I wrote my first wirecraft book in 1997 when I started teaching. This is the sixteenth book in the series which includes a beginning book, fourteen advanced books, and a compilation of prong designs. At this point, I do not know if there will be another in 2011. Usually when I finish one book, I have a long list of designs and ideas for the next book. That is not true this year. If you want this series to continue, please look through your designs for ones you are willing to share.

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Special thanks to Gail Allen and Kathy Morris. Gail has provided editorial comment on my books for many years, and Kathy has designed and maintained my Web site. I am so appreciative of what these ladies do to help me.

As in past years, I am thankful for the people who either shared their designs with me or suggested potential designs. They include: Arlina Adriano (Adriano Earrings), Jo Dresden (Hammered Ring), Otto Glass (Dogwood Earrings and Braided Bracelet with a Twist), Carolyn Helms-Meyer (Sculptured Earrings), Sue Rowand (Classic Bracelet), Sandy Russell (Three-Bead Ring), Gene Sheridan (Change-a-Cab Bracelet), and Alice Turner (Floating Stone Bracelet).

Two of the designs were first included in my Exclusively Prongs book (Pronged Bracelet and Pronged Earrings). Other designs in the book are either mine, or they are based on classical or commercial jewelry pieces. However, all of the procedures in this book were written and illustrated by me, and the techniques described are ones I use in making jewelry. .

Many students in my classes last year tested draft versions of these procedures. I appreciate their many helpful comments and suggestions.

Other designs in the book are either mine, or they are based on classical or commercial jewelry pieces. However, all of the procedures in this book were written and illustrated by me, and the techniques described are ones I use in making jewelry.

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Many students in my classes last year tested draft versions of these procedures. I appreciate their many helpful comments and suggestions.

Included after the Table of Contents are four pages of photographs of jewelry made based on the procedures in this book. I hope you will 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 a Barbary Macaque on the cover is one I took in Gibraltar during our 2009 Mediterranean cruise.

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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