Royal Mail will be increasing prices for all of their services from 31st March, sadly this forces me to increase my P&P costs, so if there is something you were thinking of getting, take advantage of the lower postage costs before the end of the month!

I have been busy replenishing stock (I slipped behind during the move), lots of new jewellery is now available, including;
Barrettes and Scarf Pins
and in preparation for the Vikings visit to the Midlands next month, lots of new Viking knit jewellery, including these Dragon Head bracelets:
Dragons Head bracelet - Medium

  • Aquarius Silver Vase Sterling Silver jewellery designs Gallery of Abby's latest Silver jewellery designs
  • Bohemian Warrior Necklace Copper jewellery designs Gallery of Abby's latest Copper jewellery designs
  • Penannular Brooch - Copper and Garnet Brooches Brooches, Abby Hook Artist Artwork Gallery
  • Hair Sticks - Copper and Lapis Lazuli - one pair Hair and scarf pins Gallery of Abby's Hair and scarf pins
  • Dragon Head Viking knit Necklace or Choker - medium Silver Plated Jewellery Designs Gallery of Abby's latest silver plated jewellery designs
  • Torcesque Bracelet Tutorial Learn to make your own beautiful jewellery Learn to make jewellery with Abby's tutorials
  • Intermediate Tutorial Discount Package - 5 Tutorials Discount Tutorial packs Abby's discount tutorial packs
  • Wire Jewelry Masterclass - front cover My Book Abby Hook Wire jewelry masterclass book
  • Viking Knit chain Kit - includes Drawplate, mandrels, wire and tutorial Jewellery making kits and Tools Handmade jewelry making kits and tools
  • £20 Gift Certificate Gift Certificates Ideal for gift giving
  • Mango and Lime Necklace Clearance Clearance - Once they have gone they are gone!
  • Boudica Spiral 1 Boudica Queen Boudica gold spirals
  • Butterfly Wing Earrings - Turquoise and copper Sold Items Gallery of sold items
  • Loop De Loop Hair Barrette Or Shawl Pin - large - Pearl Abby's Commission pieces Gallery of Abby's Commission pieces

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  1. Judy Heffernan avatar
    Judy Heffernan Jul 27, 2010

    Hi Abby

    Just wanted to say your designs have blown me away.  I think your truly talented and very inspirational

  2. Abby Hook avatar
    Abby Hook Jul 31, 2010

    Thank you so much for your comment Judy - what a wonderful thing to say!!!

  3. Penny avatar
    Penny Aug 17, 2010

    I have seen quite a lot of wrapped and wire work jewellery and your work is some of the best in my opinion.  Really excellent.  Thank you.

  4. Abby Hook avatar
    Abby Hook Aug 21, 2010

    Thank you so much Penny :)

  5. Email Form avatar
    Email Form Oct 5, 2010

    I am doing research for my university paper, thanks for your brilliant points, now I am acting on a sudden impulse.

    - Laura

  6. Abby Hook avatar
    Abby Hook Oct 6, 2010

    I am so pleased that this site was helpful for your university paper, I hope it all goes well for you :)


  7. Bobbie avatar
    Bobbie Nov 30, 2011

    Hi!  I just pre-ordered your new book at Barnes and Noble bookstore and I already have several of your tutorials, was wondering if the already published tutorials are in the book and I will therefore have duplicates, or if the book is all new projects never before published.  Thank you.  I absolutely love your work and think you are very talented!

  8. Abby Hook avatar
    Abby Hook Dec 1, 2011

    Hi Bobbie

    Thank you so much for your comment and for pre-ordering my book in the USA, unfortunately you guys have to wait a little longer for it to hit the shelves over there.

    All of the projects in my book are new (apart from the figure of 8 chain and the coiled earwires in the findings section). My tutorials are completely separate so that you don’t end up with duplications :)

    Thanks again for your kind words!


  9. Jo avatar
    Jo Dec 3, 2011

    Your work is so refreshing! I want to see more.

    There’s much inspiration, Thankyou.

  10. Abby Hook avatar
    Abby Hook Dec 3, 2011

    Thank you so much Jo for your kind comment :)

  11. Karen Calhoum avatar
    Karen Calhoum Dec 9, 2011

    Hi Abby

    As soon as I got your viking knit kit I was hard at work.  I have passed on details of your site to many of my fellow silver smith hobbyist/students as they were so impressed with the results and a friend has asked me to make 2 for her so all credit to you for your great tutorials as ever. The book is sensational too - just not enough hours in the day to tackle everything at once! Merry Christmas and keep up the good work - you know I’ll be back.

  12. Abby Hook avatar
    Abby Hook Dec 9, 2011

    Hi Karen

    Thank you so much for your message - I should include a warning with the Viking Knit kits for how addictive it is!! It is wonderful to hear how impressed your friends and family are with your new skills and I appreciate you spreading the word :) Thank you so much for your kind words about the book too - Merry Christmas to you and yours too!!!

  13. Margaret Pierson avatar
    Margaret Pierson Dec 9, 2011

    Abby it looks absolutely beautiful. More professional and meets the standard of what you design. Greatly done!

  14. Abby Hook avatar
    Abby Hook Dec 10, 2011

    Thank you so much for your comment Margaret, that was exactly what I wanted to achieve :)

  15. Neena avatar
    Neena Jan 24, 2012

    fab stuff - I have made a load of stuff from your book - the designs are simply out of this world

  16. Abby Hook avatar
    Abby Hook Jan 24, 2012

    Thank you Neena, I am so happy to hear how much you are enjoying it :)

  17. Fay Hartwell avatar
    Fay Hartwell Jan 25, 2012

    Hi Abby, just dropped by to say hi and how wonderful I think your jewellery is. Just received your book as a present today, it’s so inspiring. Recently finished learning the basics of using wire and looking forward to working on the designs from your book. Thank you! Fay

  18. Abby Hook avatar
    Abby Hook Jan 26, 2012

    Hi Fay

    Thank you for your message, I am so pleased to hear that you are enjoying the book and hope to see some of the things you make!

  19. Lizzy Denner avatar
    Lizzy Denner Apr 6, 2012

    Only just noticed that you are offering free tutorials how wonderful. Please can you send me all 6…Diolch (thanks) x

  20. Abby Hook avatar
    Abby Hook Apr 6, 2012

    Hi Lizzy, I have just sent them all through to you now have fun :)

  21. Tricky's Boutique avatar
    Tricky's Boutique Jun 4, 2012

    Just bought one of your lovely Viking Knit draw plates & mandrels - can’t wait to use it :)

  22. Abby Hook avatar
    Abby Hook Jun 6, 2012

    Thank you for your order :) Your drawplate is on it’s way to you now, have fun :)

  23. Al Maas avatar
    Al Maas Jun 19, 2012

    How can I buy your Jewelry? I have seen two pendants I would like for my girlfriend before she returns home.

  24. Abby Hook avatar
    Abby Hook Jun 20, 2012

    If you click on the item you like, you will be able to add it to shopping basket and then check out through Paypal to process your payment. Unless you are interested in something that has already sold, then I will need to make something similar for you.

    I hope this helps


  25. Jennifer avatar
    Jennifer Jun 21, 2012

    I came across your book a few weeks ago on Amazon, by chance, and as I have started making jewellery bought it. Oh my! The photographs are just entrancing and couldn’t wait to start. Practised on rings then made my own version of the gorgon design which I love and the pendant, with rose quartz teardrop has turned itself into a crucifix. Thrilled with the matching chain with rose and smokey quartz. Metal used, vintage brass copper.Thank you..I’m totally hooked.

  26. Abby Hook avatar
    Abby Hook Jun 22, 2012

    Hi Jennifer
    Thank you for your comment. I am so pleased to hear how much you are enjoying the book, your Gorgon pendant sounds fabulous.
    Have a great weekend :) Abby

  27. Janet avatar
    Janet Jul 5, 2012

    Hi Abby Thank you for sending the tutorials so quickly.I know I will have fun with them.I also have your Masterclass book and have had great success with it. I love your designs & I’m sure I will want more tutorials in the future.Best Wishes Janet

  28. Abby Hook avatar
    Abby Hook Jul 10, 2012

    My pleasure Janet - thanks for your comment, I am glad to hear that you are enjoying the book so much :D


  29. Donna avatar
    Donna Jul 16, 2012

    Hi, I recent purchast your pattern for Hair Barrettes or Shawl pins. I did the first one and I was wondering if there was a way to make it for thicker hair and also if you would be comming out with more patterns like this, perhaps with beads.

    Thanks Donna

  30. Paula Cantrell avatar
    Paula Cantrell Jul 17, 2012

    I purchased your book a few days ago and I am now hooked on learning from it.  Your tutorials and pictures that go along are easy to follow.  Great book.  You are a truly great artist!

  31. Abby Hook avatar
    Abby Hook Jul 17, 2012

    Hi Donna

    Thank you for your message.

    To allow for thicker hair, simply make the barrettes longer in length and give them more of a curve when hammering, this will be easier to achieve with the loop barrette, as you just need to form more loops in order to make the barrette longer. The double spiral barrette would be easy to enlarge by adding an additional central loop, so that you have one at the top and one at the bottom of the barrette.

    I hadn’t planned on doing an additional barrette tutorial, although it may be something that I consider in the future. I have made many variations of this design, with different shapes and embellishing with beads, you can see some examples of these following these links:

    I hope this helps.


  32. Abby Hook avatar
    Abby Hook Jul 17, 2012

    Hi Paula

    Thank you for your message, I am so please to hear that you are enjoying the book so much and that you have been having fun making things from it :)


  33. Ebube avatar
    Ebube Aug 12, 2012

    Your designs r wow!!! Excellent piece n will sure buy your tutorials.

  34. Abby Hook avatar
    Abby Hook Aug 12, 2012

    Hi Ebube

    Thank you for your comment, glad you are enjoying my site :)

    Best wishes


  35. reigh hamilton-marsden avatar
    reigh hamilton-marsden Aug 13, 2012

    Hi Abby,
    Have been given your book and WOW!!!! it is lovely. I can not wait to have a go,but will have to as due to have an op,so will take it with me to read from cover to cover. Anymore in the pipe line?
    love Reigh

  36. Abby Hook avatar
    Abby Hook Aug 18, 2012

    Hi Reigh

    I am so please to hear that you are enjoying the book. Good luck with your op, I hope all goes well. I am not working on another one at the moment.


  37. Yvonne avatar
    Yvonne Sep 13, 2012

    What a beautiful Viking knit kit. Can’t wait to get started.  Thank you Abby

  38. Abby Hook avatar
    Abby Hook Sep 14, 2012

    I am so pleased you like it - have fun chain making :)

  39. Meg M avatar
    Meg M Oct 14, 2012

    Hi Abby - I just purchased your book “Wire Jewelry - Masterclass” and cannot wait to get started! Thank you for sharing your amazing talent!

  40. Abby Hook avatar
    Abby Hook Oct 15, 2012

    Hi Meg, thank you for your message and purchase, I hope you enjoy the book, have fun :)

  41. Karen Arnold avatar
    Karen Arnold Oct 27, 2012

    Abby I bought your book after reading some excellent reviews I’ve barely scratched the surface, but already you’ve cured my wrapped loop blindspot with your beautifully clear instructions. For that alone it was worth it and there is so much more to explore. Thank you

  42. Abby Hook avatar
    Abby Hook Oct 30, 2012

    Hi Karen

    Thank you for visiting my site and for your message. I am so pleased to hear how much you are enjoying the book and it is wonderful to know that it has helped you already!


  43. Ramya avatar
    Ramya Nov 26, 2012

    Hi Abby,

    Love your designs. Could you please send me all 6 of our free tutorials? I would be so grateful.

    Thank you,
    Warm regards,

  44. Abby Hook avatar
    Abby Hook Nov 27, 2012

    Hi Ramya
    Thank you for your message, I have sent you all 6 free tutorials - enjoy :)

  45. Truus Dearing avatar
    Truus Dearing Jan 4, 2013

    Dear Abby,

    I absolutely love your book. It is very inspirational. I have been trying to make the spirals as you suggested in your book as on page 58 but I cannot get it right. Any tips?

    Thank you in advance.


  46. Abby Hook avatar
    Abby Hook Jan 4, 2013

    Hi Truus

    I am pleased to hear you are enjoying the book.

    Open spirals take a bit of practice to perfect, but they help you to gain good control over your pliers and wire. Ensure that your loop is perfectly round to start with as this is the basis for your spiral. Then use the chain nose pliers to space the wire, holding the other end of the wire between your thumb and forefinger of your other hand, guiding the wire round, rather than pulling or bending, giving you a nice smooth shape. Keep practising, this project is all about learning the correct pressure to apply to the wire as you work.

    I have sent you a tutorial for a closed spiral bead dangle. It may help you to master the closed spiral, before getting your teeth into an open spiral :)

    I hope this helps

    Best wishes


  47. Sue avatar
    Sue Jan 30, 2013

    Hi Abbey, Just wanted to say yr work is so beautiful, truly captivating.  I bought yr Masterclass book, so inspirational and easy to follow.  Can’t imagine life without wire and beads.  The quality of the viking knit kit and drawplate is outstanding.  Would love it if you could send the free tutorials.  Will be keeping in touch, can’t get enough.  Sue Stewart.

  48. Abby Hook avatar
    Abby Hook Jan 30, 2013

    Hi Sue

    Thank you for your message, I have sent you all 6 free tutorials for you.

    I am glad to hear you are enjoying the book and thank you for your kind words :)

    Have fun :)

    Best wishes


  49. Sue avatar
    Sue Jan 30, 2013

    Hi Abby. Do you have a link for the tutorial for the ‘Ornate three hole spacer’ and ‘Ornate multi strand component’ used in the Multi Strand Bracelet. Don’t think mine will look anything like yours but love to give it a go.  Don’t remember seeing this on your site, might not have been looking hard enough. Many thanks Sue

  50. Abby Hook avatar
    Abby Hook Feb 1, 2013

    Hi Sue

    Thanks for your message, here are the links to the two tutorials (it is easy to get lost looking through them all!):

    I also do a bulk pack for the 3 (although you already have one of them) saving you a little bit of money:

    I hope this helps

    Best wishes


  51. Jude Cartledge avatar
    Jude Cartledge Feb 9, 2013

    Hello Abby.  Just to let you know that having ordered your Viking Knit kit on 6th Feb, it arrived on 8th Feb!!  Very impressed with that, and I love the wonderfully tactile Ash drawplate.
    You very kindly included the 3 wire bail tutorial, would it be possible to send the other 5 free tutorials, please?
    Hopefully, in the not-too-distant future, I will be able to buy your Wire Jewelry Masterclass book - I think wire-work will be my next favourite thing :)

  52. Abby Hook avatar
    Abby Hook Feb 14, 2013

    Hi Jude

    I am so pleased that your kit is with you already, I know you will have a lot of fun with it - but be warned - Viking knit is HIGHLY addicive!!

    I have sent the other 5 tutorials for you.

    Best wishes


  53. Tina avatar
    Tina Aug 4, 2013

    I am wanting to order the Viking knit kit but am unsure what the rowels are for. Are they used for the knit proces before the wired knit is pushed through the draw plate and if so how is the wire attached

  54. Matt Lacy avatar
    Matt Lacy Aug 6, 2013

    Stunning jewellery, you must be so proud.

  55. Abby Hook avatar
    Abby Hook Aug 8, 2013

    Hi Tina

    Thank you for your message. Yes the dowels are used as a mandrel, which you for the chain around before you draw it through the drawplate. The tutorial included with the kit give full, detailed instruction, so you are not left guessing what to do next :)

    Let me know if you have any other questions

    Best wishes


  56. Abby Hook avatar
    Abby Hook Aug 8, 2013

    Thank you so much for your kind comment Matt :)


  57. Monika avatar
    Monika Sep 7, 2013

    Hi Abby
    Just to let you know that the draw plate has arrived and I’m looking forward to using it. Also I would like to say that your book is really awesome and very inspirational.
    Moni :-)

  58. Abby Hook avatar
    Abby Hook Sep 14, 2013

    Hi Moni

    I am glad to hear that your drawplate has arrived safe and sound and it is wonderful to know how much you are enjoying the book!

    Have fun :)

    Best wishes