Just wanted to say your designs have blown me away. I think your truly talented and very inspirational
Thank you so much for your comment Judy - what a wonderful thing to say!!!
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.
Thank you so much Penny :)
I am doing research for my university paper, thanks for your brilliant points, now I am acting on a sudden impulse.
I am so pleased that this site was helpful for your university paper, I hope it all goes well for you :)
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!
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!
Your work is so refreshing! I want to see more.
There’s much inspiration, Thankyou.
Thank you so much Jo for your kind comment :)
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.
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!!!
Abby it looks absolutely beautiful. More professional and meets the standard of what you design. Greatly done!
Thank you so much for your comment Margaret, that was exactly what I wanted to achieve :)
fab stuff - I have made a load of stuff from your book - the designs are simply out of this world
Thank you Neena, I am so happy to hear how much you are enjoying it :)
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
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!
Only just noticed that you are offering free tutorials how wonderful. Please can you send me all 6…Diolch (thanks) x
Hi Lizzy, I have just sent them all through to you now have fun :)
Just bought one of your lovely Viking Knit draw plates & mandrels - can’t wait to use it :)
Thank you for your order :) Your drawplate is on it’s way to you now, have fun :)
How can I buy your Jewelry? I have seen two pendants I would like for my girlfriend before she returns home.
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
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.
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
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
My pleasure Janet - thanks for your comment, I am glad to hear that you are enjoying the book so much :D
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.
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!
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.
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 :)
Your designs r wow!!! Excellent piece n will sure buy your tutorials.
Thank you for your comment, glad you are enjoying my site :)
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?
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.
What a beautiful Viking knit kit. Can’t wait to get started. Thank you Abby
I am so pleased you like it - have fun chain making :)
Hi Abby - I just purchased your book “Wire Jewelry - Masterclass” and cannot wait to get started! Thank you for sharing your amazing talent!
Hi Meg, thank you for your message and purchase, I hope you enjoy the book, have fun :)
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
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!
Love your designs. Could you please send me all 6 of our free tutorials? I would be so grateful.
Thank you for your message, I have sent you all 6 free tutorials - enjoy :)
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.
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 :)
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.
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 :)
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
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:
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 :)
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.
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
Stunning jewellery, you must be so proud.
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
Thank you so much for your kind comment Matt :)
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.
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!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR WIRE JEWELRY MASTERCLASS BOOK !!!!! EVERYTHING IN IT IS SOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
Was so pleased with the kit!!! How can I go about getting your book, wire jewelry please?
I am so pleased to hear that you are enjoying the kit.
You can buy the book directly from me (and receive a signed copy):
Or from any major book retailer (for example Amazon)
I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
Thank you so much for your message and kind words, I am delighted to hear how much you are enjoying the book!!
I bought your book last year, and it moved my jewellery skills to completely new level. The book is great, easy to understand and incredibly helpful. Now I design my own jewellery as well, and plan to study jewellery and silversmithing at university. Tomorrow I am meeting a fashion designer from my country who is interested in my work, and it’s all because of you. So a MASSIVE thank you, I can honestly say that you changed my life. If I’ll ever do a tutorial book myself, I will dedicate it to you :).
Thank you for your message. I am delighted to hear how helpful the book has been to you and how much you enjoyed it. Good luck with your fashion designer, I hope the meeting is a success.
Have a great week.
Abby I have spoke to you once before about your wonderful talent and Medusa’s Tears. I know zilch about wire weaving as I see you have so much talent for. I do hate to ask but after looking around I finally decided perhaps I should set my pride aside
Abby please forgive me for asking but I have found your beautiful artwork impossible to forget and I do so enjoy the wire weaving. I really did not want to ask and it sounds so cheap to do so but couldn’t help but notice others asking for free tutorials and gosh(texas) ...It can be hard to put my pride aside some time. I have decided perhaps I should go ahead and ask for at least one free tutorial. Please do not think me cheap or aa beggar or any of that but I know nothing about how to start working with wire. I’m not even sure I have what it takes to do so. If you do not mind I could use at least a little nudge and something to help get me started. Thank you Abby….Delories
There is no problem at all requesting the free tutorials, that is what they are there for! I have sent all 6 to this message for you - have fun :)
Kit ordered Sunday pm - arrived Tuesday morning. Fantastic service. The wood feels lovely, so glad I decided on your kit rather than the plastic version. I’m itching to get started but I have 3 large cards to make and a report to write (not to mention housework!), so I must be patient.
Thanks again Mary
I am so pleased to hear that your kit arrived quickly, I know you will have a lot of fun with it, as soon as you can find the time with everything else you need to get done :)
All the best
I haven’t received the material for the torcesque bracelet yet, but I have been practicing the Viking double knit with the wire scraps I had at home. You explain it really well in your tutorial. Although I’ve only been doing Viking (single) knitting for two weeks it was quite easy to follow your instructions. The only problem I had were the measures in inches, especially the ones like 1 7/8 inches etc.. I’m used to the practical decimal system and it’s really hard to calculate and convert the uneven numbers of inches all the time while working.
I made the clasp, too, it tuned out nicely. But I decided not to use it on bracelets as it is difficult to open and close it with one hand (form follows function as I had learnt at university :) a long time ago). Magnetic clasps are much easier to handle on bracelets.
Anyway, I love your page and your works, glad to have run across it by chance.
P.S. I’m curious about your book, does Amazon sell it?
Hi Abby - I just received your book for Christmas, and I’m in love with every project and every picture - I am going to have a go at some and will just drool over others - I hope your home life improves soon and wishing for you and yours good health and happiness in 2015 and just omg you’re amazingly talented
Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful message! I am delighted to hear how pleased you are with the book. If you start at the beginning (in the findings section) and work your way through the projects in order, each one teaches you the skills and techniques to enable you to move onto the next one, so you should be able to tackle the ones that are making you drool
We had some really good news today on the health front, some scan results came back and the mass and practically all of the nodes have gone, he is half way through the chemo, so things are a lot better, thank you so much for asking!
Your order was dispatched on 11/11/14 so hopefully it should be with you this week sometime.
Glad to hear that you are enjoying the tutorial in the meantime. The unit of measure is something that I have been thinking needs addressing (to include both) I just need to find the time to go through all the tutorials. Unfortunately this will not be for a while as my partner is seriously ill and so much time is taken up caring for him.
I designed the clasps so that the bracelet is as handmade as possible, if you prefer to use magnetic ones, go for it.
Amazon does sell my book, here is a link to it on Amazon Germany, hope this helps:
hi abby, your designs are great, are there any plans to bring out another wirework book of your designs, the masterclass book was great.
Hi Abby, your designs are absolutely gorgeous :)
I am so pleased to hear that you are enjoying the book. There is not a book in the writing at the moment, but I do have lots of tutorials available:
Have a great weekend
Two years ago I bought a couple of your beginners’ tutorials: they started me on a journey of experimentation with copper, silver, wire, pmc. I’m still an absolute beginner but I really enjoy it all when I have time and come back to your site frequently and remember those projects that kick-started this journey for me. I really look forward to the return of your viking knit tutorial….thank you and keep it up. You are an inspiration!
hi abby :)
really appreciate you sharing your skills and tools here - a beautifully crafted alternative to the plastic kits on the market. my plan is to use viking knit copper in an enamelling/book art project. if you like i can keep you updated :)
thanks again, soph.
So pleased to hear that you like it! Yes I would love to be kept up to date with your project, sounds very interesting.
Thank you so much for your message! I am delighted to hear that you have enjoyed the tutorials so much. I am pleased to tell you that this weekend I collected the first batch of new drawplates from my friends workshop, so the kits will be available again in the next couple of days. Are you on my mailing list, as soon as they are ready, I will send an update via my mailing list, so this is the quickest way to receive updates.