Wednesday, February 02, 2011
It's here, it's here... after more than a year of waiting, Wire Style 2 is finally in house at Interweave ready to ship!! I couldn't be more proud to work again with Step By Step Wire Jewelry editor, Denise Peck, on her second wire-style installment. Wire Style holds a very special place in my heart. It is the first book I was ever invited to be a contributor on, I cried in Barnes & Noble the first time I found it on the shelf, and ultimately, it led to me feeling confident enough to write my own book, Totally Twisted.
The photo above is a collage of the pieces that I contributed to the book. Remember when you all were asking me how to make those coiled rings? Now you can find out how I do it! The instructions for that technique as well as others are right here in Wire Style 2. I also share how to make a coiled pendant bail, a sweet wire headpin project, what you need to do to add sterling swirls to felted wool beads, and a unique way to set a button as a center-stage focal. Just so much cool information.
These seven projects of mine are just a small sampling of the new designs this book has to offer. Denise knocked this one out of the park with fellow contributors including Jodi Bombardier, Jane Dickerson, Lorelei Eurto, Connie Fox, Lisa Niven Kelly, Donna Spadafore, and , last but not least, Cindy Wimmer. As many of you know, Cindy and I have been good friends for years. She is such an amazing Mom, wonderful friend, and true artist. We went through the process of writing our projects for Wire Style 2 together in late 2009 - early 2010, and I was constantly in awe of the images she would send me of the designs she was working on. And I couldn't have been more honored when she asked me to create a special set of beads for a collaborative piece. The final necklace is simply stunning.
You MUST stop by Cindy's blog today to read about her process, get a glimpse at what projects she created, and SHE IS HAVING A GIVEAWAY!! Yep, visit Sweet Bead Studio for details on how you can win a copy of Wire Style 2.