opinions on Easy Wire Collections?

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Chibabies6 wrote
on Aug 30, 2011 8:32 AM

Hi everyone!  I'm thinking of getting the CD collection for the Easy Wire 2007-2010 editions..

http://www.interweavestore.com/Jewelry/Magazines/Easy-Wire-CD-Collection.html?SessionThemeID=20

There are no reviews for it and I'm wondering if any of you have looked at these or have them and would recommend it.  I'm a beginner with basically NO wire experience.  I'm a beadweaver and really only interested in learning some basics for making a few simple clasps, maybe ear wires, and knowing how to use jumpings and eyepins better, etc.  

So I need easy projects that dont require a lot tools past the basics.  :-)

Is this a good choice?

Michelle K.

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SoFarGone wrote
on Aug 31, 2011 10:28 PM

I havent seen the CD collection however i wouldnt invest my money in getting it if i only wanted to learn the basics. I suggest you make some research online as they always have a couple of free tutorals. I love this blog:

http://www.rubysbeadwork.com/Thumbnails.html

I would suggest you go through it as it has free tutorials on how to make a simple clasp, and jump rings. Good luck!

http://sofargone.etsy.com

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Beadiecat wrote
on Sep 1, 2011 12:30 AM

A good book for beginning with wire is All Wired Up, by Mark Lareau.  It begins with the basics, and goes on to teach you to make simple clasps, earwires, bails, headpins, and wire wraps. It explains everything in simple terms and doesn't asume that you know anything about wireworking.  I've used it to make loops, but that's about as adventurous as I've gotten, lol.  I'm really more a beadweaver.

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Chibabies6 wrote
on Sep 2, 2011 7:35 AM

Thanks to both of you!  I just order that book for less than $6 on amazon so cool!  I'm definitely a beadweaver but would like to know a little  .. and I'll look for some free tutorials in the meantime!

 

Michelle K.

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http://chibeads.shutterfly.com/

 

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ScottishSue wrote
on Sep 17, 2012 11:32 AM

Hello lesliewatch

"Easy Wire" is a magazine about how to make simple wire jewelry designs.

Some of the back issue of this magazine have been collected and are being sold in a CD (Compact Disk) format for you to read on your computer.

ScottishSue

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