Monday, November 14, 2011

A DVD Review

Well here is another unsolicited DVD review...this time on making wire-wrapped jewelry with Scott David Plumlee. The DVD lasts a bit over one hour and is chock full of great information, techniques & projects.

There is a comprehensive materials overview that explains all about wire sizes, types and properties. He also goes over different types of pliers and their uses, forging tools, and some important safety tips!

One of the things I like about Plumlee's DVDs is that they demonstrate from his perspective--makes it much easier to understand how to do a particular step. In the first project you learn how to make your own headpins--super cool! He goes on to make wire wrapped earrings using the headpins that were just created. There are several different types of earrings and bracelets demonstrated, and variations are also discussed. He also teaches how to forge your own "S" clasp.

Again there is a lot of useful information to lead you on your journey of designing your own wire-wrapped jewelry!

For more information on DVDs, Kits, Tutorials, etc, please visit David Chain Jewelry.


Meg@MegaCrafty said...

I haven't spent too much time making jewelry. But I keep wanting to dabble more in it (I'm both excited and terrified about the idea of making the earrings in the kit I won from your giveaway) and the pieces in this picture look amazing. I like the idea that the steps are shown from the perspective of the person making the jewelry. I can see where that would be VERY helpful!

Purple Pony Art said...

Fun! I don't think there are a lot of craft DVDs out there. They really beat a book for new techniques and tricky steps.

Beadwright said...

Great review. I like the teaching from his perspective. With all of the DVDs and you tubes a different approach is nice.

Magic Love Crow said...

Excellent Deb ;o) Thanks! I will e-mail soon ;o)

Sunshineshelle said...

Love the look of this, seems like it would be a great idea for those crafty enough to get jump started on some unique Chrissy pressies!