Copper Jewelry

A collection of top jewelry artists have designed 17 STYLISH PROJECTS using copper, a well-priced alternative to silver. ISBN 978-1-59668-143-9 Available now 22.95 BY SARA RfCHARDSON, Associate Editor All photos (except for teMaille Kits) by Jim Lawson When inquiring about a listed item, please mention you saw It in Step by Step Wire Jewelry's 2010 Product Preview To submit product news throughout the year, contact associate editor Sera Richardson at srichardson inteniveave.corn, or snail mall...

By Jacqueline Trerise

Making wire components on a jig is fun and easy, saves time and is great for making consistent shapes. I came across this bracelet design truly by accident. At the time I was creating a diagonal square to be used in a pair of earrings. I realized that by lining them up in a flat square and linking them with beads, I could create this light and airy bracelet 20-gauge silver craft wire, spool Wire jig with nine small pegs 4mm Czech fire polish beads, 24 4mm 00 silver plated jump rings, 6 Silver...

By Lauren Andersen

How Make Jump Ring Chain

One day while exhibiting at a jewelry show a customer asked me if I could make her a chain similar to the chain on her husband's leather vest. But she wanted hers to be more feminine. I came up with this design that consists of two chains linked together, with each individual chain consisting of alternating jump ring rosebuds. I made a few bracelets without crystals, but since 1 love crystals, I had to find a way to incorporate them into this bracelet. Floating them down the center of the weave...

By Beth Helberg

I hate wasting silver, and it always bothered me that judging the length of a Viking Knit piece was a best-guess situation. I found a way to draw my chain right up to within a W of my work on the Allen wrench, and this eliminated guesswork as to the length of my pieces. Indirectly, it also led to this bracelet design when I was playing with some samples for my Viking knit class. With a few increases, some shaping, and with some crystal bling, this bangle was born Editor's note This project...

By Ronna Sarvas Weltman

Gorgeous holiday-colored crystals woven in Viking knit. BY BETH HELBERG Craft wire braid with a beaded focal clasp. BY FRANCES HARPER Crystals embedded in chain maille. BY LAUREN ANDERSEN BEGINNER INTERMEDIATE Q 9 9 INTERMEDIATE 9 O 9 Q INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED Q gt 9 ADVANCED Whether it's o compliment or complaint, we welcome oil reader responses. We con be reached through our Web site www.stepbystepwire.com, by email ot sbswire inter-weave.com type Wire comments in the subject line , or by snail...