Follow along with author Gayle Bird as she teaches you everything you need to know to create her signature jewelry designs. First learn the basics of color and design, then move into essential wire tutorials. From there, you'll work your way through 20 step-by-step jewelry projects, including earrings, rings and necklaces. By the time you finish the book, you'll be ready to design your own statement jewelry, complete with swirling wire and dazzling gems.
Learn the essential wire techniques, including Gayle's signature loops, spirals, curls and more.
Chapter on design gives the foundation for creating unique pieces.
Step-by-step directions for 20 projects.
You'll love this book if:
- You want to improve your wire, bead, and gem techniques.
- You want to move beyond the means of the project and improvise to create your own one-of-a-kind piece.
- You're looking to make a showcase-worthy, complete jewelry wardrobe of pendants, neckwires, earrings and rings.
Order Freeform Wire Art Jewelry today to take your technique to the next level and learn the "secrets" behind Gayle Bird's signature jewelry designs, put your skills to the test with 20 stunning projects, beginning with a simple necklace and culminating into a captivating jewelry collection of a variety of pieces, plus so much more!
It’s the end of the fiscal year and I just got a royalty report – and discovered that between publishing in March 2015 and the end of December 2015, Freeform Wire Art Jewelry has sold over 10,000 copies! This is utterly astounding to me because it means this is officially a bestseller. This is blowing[…]
I’ve traveled from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to Knoxville, Tennessee, in order to appear on Jewel School from JTV. They have millions of viewers and I’ll be demonstrating two projects from the book! It’s pretty exciting. The show is TOMORROW morning, September 14th, 2015, at 10am EST. Colour me happy!!
A thoughtful review from Library Journal: VERDICT: The amount and type of information provided here should enable readers to attain skills needed to assemble this eye-catching jewelry. Using the book, a wide range of hobbyists will be able to expand their artistic abilities and find inspiration to create and show off their designs. – Deborah A.[…]
A really lovely thing happened to me recently – I was approached to do a tutorial AND be the featured artist in a relatively new magazine called Artisan Jewelry Times. I’ve been a subscriber for a few months now and it’s a lovely little mag. I’m not convinced I’ve put my best foot forward –[…]
Ginger Davis Allman at the Blue Bottle Tree wrote a very thorough review of the book, having first gone through and actually completed some of the projects. Here’s some of what she had to say: This book is certainly suitable for absolute beginners. The projects begin with a very simple pair of looped earrings (Easy Teardrop[…]
It’s been over a week since I hosted an official launch event for my book, Freeform Wire Art Jewelry. I had a lot going on working up to it, and the physical & emotional crash has left me recovering for a little while, but now it’s way past time I gave you an update! The evening was[…]
Do you live in or near Cape Breton Island? Tomorrow is the official release date for my book, so it seems like a good time to invite you to the official book launch for Freeform Wire Art Jewelry on May 7, 2015. Here’s the Facebook Event page. You should come down and get your copy[…]
A truly honest review by Beading Gem – the comments are lovely – and be sure to click through the page and read the rules to enter for a copy of the book! The essence of this designer’s approach are the curls and double curls in the pieces. These form the basis of her free form[…]
A vibrant review for the book from Handmade Jewelry Club: So, while going about my daily sources of inspiration kick starters, I came across this one book which I find is very useful for creating Wire Art Jewelry. The book review is on the book, Freeform Wire Art Jewelry: Techniques for Designing With Wire, Beads[…]
I’ve gone ahead and made a few items using the techniques in the book. I plan on having these for sale at the Book Launch & Exhibit, coming up in May. A few statement necklaces, some Steps of Light pendants, and variants on the Simple Bead Earrings. In fact, I used the colour examples[…]