Get wrapped up in The Absolute Beginners Guide: Making Wire Jewelry, the fourth book in the successful Absolute Beginners Guide series. This user-friendly wireworking primer takes readers through the basics of wire types, tools, findings and more. Then it's on to progressive, fun-to-make projects designed to teach fundamental techniques and build confidence every step of the way. Wireworkers will learn how to open and close jump rings, make head pins and earring wires, create wire spirals, wrap, coil, and more! Variations for each project give readers the chance to experiment with many techniques. Aspiring wireworkers will learn, practice, and reinforce skills with a rewarding result: fun, wearable wire jewelry!
Martine Callaghan has been a jewellery artist for the past 10 years. After a career teaching modern languages, she launched her website www.marticjewellery.com selling one-off pieces and specializing in tiaras and bridal jewellery.
Being awarded the title of "Jewellery Maker of the year 2009 in wire-work" by Beads & Beyond magazine was not only a tremendous accolade but also took her on a new career path. She now devotes her time teaching others the techniques needed to make wire jewellery through her many step-by-step tutorials and contributes a monthly project to the UK magazine Beads & Beyond. She has had 30 articles published to date.
She lives in Scotland in the fabulous city of Edinburgh.