Do you know of any jewelry books that maybe helpful?
So many ideas for making jewelry - how do we catch those visions in our mind's eye and turn them into 3-dimensional, wearable pieces of jewelry?
Many people who make jewelry do not have a formal education in jewelry making, but with the right tools and jewelry making parts, they are able to create beautiful objects and jewelry designs. In addition to jewelry findings, filigrees, charms, beads, hand tools, and the like, another useful tool in jewelry making is the vast array of jewelry making books. Some jewelry books offer step-by-step instruction with detailed illustrations, some offer jewelry making kits with instructions, and some are books of jewelry photographs providing inspiration and style direction. Below is a short list of various jewelry making and jewelry design books, which may be helpful to anyone with an interest in making jewelry.
"Unsigned Beauties of Costume Jewelry"
"200 Years of American Manufactured Jewelry and Accessories"
"The Chain & Crystal Book"
"Creative Bead Jewelry"
"The Jeweler's Art"
"The Creative Jeweler"
"Jewelry Making for School, Tradesmen, and Craftsmen"
"The Design and Creation of Jewelry"
"Jewelry Making for Beginners"
"Jewelry Designs: The Artisan's Reference"
"The Complete Book of Making Jewelry:
"Jewelry: Contemporary Design & Technique"
"Basic Jewelry Making"
"Jewelry: Two Books in One"
"Beads and Cabachons: How to Create Fashion Earrings & Jewelry"
"Treasures to Keep: How to Create Your Own Treasure Necklace"
"Contemporary Wire Wrapped Jewelry"
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