Why spend more for generic, impersonal wire jewelry elements when you can create your own custom-cool components for less? From clasps to links to ear wires to bails, Handcrafted Wire Findings is your one-stop resource for all handmade wire jewelry work. With over 30 projects made from silver, copper, brass and artistic wire, this guidebook is packed with instructions for creating all these artistic pieces, and with materials that fit your budget. You'll also find expert tips on basic wirework, texturing, silver fusing, adding patina, and traditional finishing. Handcrafted Wire Findings is the only resource you'll need to create personalized and stylish findings that add that perfect touch to your handmade jewelry. Contents encompass: Wire Basics, Tools, Techniques, Findings, Gallery, Resources and Index. The Findings Projects include: Ear Wires: Circle Loop Ear Wires, Kidney Ear Wires, Double-Loop French Ear Wires,, Tumbleweed French Ear Wires, Fiddlehead Ear Wires, Vine Ear Wires, Circle Post Ear Wires and Spiral Post Ear Wires; Links and Connectors: Fused Oval Links, Decorative Fused Link, Hammered Ring Connector, Sailor's Knot Link, Wired Ring Link, Twisted Beaded Links, Textured Corkscrew Link, Lasso Link, Figure-Eight Link and Yin-Yang Link; S-Hook Claps: Hammered S-Hook Clasp, Ball-End Hammered S-Hook Clasp, Ball-End Textured S-Hook Clasp and S-Hook Clasp with Bead; Hook Clasps: Ball-End Hook-and-Eye Clasp, Oversized Wrapped Simple Hook Clasp, Vine Hook Clasp; Double Hook-and-Eye Clasp; Toggle Clasps: Hammered Toggle Clasp; Asian Toggle Clasp; Twisted Toggle Clasp, Ball-End Toggle Clasp, Lashed Toggle Clasp and Decorative Balls Toggle Clasp; Extras: Ribbon Ball and Knot Spacer.
Handcrafted Wire Findings