July Book Review – Innovations adornments – an introduction to fused glass and wire jewelry by Jayne Persico
I love to learn about fused glass whether it is through classes, eBooks, or actual books. I also like trying new products therefore, I thought I would write a few product and book reviews on the various items I have purchased. Please understand this is my personal view and is not intended to offend anyone. I just like trying new things and I would like to share my experiences with others. I am not paid to write these reviews.
“Innovations adornments” is an interesting book. I think the crucial factor to point out is the second part of the book’s title “an introduction to fused glass and wire jewelry”. In my opinion, “Innovations adornments” focuses on the wire wrapping aspect and not so much the fused glass.
“Innovations adornments” did provide a short introduction to glass, tools, kiln setup, jewelry prep and wire wrapping tools and supplies. It also contains numerous beautiful pictures of pendants, watches, bracelets, pins, earrings, etc., albeit there are not instructions for each. For example, there are four wire wrapped pendant examples however they are very similar i.e., two channel and two drilled. There is only two examples of the wire wrapped watch and bracelet (both very similar) and only one wire wrapped pin (similar to the pendants) and no real instructions for the earrings.
Moreover, some of the instructions are a little difficult to follow especially if you are a beginner wire wrapper (like me). In fact I have taken a few wire wrapping classes (years ago) and I had a difficult time following the instructions (additionally, the pictures were not numbered).
I would say Innovations adornments is more for a wire wrapper that dabbles in fused glass not necessarily the other way around. For me, pretty pictures do not make a good instructional book; you need specific steps as well.
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