This is almost spooky – good!!! Before I started wireworking, there used to be a magazine called Wire Artist Jeweller, out of Canada. Apparently because illness, they abruptly ceased publishing at the same time that I wanted to subscribe. A resource that I perceived as imminently valuable ceased to be. No way to get all that information. Today, I’ve been re-reading an old magazine from 2006, and I see that, at the time, I overlooked the valuable notice that Wire Artist Jeweler had been revived, to some extent. No, there is, apparently, no magazine, but… you can get very affordable tutorials, on-line, for a number of the articles which were in the magazines.
So what’s spooky? I’ve seen a number of these tutorials, albeit re-made, on JewelryLessons.com. I’ve actually bought quite a few of them. Not only that— I asked one person who had sold me quite a few pieces if she would publish a tutorial or two on JL, but she refused – tonight, I found the tutorial! (I’ll still go to that girl because, even though she was so secretive about her technique, she does make nice pieces and guarantee them, for much less than I could probably make them.) I just won’t tell you who she is here – payback! Find her on ebay – if you look at the tutorials on Wire Jewelry Artist, you will recognize her.)
On second look at the site, you can still get copies of some of the Wire Jewelry Artist issues, each of which includes three to four tutorials. The trick is to figure out how to order them (I’m stil working on it. Maybe you have to write to the website for instructions. It doesn’t “click-on” for me) It would be cool to get an old copy, not only because of the several tutorials inside, but, also, because you would be owning an authentic piece of North American beading history..
Do go visit this site. Especially if you are interested in chainmaille and/or controlled, jeweler kind of wire-wrapping with lots of measurements and precision and ways to hold cabochons.
I am so so happy to have found this resource.