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Introduction 8 Materials and Tools 10 Wire Techniques 14

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Foundations

Wrapped, Crocheted and Coiled Hard Wire Designs

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Thinking in 3-D

Woven Soft Wire Designs

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Sculptural Concepts

Complex Dimensional Hard Wire and Bead Designs

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Architectural Exploration

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The Fifth Dimension


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I love flowers, but they dont love me. Im highly allergic to pollen. When I cant brave the outdoors, I drape myself with floral-themed accessories and clothing. These lovely Lucite flowers came to life with the addition of brown Artistic wire stamens and tendrils. I love the unexpected combination of frosted plastic, sparkling crystals and shiny wire. Making the tendrils is so much fun you might even find it a bit addicting. I cant stop looking for ways to integrate them into projects.

materials

Two 45mm green wide frosted Lucite 3-petal flowers Two 20mm orange Lucite flowers Two 15mm golden yellow Lucite flowers Two 13mm burnt red Lucite flowers Six 6mm light topaz SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS rounds 20-gauge brown Artistic Wire

tools

14mm 20mm oval bead dowel Jump ring maker tool with 4mm mandrel Oval bead to form ear wires Round-nose pliers Chain-nose pliers Wire cutters Wire rounder tool

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Wrap the wire tightly around the jump ring maker tool mandrel, working up to the top of the mandrel. Remove the wire from the mandrel and gently pull the coils apart.

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Thread a second jump ring with the red flower wire segment and a 1" (3.8cm) coil segment into the first jump ring and secure. Keep coils on the outside.

Cut six 1" (3.8cm) coil segments from the wire. Use round-nose pliers to form a large loop in one end and a small loop in the other end of each segment. Wrap the wire tightly around the jump ring maker tool mandrel again, working to about the center of the mandrel. Remove the coil. Use wire cutters to create jump rings. Make a flush cut on every ring. Cut two 2" (6.4cm) sections of wire and create a large loop in one end.

Cut two 1" (2.5cm) segments, two 1" (3.2cm) segments and two 1" (3.8cm) of wire. Thread a 1" (2.5cm) segment through the top of a red flower bead and add a crystal. Use round-nose pliers to make a small loop at the end of the wire and a larger loop at the top of the wire. Repeat for a second red flower segment.

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Thread an orange flower followed by a crystal on the 1" (3.2cm) wire segment. Loop ends as in Step 7. Repeat for a second orange flower segment. Thread a golden yellow flower followed by a crystal on the 1" (3.8cm) wire segment. Loop ends as in Step 7. Repeat for a second golden yellow flower segment. Thread an orange flower wire segment and a 1" (3.8cm) coil segment onto a jump ring. Secure the jump ring.

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Thread a third jump ring with the golden yellow flower segment and a 1" (3.8cm) coil segment into the second jump ring and secure. Thread the top jump ring into the large loop on the end of the 2" (6.4cm) wire segment and thread this into the large green flower bead. Use round-nose pliers to coil the wire flush to the top of the green flower bead.

Repeat Steps 1014 for the second earring.

Create ear wires using a 14mm wide oval bead as your form upon which you will wrap a 1" (3.8cm) segment of wire. Use round-nose pliers to form a loop in one end of the wire while its still wrapped around the oval bead. Gently bend the opposite end of the wire with your fingertips and use the wire rounder tool to remove any sharp edges on the exposed end. Attach an ear wire to the top of each green flower earring using chain-nose pliers.

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Stunning sculptural designs meet surprising combinations of hard and soft wire in New Dimensions in Bead and Wire Jewelry. Superstar Margot Potter brings her unique design saavy to 30 fresh projects and 15 variations, ranging from chic and elegant to completely unexpected and innovative. In addition to the projects, readers will be treated to an extensive guide on wire-wrapping techniques, as well as an introduction to the different wires used in the book.
About the Author Margot Potter has published six jewelry-making books with North Light Books. She is a designer, author, freelance writer, consultant, public speaker, actor and vocalist, video host and TV personality who creates innovative designs for major manufacturers, books and magazines and teaches popular seminars and classes at major craft and jewelry industry events. She approaches everything with her signature sense of humor, boundless curiosity and copious amounts of joie de vivre because she feels that if its not fun, its simply not worth doing.

Features:
While other wire jewelry books focus on hard wire and beading books often incorporate only soft wire, this is the first book to bring them together in several projects as a design focus. Includes all of the classic wireworking methods jewelers love: wire wrapping, twisting, coiling, chain maille and more. Beads are not forgotten: Though the focus of the book is on wire, there are plenty of beads in the books designs, appealing to beaders as well as wire workers.

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