March 31, 2014

Book Review and Giveaway: Handcrafted Wire Findings


Good Monday Morning! 

Thanks for stopping by today.  I am doing another GREAT Book review and giveaway! It's a really bad hair day and I keep mucking up the video so today will be an old fashion no video blog post. Sorry.

Today I am talking about Handcrafted Wire Findings by my friends Jane Dickerson and Denise Peck. Superheroes in the bead world especially at Interweave Press, these ladies have teamed up on a fabulous technique filled book on creating your very own jewelry components using wire. 

Other jewelry technique books lightly cover wire techniques in the front section but this new book is an extensive collection of basic, intermediate and advanced techniques. 

If you have ever been frustrated with wire this book is a wonderful addition to your arsenal of how-to books because it offers very detailed instructions on various styles of ear wires, clasps, and links. I love the step by step photographs the most because as a very visual person, seeing it taught this way helps me wrap my head around the technique. 

Although they use Silver wire in this book, you can adapt other metal wire for most of the projects, such as copper steel and brass.  Learning to create your own findings will transform your jewelry designs from average to over the top and most importantly one of a kind. 

The only thing I was disappointed with is that there aren't any finished jewelry projects using the findings. There is a small gallery section at the back of the book. However this would not deter me from buying it.

For just $22.95 this bible is worth every penny and will ensure that you are never without that one special component again, as you'll have the knowledge and power to create whatever you need, as a moments notice!

I am giving away one copy to a random winner - go ahead and leave a comment on this post and I will choose the winner tomorrow morning around 9am eastern standard time.

Pass the love along and share on your favorite social media and leave a comment for each share for extra entries!!

Good luck to all!

COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED. Winner has been chosen.


51 comments:

  1. Oh, this sounds awesome despite the lack of finished projects. Thanks so much for your generosity!

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  2. I also tweeted about your giveaway (well. . .I retweeted you ;) )

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  3. I can always use some ideas for varying the handmade findings. Thanks.

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  4. Anonymous3/31/2014

    Looks like a wonderful book

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      Hi My name is Donna but I don't understand how to enter any other profile :-)

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  5. It looks like a nice basic book on making wire components. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. The book looks great, I'd love to win it!
    Alenka
    pepita.handmade@yahoo.com

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  7. I have this book, its awesome, but I am entering the giveaway for a dear friend who is having a hard time lately. She is new to jewelry design and i think it would make a wonderful pick-me-up gift. She lost her internet and cable due to financial hard times. Thank you Lorelei for the wonderful giveaways.

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  8. I would love to have this book. It sounds like a great reference to have on hand to help with learning wire techniques. Thanks for making this a giveaway.

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  9. Hi Lorelei! I always read your posts and watch the cute videos :-) Sorry that I'm so quiet! I'd love to get a real boost for my jewelry making with this book, I've been looking for some "easy" enough techniques for a self taught designer, I'd love to win!

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  10. Each time you give a book review, I check the book on Amazon as well to have a peek inside. I haven't tried out wire techniques that often yet. Well, you can't try everything out at once, can you. Winning would be nice of course, but I just love the book reviews each week, because each time a book can inspire you to try out new things or makes you think "oooh why didnt I think of that" and "oh of course! should do that too for once".

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  11. Anonymous3/31/2014

    je n'y crois pas un super livre qui me donnera des idées
    Maryvonne

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  12. Hello! I would love the opportunity to win this book! I would like to start creating my own findings.
    Thanks!

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  13. Thanks, Lorelei for the chance to win this awesome book! Either way I'm sure to add it to my how to books.

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  14. Hi Lorelei! I'm having a bad hair day too! Ugh! As a self-taught newbie, I scour the web daily eagerly searching for tutorials, techniques & tips from all of you talented designers! I have been very fortunate because you all have been sooo generous in sharing so much helpful information on your blogs! I love working with wire and I am dying for more help & this book would come in soooo handy for me! I hope to one day be in a position to maybe help out some other desperate newbies out there! Thanx & have a great day!

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  15. that book looks awesome:) would love to win it:)

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  16. Always looking for new wire wrapping techniques and I agree that step outs are always the best. Would love to add this one to my collection.

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  17. I have seen this book at B&N, and it's been on my wish list. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy!

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  18. I just pinned this post. Put it on my "Books Worth Writing Home About" board. :-)

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  19. Just pinned this blog post to pinterest under Beautiful Jewelry. http://www.pinterest.com/hopealiveuganda/beautiful-jewelry/

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  20. This book sounds like an awesome addition to anyone's book collection. Thanks for having a giveaway for it!

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  21. Spread the word via twitter -> @EgoliAfrica

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  22. And spread the word via Facebook -> https://www.facebook.com/egoliafrica

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  23. Oh!! Findings!!! I need to start making some! Would love to have this book to teach me how!

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  24. I would love this book! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  25. Would love this book, always welcome help with wire.

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  26. This book looks great I could do with a good book on making wire findings !

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  27. Ooooh...fabulous! Been eyeing this book for ages :)

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  28. Thanks for the chance to win this book!

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  29. Me and my wire work NEED this book. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  30. This book is truly a great resource. I would love to win it!

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  31. This sounds like a very useful reference book. Count me in for a chance to win this book! Cheers!

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  32. Wonderful book. Tons of ideas for projects! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  33. Sounds like a must-have!

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  34. Thank for hosting this give away. I've been wanting this book!

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  35. I posted this on my FB jewelry page.

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  36. I posted this on Google+....
    and I shouted it from the rooftops, well maybe not, but I hope you pick me! ;)

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  37. JOANNA4/01/2014

    super useful book, I'd love it, thank you!!!

    yana_ven@yahoo.gr

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  38. Thanks for the chance to win this book!

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  39. Oooh, how I would love to own this book - my enduring area of interest - want those new skills!!

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  40. DESPINA4/01/2014

    wonderful book, invaluable for a rookie like me :-)

    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  41. DESPINA4/01/2014

    shared on Pinterest:
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/282600945342071427/

    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  42. I could really use a book like that. I think handmade findings take a jewelry piece to the next level.

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  43. Wow, looks like an amazing book. I'm sharing on my FB page

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  44. This book looks interesting.

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  45. This book looks like amazing fun and need-to-know info. Would love a chance. Thanks.

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