High-profile author, Linda Jones shows how to make gorgeous jewellery using only basic techniques and very few specialist materials. Hammering wire is easy and creates texture, form and toughness. Linda has launched her own brand of hammer for this technique, the Whammer, with Beadsmith in the US. It has three functions in one hammer, but everything in the book can easily be made with other jewellery hammers. The jewellery making techniques required are very basic, such as making jump rings, bead links, headpins and fish-hook clasps, so beginners can launch straight in. Twenty-five gorgeous projects are grouped under Feathers, Shapes and Scrunched Wire, with the Get Creative chapter combining all the techniques learned. Easy, accessible jewellery making for beginners or more advanced crafters.
Linda Jones studied jewelry making in London. She began making metal jewelry for friends, then progressed to teaching and demonstrating wire jewelry techniques. She is now an established jewelry designer and teacher. She also makes a popular range of bespoke wedding jewelry and specialises in one-off commissions.