Making Wire & Bead Jewelry: Artful Wirework Techniques is the brand new release from Janice Berkebile and Tracy Stanley, two wonderfully popular artists and workshop teachers. They’ve put together a fabulous teaching book that’s jam-packed with 500 how-to photos that step you through learning many wire techniques and making two dozen gorgeous wire-and-bead projects. The book includes a gallery of jewelry from the authors and guest artists such as Lisa Niven Kelly, Laura Gadzik, Cheryl Sweeney,  Renee Corry, Mary Ann D’Amico, Rosanne B. Cox, and Kimball Otterbein.

Get a taste of the book yourself right now. We’re posting TWO project PDFs from the book:

Click here to download a PDF of Tracy Stanley’s Cascading Spirals Bracelet.

Click here to download a PDF of Janice Berkebile’s Wire Pod Pendant.

And then scroll down further to see a handful of the many creative, inspiring bead-and-wire projects the book offers. If you like what you see, you can purchase the book at your local bead store or bookstore and also online. We hope you enjoy the projects: Please do let us know what you think about the projects and the book!

Cascading Spirals Bracelet project by Tracy Stanley from the book Making Wire & Bead Jewelry

Wire Pod Pendant project by Janice Berkebile in the book Making Wire & Bead Jewelry

Learn more about Janice and Tracy on their Wired Arts website.

Connect with Lark Jewelry & Beading on Facebook at facebook.com/LarkJewelryBeading and Pinterest at pinterest.com/larkjewelry. Check out other jewelry and beading projects on the Lark blog by clicking here. Thank you!





Coiled Drop Pendant, a project by Janice Berkebile in Making Wire & Bead Jewelry


Cascading Waterfall Gems Pendant, a project by Janice Berkebile in Making Wire & Bead Jewelry


Cage It, a project by Tracy Stanley in Making Wire & Bead Jewelry


Bloom, a project by Janice Berkebile in Making Wire & Bead Jewelry


Chain and Bead Earrings, a project by Tracy Stanley in Making Wire & Bead Jewelry


Janice Berkebile and Tracy Stanley, the authors of Making Wire & Bead Jewelry




22 Responses

    I just got my copy yesterday and I love it!  I’ve loved Janice’s and Tracy’s work for a long time and I’ve been eagerly awaiting this book.  It’s fantastic and I know I’ll learn a lot from it.  the how-to photos are terrific and the projects are great!

    Petula Wright says:

    That’s on my wishlist at Amazon. Very beautiful pieces.

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    Beaddoll says:

    I love all these books. I know many if these teachers and would never say which is my
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    Lesleyb says:

    Fantastic including so many how-to photos.  It’s a lovely way to have a quick start to a new technique.  Looks like some fabulous patterns and ideas.  Wow.

    Mardee5173 says:

    This book looks amazing.  I am going to have to get it.

    Bead Hostage says:

    I’m always looking for ways to improve my wire work.  This would be helpful.

    Dorrie says:

    These are beautiful pieces made with wire. I took a wire class and loved it. I didn’t realize how fun it could be and all the beautifuls jewelry you can make with wire. This book looks awesome!
    Dorrie Shuster

    Lovely projects!!! I can’t wait to see it up close and personal! I’ve been working with wire and I’m ready to take it to the next level. This book looks inviting and I love the photos.

    lynanaid says:

    I love wire work because of the uniqueness of everything that is created. And the freedom of expression that is possible.

    janice says:

    YES I would love to win a copy of Janice and Tracy’s book on wire and bead jewelry. I am a self taught beader, but then the internet came along!! I started seeing these beautiful pendants that are wire wrapped. I thought to my self If I only knew how to do that!! Janice and Tracy remind me of my sister and myself. I would love to become a sliver smith but I have MS and hubby says NO lol But wire, all I can do is poke myself? ha ha You two ladies are great for sharing

    Vardaam says:

    I have just started making wire jewellery and would love to win a copy of this book !

    Inge von Roos says:

    This is my 3rd try.

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