The technique of hammering wire is easy, requires little in the way of specialist tools and produces stunning results. The technique creates texture, form and toughness in the wire, producing a huge variety of effects. High-profile author, Linda Jones, introduces crafters to the technique with clear, step-by-step guidance on the methods, tools and materials. There are twenty-five gorgeous projects and plenty of further ideas for gorgeous jewellery. Linda has launched her own brand of hammer for this technique, the Whammer, with Beadsmith in the US. It has three functions in one hammer, but everything in the book can easily be made with other jewellery hammers. The jewellery making techniques required are very basic, such as making jump rings, bead links, headpins and fish-hook clasps, so beginners will soon be making jewellery of all types in a dazzling array of styles.
Linda Jones is a high-profile, popular author and an enthusiastic self-promoter. She has previously written for Cico: Creating Wire and Bead Jewelry, 2012; Wire and Bead Celtic Jewellery, 2014; The Complete Guide to Wire and Beaded Jewelry, 2013; Making Beautiful Bead and Wire Jewelry, 2010; Wire and Beaded Wedding Jewelry and Accessories, 2010; and Creating Beaded and Wire Earrings, 2011, which are distributed by Search Press. As a guest presenter on Create and Craft she is well placed to promote the book and the products she uses. She also has strong links with Beads Direct and with Beadsmith in the US, offering good promotional and sales opportunities in both the UK and US.