Monday, June 27, 2011

Book Review and Giveaway - Creative Wire Jewelry

By on Monday, June 27, 2011 52 Comments

Sixth and Springs  recently sent me a new jewelry book to review and there is an extra copy for one lucky winner! It's called Creative Wire Jewelry and it's by Ariella Nachshon who lives in Tel Aviv.

It's a 40+ design book that will help assuage the demand for ever popular wire jewelry projects!  The jewelry style leans towards contemporary and funky.  There are also a number of long necklace and chain designs  reflecting current trends.

The author's project difficulty rating might be off putting to some as she rated what I would have considered intermediate level as advanced.  Really, this book particularly suits beginners as many of the projects are relatively easy.  The beginner who is ready to transition into intermediate wire work will have a number of more challenging designs to try.

The projects cover many basic jewelry and wire work techniques which will benefit the learner such as how to make simple bails, scrolling, hammering and easy wire crochet and wire wrapping. The author also encourages the use of free-form wire work and shows how to make simple wire shapes. One example is the mixed media leaf necklace design on the lower right hand side of the book's cover.

My absolute favorite from the book has to be this stunning wire mesh design :


Check out the preview of this book :



Giveaway
To enter this fabulous giveaway,  all you have to do is make a comment below. Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber or follower or also on Facebook Fan page or Twitter. Please say so in the comments. The giveaway ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, July 4, 2011. I will pick a winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to come back and check! Good luck!

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52 comments:

  1. I would love to participate in this give-away.

    I am a follower of you in all the other media too under the name

    violetmoon.nl

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  2. This book looks like a must for any collector! Please enter my name in your give away.

    Thanks!

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  3. What a great chance! thanks a lot... I'm glad to be your follower :)
    Sofia

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  4. I would love to enter to win this book. I follow you on FB. Thanks!

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  5. Sounds like an interesting book..would love to win it...

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  6. The book looks really interesting. I am also a follower.

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  7. I love the crocheted cuff bracelet! I'm always looking for new ideas!

    Katrina/www.ecoFashionistasJewelry.com

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  8. This looks like such a great book! thanks!
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  9. I hope the giveaway is international-if so, I'm in :). This book seems sooo lovely! I follow you as doroffee.

    badorka@vipmail.hu

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  10. Wow, what a cool looking book! I am a follower, and a facebook fan.
    Thanks Pearl!

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  11. Please add my name to the pool! Lovely book, and I could spend 24-7 on your site.

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  12. LOVE your blog! I learn so much from it. Also a follower on FB & Twitter and would love to win!

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  13. Thanks Pearl for the opportunity to win this book. I'm follow you everywhere!!!
    Carol

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  14. You're never too old to learn. I'm 72 and have been making jewelry for about 4 years. This book sounds like the inspiration and instruction I need to make more up-to-date designs.

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  15. Would love to have this book. i am just starting working with wire. Thanks

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  16. I would love a chance to win this book! I am a follower of your blog

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  17. Thanks for the chance to win this book. I'm always interested in learning new techniques. Would love to win it!

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  18. Thanks for the giveaway!

    (also I'm a fan at FB as sciuro)

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  19. Appreciate the chance to win this interesting book!

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  20. I find that the info I receive helps me learn about more about beading & the differnt items I can use to make jewelry. This is a different path for a disable Marine veteran.

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  21. WOW its beautiful hope to win it

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  22. Now if I could just learn to crochet!

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  23. wow...would love a copy of this book...it looks wonderful!

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  24. I would love to have this book since I am starting to make jewelry.It looks like a good book.

    (via Facebook)

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  25. Looks like this book has some interesting and unique ideas. I'm adding it to the wish list on Amazon, but first I'm entering here! I have been following you on Facebook for a while, thought I was on Twitter... ah well, I am now!

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  26. Looks like a great book Pearl...of course I'm following you here & Twitter!

    Cheers

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  27. Always looking for inspiration!

    I'm a subscriber

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  28. Looks like a great book! I'm a follower and also a FB fan.
    (BTW--LOVE your blog! I get some wonderful ideas from it!)

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  29. Looks like a fun book,I'm always up for a new technique.Thanks for this great giveaway sweetie!!

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  30. Sharon Siqueiros loves ya on FB

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  31. I subscribe to your blog via email
    lunrei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. Hi, Pearl!

    This sounds like a great book and yet another wonderful giveaway! Would you please put my name in the hat too? I'm a blog follower and subscriber, I follow you on Twitter and I'm a fan on Facebook.

    Kisses,
    Cris

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  33. Wow, I am so glad I discovered this plae. I have found some really killer techniques to try and I feel I am growing as a crafter/designer. Thank you so much.

    This book looks amazing and I love foreign publications. Please enter me in to the give away.

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  34. Hi! thank you for the giveaway !!! Please count me in, I'm your follower at blog !
    Hope I get my luck this time, nothing to buy in Germany, so this book will be my Angel !
    xx Dian

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  35. Lady DragonKeeperJune 28, 2011 at 11:49 PM

    I love working with wire --I'd enjoy this book! Thanks for the chance to win!

    jafuchi7[at]hawaii[dot]edu

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  36. Lady DragonKeeperJune 28, 2011 at 11:50 PM

    I'm an email subscriber: jafuchi7[at]hawaii[dot]edu

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  37. It looks like a fantastic book, i'd love a chance to win it :-*

    (via Facebook)

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  38. I'd love to add this one to my jewelry making library.

    I follow with GFC and I subscribe by email.

    wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. Hiya Pearl,
    Looks like this one might provide some much needed inspiration. Thanks for all you do for the hand made jewelry industry.
    Lois

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  40. I'd love to get some insight into the world of wire, please count me in! I follow your blog, and folllow you on twitter and facebook :) Will tweet about it whilst I'm here :D

    Laura
    x

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  41. Looks like a good book. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Joan(at)LTDBeads(dot)com

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  42. And I subscribe via email.

    Joan(at)LTDBeads(dot)com

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