Thursday, February 23, 2012

Book review: Spotlight on Wire



Ok, you know the basics of working with wire, so what's next? Melissa Cable's new book, Spotlight On Wire, will introduce you to weaving with wire, texturing and corrugating it, working with heavy wires, and inegrating wirework with chains.

There are quite a few projects that I want to try, including Melissa's Clustered Jewels (the very first project...easy!), and just about everything in chapter 2 (strip wires), especially the Garden Gate pendant which is shown on the cover.  I don't know why it never occurred to me before, but there are a lot of fun things you can do with wide strip wire that perhaps in the past would have to be achieved by cutting out sheet metal.

Melissa swears that woven wire pieces are easier to make than they look.  I'm going to trust her and order some thick flat wire to have a go with! 




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3 comments:

LissC said...

i've been on the lookout for a good book on wire.. thanks for sharing the info!!

Melissa Cable said...

Thanks for the "shout out" for my book! Enjoy, and if you or your readers have any questions, email me anytime!

Cyndi L said...

Thank you for that offer, Melissa! I really really really enjoyed your book :-)

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