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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:

Jewelry Making with Resin

For Beginners:

Jewelry Made with Wire and Fiber by Nealay Patel 
Jewelry Making with Resin by Theresa Abelew 
One Jump Ring: Endless Possibilities for Chain Mail Jewelry by Lauren Andersen 
Beginner's Guide to Beadweaving by Diana Rehfield
The Big Book of Jewelry Making: 73 Projects to Make by GMC Editors
Joyful Daily Stitching, Seam by Seam by Valerie Bothell

Advanced Topics:

The Art to Quilling Paper Jewelry by Ann Martin
Geometric Beadwork (Volume 1) by Jean Power
Beautiful Beadweaving: Simply gorgeous jewelry by Isabella Lam
The Art of Tatting Jewelry: Exquisite Lace and Bead Designs by Lyn Morton
Soutache: How to make beautiful braid-and-bead embroidered jewelry and accessories by Donatella Ciotti
Wire Jewelry: Beaded and Beautiful: 24 captivating jewelry designs by Irina Miech
Peyote Stitch Companion by Melinda Bart 
Jewelry Designs with CzechMates Beads by Anna Elizabeth Draeger
Mastering Wirework Jewelry: 15 Intricate Designs To Create by Rachel Norris
Elegant Beadwork: 25 beaded jewels with right-angle weave by Evelina Palmontova
A Passion for Flowers in 3-D Peyote Stitch by Sheila Root
Not Just for Show: The Archaeology of Beads, Beadwork, and Personal Ornaments by Daniella Bar-Yosef Mayer and Clive Bonsall
Creative Wax Carving: A Modern Approach to an Ancient Craft with 15 Jewelry Projects by Emilie Shapiro

Oldies But Goodies:

Gift book recommendations for 2016
Gift book recommendations for 2015
Gift book recommendations for 2014
Gift book recommendations for 2013
Gift book recommendations for 2012

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