Margot Potter looks at wire not only as a structural element in jewelry design, but also as decorative. She has done what no one, to my knowledge, has done in a book before, combining stiff sculptural wire with flexible beading wire in the same designs. New Dimensions in Bead and Wire Jewelry is the results of Margot's explorations.
If you're tired of wire designs that all look the same, this book is for you. If you would like to learn about how to use all different types of wire, not just high-priced silver and gold, this book is for you. If you enjoy being given instructions that include the advice to color outside the lines and take some risks, this book is definitely for you!
The earlier projects are fairly fast and easy, becoming trickier and a bit more time-consuming as you make your way through the book. I made a version of one of Margot's projects that she calls Helix, and it took me about 3 hours, not counting time to make the copper tube beads.
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