Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fit to Print Book Review: Wire Art Jewelry Workshop

Wire Art Jewelry Workshop by Sharilyn Miller is one of those books jammed packed with tips and tricks that you'll be turning to again and again if you love working with wire already or if you'd like to learn how to tame wire in your jewelry-making designs.

The book is broken down into simple directions to create the basic building blocks of working with wire.  Once you have mastered the techniques Sharilyn walks you through several projects that mix the techniques in complex jewelry creations.  Even if you have been working with wire for a while, you'll learn rock solid techniques to improve your designs. 

I love that the many of the projects are shown in copper as well as silver and some are mixed metal. If you aren't ready to invest in silver while you are learning, you can see how wonderfully earthy the copper designs look.

An instructional DVD is included in the book and shows how to create several techniques.  While the book is very well photographed with great step-by-step directions, it's helpful to see how the author actually creates the pieces, holds the wire and offers some insider tips as she goes along.



somethingunique said...

Hi Heather, i am alredi a big fan of Sharilyn and have several of her books this is next on my list. i just order myself my very first set of good pliers after much debate and advice i ended up with the baby wubbers set and a set of bail making pliers they both came with the stand and all considering i was going to get the linsrtrom set for 199$ i paid the same even a bit less for both sets of wubbers as the lindstroms were anyway it would be a good time to order this book maybe the book and pliers will come together and i;ll be all set thanks for a peek inside the book i love when u can take a little peek even though i know all of her books are amazing ttfn L:)

rosebud101 said...

I LOVE Sharilyn, and I would love to take a class from her! Since I can't, this book will make a great substitute! I can hardly wait to buy it!

roseworksjewelry said...

Looks like a fantastic book!