Sharon Bateman is a Rings & Things staff choice. This glossy, full-color how-to book, appropriate for novice through intermediate beaders, begins with a brief overview of findings and finishings through history. It continues with descriptions of materials and tools, and detailed step-by-step guides that progress from wireworking basics to seed bead caps and bails, clasps, edging and even fringe.
“Jewelry Making & Beading for Dummies” by Heather Dismore and Tammy Powley is a best seller at Rings & Things. This easy-to-follow guide gives lots of hands-on instruction in making simple fabulous jewelry. It includes chapters on throwing jewelry-making parties, turning a hobby into a business and making money. From wire wrapping and knotting to weaving and polishing, you’ll get all the skills you need to make necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, pins, key chains and more.
“All Wired Up” by Mark Lareau is another best seller. Recommended by pro wire artists, this handbook is based on a series of classes Lareau teaches. It provides excellent tips on everything from making fancy head pins to avoiding “Quasimodo Syndrome.” Learn to make clasps, mounts, findings, chains and embellishments. This book features a gallery of contemporary pieces to get your creativity all wired up.
For many more exciting titles, check out our full selection of great wireworking books. You may find yourself getting into one of the great jewelry fashions of our time! When you’ve got the guidance of great wire-wrapping books like these from Rings & Things, wire jewelry is nothing to get bent out of shape* about!
*For some reason I just had to hammer* away at the wire puns in this post. A t least I marked them with warning asterisks, but… Sorry!! 🙂