Aspiring and novice wire jewelry makers will appreciate Earrings by Helen for its hands-on presentation of fundamental how-to and basic wire jewelry making techniques. If you can bend a wire you can make beautiful earrings using this book as your guide. And if you can't bend a wire, Earrings by Helen will teach you how! Accomplished wire jewelry makers will appreciate the presentation of advanced projects and plethora of handy tips and professional tricks-of-the-trade disseminated throughout this book by a veteran professional in the field of wire jewelry making and teaching the craft to others. Readers at all skill levels will appreciate the concise step-by-step instructions and superb full-color illustrations that are a hallmark of Helen Goga's publications. Earrings by Helen presents 19 complete earring projects, leading the reader through a progression of skills beginning with the simple and fundamental, through advanced and elaborate designs featuring over 40 illustrated steps in the course of their execution. These projects include Ball-post Earrings with Loop, Swarovski Chandelier Earrings, Simple Chandelier Earrings, Refined Earwires, Little Princess Earrings, Not-so-little Princess Earrings, Princess Royale Earrings, Phantasy Earrings, French Hoop Earwires, Pirouette Earrings, Elegant Groove-y Earrings, Curved Kidney Earwires, Classic Faceted Earrings, Renaissance Earrings, Seabreeze Earrings, Peruvian Earrings, Dream Weave Earrings, His and Hers Ear Cuffs, and Regal Bead Cap. Also included are 3 component projects demonstrating how to make several versatile components that can be readily incorporated in the reader's own earring designs. A Getting Started section precedes the earring projects and covers a variety of topics including basic tools, wire and gauge sizes, wire twisting, precious metal scraps, tumbling and polishing, the bench block and hammer, and magnification. An appendix provides an illustrated guide to other earring designs published in back issues of The Wire Artist Jeweller magazine. This book belongs in the personal library of anyone aspiring to make wire jewelry or desiring to increase their knowledge and repertoire of wire jewelry making techniques.
Earrings by Helen