Review and Giveaway: Making Wire & Bead Jewelry

Remember my recent post featuring two free jewelry making projects from Making Wire & Bead Jewelry: Artful Wirework Techniques? Now you can hear more from authors Janice Berkebile and Tracy Stanley in their interview of each other at Lark Jewelry & Beading!

Before you go read the interview, let me tell you a little more about the book. Tracy and Janice own Wired Arts where they teach wirework and sell supplies in Washington state. If you can’t make it there in person, now you can learn some of their techniques in 24 projects presented in Making Wire & Bead Jewelry. Detailed instructions are enhanced with many photos showing you exactly how to achieve the results you want with wire.

I really love the intricate and delicate forms created by these artists with wire-wrapping, coils, rings, and hammered paddles to name a few of the techniques. Janice says, “To me the most important thing is technique. Because the book has so many step-by-step images, the processes are easy to follow visually, making this the go-to guide for wire-bending techniques. After technique, the rest is just plain wire-bending fun!”

To enter for your chance to win this book full of wire-bending fun, leave a comment telling why you love wirework. The giveaway ends May 11, 2012. Sorry, the giveaway is open to US mailing addresses only.


  1. mary fanara coleman says

    I just started making my own and this book would be of great help. I love it because I love making anything handmade….special and beautiful.

  2. Kimberly DeBord says

    I’m a novice, slightly intimiidated by wirework, and I think this book would be of great value in overcoming the apprehension. Thank you for the opportunity.

  3. says

    I just got started in wirework and I love it! I love how you can manipulate the wire so even if you mess up, you can fix it and try again! I would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance!

  4. Karen Whitney says

    I have been doing some wire work but need to expand what I know. I love working with wire and find I enjoy that more than plain beading. This would be great to win this book!

  5. de says

    I recently learned the basics of wirework. I am fascinated by the process of setting stones with no findings necessary other than wire. Beautiful thing!

  6. Kathy says

    With all these new pliers wire working is getting easier and easier and quicker and quicker – my kind of project!
    I need ideas for all these beads!

  7. Nancy says

    I just love the look of wire wrapping. I have done some of it, but not enough to be brave enough to use a good quality wire. This book would give me the much needed practice and add to my jewelery collection!

  8. says

    Some of my favorite pieces of jewelry are wire-wrapped natural stones and I would love to be able to create my own. I have dabbled in wire wrapping beads, but have felt a little intimidated to push past the very basics.

  9. susan says

    I like the diversity of working with the wire in so many different styles of jewelry. I think this is an inspiring book to have in my collection. Thank you for the chance!

  10. marlene says

    Just getting started in wire work so this book would be a very big help.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Janet P says

    How exciting. Wirework allows you to be as creative as you want to and to be able to make all types of gorgeous jewelry.

  12. Turtle says

    i have played with it for years but would love to learn the proper techniques and am sure something new would be there for me! :)

  13. Josanne says

    I’ve always enjoyed being unique, and my friends love when I make them unique things too :) Wirework always catches my eye!

  14. Ilianna says

    I enjoy wirework because creating designs from a continuous strip of wire feels like meditation to me. Pliers and zen.

  15. Debbie R. says

    I am intrigued with the way wirework can fit into different genres. Do love creating with wire!

  16. Monica W. says

    I love how wire is so versatile, it comes in many different thicknesses and can be used to make so many beautiful pieces.

  17. Carmen says

    I haven’t really made much jewelry – I just learning. But I love how you can take a few raw materials (wire, beads) and make something so beautiful!


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