Former magazine editor and popular author Sharilyn Miller knows the jewelry making audience like no one else. In this latest book, she shows crafters of all levels how to get in on the popularity of jewelry and beading, with: -An in-depth section on design and construction techniques that makes it a snap to get started -More than 20 step-by-step bead and wire jewelry projects, including gorgeous earrings, necklaces, brooches, and bracelets It only takes a few basic steps to start making fashionable jewelry that's guaranteed to trigger compliments. Of all my books on various art and craft techniques, Bead on a Wire is my favorite. While I enjoy many arts and crafts including fiber arts, rubber stamping on fabric, and artist books wire-art jewelry has become my passion! I'm simply addicted to bending wire and shaping it into creative jewelry pieces. In this new book, you'll learn so much about making your own jewelry components (jump rings, earring hooks, handmade clasps, bead connectors, wire links, and more), you'll never have to buy them again. It's so much more satisfying, too, to make professional-quality jewelry from the most basic materials. People who admire my jewelry often ask me, "Where did you get the kit?" There is no kit. I start with straight wire, beads, and charms - and you can do the same. And no soldering! No harsh chemicals! Wire-art jewelry is probably the safest and the most satisfying craft you could ever undertake. I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I did writing it.
Sharilyn Miller is the author of Rubber Stamped Jewelry.