All Wired Up: Wire Techniques for the Beadworker and Jewelry Maker Paperback – Jan 23 2003
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About the Author
Mark Lareau is a wirework artist who teaches workshops around the country and at his bead shop, the Bead Factory. He lives in Tacoma, Washington.
Top Customer Reviews
Anyway, I can highly recommend this to any beginner who wants to learn to do it properly or an intermediate wire worker who was not well taught before.
I must say that personally, I was a bit disappointed in this book, simply because I am already familiar with many of the basic wire techniques, so I didn't get much from the book. I did, however, learn a wire technique for wrapping a cabochon, which I have never tried.
I was a little disappointed that instructions for creating the jewelry piece on the cover, were not included in the book, since I thought it was a beautiful necklace.
If you are familiar with making basic items such as ear wires, hook and eye clasps, spirals, etc. then you may not get much out of this book.
If you are a beginner and want to learn about the proper tools to use, and looking for basic techniques, then I highly recommend this book.
Boy did this book shut me up! Speaking from a beginner's standpoint, this book is fabulous! Mark Lareau covers everything from the very very basics. He suggests tools and supplies like your good friend would suggest things to you. Everything is plainly written and the projects are step-by-step. The illustrations are also great. He just doesn't leave anything to the imagination.
I even made use of his resource listing (in the back) and found a great supplier of wire at great prices. Not only do I make my own earwires now (and save TONS of money), I make clasps, bead cages, fun shaped headpins, and several other things.
This book will never sit on the shelf. It's great!
Most recent customer reviews
Don't look at the front cover of this book and expect to make the necklace on it; you won't be shown how to make this or anything in the gallery towards the back of the book. Read morePublished on April 1 2011 by maxi-moon
The information in this book is great. Good step by step instructions and diagrams.
I was a bit dissapointed in the size of the book when it arrived. Read more
I don't usually take the time to write reviews, but this book really impressed me that much. It is one of the only books with pictures and explanations that I could understand. Read morePublished on March 12 2004
I was deciding between this book and one other, and chose this one. Reading it, I was happy to see that I had made the right choice. Read morePublished on Jan. 9 2004 by ChoxieBlue
This book has lovely photographs of work by contemporary wire artists. Easy to follow directions in the front section of the book are for the true beginner with little or no... Read morePublished on Dec 15 2003 by Bookworm
This book has the clearest desciption and illustrations I've seen on precisely how to make consistently perfect loops. Read morePublished on Aug. 27 2003
What a great instructive book -- clear, concise directions, and good sketches that are easy to follow. Read morePublished on Jan. 17 2003