Easy Wire 2012

by Cindy on June 15, 2012

Have you heard?  Easy Wire 2012 will be hot off the press very soon….  In fact, the digital edition is already available for download at the Interweave site!


Easy Wire 2012 is another jam-packed issue, filled with 70+ projects especially geared for the beginning wire-worker.  I think you’ll find there’s a little something for everyone, no matter what your skill level may be.  The bright and bold piece on the cover is fantastic – a bracelet by Cassie Donlen.  It was great to see many jewelry designers from our community being featured in the 2012 issue, including my friends Kerry Bogert, Julie Anne LeggettLori Anderson and Heather Powers.

I enjoyed creating a few projects for this issue, including this wire link that forms a great chain.  Break out your favorite design stamp or simply add texture with one of your hammers to customize the design.


If you’re just getting started with wire, here’s an opportunity to practice your briolette wrap.  Before you know it, you’ll have some dangly earrings to wear this summer.


Brass wire is paired with crystal in these wire-wrapped wrapped earrings. So simple to make, that’s why they call it easy wire. :-)

And lastly, if you can create a simple loop, you can make these two-tone earrings!

* Super Simple Giveaway:  Leave a comment and you’ll be entered in a chance to win these earrings!  I’ll draw a winner one day next week.

As always, I appreciate your visit!  Have a great weekend ahead.

– Cindy

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Melissa Trudinger June 15, 2012 at 3:54 am

Oh, I’ll have to go and see if it is available on Zinio yet! Love the projects you’ve shown above, very inspiring!

Regina June 15, 2012 at 4:48 am

This sounds like a great resource for my skill level, I will check it out. Thanks for the giveaway, love the earrings.

Lisa June 15, 2012 at 7:02 am

Lovely jewelry, Cindy! They sure don’t *look* easy!

Sandra June 15, 2012 at 7:22 am

Cindy, beautiful earrings. The red and turquoise are on top of my list! I just love earrings, but you already know that!

Alicia Coats June 15, 2012 at 8:04 am

Love the projects you have in the book! They look so fun!! I may go download it today!!

CINDY WIMMER MUSE June 15, 2012 at 8:17 am

Hi Cindy,
I enjoyed reading and looking at the pictures as always. I do want to try wire work one day. It sure will save alot of money on all the finds I have to purchase. I just haven’t had the time to sit down and do it. That is not true, plenty of time, no energy is better said. I hope that all of you are enjoying summer so far. Now since school is out, there will be more time to spend with the kids. Tell the boys and Randy hi and that I love them. Cindy

Michelle T June 15, 2012 at 9:35 am


I love those links you created for the bracelet. The earrings are fantastic. You are the Wire Wonder Woman! Great job!


Lori Anderson June 15, 2012 at 10:02 am

These are all beautiful!

Lisa June 15, 2012 at 10:14 am

Looks like a bunch of fun projects! Love the bracelet and all the pretty earrings. Thanks for the giveaway!!

CraftyHope June 15, 2012 at 11:12 am

I haven’t ever been really big into the wire jewelry magazines, but your examples here definitely have me wanting a copy of this upcoming issue. I’ll totally have to keep my eyes open for it on newsstands (I like my paper copies. I’m a sucker for them!) Thanks for the heads up!

Kim June 15, 2012 at 11:58 am

Those are beautiful earrings, I will have to go look at the e-book!

Doreen June 15, 2012 at 12:07 pm

I love all of these designs! I’m definitely going to get a copy of the magazine!

Cynthia June 15, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Well, it looks like I need to pick up this issue!! All your projects are great. I really love the little flowers with the briolette wraps!

Melanie June 15, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Wow I can not wait to pick that one up, the cover is soooo YUMMY !! Your work is perfection and the earrings are fabulous. The earrings above them are awesome as well. swopemelmel@ aol dot com

Kim June 15, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Dang you!! Once again you have made such beautiful pieces! Thank you for the preview…I had looked at it but couldn’t see any of the projects and so didn’t want to purchase the digital before seeing what’s inside. Of course I have lots of new stones purchased at BB so I need new ideas!!

sandi m June 15, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Thanks for the heads-up about the new issue.
As always, your submissions just explode with beauty and perfection. Can you tell I’m running of adjectives?!
You really, really need a book….

sandi m June 15, 2012 at 2:12 pm

oops! – meant to say running out of adjectives….

Alice June 15, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Oooooh I need to make sure and watch for this to hit the stands! Congratulations on your beautiful pieces featured in this issue!

And I would be thrilled to win those lovely earrings!

Have a wonderful weekend!

LoriF June 15, 2012 at 6:44 pm

LOVE having the opportunity to have my magazines on Zinio…will definitely check it out. Thanks as well for the opportunity to “dibs-in” for those wonderful earrings, Cynthia! They are gorgeous!

Sally Anderson June 15, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Wow again, Cindy! You have some mad metal mojo! I love all these earrings and the bracelet. Gorgeous stuff. I couldn’t begin to make any of it, of course, so I hope I win!

Pixiloo June 15, 2012 at 7:13 pm

That first chain is one of the first projects I want to try from the issue. The earrings are gorgeous as well. Now to decide if I can wait for the print issue or if I want to download my copy.

maureen June 15, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Hey Cindy- I’m not normally an earring person- but I’m loving that pair you created! Who knows? Perhaps I’ll have the luck of the Irish. We’ll see. Wonderful wire work, as always!!!

Usha June 15, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Your projects are absolutely gorgeous!!! Its as if you are the PICASSO insofar as jewellery is concerned….Hope that my comment makes sense……

Happy weekend!


Jenna Tomalka June 15, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Lovely! Thanks for sharing the pics and ideas, Cindy. Beautiful work, as always!

Katherine Gale June 16, 2012 at 12:19 am

I don’t normally make earrings but these are so lovely that I want to change that habit. I also love the bracelet. I must pick up this issue and get back to wire work!

Kathy June 16, 2012 at 9:10 am

WOW, your earrings are so wonderful.
I would LOVE the chance to win.
I am an earring freak!!!!!! LOL

Lynda June 16, 2012 at 11:55 am

Congratulations on all your entries in the new issue. Love seeing all your great designs, especially love the brio wrapping on the tiny flower beads. I’ll have to give this a try!

Stacie June 16, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Beautiful work as always!

Debra June 16, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Cindy you know I love your blog and I went an ordered the digital version of Easy Wire! Loved the projects you shown to us ! WOW ! But could’nt pass up this contest even though I know I could make those pretty earring’s I would just like to win them because I know you made them !! LOL! I also wanted to say that I loved that necklace with the vintage buttons I have some and really wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with them untill I saw your necklace then inspiration hit me so Thank You for that !!! Also I am so jealous you got to participate in a class with Richard Sally ! I want to have his babie’s !! I love his work but you see I live in California and I know I will never be able to meet him I work full time , full time wife mother and friend you know how it go’s !! By the way you have the cutest little boys ! May God Bless you and Your’s ! Thank’s for letting me ramble and Thanks for the Give-A-Way Good -Luck to All !
Debra Hot in California !!!!

Brandi June 16, 2012 at 5:52 pm

I get such a thrill seeing friends published in magazines! I’ve been known to stop people in stores to show them the features or projects my friends have created. Congrats on being included, Cindy – so proud for you!

Monique U June 16, 2012 at 8:49 pm

I am always amazed (even at my age) that the simplest designs can be the most engaging. These lovely earrings are further proof of that truism. Wire work is a skill I would love to learn. Thanks for the encouragement, Cindy!

Monique U June 16, 2012 at 8:59 pm

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Kayla @ TheEclecticElement June 16, 2012 at 11:26 pm

This sounds like it would be right up my alley! I’ve been getting into more metal and wire work, so I’ll have to check this issue out :)

Oh, and guess what!? I joined this month’s bead soup party! My first party and I’m kind of nervous o.O

But oh-so excited!

Patti Vanderbloemen June 17, 2012 at 9:24 am

You always find the most creative use for wire! I love these projects…my favorite is the first beacelet….awesome links going on! Beautiful job, as always!

sandra June 17, 2012 at 12:40 pm

I love playing with wire. I’ll be looking for the new issue. and thanks for the opportunity

Kym Hunter June 17, 2012 at 1:35 pm

I can’t wait to see the new issue! All of your designs are wonderful and I love the red and turquoise earrings. Thanks for the giveaway op!

Sharon Misuraco June 17, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Love your projects, Cindy! Very nifty wiring skills! Those Giveaway earrings are gorgeous. also like the other ones, though! Very inspiring! Have a great summer!

Shelby June 17, 2012 at 10:21 pm

All beautiful Cindy! Can’t wait til this magazine hits the shelves!

Erin Prais-Hintz June 18, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I really must look into this publication! I love all the things you showed… super simple ideas to dress up wire and spice up your jewelry! And so many of my online beading buddies in there too! Thanks for sharing all the links. Off to check them out. Enjoy the day. Erin

Kay June 18, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Looks great. I love your jewelry and am checking out the digital edition. Thanks.

Tracy June 18, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Beautiful Cindy. I love the link bracelet and the 2nd pair of earrings. I’d love to learn how to wrap those. Sounds like a packed issue of cool projects!

Christine Damm June 19, 2012 at 6:07 am

As usual, your wirework is the highlight for me! I have so many issues of Easy Wire with your designs in them– I’m slowly working through making all of them! Thanks for the great post.

Allice Howe June 19, 2012 at 10:38 am

What great ideas! I can hardly wait for the issue.


Shaiha Williams June 19, 2012 at 1:09 pm

I am definitely going to have to pick up this issue though I have found that I really tend to prefer them in paper.

Christine June 19, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Love your designs-I’ll have to pick up a copy :)

Becky Caldwell June 20, 2012 at 3:56 am


Just had to stop in and say congrats… you have some very lovely designs in this one! Excellent work.

Hope you are well. TAKE CARE.

Joanna-Gloria June 21, 2012 at 4:36 am

I am loving these!!
Great magazine, too, I will make sure not to miss that issue!!

DESPINA June 21, 2012 at 4:39 am

Great ideas posted in the article, some of them accessible even to relative beginners but still beautiful, great inspiration!!

Lori June 21, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Love the magazine!!! Very big help to those just beginning to venture into wire jewelry. Thanks!!!

Bari July 9, 2012 at 10:25 pm

I am just getting interested in working with wire. I have to say that I am drawn to your work and your other selections more than any others that I have seen. I certainly will continue checking your site. Thanks for the inspiration!

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