Stone & Wire Jewelry (Paperback)
Stone & Wire Jewelry is a collection of wireworked jewelry projects made to showcase colorful gemstone beads and cabochons. The results? Beautiful, timeless pieces. This book focuses on easy-to-find materials that suit any taste. There are 1-3 design options for every project, along with complete instructions, to more than double the true project count and get more for your money. The book is a collection of wireworked jewelry pieces made from standard wire gauges and gemstones in various common shapes and sizes. Projects are clean and stylish, and inviting for readers of all skill levels. Techniques include wire shaping, hammering, coiling, weaving, capturing cabochons, working with paddles, and making frames.
Irina Miech is an artist, teacher, and the author of more than a dozen books on jewelry design. She also oversees her retail bead supply store, Eclectica, in Brookfield, Wis., where she teaches classes in beading, wirework, and metal clay. Her jewelry designs have been featured in Bead&Button, BeadStyle, Art Jewelry and other magazines.