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Beading & Technique Books

A list of favorite bead related publications about jewelry making and component design techniques. Add your favorites!


Mastering Beadwork by Carol Cypher

Mastering Beadwork by Carol Cypher

Explorations in Beadweaving by Kelly Angeley

Explorations in Beadweaving by Kelly Angeley
Bead Embroidery Jewelry Projects: Design and Construction, Ideas and Inspiration (Lark Jewelry & Beading)

"Life is too short to wear ordinary jewelry," Eakin pronounces in the introduction to Bead Embroidery Jewelry Projects. The book begins with basics of design and construction and encourages the individual design process, including creative exercises. The designs are then grouped by necklace style, and the last three chapters cover earrings, pins, and bracelets.

Professional Jewelry Making

Alan Revere holds a unique position in the jewelry community, with one foot firmly planted as a master goldsmith and award-winning designer and the other as one of the country s most prominent jewelry educators. After earning degrees in both psychology and sculpture, Revere s passion led him to Germany, where he trained under some of the 20th century s most celebrated goldsmiths and designers.

Color on Metal: 50 Artist Share Insights and Techniques: Tim McCreight, Nicole Bsullak: 9781893164062: Books

Tim McCreight is a teacher at Maine College of Art in Portland and the author of several books on metalsmithing, including Jewelry: Fundamentals of Metalsmithing. Nicole Bsullak works in a variety of metals and alternative materials not usually associated with jewelry.

Making Connections: A Handbook of Cold Joins for Jewelers and Mixed-Media Artists: Susan Kazmer: 9780979840708: Amazo...

Susan Lenart Kazmer is a jewelry artist whose work has been exhibited in museums including the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, the Art Institute in New York City, the Huntington Museum of Art in West Virginia, and the Best of 2004 exhibit at the Post Picasso Gallery, an international online gallery.

Textile Techniques in Metal: For Jewelers Textile Artists & Sculptors: Arline M. Fisch: 9780937274934: Books

Weaving and knitting may not seem to be likely techniques for metalworkers, but fine wire and strips of metal can be made pliable enough to be worked this way. Fisch gives detailed instructions for metal weaving, knitting, crocheting, braiding, lacemaking, and basketry. A section of historical examples and a pictorial survey of works by contemporary artists is included.


Contemporary Geometric Beadwork

Contemporary Geometric Beadwork

An exciting new book in two volumes, featuring new shapes and ideas in geometric beadwork, with hundreds of collaborators from all over the world. Volume II in progress now.

The Missing Link

The Missing Link has 13 ratings and 0 reviews. Explore the most fundamental and versatile--yet overlooked--component of jewelry design the wire link! Unl...

Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry

Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry has 43 ratings and 10 reviews. Sara said: I excitedly anticipated the arrival of Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry. I knew that I would...