I wrote my first book in 1997 when I started teaching. This is the fifteenth book in a series which includes a beginning book and fourteen advanced books.

I compiled this book especially for a Wire 3 class I scheduled in 2009 at the William Holland School of Lapidary Arts. I had not taught an all-prongs class since 2000, and I thought it would be useful to have all my prong procedures in one book for that class. All procedures written before 2004 except one have been extensively edited to bring them up to date with the techniques I currently use. I elected not to edit one of the old procedures because it was very similar to one I did edit. Also, I made only minor changes to those procedures written after 2004 when Gail Allen started editing for me. Some of the new procedures in this book will be included in future editions of my Advanced Wirecraft series.

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I made my first piece of pronged jewelry in 1995 after I took my first wirecraft class. I followed directions in an article in the Rock and Gem Magazine to make that ring. Since then, I have made many pieces of pronged jewelry. I hope that I will be able to share my love for pronged jewelry in this class and through this book.

Special thanks to Gail Allen and Kathy Morris. Gail has provided editorial comments on my books for a number of years, and Kathy has designed and maintained my web site. Both ladies have made my life so much easier.

Included after the Table of Contents are five pages of photographs of jewelry made based on the procedures used in this book. I hope you find them useful.

Any suggestions you have for improving this or my other books would be greatly appreciated. Also, please contact me if you have a design you are willing to share with me for a future book.

The photograph of the young fur seal on the cover is one I took in Grytviken, South Georgia during our 2008 cruise around South America.

To purchase these books the prices are as follows:

Volume's Basic through Six - $14.00 per book
Volume's Seven through Fifteen - $15.00 per book
Exclusively Prongs - $25.00
Shipping & Handling - $5.00 for up to three books(Exclusively Prongs considered as 2 books)
$10.00 for all 16 books

Please e-mail or call (803)649-2262 to place an order

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