There are all sorts of way to work with wire. You could do the ever popular wire wrapping technique or indulge in intricate wire weaving. But if you like design spontaneity, consider free form wire jewelry making.
A new Fons & Porter/F+W book, which I just received for review, encourages you to go with the flow with wire. It is Freeform Wire Art Jewelry by Gayle Bird, a Nova Scotian designer. The book contains clearl step-by-step photographs for 20 projects for earrings, rings, pendants and necklaces. There are no bracelet projects in this book.
|Curl Burst Earrings|
Some of the final project photographs did not portray the designs well because of the shallow depth of field used. Using this technique is fine especially if backgrounds are busy. But the focusing was such that parts of the design itself were out of focus. For example, the bail area of the Double Strand pendant was blurry. This particular design really accentuated the drilled focal very well!
|Double Strand Pendant|
|Tumbling Twists Bib Necklace|
|Window Frame Earrings|
If you'd like to win a copy of Freeform Wire Art Jewelry, please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info below if you do not have an online shop or blog.
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This giveaway is international.
If the winner has a non-post box US address, the prize will be a physical book. Otherwise it will be an eBook.
Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber or follower etc. If you also do shout outs about this giveaway, those will count as additional entries too! Please say so in the comments.
It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Thursday, April 23, 2015 . I will pick the winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to leave a contact email if you don't have an online link or make sure you come back and check! Otherwise I will redraw in a week. Good luck!
Before You Go:
- Book Review - Weaving Freeform Wire Jewelry
- Book Review - Organic Wire and Metal Jewelry
- Book Review - Build Your Own Wire Pendants
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