by Mary Hettmansperger
Written by an experienced artist and teacher, and generously illustrated with attractive how-to photos and drawings, it demonstrates a wealth of easy techniques in superb detail. Twenty dazzling projects including a twisted wire choker, bangle bracelet, bead pod pin, and mixed metal earrings are created by wrapping, stitching, and folding metal, and by making cold connections with basic screws, bolts, pop rivets, eyelets, brads, and nails. Sophisticated photographs of each piece highlight its rich textures and visual complexity.
All the design ideas in this book are really creative and interesting. The techniques are well explained and there is a lot of background information as well. I particularly love the texturing examples---so many cool varieties.