Thursday, December 12, 2013

Gift books for the holidays



Last year I shared a list of books with you that I still think is pretty stellar (as in, "I worked really hard on it!").  I would still recommend all of last year's picks if you don't already have the ones you want, so what I'm going to do this year is just list out the books that are new this year in the various categories that everyone seems to like!

My top pick for everyone:



Suzanne Golden Presents: Interviews with 36 Artists Who Innovate with Beads


For Beginners: Do you know someone who wants to get started with beading and jewelry making? These are all good books which teach the basics of their various media.

 I Can Right Angle Weave by Mabeline Gidez

 I Can Herringbone by Melissa Grakowsky

 Simply Stylish Crystal Jewelry by the Editors of BeadStyle magazine

 Project: Earrings by Kalmbach Press

Multistrand Jewelry by the Editors of BeadStyle magazine

Bewitching Bead & Wire Jewelry by Suzanne Tourtillott

The Missing Link by Cindy Wimmer

Foxy Epoxy by Kristal Wick

Bead Meets Metal by Kay Rashka

Metallic Seed Bead Splendor by Nancy Zellers

Artisan Filigree by Jodi Bombardier

Metal Clay 101 for Beaders by Kristal Wick

Project: Necklaces by Kalmbach Publishing

Making Chain Mail Jewelry by Lauren Andersen



Advanced topics:

Stonesetting for Contemporary Jewelry Makers by Melissa Hunt

Vintage Revised Jewelry by Co-Co Nicole Bush

Weave Wrap Coil by Jodi Bombardier

Build Your Own Wire Pendants by Kimberly Berlin

Bored By Back Stitch by Cyndi Lavin (me!)

Exploring Canework in Polymer Clay by Patricia Kimle

Metal Jewelry in Bloom by Melissa Cable

Soutache by Anneta Valious

Marcia DeCoster's Beads in Motion

Resin Alchemy by Susan Lenart Kazmer

Bead Embroidery Jewelry Projects by Jamie Cloud Eakin

Shaped Beadwork and Beyond by Diane Fitzgerald




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1 comment:

ACBeads said...

Thank you for this list.

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