Monday, January 18, 2016

Book Review & Giveaway | Fine Art Wire Weaving

By on Monday, January 18, 2016 91 Comments

Wire woven jewelry is both beautiful to look at as well as satisfying to do.  This is a cold connection technique to join wires and other components without having to use the torch.  The repetitive motion just like knitting, crochet and other crafts, is soothing. So I am not surprised when readers respond positively to anything wire woven.


One of the best wire weavers out there has to be Sarah Thompson.  Simply outstanding designs as you can see from this feature designer post I wrote about her work.   I recently received her book Fine Art Wire Weaving: Weaving Techniques for Stunning Jewelry Designs for review.  The publisher is Interweave|F+W. The book contains very different designs from Sarah‘s Wire Weaving Bracelets: Basics and  Beyond  Craftsy class which I reviewed before.


The 17 project book is filled with gorgeous and innovative ring, bracelet and necklace designs. The projects are divided into skill levels - beginner, intermediate and advanced.  The beginner level refers to wire weaving novices, not a wire neophyte. Some wire experience is needed to tackle the projects in this book. For example the Baroque Pearl Pendant design below is rated at the beginner level.

Baroque Pearl Pendant
The technique section at the beginning is thorough as the designer covers the types of weaving, how to shape the wire and shares tips like how to keep the wire from tangling and kinking.  She teaches how to make different kinds of ear wires and clasps.  One of the most stunning clasps I have ever seen is shown in the advanced Kayla pendant necklace design (see last design below).

The detailed instructions are nicely balanced with photos as well as text.



Petal Bracelet
Many of the designs do not need a butane micro torch.  But she does have some torch balled wire designs like the beginner Embrace adjustable ring and the Orbit ring designs. Sarah is one designer who does patinate fine silver.  She prefers fine silver and copper for wire weaving and explains why she doesn`t like other metals like sterling silver in her Techniques section.

Embrace Ring

Orbit Ring
Her earring designs are simply divine.  Original and one of a kind!



Kayla Pendant Necklace
It was very difficult to select favorites from all her outstanding designs!  Her mastery in layering and shaping woven wire is unique. Add in her superb teaching skills, this book is a must have for any serious wire artist wannabee. Highly recommended.

Giveaway
If you'd like to win a copy of  Fine Art Wire Weaving: Weaving Techniques for Stunning Jewelry Designs please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info below if you do not have an online shop or blog.

Email subscribers need to scroll down the post they receive, click on Share Comment and enter your comment. Pick Name/URL. If you don't have a store or blog, leave the URL blank.

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 Monday, January 25 , 2016 . 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!

Disclosure
I receive books and products for review.  I do receive a small fee for any products purchased through affiliate links.   The opinions expressed are solely my own.  They would be the same whether or not I receive any compensation.

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91 comments:

  1. What a beautiful book full of innovative designs.
    g_bollivar@hotmail.com

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  2. This book might be just the trick to get me to venture beyond wrapped loops & chain maille & into more advance techniques.

    Pearl, as always, a warm thank you for all yo udo for the beading community. I always enjoy your blog / newsletter & follow you on FB. I hope 2016 brings you only good things.

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  3. What gorgeous wireweaving work! Would love to be that skilled with it and learn more about it. Blog follower and subscriber, can be reached at retro-grrl@hotmail.com, fingers crossed!

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  4. This book would be soooo useful ! Thank you for this giveaway !
    voltzia@gmail.com

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  5. What a great opportunity. I would love to win this book.
    Swillert@new.rr.com

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  6. The patterns are fascinating and the book sounds like a wonderful resource; I would love to win

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  7. So many beautiful designs - I'd love to learn Satah's wireweaving techniques!
    I'm a blog subscriber
    cstonefield6@gmail.com

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  8. I agree Pearl, the earrings are Devine!

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  9. Would love to win this! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  10. I would love to win this book. I am very interested in learning wire weaving so I can make lovely jewellery. My website is https://lisuweddingandhandmadejewellery.co.uk

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  11. wow! what you show us of the book is really beautiful...I am not sure I would manage to achieve such wonderful pieces of craft!; BUT the idea that it there is no need to use a torch is tempting .I hope if I win I will find some very easy project to start with ! I am a faithful follower, and I thank you again for all the inspiring projects you show us , and for all those interesting giveaways !

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  12. Sarah Thompson is indeed a master of wirework. Her work is beautiful. I already have her book and it is wonderful. I keep it right next to my other favorite book -Timeless Wire Weaving by Lisa Barth.

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  13. Wow! What beautiful designs! I would love to win this book!

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  14. beautiful book! this has been on my list of things to learn. jrgkuhn@gmail.com

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  15. Wonderful designs! It's amazing what you can do by justo twisting and wrapping wire!
    anabrabal72@gmail.com

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  16. What gorgeous work by such a talented artist. If only I could do what she does!! If I would be lucky enough to win the book I would certainly strive to do what she does (at least improve my wire weaving skills). Sue Thompson
    thompsss@dow.com

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  17. OH oh oh! Jumps up and down waving hand. I didn't know it but this is the book I have been waiting/looking for. I have started wore weaving but need help.
    I am a FB follower,blog subscriber and I pinned this giveaway.
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/365987907198631752/
    Fingers crossed tight!
    zanc@att.net

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  18. Amazing work and beautiful designs
    lorna4829@gmail.com

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  19. So amazing! Gorgeous work! I look forward to each of your blog posts everyday! Thanks for all the inspiration!
    vkimbradshaw@gmail.com

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  20. Beautiful projects and looks like it would be easy to follow the projects with all the photos!
    anotherjanie@yahoo.com

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  21. I would love to be able to learn from someone that talented! Wow! mssadnblue@hotmail.com

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  22. she does great work with wire. I am a blog subscriber. I would love this book. smamabird@aol.com

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  23. Would love to win this - Thank you.

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  24. What lovely designs! I'd LOVE to win this book!
    sis5of11@yahoo.com

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  25. I'd love to win this book. Such beautiful, organic designs.

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  26. Sarah's work is so beautiful and j would love to learn how she does this. I would love this book!

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  27. That book looks fun! I follow on bloglovin, shared on fb, g+,twitter,and pinned.

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  28. This book might be what I need to start working with wire again. You do so many giveaways. I don't know how you manage to keep track of everything. You do a great job.
    beadcontagion@gmail.com

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  29. I'm stunned that the very first photo is for beginners! Oh the places I could go.... :0)

    Gorgeous - stunning - beautiful - elegant - amazing - innovative - delightful ........

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  30. what a cool creative way to make jewelry!! how fun!

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  31. This is hands down the most beautiful technique I have seen in a long long time. I want so much to be able t do this stuff, so so pretty!
    AgamemnonFURY@gmail.com

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  32. I love wire weaving. This book would give me some new ideas to try. Would love to win it! ekennedy0906@gmail.com

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  33. I would so love this book. I have had it in my wish list on Amazon for the longest time.

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  34. What a lovely book. I really admire wire weaving and would love to win this.

    icbnett (at) gmail (dot) com

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  35. I would love to win this book. I so need help with wire weaving. Thank you.

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  36. Also I did share on facebook. Thx

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  37. t beautiful work. It is so neat and the proportions just right. I would love to own this book.

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  38. This is gorgeous. I'd love to learn more about it.

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  39. Just tweeted about your review and giveaway.

    https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/689205113336889344

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  40. I must say the projects in this book are just beautiful and would love to own this copy! LadySparo65@gmail.com

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  41. This is a wonderful book for the artist that is ready to do something new and different other than basic wire wrap. I would love this book

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  42. Still can not get the hang of this wire weaving, maybe this would help. Thank you Pearl!

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  43. I would love to get Sarah's book. Her Craftsy class was what got me into weaving and it would be soo awesome to be able to learn more from her. Lisa Phillips jistmi@gmail.com

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  44. I would love to win this amazing book!

    Angi Mullis dj2isme@aol.com

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  45. Beautiful designs. I'd so love to win and have this book.

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  46. This looks like a great book. thanks for the giveaway!
    marlene strait
    mlsjewel@yahoo.com

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  47. I would love to have this book. So many wonderful projects. Maybe I will get lucky and win it. Good luck to everyone. jdbabygirl57@yahoo.com

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  48. I have always wanted to learn how to weave wire. It looks like hard work, but oh well worth the effort! The finished projects would be super cool. I hope I win Sarah Thompson's book Fine Art Wire Weaving: Weaving Techniques for Stunning Jewelry Designs. Thanks to Pearl for your beautiful and informational site. Mickee97@gmail.com

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  49. Such beautiful designs, the earrings are simply stunning! Beautiful prize thanks for the contest
    sjohnson527@gmail.com

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  50. What an exciting opportunity! The projects shown are very intriguing and I'm sure the tips are invaluable! I am a follower.

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  51. I love your blog!! This book will give a boost in my jewelry, new techniques and inspiration.
    marcia.c.salvado@hotmail.com

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  52. What a beautiful book and inspiration of where to go with wire weaving. I am still a novice with wire wrapping trying to improve my skills. It is addictive though. I would love the opportunity to win the book and venture further! Thank you Pearl!
    ginhuntoon@comcast.net

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  53. Would love to develop just a small fraction of the skill demonstrated in this book review. I am always interested in trying new things even at my advanced age. Sara is certainly skilled and innovative. The author is apparently very practical in her approach ability to instruct others.

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  54. I love her pendant necklace! That's the 1st piece I would make if I win this book. Since I've never learned wire working, now would be a great time.

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  55. This is something I really want to learn.ooks like a great book.
    susiemartin303@msn.com

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  56. Her work is just spectacular. Would love to learn this detailed technique!

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  57. I follow your blog because you always have so much to offer. And giveaways makes it even better.

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  58. Beautiful designs that inspire a beginner to take up the art of wire work.
    jroyis@shaw.ca

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  59. I love the flow of her pieces, and I'm in awe of her talent! To take simple pieces of wire and turn them into beautiful jewelry pieces is quite amazing.

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  60. I'm a happy blog follower. Always look forward to your posts. :)

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  61. Awesome book! Would love to win! grinchswoman@hotmail.com

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  62. wow.. seems like a fantastic book... Thank you for the chance to win....

    I am a blog subscriber too..
    srisen2001@yahoo.co.in

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  63. Lots of lovely projects to make. Thanks for the chance to win. Doinwire at gmail dot com

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  64. I am trying to do some wire weaving and this book would be such an asset. Thanks for all your great book reviews.
    a.p.brad@rogers.com

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  65. I would love a book like this! Thank you for the opportunity! I am also an email subscriber>

    malibran at cox dot net

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  66. This looks like a wonderful book. I just started weaving and would love to have patterns and instructions such as are indicated in this book.

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  67. I think the design's are just wonderful! (Sorry if I commented already, my phone and Gmail account were fighting!) Heatherburdett@gmail.com

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  68. Beautiful designs and lots like we'll written instructions that even a newbie like me could follow.

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  69. Simplycrazystill@gmail.comJanuary 21, 2016 at 12:00 AM

    This book review has me very excited about trying weaving. The finished pieces are magical and exquisite. I would love and cherish having this book on my library!

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  70. Also a blog folower vzburns at yahoo dot com

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  71. Simplycrazystill@gmail.comJanuary 21, 2016 at 12:04 AM

    This book review has me very excited about trying weaving. The finished pieces are magical and exquisite. I would love and cherish having this book on my library! Thank you for offering this giveaway!!!

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  72. What an amazing book! Crossed fingers! And a big thank you for chance!

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  73. I would love to win this book!

    nettie1975@yahoo..com

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  74. I would love to win this book. I really like the wire weaving technique. rocknutzaz@yahoo.com

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  75. I would love to win. The designs in this book look amazing.

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  76. I love the look of wire weaving, so very elegant :) I would love to implement the weaves into some of my jewellery.

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  77. I would so love this book!!! <3

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  78. Would love to win this amazing book to inspire me to attempt some of the weaves within it (crisnlyd@msn.com)

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  79. Beautiful, I like playing with wire but nothing like this ever comes from it, very inspiring to keep on trying

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  80. Would love to know why Sarah prefers fine silver over sterling. I just learning wire work and can't wait to get the book! playinatlife@aol.com

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    1. Fine silver is softer to work with than sterling silver.

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  81. These jewelry piece are so beautiful thanks for the chance to win it!
    sally0630@frontiernet.net

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  82. I am an email subscriber
    sally0630@frontiernet.net
    pinterest
    pinterest.com/sally0630
    Facebook
    Sarah Scott Oswald

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  83. I would love to be a part of this giveaway!
    Wire wrapping and weaving has held my interest for a while.
    I'm a follower of your blog :)

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  84. Such beautiful work and a skill that I would LOVE to add to my jewelry making repertoire. dfa.nc10@gmail.com

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  85. would love a chance at winning this book and increase my knowledge in jewelry making....thank you

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