Wirework: An Illustrated Guide to the Art of Wire Wrapping by Dale Armstrong

By Dale Armstrong

Intermediate jewellery artists looking new layout percentages can study step by step directions on how one can wire-wrap utilizing faceted stones, find out how to create pendants with any measurement or form or faceted stone, tips on how to use numerous equipment of operating with and surroundings faceted stones, plus blending cord gauges and tempers to create sturdy and inventive pieces.

In Wirework, Dale "Cougar" Armstrong showcases her vintage jewellery kind and indicates tips to create appealing customized bracelets, necklaces, pendants, jewelry, and earrings in 18 initiatives. You'll learn:

the best way to paintings with half-hard twine; while to take advantage of different tempers and why
Dale's favourite instruments and correct device usage
utilizing geometry in wire-jewelry capabilities; making the "right" correct angles; shaping with and with no mandrels; utilizing "found" goods for shaping; whilst and the way to exploit snap-set parts; selecting the right cabochons and gemstones

Wirework will problem artists to be inventive, imagine outdoors the field, and remodel jewellery into their very own sort.

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Exposure, Exposure, Exposure There are really not a lot of differences from traditional photography. A better exposure is the ticket to a good final result. Raw file processing may allow you to get good results from not-so-perfect exposure, but this should not be taken as an excuse for sloppy exposures. A good exposure sounds so easy, but it is not. What you want is: r No blown highlights r No underexposed images r No noisy and dark shadows The good news is that there is an instrument in digital cameras that allows you to evaluate exposure instantly after you take the photo: It is the histogram.

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