Friday, March 26, 2010
The book includes great step by step photos and clear instructions on the techniques. The projects vary from using sterling silver wire to Kerry's signature mix of sterling and brightly colored artistic wire. You'll learn how to make findings, your own chain, wire beads and how to use wire as a design element.
Now let's talk art beads! Kerry is a glass beadmaker and every project in this book features a juicy collection of lampwork beads. The projects could easily be adapted to showcase art beads of any medium. I gave one of the projects a test run last weekend and worked up Kerry's Scrolliriffic bracelet using some of my disk beads, aquamarine stones and recycled glass, shown below.
You can find out more about Kerry on her blog and website, where sells her lampworked beads at http://www.kabconcepts.com/.
Order a copy of Kerry's book today, I highly recommend it!
Totally Twisted: Innovative Wirework & Art Glass Jewelry
Reviewed by Art Bead Scene founder and editor, Heather Powers.