Thursday, November 15, 2012

Book Review - Build Your Own Wire Pendants

I enjoy making wire pendants very much mainly because the design options are limitless. Making pendants yourself also results in one of a kind designs. 


Kimberly Sciaraffa Berlin's new book Build Your Own Wire Pendantswas a delight to review. She provides a superb guide which shows how making these unique pendants can be a lot of fun.


The 20-project book is divided into 3 categories.  Framed Projects is the largest and most innovative one as it covers the different ways to make wire frames and to embellish them. It is also the most striking.

Kimberly demonstrates ways to fill up different shapes of frames with wire elements and beads such as the Raindrop Medley design on the front cover.  She also includes more open designs such as her Diamond Delight above.


Each basic design can be made to "sing in the individual voice" of the singer i.e. you can make it uniquely your own by adding different beads and other wire elements.


The section on Drilled-Bead Projects encourages those less adept with wire work to spice up those  pendants to make them shine.


There are an infinite number of ways to make bails for pendants as you can see from this sampling below.  Kimberly says the design options "help illustrate how easy it is to adapt and modify any of the projects to suit your own color combinations and preferences."


The last section of the book covers traditional wire bezels for cabochons with many examples of how to deal with the wire ends in a decorative manner.


This book will definitely put you on the right path making your own wire pendants. The more you make, the more you will discover your inner creativity.

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