It is so easy to make beautiful, elegant, boutique-style jewelry with artistic wire. All you need is the wire and a few basic tools and you are ready to make any of the designs in this book. Step-by-step instructions teach you ten different wire techniques, including coiling, wrapping, making headpins and eyepins, and working with flat wire. Project instructions show you how to apply these techniques to create stunning earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. Choose your favorite beads and findings to personalize your style and complete your one-of-a-kind designs. Once you learn the basics, there is no limit to the beautiful jewelry you can make with wire.
Yuko Shimojima has been designing jewelry for over fifteen years and is the creator of the jewelry brand Mon Parure, sold in department stores across Japan. She is a contributor to a number of Japanese bead magazines and books. To learn more visit www.monparure.com.
Miki Onuma has been designing and producing stone and wirework jewelry since 2002. She is the author of several wirework jewelry instruction books published in Japan and is a contributor to the Japanese bead magazine Bead Art. She also teaches jewelry making workshops around Japan.