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Wonderful wire works : an easy decorative craft
Baskett, Mickey.
Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Pub. Co., 1999.
Physical Description:
128 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
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TT214.3 .W66 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Wire can make distinctive jewelry, table accessories, candleholders, frames, lampshades and lamp bases, and all sorts of interesting containers, including baskets, bud vases, and bottles. Each project showcases wire's versatility, created simply by bending, wrapping, and forming it. Complete patterns come with instructions and photos that display shiny gold, silver, copper, brass and bronze, and the matte look of aluminum and steel in styles that range from fancy to funky, formal to informal, and traditional to modern. The author lives in Decatur, GA. 128 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10. NEW IN PAPERBACK

Author Notes

Mickey Baskett is the author of numerous furniture decorating instruction books.

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Booklist Review

Just when we thought nothing was truly new under the arts-and-crafts sun, up pops Sterling Publisher with yet another new handmade wrinkle. This time, the material of choice is wire--as in screens, meshes, and filaments. The author is a Georgia pro who, within her career lifetime, has written more than 2,000 instructions and directed more than 40,000 projects. Tools and equipment are simple, such as glues, pliers, and cutters. Plus the only precaution to take is during the snipping stage, where gloves and goggles are advised. Otherwise, the home is the wire worker's oyster. Baskett conjures up more than 60 fairly easy-to-follow patterns, from a wrapped amber necklace and decorated goblets to a wondrous mesh handbag and a utilitarian votive holder with flair. Metric conversion chart appended. --Barbara Jacobs