In this video I review a book titled, The Ultimate Guide to Making Wire Jewelry – Techniques, Projects, and Jig Patterns From Beginner to Advanced by Wing Mun Devenney.
I was sent a stack of craft books from Barrons Publishing to review. You may have seen the other two reviews I have done so far, perler bead and macrame.
So, when I got this book in the pile, I wanted to see if it would be a good one to recommend to those of you who would like to add more wire working techniques to your jewelry making skill set.
Years ago, I found that when I upped my wire working skills, the quality of my polymer clay jewelry improved. To make really lovely and artistic polymer clay pieces, it took more than just adding a store bought set of earwires to a polymer clay bead.
I found that my work began to look much more professional when the earwires were hand made, the loops looked nice and the wire was filed and finished properly.
The skills that it took to improve, were developed mostly on my own, with some research and a ton of practice. So when going through this book, I found there was a lot of good information and techniques that I wished that I had access to when I was starting.
This book is lovely. The cover feels nice, the overall size is thick enough to contain lots of information without being too overwhelming.
The photography is excellent and I found the writing to be well thought through. The information was thorough and I couldn’t find any ‘holes’ that would make learning difficult. Missing information is one of the biggest issues with books in general… and I’m happy to say that was not the case with Wing Mun Devenney’s book.
There was lots of info on wire types, hardness, gauge and uses… as well as tools, techniques, projects and patterns. I wasn’t crazy about some of the project designs, but that was more of a personal taste thing.
I think this is an excellent book, and is well worth the price. There is lots you can learn from the contents, whether you like to read or just look at the pictures.
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