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Absolute Beginners Guide: Making Wire Jewelry (The Absolute Beginner's Guide) [Paperback]

Martine Callaghan
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26 April 2012 The Absolute Beginner's Guide
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!

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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Kalmbach Books (26 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0871164353
  • ISBN-13: 978-0871164353
  • Product Dimensions: 26.7 x 20.8 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,737 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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About the Author

Martine Callaghan has been passionate about wire and wirework for more than 10 years, ever since she took her first certified college course in jewelry making. In 2005, she launched a full-time career in jewelry, creating and selling unique, handcrafted pieces to individuals and boutiques. She also creates commissioned jewelry, has a successful line of custom-made bridal jewelry, and creates educational tutorials.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 28 May 2012
This is the best beginners guide to making wire jewellery that I have seen. Not only is it full of delightful and 'do able' projects, it is clear and informative with lots of thoughtful tips and good ideas. It has excellent information about tools and materials. The illustrations are really clear. It is as good as having a teacher there with you. Everything I wanted to know in one book. I am really happy with this one, now I can just get on with it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 12 May 2012
By Rose W.
This is a fantastic book and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to make wearable jewellery. I haven't made jewellery before so I chose this book because each project builds a different set of skills and you don't need lots of equipment or expensive materials. There is also a super section at the end of each project called "another idea" which gives you ideas oh how to make even more jewellery using the technique you have just learnt.
So far I have made 2 chunky charm bracelets for my daughters, a pair of spinning top earrings to match my favourite dress and Cleopatra's circlet. Next I am going to make a big bead splash!
I love craft books but sometimes spend more time reading them than crafting from them, this book is the exception - it is so user friendly that I actually want to make all of the designs and have received lots of compliments about the pieces I have already made.
If you want to learn how to make great jewellery this book is definitely for you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Like like like 26 Jun 2013
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This is the sort of book I was looking for. With photographs, clear illustrations and guidelines. I would highly recommend for beginners in wire/beading jewellery making.
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