Posted by: Delisa C. | March 21, 2007

Book Review,Tammy Powley – Making Designer Bead & Wire Jewelry: Techniques For Creating Unique Designs And Handmade Findings

In this book you will find clear and easy to follow directions to some great looking jewelry. The first part of this book contains basic information on beads, wire, tools, and instructions. The information is easy to understand and a good place to start. The basic instructions are short and to the point. Beginners should be able to follow them. The illustrations that go with the directions are clear. Once you have learned the basics at the beginning of the book, creating the projects is a snap. Each project has a full color photo, materials list, directions, jeweler’s tips, design advice, and a variation idea. The projects are inspiring without being overwhelming. The projects are simple to make, but look much more sophisticated. The last section of the book is gallery of other jewelry artists work. This showcase of designs, shows how basic wire work can be transformed into a wide range of beautiful jewelry. This book is a great resource for anyone wanting to learn to work with wire. Seasoned beaders will be able to expand their jewelry making talents and long time wire workers can find some new inspiration in getting back to basics.



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