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Wednesday, December 03, 2014

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 Picks for Everyone This Year:



1000 Beads, compiled by juror Kristina Logan




Beading All-Stars
by Lark Books


For Beginners:

Bead Crochet Basics by Candice Sexton

Micro-Macrame Basics & Beyond by Raquel Cruz

Kumihimo Basics & Beyond by Rebecca Ann Combs

Simple Soldered Jewelry & Accessories by Lisa Bluhm

Mastering Herringbone Stitch by Melinda Barta (this is a good Advanced book too!)

Enameling Made Easy by Anat Silvera

Earringology by Candie Cooper

Stylish Jewelry Made Simple by BeadStyle Magazine



Advanced Topics:
Textured Bead Embroidery by Linda Landy

Hot and Cold Jewelry Connections by Kieu Pham Gray

Beautiful Leather Jewelry by Melissa Cable

The Jewelry Maker's Design Book by Deryn Mentock

Patina by Matthew Runfola

Create Three Dimensional Jewelry by Heather DeSimone

Organic Wire and Metal Jewelry by Beth Martin and Eva Sherman

Break the Rules Bead Embroidery by Diane Hyde

Wire + Metal by Denise Peck and Jane Dickerson

Finding Style by Irina Miech

Bead Play with Fringe by Jamie Cloud Eakin

Unexpected Findings by Michelle Mach



Gift book recommendations for 2013
Gift book recommendations for 2012


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