Create contemporary copper jewelry that is beautifully designed and affordable with the bestselling author of Bead on a Wire. Contemporary Copper Jewelry features an extensive technique section and 17 projects from a collection of top jewelry artists, all shown with detailed step-by-step photography. Copper jewelry offers jewelry makers an inexpensive yet stylish alternative to silver. Working with base metals and copper is popular because it's pretty, easy to work with, and accessible. Jewelry designers find that copper is an excellent alternative metal for making affordable and beautiful jewelry. All of the techniques and projects are enhanced with detailed step-by-step photography and will appeal to jewelry artists of all skill levels. The extensive technique section also provides information on mixing metals, techniques for distressing copper, simple metalwork, cold joins (cold join only), and creating unique wire components. The 17 projects are sure to inspire wire and metal jewelry enthusiasts at all skill levels.