New titles for Jewelry Making

Here is a great title for the jewelry maker who loves working with beads. Mastering the Art of Beading: Essential Tools and Techniques Every Jewelry Maker Must Know is a title that provides detailed instructions and detailed visuals for wire working, stringing, knotting, and finishing. It gives a list of resources and gives lots of ideas for the beader. 40 projects are included for necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings.

Antique and collectible expert Judith Miller offers her expertise in the area of costume jewelry. Miller’s Costume Jewelry, is lavishly illustrated and gives a history of costume jewelry from ancient Egypt, Medieval France, Georgian England, to late 19th century America. Included are designers like Trifari, Dior, Chanel, Schiaparelli, and Kenneth Jay Lane. Modern day designers include, Lacroix, Lagerfeld, Napier, and Saint Laurent.

Chain mail jewelry is made by using round jump rings. It dates back to the 1st millennium BC and was used to make armor. Today chain mail is used to make beautiful jewelry by using jump rings in different sizes and colors. Classic Chain Mail Jewelry shows how to put these rings together to make bracelets and necklaces. This book covers the basic weave for beginners and shows how to incorporate crystals and how to do Celtic knots.

Beaders who like working with various bead shapes will enjoy making jewelry with ideas from this book.  Bugle Bead Bonanza: A Sparkling Collection of Jewelry Projects, shows how to make chokers, earrings, rings, and bracelets using a variety of bugle beads in different shapes and colors. The book provides clear instructions with good visuals and diagrams.

Twentieth-century Jewellery: From Art Nouveau to Contemporary Design in Europe and the United, is a lavishly illustrated volume on jewels and jewelers from the beginning of  the twentieth century to present day. Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Tiffany are some of the jewelry houses covered. Hand worked pieces along with the beginning of computer driven-designs are covered.

Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections: New Techniques for Wire-Wrapping and Bead-Setting, The author offers basic skills for making chain and bead jewelry. He presents traditional designs and then gives the user instructions on wire-wrapping and bead-setting techniques.

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