It features 25 designs for decorative and practical wirework projects that are easy to make at home. The beauty of wire celebrated in inspirational designs and practical projects. It offers over 250 specially-commissioned photographs. Complete step-by-step instructions for 25 projects, including a candle sconce, toasting fork and a lantern. It offers featuring examples of the finest wirework by contemporary craft artists. A comprehensive guide - from getting started to achieving excellence - with everything you need to know about materials, equipment and techniques. It is the definitive modern approach to a traditional craft, with information on the types of wire available, their suitability for different purposes and the basic techniques on using wire. Wire is one of the cheapest and most readily available craft materials, yet it also has the potential to form exquisite and delicate objects. However, although long celebrated in its folk-art form, this medium has only recently regained popularity.This book illustrates stunning wire pieces of contemporary artists, and describes in simple step-by-step sequences how to create 25 beautiful decorative and functional projects, showing how wire can be used for both ornamental and practical designs. You can create baskets, decorative items, kitchen equipment, mobiles, spice racks, frames, hooks, toys, and on an even grander scale, chairs and chandeliers. The book contains all the information you will need to get started in wire craft, and to take your skills forward to more advanced levels. Techniques of twisting, wrapping, weaving, binding, making coils and spirals, shaping chicken wire are shown and once mastered, all the projects can be easily achieved.