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Showcasing gemstones, crystals, sea glass, and pearls, Organic Wire and Metal Jewelry offers new ways to incorporate raw materials into beautiful jewelry pieces. Clear, step-by-step instructions and detailed photographs teach readers a variety of basic jewelry techniques and guide even beginner jewelry-makers through each project successfully. Crafters can use the suggested materials or choose to substitute stones or other beads as desired for an endless variety of elegant design possibilities. With a wide range of stylish and organic designs and a photo gallery for extra inspiration, Organic Wire and Metal Jewelry provides every wireworker and metalworker with the perfect project.
Beth Martin is a popular jewelry design instructor, continually inspiring students to go beyond their comfort level and incorporate beach glass into areas they never considered. Eva Sherman opened Grand River Beads and Gift Gallery in 2005. Her jewelry designs have been published in several different magazines and she has traveled and taught extensively. Both live in Rocky River, OH.
Table of Contents
Introduction A Guide to Sea Glass
Chapter 1 - Techniques 1. Drilling 2. Crystal and Grommet Setting 3. Making Spirals, Loops and Bails 4. Free Form Wire Wrapping 5. Coiling 6. Stamping 7. Riveting 8. Soldering 9. Metal Texturing 10. Metal Forging 11. Applying Patina 12. Creating with Resin
Chapter 2 - Wire Wrapped Projects 1. Banner Wrap Pendant 2. Wavy Wire Bezel Pendant 3. Gift Wrap Pendant 4. Ring with Bling 5. Layered Ring 6. Banner Wrap Cuff 7. Low Tide Cuff 8. Corkscrew Earrings 9. Spiral Wrapped Anklet 10. Mermaid Tears Neck Collar
Chapter 3 - Metal Worked Projects 1. Vines and Tendrils Pendant 2. Beach Glass Bezel Pendant 3. Porthole Pendant 4. Riveted Rings 5. Dangle Ring 6. Scroll Cuff 7. Beach Glass Copper Cuff 8. Beach Glass Button Bracelet & Earrings 9. Day at the Beach Charm Bracelet 10. Forged Bangle