Wire... And Classes!

Q: Here is a message from a french beader: Do you know where I could find instructions or classes for crocheting silver (or gold) wire? I'd like very much to learn this technique.

A: A great resource is the book: "Textile Techniques in Metal" by 'Arlene Fisch'. The 'Lapidary Journal' has had a number of patterns & techniques for this. In addition to 'Arline Fisch's' book (did you know 'Arline' is a "Living National Treasure" in her home state of California?), you could also seek out the somewhat more modest, but very helpful book, "Copper Wire Lace" by 'Anne Dyer', published by 'Westhope College', tel: 01584 861293