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Wire Jewellery: Crocheted, Knitted, Twisted & Beaded: 35 Stunning Step-by-step Projects - Chrissie Day

Cico Books, 2008, Paperback.
Condition: Near Fine.

2nd impression. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Tables;

From the cover: “These 35 unique projects, each with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, show just how simple it is to make professional looking jewellery using only a few basic materials.

Starting with Crocheted and Knitted Jewellery, use wire just like yarn to create a tightly woven fabric or an open mesh — and with a few carefully chosen beads, your designs are guaranteed to sparkle.

Next, there are inventive ideas for Pre-knit Wire — roll it, fold it, twist it and pull it to form interesting shapes and effects that are so quick to make. There are bangles, necklaces and even a glove that can be given as gifts or kept as a treat for yourself. The Twisted Wire section then demonstrates perfectly the versatility and pliability of wire. Twist wire around individual beads, use it to form interwoven pieces that look incredibly intricate and bend it into angular shapes.

The final chapter looks at using a mandrel to create beautiful Coiled Jewellery. You can make same-sized coils or gently tapering spirals and use them for the meadow-green twirl earrings, Cephalonian twilight ring or the raven’s wing cuff.

Chrissie Day’s creative designs will have you returning to this book time and again, whether you’re a beginner or a jewellery-making aficionado.”


Size: 11" x 8¼". 128 pages.
£8.50

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