Hello: My name is Jacqueline Marchant. I am a Jewelry designer /creator and book reviewer for some very famous crafting publishing companies. When you check out my book reviews you will learn who they are. In these reviews you will receive loads of information and my feelings about the publication. I have learned an extraodinary amount about all the many facets and mediums in designing and creating jewelry from these books and I am over the moon that I have them to refer to , they have been a god send to me. IN THIS BLOG YOU WILL FIND TONS OF INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS I HAVE FOUND IN MY SEARCH FOR KNOWLEDGE,THESE VIDEOS HAVE BEEN GRACIOUSLY SUPPLIED ONLINE FOR US ALL TO LEARN FROM BY SOME VERY TALENTED, BRILLIANT ARTIST. i HAVE LEARNED FROM THESE VARIOUS VIDEOS FROM YOU TUBE AND OTHER PLACES ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB AND PLACE THEM ON MY BLOG SO I CAN READLY REFER TO THEM FROM TIME TO TIME AND I HOPE YOU FIND THEM HELPFUL ALSO, I HOPE TO ONE DAY BE AS BRILLIANT AS THESE VIDEO TEACHERS.To learn more from these various artist just click on title of videos to link to all their other tutorials...thank you ... YOU WILL ALSO SEE SOME PICS OF MY WORK, AND SOME OF MY ADVENTURES. I ALSO LIKE INCLUDING OTHER ARTISANS SITES FOR YOU TO EXPLORE. I FIND THE MORE YOU EXPLORE THE MORE YOU LEARN AND BY DOING THIS YOU GET INSPIRATION TO CREATE YOUR VERY OWN ONE OF A KIND MASTERPIECE. HOPE YOU ENJOY MY BLOG AND COME BACK AGAIN . WHILE HERE PLEASE FEEL FREE TO JOIN MY BLOG. THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY......BYE FOR NOW, JACQUELINE MARCHANT
Saturday, April 28, 2012
MAKING WIRE & BEAD JEWELRY ARTFUL WIREWORK TECHNIQUES by Janice Berkebile & Tracy Stanley
MAKING WIRE & BEAD JEWELRY ARTFUL WIREWORK TECHNIQUES
When I received this book, I thought to myself another one of those hard to understand wire wrapping books. Before I even cracked the cover open I had passed judgement. So I sat down with a cup of coffee and opened the book. I was very pleasantly surprised. The first twenty nine pages of this book teaches you so much before you even get to the projects. Did I mention that this book is full of projects. Each project is full of brilliant easy to follow instructional photographs. These photographs will literally guide you step by step through your project of choice. I am talking about 500 incredible How-To photos along with easy to follow written instructions. This 144 page book will not disappoint you at all. The first 27 pages covers the following three topic: Tools and Materials , Wire Techniques & finishing . When I say covers these three topics I mean they thoroughly cover them. You will learn exactly what tools you will need to do all the projects in the book. You will learn Wire Techniques such as making coils, head pins, forming spirals, how to make a single and double ended paddles, and making wrapped eye loops just to mention a few. Last but not least they teach you finishing techniques such as antiquing, using liver of sulfur, polishing and tumbling.
The projects are good for beginners and intermediate jewelers. These Ladies don't miss a beat, they put their heart and soul into making sure their readers understand their clearly written instructions and can follow them easily.
Janice Berkebile won first and second place in 2005, in the Beaded Inspirations Wirework category at the Pugent Sound Bead Festival. Janice also teaches at Fusion Beads. She also teaches in multiple States. Her very artistic work has been featured in several books, including Wrap, Stitch, Fold & Rivet (Lark Jewelry & Beading); Stamped Metal Jewelry; and Metal Style. She also teaches online classes through Beaducation.com...
Tracy Stanley has taught beading, wire and metal working for over 18 years. She has taught in bead stores all over the United States. She currently teaches at Fusion Beads and at shows around the country. Her work appears in several publications including, 500 Beaded Objects (Lark Beading & Jewelry); Make Stamped Metal Jewelry; and 101 Gorgeous Earrings just to mention a few. She has contributed articles to Bead&Button and Beadwork magazines. Tracy also has classes available online at Beaducation.com.
These Ladies also own the business Wired Arts (www.Wiredarts.net). They teach wire work classes and sell materials from this site. Be sure to check them out.
I absolutely love this book and Highly recommend it to all. Thank you Janice and Tracy and thank you Lark Jewelry & Beading.
Well I am married to a wonderful man. I love designing jewelry. I have been a jewelry artisan for over ten years now.
I also have a great love for animals...Right now I have a 16 year old boston terrier and three boxers. I am also starting this blog site with loads of my jewelry designs and tutorials I have come across in my search to learn and improve on my craft. I would love to hear from fellow beaders. Thanks for stopping by......