Easy-to-do techniques at the comfort of your kitchen table! Authors Denise Peck and Jane Dickerson introduce simple wire- and metalworking techniques that have big impact. Working with precut metal blanks and thin gauge sheet, as well as with inexpensive and readily available tools, you can produce results similar to much more complex metalsmithing techniques. Explore lashing, stitching, simple weaving, coils, spirals, twisted wire, and incorporating beads with wire. You'll be exposed to metal pieces being hole-punched, dapped, hammered, textured, colorized, and patinated. This book features thirty step-by-step projects that require only basic jewelry-making skills, but will result in stunning contemporary jewelry. Wire + Metal covers a wide range of styles that will appeal to beginner to advanced jewelry makers.
Denise Peck is the editor of Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine and the author of the best-selling books 101 Wire Earrings, Wire Style, and Wire Style 2. She is also the coauthor of Handcrafted Wire Findings and The Wireworker's Companion. Denise lives in Pennsylvania. Jane Dickerson is the author of the best-selling book Chain Style, coauthor of Handcrafted Wire Findings, and a freelance editor, writer, and jewelry designer. She was formerly the editor of Step by Step Beads, Creative Jewelry, and Bead Star magazines and a contributing editor to Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine.