Simple Techniques, Stunning Designs...
abc Making Bead & Wire Jewelry xyz lays out basic methods in clear language illustrated with gorgeous color photographs. Cusick explains how making your own necklaces, bracelets, and earrings can inspire your creativity. She explains the three basic elements used in making bead and wire jewelry:
What makes this book unique is that each piece of jewelry is laid out simply with the beginner in mind and includes wonderful photographs, a complete list of materials needed to complete a project, and easy to follow step-by-step instructions. It is easy to get carried away by intricate wire patterns but consideration should be given to how a piece will "hang". All of the beautiful photographs of finished pieces are shown on flat backgrounds and created by several expert guest designers. This book is valuable for learning the intricacies of wirework technique and many of the designs shown are truly elegant. It is up to the artist to be selective in its application.
Reviewer: Judith Wehlau, FIDM Library Staff Member, S.F.