I don’t know if this set is a trilogy, but if you were waiting for the bracelet version of the Bead & Wire series, here it is. There are a wide variety of bracelets to entice different kinds of jewelry makers. Not only are the styles different, but the beads and materials all give the projects a variety of looks.
Some of my favorite pieces are Wire Links (pg.122), which, in a variety of blues combined with silver, has great colors. Paris is lovely memory bracelet, like a charm bracelet (pg.116), but made as a memory. The crystals make it a bit different and interesting.
The book starts out with lists and definitions of tools, including photos, a Key to Wire Gauges and depictions of clasps, bead caps, spacers and chain. Different techniques and skills are discussed and illustrated. The projects and patterns start immediately after these sections.
Many of the patterns have a “Designer’s Tip” which gives just a little bit of extra information, not just on the pattern, but to improve the reader’s skills. The lists of tools needed for each project are clearly spelled out and photos and diagrams are very clear.
The patterns come from a variety of designers, whose bios are all included in the back of the book. There is a very brief table of contents and no index.
The imagery provides great inspiration for everyone.