Rachel Norris is an acclaimed British wire work jewelry designer I have featured before.  Her flora and fauna inspired pieces reflect the natural beauty of her native Cornwall.  Her talent lies in her imaginative creativity which captures  the forms of flowers and creatures with wire and beads.

I recently received her first book, Mastering Wirework Jewelry for review. It is published by GMC Publications and is available either at Taunton Store or on Amazon.

As the title implies, this is a masterclass in book form. The 15 original pendant and brooch designs featured are intricate and innovative.  All are outstanding -  making it hard to select the ones I liked to feature. At just over 300 pages, it is also one of the thickest jewelry project books I have seen. That is because it is packed with detailed construction details and many tips.

She uses a number of wire work techniques such as wire wrapping, wire weaving and wire coiling. Templates to help form the frames are given at the back of the book.

She also integrates beads and cabochons into her design.  What is noticeable are the clever ways she traps the cabochon focals. The wire work is as lovely at the back as it is in the front.

She also forms wire designs in front of large gemstones where the latter add color and shape to her designs.

If I had to choose, her wire wrapped horse brooch is perhaps the most inspiring as the designer manages to express movement in her design. No mean feat.

This is a remarkable masterclass of a book to take wire work to a whole new level!  If you are looking for a challenge and new ways of working with wire, this book will deliver. Highly recommended.

If you'd like to win this giveaway for a copy of Mastering Wirework 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. The book will be a physical copy if the winner is based in the US. Otherwise, it will be an ebook.

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It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, October 9, 2017. 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!

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