Wing Mun Devenney is a jewellery designer, teacher, product developer and business expert. Her career to date has included working with some of the largest and most successful global jewellery and fashion brands; developing and designing winning jewellery and accessory collections. Her wealth of knowledge jewellery is shared here and in her previous book, The Art of Soldering for Jewellery Makers (Search Press, September 2013).
121 Spring/Summer 2016
At a first flick through this book i was impressed with the amount of photos showing step by step instructions. Very clear and accompanied by good instructions as well. It is definitely what I would call a technique heavy book. They include freeform wiring, using a jig, using a coil maker, macrame, making a chain etc... At the back of the book there is a template directory for jig and freeform wire patterns. This is a nice addition, though again I'm not sure if some of the patterns, for example why anyone would wnat to make a wire envelope shape, but I guess its just because you can! Would be a great book for anyone who wanted to start a journey into wirework jewellery. I think its the best book technique wise that I have seen, don't let the slightly weird projects put you off!* Bead Society of Great Britain Journal *