Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Making Wire and Bead Jewelry


Hi Everyone, this is Linda Larsen and this is my first blog for AJE---this is an energetic group of artists and I have to hustle to keep up with them!  


Here is a book review of the latest book on my shelf...if you are anything like me you love your art books the most!  This new wire working book is by my two favorite wire workers--Tracy Stanley and Janice Berkebile.  I learned my wire working from Tracy and I use my skills every time I'm in my studio...




I like that the work is strong and the step by step photos really help you see how to do the basics and some of the great new techniques shown here.



Here is some eye candy from inside....




The book details exactly how to finish the wire and make the whole piece come together beautifully.  There are lots of great tips and photos.  I love the wrapped links in this necklace--and the Tahitian pearls!




If you would like, leave a comment to enter the giveaway of a copy of "Making Wire & Bead Jewelry"  generously donated by the publisher Lark Jewelry & Beading.

36 comments :

  1. Gorgeous images - such an important element for " how - to" books! This one would look very comfortable on my bookshelf!

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  2. I definately could use this book as I need to work on my wire skills. It looks like a fabulous book to have!

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  3. I would certainly add this book to my library. Been wanting to try wire work for quite a while.

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  4. The book looks wonderful. I love all the pieces you have shown...very unique...but the last one has me totally intrigued! I would love to learn how that is done. Thanks for the review and the opportunity to win this lovely book.
    Jenni

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  5. These two women make the most beautiful designs and teach wonderfully in their classes. I wish I could take more of their classes. In the meantime, I would love to win this lovely book. It would make me so happy.

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  6. This looks like a great book, thanks for the review! I only have one wire dedicated book and would love to add this one to my collection! I am with you, I do LOVE my art books!

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  7. I am always amazed to see what can be created with a spool of wire and a bit of inspiration. Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing!

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  8. This looks like a fantastic book with a lot of techniques that I know I could use. Thanks for a chance.

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  9. A book by those two authors can come sit on my shelf any time!

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  10. Those are beautiful. I've never been adventurous enough to try wire wrapping, but that pearl necklace is just the inspiration I need to try. That is gorgeous!

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  11. Got my copy in the mail yesterday, love the book, plenty of photographs and projects. Can't wait to free up some time with my wire, tools and this book.

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  12. Oh, nice - wonderful book... I'd love to have it, as I just started my wire working adventures :)

    Thank you for the review!

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  13. Love both of these artists! Their work is so inspiring! I'd love to have a chance to win this book, either way I'll be getting my hands on a copy! Thanks for the review!

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  14. Oooh, I would love to have this book! I've done some wirework, but need further instruction...and this would be great! Love the pictures, thanks for the eye candy.

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  15. Nice review this book looks GREAT! You can never have to many art book :)

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  16. Tracy and Janice know how to make beautiful wire work and this looks like a fabulous book. Would love to have a chance to win. Thanks.

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  17. I've been wanting to try some wire working with my jewelry. I'm going to have to take a look at this book, it looks great!

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    1. Pat, I just did the drawing -- really it is random --you are the winner! send your address to me at linda@objectsandelements.com and I'll have the publisher mail your copy! Linda

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  18. Those designs are to die for! Would love to win :)

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  19. I love this book and I love Janice and Tracy's work. The projects in the book are fantastic and the photos are great. It's a book that should be on everyone's shelf because of the great explanations of techniques and finishing.

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  20. The projects you have shown are gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

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  21. I fabricate my jewelry but am totally intrigued by wirework. I'd love a chance to win as well.

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  22. Working with wire - and gorgeous beads - is my favorite medium! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  23. Looks like fun! I especially like the wire wrapped cone shells on the bracelet.

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  24. Please count me in. I would love to own this helpful and inspiring book!

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  25. Those are gorgeous examples from the book. Would love a chance to win a copy because I am always coming up with ideas and get mom to figure out how to do them :)

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  26. Awesome looking book! I would love to add it to my library!

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  27. I saw this in the book store and I swear I salivated. I've taken a class with Tracy and she is an awesome teacher and HILARIOUS. NEED this book!

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  28. Oh my! A book by Tracy and Janice has me drooling! Definitely a NEED!

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  29. Thanks for the review. I didn't know they did a book. Love both of them! I took classes from Janice and it was so fun and informative. I use her techniques all the time!
    Jan

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  30. What a great book! Would love to be the owner of one!

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  31. I would love to learn their techniques. Thanks for the opportunity to win their book!

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  32. Love their work - would love to win the book

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  33. Hopefully I am not putting in multiple comments - maybe this one will take!

    I love their work and would really appreciate to read their book!

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