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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Almost Finished

About a year ago, I began thinking about writing a book. I had a block as to how to start. I made individual chapter documents, but couldn't fill the pages. I got as far as the introduction and had know idea how to proceed. I put the idea away for awhile. With Winter coming on, I decided that I would have the time to give it another try. Your input has helped a lot.

I'm happy to say that I have about 100 pages finished now and I think I have covered everybody's suggestions. Especially Joyce's, who hoped that designing wasn't all about intuition. 

This book will not be project driven. It is about how YOU can design your own pieces. I have demonstrated the skills you will need, with dozens of tips and 100's of images, so you can  successfully create your own masterpiece.

I am using lots of examples, including one project to complete together, one completed in real time and others to follow along, if you wish.

This has turned into an encyclopedia. It will also include a really great resource page full of the stuff I actually use and an index to all the tips.

This is written as if you and I were at the table together working. It has a friendly tone, is easy to follow with a logical progression and flow.

One of the projects I completed in the book
I hope to have this pdf eBook finished within the week. It will include a bonus pdf text, as well. :)

I would have been finished earlier, but I got my new camera (Yay!) and had about a day to get used to it. Blow up the image above. It was taken with the Canon G12. I'll do a review of it after I've had more time with it.

Thank you everyone!!!!!

Have a great day... I'm off to work on the book again.





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  2. Tela, I've been floundering along these past few months. I didn't realize how much wrapping has become a big part of me life. My daughter has been sick and the date has finally arrived for her appointment at Mayo Clinic. Your book is coming at such a wonderful time for me. I'm so anxious to get back to wire and develop more skills. What better way is there than with your book?

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    1. Kate, I'm really sorry to hear about your daughter. I'll pray she gets the best care she needs and that she will make a speedy recovery. Wire wrapping was really great therapy for me while my grand daughter was sick. I know it will help you, too. :) I'm working so hard to get this finished and hope to get it to you soon.

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  3. Tela, I anxiously await the arrival of your book. To think that we can get inside your studio to see the tools you use and learn the tips for success is what excites my creativity. Joyce was wise to request that the teaching in your book was derived from less of an angle of intuition and more from direct process and examples. I like this. I look forward to working at the table next to you (metaphorically) while reading along in your book.

    ~Susan

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    1. Thanks Susan and I wish you the best with your new tute. You and I both know what a process this is. I've been eating, sleeping, drinking and dreaming this book. LOL!

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  4. Love the way you wrapped the pink stone. Your book sounds wonderful! ANy chance you put in some ideas on how to wrap a stone you can see through?

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    1. Hi Gina, Thanks for the compliment. The stone is so beautiful, I had to go frilly with it. :)

      As for wrapping a see through stone-- It's not in the book, but the best way that I've found to wrap them is with prongs. Hope that helps. :)

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  5. Tela, now I'm even more excited! Yay!!!

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    1. As the day draws closer to being finished, I get more and more nervous. I feel like I'm nine months pregnant and ready to pop. LOL! Well, it probably won't be as painful....

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  6. Gorgeous and surprising (again!) wrap.
    And congrats to the new camera! I think it shows.

    I'm sooooooooo curious about your book! ;-)

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