Wire Art Jewelry Workshop by Sharilyn Miller is one of those books jammed packed with tips and tricks that you’ll be turning to again and again if you love working with wire already or if you’d like to learn how to tame wire in your jewelry-making designs.
The book is broken down into simple directions to create the basic building blocks of working with wire. Once you have mastered the techniques Sharilyn walks you through several projects that mix the techniques in complex jewelry creations. Even if you have been working with wire for a while, you’ll learn rock solid techniques to improve your designs.
I love that the many of the projects are shown in copper as well as silver and some are mixed metal. If you aren’t ready to invest in silver while you are learning, you can see how wonderfully earthy the copper designs look.
An instructional DVD is included in the book and shows how to create several techniques. While the book is very well photographed with great step-by-step directions, it’s helpful to see how the author actually creates the pieces, holds the wire and offers some insider tips as she goes along.