Here are the books that I would most recommend for gift giving this year, whether they're for you or for a beading friend!
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.
Beading in No Time by Linda Peterson
Jewelry and Beading Designs for Dummies by Heather H Dismore & Tammy Powley
Designing Jewelry with Semiprecious Beads by Kim Gover
Create Jewelry - Glass by Marlene Blessing and Jamie Hogsett
Chain Style by Jane Dickerson
Shaped Beadwork by Diane Fitzgerald
Metalworking 101 for Beaders by Candie Cooper
Crystal Brilliance by Anna Elizabeth Draeger
Bead Embroidery Stitches by Cyndi Lavin (free download)
*****For Earring Lovers: What more can I say? You can never have too many earrings!
101 Wire Earrings, Step-by-Step Projects and Techniques by Denise Peck
A Year in Earrings: 365 Designs and Variations by the Editors of BeadStyle magazine
*****For Those Who Want It All: So many media, so little time. Any of these books will help you take your work to the next level!
30-Minute Necklaces by Marthe Le Van
Embellished Beadweaving by Laura McCabe
Totally Twisted by Kerry Bogert
Enchanted Adornments by Cynthia Thornton
Ancient Modern Polymer Clay and Wire Jewelry by Ronna Sarvas Weltman
The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Jewelry Making Techniques by Vannetta Seecharran
Seed Bead Fusion by Rachel Nelson-Smith
Contemporary Copper Jewelry by Sharilyn Miller
Custom Cool Jewelry by Melinda Barta
Beyond Beading Basics by Carole Rodgers
Steampunk Style Jewelry by Jean Campbell
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