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creating ar tisan wire jewelry

weave wrap coil

jodi bombardier

contents
introduction fundamentals of wire tools techniques
Vintage Flower Rings

projects

beginner
diamond pendant green amethyst earrings all knotted up ring ocean waves bracelet kokopelli earrings bow tie ring basket weave cuff caesars scrolls bracelet swan earrings

Autumn Leaf Bracelet

Kokopelli Earrings

Ocean Waves Bracelet

intermediate
sublime dreams bracelet coiled heart necklace vintage flower ring capped mother of pearl ring venetian windows bracelet woven hook abbys earrings ribbon cuff grecian urn pendant

advanced
copper and silver ring venetian hill tribe bracelet evolution ring illusion cuff autumn leaf bracelet melonias cross key to my steampunk heart acknowledgments about the author resources index

weave wrap coil

beginner intermediate challenge

sublime dreams
bracelet
This beautiful bracelet features swirling, twisting coils that outline the stars of the show, a handful of unique lampworked beads.

Materials
5 Thai silver 12mm hexagon beads 2 turquoise/white/brown/ bronze 8mm lampworked rondelle beads 2 turquoise/white/brown/ bronze 16 mm lampworked round beads 13" of sterling silver 16-gauge dead-soft wire 3' of sterling silver 18-gauge dead-soft wire 20' of sterling silver 26-gauge dead-soft wire Lampworked beads by Becky of Becklin Beads

tools
Nylon-jaw wire-straightening pliers Flush cutters Needle-nose pliers Round-nose pliers Bracelet mandrel (optional) Silver Black or liver of sulfur and steel wool (optional)

techniques used
Coiling Spiral hook

finished size
6"

weave wrap coil

beginner intermediate challenge

green amethyst
earrings
Inspired by the fleur-de-lis, this looped and coiled earring design is simple, yet sophisticated.

materials
2 green amethyst 10mm briolettes 9" of sterling silver 16-gauge dead-soft wire 4' of sterling silver 26-gauge dead-soft wire 2 sterling silver ear wires

tools
Nylon-jaw wire-straightening pliers Flush cutters Ruler Permanent marker Round-nose pliers 6mm mandrel or ballpoint pen Silver Black or liver of sulfur and steel wool (optional)

techniques used
Coiling

finished size
7"

weave wrap coil

create one-of-a-kind wire jewelry!


Looking for new ways to manipulate wire jewelry? Weave, Wrap, Coil showcases a variety of techniques, including weaving, coiling, wrapping, texturing, and forging, and offers new ideas for creating truly amazing combinations with both silver and copper wire. Inside youll discover: b asic techniques as well as beginning cold metalwork tips *   5 contemporary and dazzling projects, from bracelets and * 2 necklaces to pendants, cuffs, and rings Detailed step-by-step photography and illustrations *  Designer Jodi Bombadier emphasizes wire weaving as a signature technique. She encourages you to use a variety of materials, such as beads and stones, to showcase the gorgeous details of your wire pieces. Perfect for new and experienced wireworkers alike, Weave, Wrap, Coil groups projects by level of difficulty, with each level utilizing three to four of the important techniques.

jodi bombardier is a self-taught jewelry designer who


discovered wire wrapping in 2005. She is a regular contributor to Stepby-Step Wire Jewelry, and she sells her jewelry in boutiques throughout Arizona and Utah. Bombadier owns Jewels By Jules, a unique hand crafted jewelry line. Both her website, Jewels-By-Jules.com, and her blog, Online-Wire-Wrapping-Instructions.com, offer tutorials. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Paperback, 8 x 9, 128 pages ISBN 978-1-59668-200-9 $22.95, Available in December 2010

Top to bottom: Capped Onyx Ring, Jetson (variation), Vintage Flower Ring