I’m excited to bring you day two of the virtual launch party and blog hop for Cindy Wimmer’s brand new wirework book The Missing Link. I am happy to have contributed two designs to this book. If you have not heard of The Missing Link yet or missed Cindy’s post yesterday, you can go here to catch-up on day one.
I was honored when Cindy asked me to contribute to her book. If you know Cindy’s work, she creates amazing jewelry with wire and beads. She has a beautiful design aestehtic tending toward a modern vintage style. I was a bit worried my work would not be cohesive with the other designers in the book and it would stand out (not in a good way) because of the rustic nature of many of my designs.
After I got my contributor copy in the mail, I felt at peace and was encouraged by all the designer’s creations being so different. I think the variety creates an atmosphere in the book where people with all different skill levels and many different aesthetics can be inspired and learn a lot.
Warning! You may find yourself RUSH ordering some new wire when you get this book!
If you are new to wire working, you will definitely be challenged by this book, but the step-by-step instructions will get you through each link. The step-by-step pictures also really bring it all together. Cindy did a beautiful job showing all the tools and supplies you need to get started working with wire.
If you are fairly experienced in wire working, you will not be disappointed and will find unique links that expand your wire work horizons. The links are organized into Easy, Moderate and Advanced categories. The advanced links are challenging but very doable if you follow the instructions.
Here is a picture of a necklace I made for the book called Create Your Dream, using the lightbulb link.
I snapped this photo when my advance copy arrived. I flipped it open and saw my necklace featured on the full page adjacent to the title page. That was a fun discovery!
You can order the book directly from Cindy. She will send you a beautiful hand signed copy. A great opportunity!
If you can’t wait another minute to see the book, then by all means go here to get the ebook directly from the publisher. Patience is definitely not my virtue!
Leave a comment by clicking on the comments below the title of the post above and let me know a little about yourself. Do you use wire? If so, how much do you use wire in your jewelry making? Would you consider yourself an aspiring wire worker, a beginner, fairly experienced or an expert?! Make sure your name and best email appears in your comment signature or in the comment you type on this post so we can contact the winner.
I will randomly draw a number at the end of the day on the the 20th from the comments below and pass the winner along to Cindy.
The winner will be announced on October, 21st on her blog. If you win, the book will be shipped directly to you from Interweave, the publisher.
I am joined by 4 other incredibly talented designers in this book and they each have a stop on the blog hop. Heather Power’s will make a guest appearance as well. Each day, you have a chance to win a copy of the book and other goodies as you travel around to each site.
Have Fun & Good Luck!