Shaping a wire at the same time beading it into uniquely designs is how the author Margot Potter describes her book titled New Dimensions in Bead and Wire Jewelry: Unexpected Combinations, Unique Designs. The combination of wire and bead creates stunning structural designs of jewelries like necklaces,bracelets, earrings and tiaras. Margot’s book is very well-written and thorough when it comes to the procedure and materials to be used. You will encounter a variety of classic wire-working methods and incorporate it with crystals, metal, Lucite and vintage beads in which you can add your own brand of personalize sparkle.
With this 30 based projects, you do not need to know about beaded wire. So, if you’re a beginner you will be able to follow as the author shows through step out photos of all the projects (with variations!) in this amazing book.
In the book, the author demonstrates you how to coil, wrap, weave and sculpt all the the 30 projects. Furthermore, inspirational variations on the projects are provided adding some depth, dimension and intrigue to your jewelry designs.
Margot’s 30 unique designs are both inspirational and exceptionally beautiful using some unconventional and interesting materials like found objects and upcycles making it more special.
This book contains 5 Chapters of very easy to read style description and instructions that can be easily followed including the basic techniques and tools that the author used.
Here are few of my favorites from her 30 unique based project jewelry.
|This cascaded effect necklace of artistic wire is completely beaded with an aquatic blue beads,||A dragonfly motiff necklace with different sets of Czech glass rondelles||This flower themed earrings is made from frosted Lucite petal flower with swarovski beads and shiny wire.|
|A tree strand design creating a zigzag pattern with the bigger alabaster crystals.||A dimensional wire doodle shaped into flowers using Artistic wire of different colors with swarovski elements||A two option jewelry can either be necklace or bracelet using round or square beads.|