New: Free Wire Jewelry Ebook

Apr 10, 2009

A Lifetime Supply of Wire

When I started working with wire, my local bead shop talked me into a 20-foot spool of silver craft wire for practicing wrapped loops.  I left there convinced that I had bought a "lifetime" supply of wire.  It took me forever to make a single wrapped loop--I was always pausing and hesitating, trying to figure out if I was holding the pliers correctly and making the right motions with my hands.  

What I didn't realize is how quickly things would change.  I became obsessed with making simple and wrapped loops, working on them nearly every evening.  As you might have guessed, my "lifetime" supply of wire quickly disappeared and now I have a whole drawer packed with all different kinds of wire.

If you're obsessed with wire too or just want to learn more about it, you'll want to take a look at our newest free ebook, Making Wire Jewelry:  6 Free Wire Designs from Beading Daily.  Here's a glimpse of what you'll find inside:

If you are new to wireworking or want a quick project: Cerulean Falls by Danielle Fox.  You just need to know how to make 6 wrapped loops and open and close 4 jump rings.

If you want to learn to make beaded chain or practice your wrapped loops:  In Full Bloom by Ricky Talmage.  This pearl and aquamarine necklace has 30 wrapped loops!

If you want to practice a lot of skills in one project (coiling, hammering, forming a bangle, making a clasp) or want to use up a bunch of leftover beads:  Gypsy Wire Bangle by Janice Berkebile.  This fun bracelet has a little something for everyone.

If you want to use up short scraps of wire or learn how to twist wire with a pin vise:  Dancing Spirals by Heather Trundle.  What a fun way to "go green" and recycle those 1" and 2" scraps!

If you want to do your own thingFreeform Wire Earrings by Leeza Khoury.  Learn to frame gemstones with wire and add crystal embellishments.

If you want to practice wirewrapping or learn to use a ring mandrel:  Ring-a-Ding Rings by Martha Umberger.  Experiment with using 2 different colors of wire for a modern look.

Making Wire Jewelry:  6 Free Wire Designs from Beading Daily

You can download this whole set of free wire projects in Making Wire Jewelry:  6 Free Wire Designs from Beading Daily

Don't forget to tell your friends, so they can download their own copy of this new wire jewelry ebook!

Michelle Mach shares free projects every Friday on Beading Daily. If you have comments or questions for Michelle, please post them on the website.

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DorothyH@10 wrote
on Apr 10, 2009 6:32 PM
I have purchased many projects and magazines from interweave press, but I do not receive any responses to my inquiries. I think this is poor public relations. My inquiry on March 30, 2009 was acknowledged, but there has been no additional reply to my question regarding a particular project that was previously published on your beading daily website.
IrinaS wrote
on Apr 12, 2009 3:59 AM
this is the best daily project since the 5 payotte bracelets ;-) , even though 2 of the projects were already published as dayly free projects. is always nice to have all instructions of the same type in the same place ;-) however, I wanted to aks the other readers' uptake on another point: the promoted price for the promoted magazine (not always the same one) only holds true for the US, and this is not clearly mentioned in the promo text. The international client would have to pay over $10 more (about 50% more!) for the same offer. And you don't accept paypal payments. I'm not complaining, and I'm not mad, but I'm thinking: I won't subscribe is these conditions, and well, I am a bit piqued when I read about them. Am I the only international client who would consider a subscription if the price would be more fair compaired to the US one, and if the publishers would accept paypal? I man, I have money in my paypal account that I can't use for groceries, so I would be inclined to use it for a professional magazine. sorry for the long post. I hope I didn't offend anyone - this was not my intention, and I'm not offended myself. I'm just wondering if the publishers should consider my view, or I'm with a minority ;-) happy beading everyone, irina dalah,
on Apr 14, 2009 3:48 PM
dorothy i understand what you are saying. i did have something answered regarding not so important info, but i have noticed that people do ask questions and with no response to follow. now if i had a question regarding a project i would be p.o. if nobody responded. and adriana i understand you too. i agree. alot of people have paypal and would order more books, mags, etc... but can not because of credit cards or other problems. paypal does make like alot more easier for people (and people who can not have those extra special credintials of life).price of the books being higher....well, i know when i order overseas my price goes up higher almost 40% soooooo i think it is tit for tat. and this new free wire jewelry ebook is a great thing/idea or whatever, but howabout giving us six wire patterns that would really be worth wanting to buy the pattern for. i don't know how other people feel but i love wire work, and mix with all types of work.......but it is like looking at the same old....same old work. how about a easy wrap or something exciting. i think the editor needs a face lift. the right side of brain is stuck creating the same stuff. i mean no harm, but enough is enough. the comment site doesn't even work right anymore. it is time for a change in projects....................... thank you and it is two thousand and nine.