Lots of texture and technique make this wire and bead ring a beauty! The base is adapted to wire from a well-known beading stitch: Right Angle Weave (RAW) The rest is pure wired goodness!
A few of the techniques you will learn in the 26 pages and over 80 FULL COLOR PHOTOS in this tutorial:
(tm) How to create RAW in wire neatly, closely, and repeatably without mangling or hardening the wire.
(tm) How to get wire through very small spaces and channels without kinking or breaking it.
(tm) How to keep your work close and tight, yet still create room to manipulate the wire.
(tm) Methods for finishing your work neatly and virtually invisibly. (This is THE KEY to professionally finished wirework.)
(tm) There is a Bonus mini tutorial inside: My personal methods for using Liver of Sulfur (LOS) to bring out the detail in your wirework.
(tm) And MUCH, MUCH more
TIRED OF LOOKING at page after page of messy, poorly finished, amateurish jewelry, then suffering through half-explained techniques? Want to walk away with new skills instead of a new ...
TIRED OF LOOKING at page after page of messy, poorly finished, amateurish jewelry, then suffering through half-explained techniques? Want to walk away with new skills instead of a new recipe?
Producing quality work doesn't mean you need to take a lot of extra time - but it does mean you need to learn the skills. All of my tutorials are chock full of tips to help you learn to create and design professionally finished jewelry which stands out in the crowded jewelry market.
MY PLEDGE TO YOU
I will deliver the most complete and detailed tutorials possible for each project. There will be sharp, clear, relevant photos which can be enlarged with little or no pixelation - giving the best views possible to help you learn more easily. There will be clear and thorough explanations for how to accomplish the work - Actual explanations for *how* AND *why* so you can repeat the work over and over. Not just a gap-filled checklist leaving you with unanswered questions.
Gorgeous jewelry and the skills to make it await you.......
I've been creating some kind of fine and intricate handwork for over 40 years AKA - A Long Time. I'm an absolute fool for wire, beads, thread, yarn, embroidery floss, wire, fabric, beads, wire, and paper (oooh! origami!!) and oh, did I mention wire?
Once I start creating - I swear my feet don't touch the ground. Time doesn't matter. It's like paradise, only you don't need to search for it.
I write tutorials and jewelry magazine articles - my work has been featured in issues of Bead&Button's WireWork for the past year and a half and in Beadwork Magazine, I've had the great fortune to have been chosen as a finalist and placed in Bead&Button's Bead Dreams competition several times.
All the world needs is love, sunshine, a beach to sit on, sparkly baubles to fondle and mu shu chicken. That's it. And as soon as I figure out how to combine baubles and mu shu successfully, you'll be the second one to know......