Daily Wire Tip Oct. 29: New Edition of Wirework Coming Soon!

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Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for
October 29, 2010


Dale, will you be making an instructional DVD to go with your book, Wirework?

-Sarah in Fort Gratiot, Michigan


Actually, I have already made a companion DVD for the second edition of my book, Wirework, which will be available in November 2010. This companion DVD is not a complete collection of full lessons for each project in my book, but rather a technique DVD, meant to assist folks with some of the more difficult processes included in the design directions.

As a technique instructor, for full lessons in the techniques used (on different projects) I recommend either the Intermediate Series or the Advanced DVD Series that I have done with Wire-Sculpture. Thanks for asking!

Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong

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    October 29, 2010 at 9:04 am

    I already own your “Wirework” Book. Is there a way that I can get the CD that now comes with it?

    Thank you,

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      October 29, 2010 at 11:07 am

      Nancy, Bette, Ione and everyone else who has this question in their mind – I have no control over being able to purchase the DVD separately. My advice would be to contact Interweave Press directly: http://www.interweave.com/Contact-Us/
      Thanks so much for enjoying my instruction!

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    Bette Fritz

    October 29, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Is there any way to get the instruction DVD without the book? I bought Wirework right after it came out and would love to have the DVD.

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    Ione McDonnell

    October 29, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Will you CD be available to those of us who already own your book?

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    Linda McCaleb

    October 29, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    How do the series of DVD’s work? There seems to be a set of 5 for each subject. Does it show one cab decoration per DVD? Then charge 225.00 for 5 DVD’s? That sounds pretty high for only 5 cab. directions. two hundred twenty five dollars for 5 DVD’s, or 5 cabs. That seems unreal.
    I must have my information wrong, please straighten me out! I’m confused. I want to buy to learn, but I can’t spend that much for that little. Please tell me I’m wrong.
    Thank you,

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      October 30, 2010 at 12:08 pm

      Hi Linda, referring to your question about “how do the series of DVDs work”:
      The Entire Beginner Series includes 19 different projects on a total of 9 DVDs (with more techniques than I can count).
      The Entire Intermediate Series includes 9 more detailed projects, on a total of 6 DVDs.
      And the Entire Ring Series is on 6 DVDs, detailing 11 different rings, with ideas for many more designs!
      By clicking on the link to any of the above mentioned DVD series, you will see photos of every project as well as full descriptions of each and every DVD, and you do not have to purchase the whole series at once! By following this link and scrolling down, you will see that you can purchase any of these DVDs one at a time if you’d like (with the exception of the Bonus DVDs).
      Again, I am pleased to help you with your confusion. If you have any other questions, I invite you to speak with a customer service representative in person, they will be very happy to chat with you 1-877-636-0608.
      I would also like to invite you to try my ‘on-camera’ lessons for free by visiting Free Full Length Video Projects.
      And if the DVDs don’t fit into your current budget, you can still take video classes with me, at your leisure! Visit Wire Jewelry Classes for more information.
      Have a lovely day!

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    Linda McCaleb

    October 29, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    I’m interested in the wire work book. Does it have illustrations? How many pieces of art does it demonstrate? How many techniques? Is it a basic book? I fell into a trap from another company and paid for an over priced e-book and all it talked about was jump rings. It did tell you how to harden them… but I wanted to learn how to do something, so I could make something. The whole book could have been said in 2 or 3 sentences. I don’t want to be duped again. I would like to have as much information on what I’m buying as possible before I spend 200.00.
    Thank you, I’m not trying to be sarcastic, I’m just being truthful and honest.

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      October 30, 2010 at 11:42 am

      Hi Linda, my $22.95 book ‘Wirework’ is a ‘book’ not a DVD series! The first edition is just the book, that includes 15 totally different designs (each one is completely stepped out with extremely detailed written and photographed steps) as well as a chapter before each section that talks about the projects including lots of technique tips and a full chapter on tools and wire. It also has an inspiration gallery and photos of projects made by my students, showing other ideas that can be created using the instructions in the book. If you will follow the above link (book title) you can not only read the description but also see examples of pages from it. You may also click on this link for further information and reviews.
      The ‘second’ edition (to be released on Nov 11, 2010) includes a single companion DVD, where I demonstrate a few of the more complicated techniques, but not all of the full projects, and it is only $26.95.
      I believe the price you are referring to is for the instructional DVD series that I recommend to folks who want more than just pictures and words to learn with. To check out how good these DVDs are, I invite you to receive a Sample DVD for only the cost of shipping, $3.95!
      I apologize for the confusion this has caused you and I hope my reply helps you in making the right decision for your personal learning desires.

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    Linda McCaleb

    October 29, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    You used to have the old archives listed at the bottom of this screen before. I loved to read them and learn from them. Have you stopped doing it permanently?
    Thank you,

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      October 30, 2010 at 10:34 am

      Linda, the entire Wire-Sculpture website and blog have been redesigned to make ‘finding’ things easier for everyone! All of the archives are still here. Now all you have to do is follow a category link in the left-hand column or just type a word in the bottom ‘keyword’ search box and hit ‘Go’.

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    Linda Overman

    October 29, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    I’m getting on the band-wagon for those of us that have the original “Wirework” book and would love to be able to buy the
    DVD to go along with it.

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    October 30, 2010 at 12:38 am

    Hope you make the CD available without the book, too. I have the book. Love this book, but sometimes the lesson sinks in with a visual. It brings the entire concept together and makes it much easier to understand. Keep up the good work, Dale.

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      October 30, 2010 at 10:28 am

      Thanks k4runner – we’re working on it!