Monday, December 07, 2015

Gift books for the holidays


Each year, I like to share a list of books with you that I think are really the top picks from all the books published in this past year.  I still think that many of the books from prior years' lists are good too, and if you'd like to see them, they are linked at the bottom of this post.  Also, I keep running lists of all the books that pertain to specific topics and media, like wirework, bead embroidery, etc, all linked up at the Books tab at the top of every page.  And finally, if you are looking for all of the bead and jewelry books published this past year, just scroll down to the bottom of the linked page and you'll find them all listed by month.

My Top Pick for Everyone This Year:



26 Quick Stitched Elements
by Thomasin Alyxander


For Beginners:

Easy Jewelry Making by BeadStyle

Jewelry Making 1-2-3 by Karin van Voorhees

18 Beaded Jewelry Projects by Dorothy Wood

DIY Wrap Bracelets by Keiko Sakamoto

Fast & Easy Earrings by Erica Swanson



Advanced Topics:

Bead Metamorphosis by Lisa Kan

Beautiful Designs with SuperDuos and Twin Beads by Carolyn Cave

Stitching with Two-Hole Shaped Beads by Virginia Jensen

Advanced Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop by Karen Karon

Decorative Wire Findings by Melody MacDuffee

Beaded Ropes and Chains by Karin van Voorhees

Freeform Wire Art Jewelry by Gayle Bird

Soldered Alchemy by Laura Beth Love

Modern Chain Mail Jewelry by Marilyn Gardiner

Handcrafted Metal Findings by Denise Peck

26 Quick Stitched Elements by Thomasin Alyxander

Bead Play Every Day by Beth Stone

Beadweaving - Beyond the Basics by Kassie Shaw

Handcraft Wire Jewelry by Kimberly Sciaraffa Berlin

Jewelry Design with Knitted Wire by Nealay Patel

Introducing Albion Stitch, by Heather Kingsley-Heath

Chain Mail + Color by Vanessa Walilko

Beautiful Elements by Heather Powers


Oldies But Goodies:

Gift book recommendations for 2014
Gift book recommendations for 2013
Gift book recommendations for 2012





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2 comments:

Robbie said...

Oh Goodie! More books for me!!! HA Thanks for sharing...I am going to bookmark for when I'm looking for another book or two this winter!

Jean Baldridge Yates said...

Super great list, Cyndi (and wonderful "lists of holidays past" as well!
Thank you!

jean xox

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