Organic Wire and Metal Jewelry Stunning Pieces Made with Sea Glass, Stones, and Crystals

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-04-01
  • Publisher: Kalmbach Books
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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.

Author Biography

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

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

Chapter 4 - Combination Projects
1. Dahlia Pendant
2. Catch a Wave Cuff
3. Shoeless Sandal
4. Pandora Inspired Bead
5. Beach Glass Angel Ornament
6. Resin Bezel Necklace
7. Beach Glass Critters

Contributions by Guest Artists

About the Authors/Acknowledgments

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