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Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Book review & giveaway: Making Wire Jewelry



If you're going to learn to work with wire, practicing by making classic elegant designs is just plain smart.  They are classic for a reason...and you will learn all the basic skills needed to handle future wire projects with finesse!  In the most recent addition to Kalmbach's Absolute Beginners Guide series, readers will learn about wire types, tools, findings, and a lot more.

Martine Callaghan has put together 28 beautiful projects in Making Wire Jewelry which will teach you all the basics and will leave you with a closet full of beautiful new adornments.  Even though I've been turning wire loops and spirals for more years than I care to admit, I am really impressed by how perfectly beautiful Martine's are, mixed with just the perfect beads and pendants.  Great projects, wicked versatile techniques, the usual easy-to-follow instructions that you expect from Kalmbach. 

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Just leave me a comment below and you'll automatically be entered to win.  If you tweet or post on Facebook or other social spots about the contest, you can leave a second comment and be entered twice!

Please make sure that your link will lead me to an email address, or else I won't be able to contact you.  No contact, no win, and I simply have to go on to the next person.  Deadline: May 16, 2012


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21 comments:

Cynthia said...

This book looks like it would be a good one to have, to hone my wire working skills, and laern some new ones! Thanks for the chance to win!

KipperCat said...

I have zero wire skills, so would definitely use this book!

Sharon Lowery said...

I have very little to no skill when it comes to wire. I can do the simple loops for eye and head pins. I want to learn how to make all the swirls and loops! I really need practice!
Sharon
sharonrlowery@gmail.com

JaneW said...

I would really like to receive this book as I have already purchased some wire - Half Hard flat on the bottom. It just sits on the shelf in my craft room as I am to chicken to use it without the guidance of a tutorial or book. So winning this book would be really a blessing. Maybe I will be lucky for once.

Catcophony said...

Nice book for any jewelry maker's library

Debbie said...

What an awesome book to add to any collection!!!!!!!

Shaiha said...

My wire skills really need some help. I would love this book.

Shaiha said...

I shared this review on Facebook.

Cyndi L said...

Leaving this entry for Bibby C. bibbykat14 at hotmail dot com

Skye said...

Fabulous giveaway! count me in! skye_sands@hotmail.com

Tara said...

I would love to win this book! (And the 16th is my Birthday!)

jackie said...

I would love to win this. I;ve always wanted to try wirework but haven't yet.

trillium said...

Oh, I really need this book! I want to make jewelry with my teen granddaughter.

trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

trillium said...

I posted the link on my FB page--under my real name, which I will reveal to you if this comment is chosen as the winner. Thanks for the second opportunity to win.

trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

divaluxe said...

Wire work is my fave, and I've learned some basics already. But I'm always on the lookout for new techniques and/or better ways to do old techniques. Plus, new books bring new design ideas. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Debs said...

Great site, finding it very useful and very inspiring. I hope hope hope that I am the lucky winner of the book as I am ultra keen to work with wire. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

So hard to choose which beginner book to buy so this is a great opportunity. I am a beginner and I have been trying to learn by analyzing pieces and then trying to duplicate. I have done a few tutorials and realized that knowing the simplest techniques are a must. I would love to win this book, thanks for the opportunity. bestla7619@hotmail.com

daht said...

Thank you for the book drawing...woud like to try my hand at wirework....looks fascinating!
Dotb in mo
dahtee@swbell.net

Biblegirl said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks for opportunity!

Andrea said...

Oops I posted on your other post for this book. I am interested, just a bit tired and spacey. Thanks, Andrea

Heather said...

i would love this book...i love making wire jewelry and need all the books i can get. and being on disability makes it hard to afford things most of the time.

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