First off let me say thanks to everybody who responded to my book
question. I really appreciate you taking the time at this busy time
of the year to write.
Went to the book store yesterday and I bought Mark Lareau’s book
"All Wired Up". It got a good recommendation from Tim McCreight. It
is a very simple and easy to understand book. Great for those who
want to dip their toe into jewelry making. I like it better than
other wire jewelry books I saw because it teaches you techniques
rather than just giving you instructions on how to make several
pieces of jewelry. Instead, he shows you how to make your own loops,
wrapped loops, head pins, findings, ear wires, clasps and cages etc.
After I finish the projects in the Lareau book I’m going to tackle
St. Timothy’s book - “The Complete Metalsmith”. (I laughed out loud
when I read that the Untract book was the “Old Testament” and the
McCreight book was the “New Testament”. My tennant who lives next
door must think I’m going mad!)
Anyways, my question is: What kind of cheap wire would you use to
practice on? Would copper wire from the hardware store be ok? I
would like something that acts like 1/2 hard sterling silver since
that is what I will work with when I get good enough.
Thanks again everybody.
Dan, DanielBe Jewelry