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Jewelry Making and Design Book: Jewelry Making and Design by Augustus F. Rose

Book: Jewelry Making and Design by Augustus F. Rose

This is a reprint of the book originally titled Jewelry and Jewelry Making, first published in 1918, and updated and revised in 1946 and 1949. This text has been popular with those learning to craft jewelry for almost 90 years. The ancient, highly skilled craft of manipulating gold, silver, precious and semi-precious stones into jewelry is presented here in a practical text. The authors take readers through a graded series of problems, progressing from simple to complex pieces. Both authors were formerly of the Rhode Island School of design, and this book contains some of the projects you would have been given as a student there. The lessons teach you to see objects and plants in new ways and turn those designs into beautiful jewelry. This is an excellent book for those who want to fine tune their sense of design. Paperback, 306 pages

Price: $12.95
Stringing Style by Jamie Hogsett Book: Stringing Style by Jamie Hogsett

Book: Stringing Style by Jamie Hogsett

Beadwork magazine's special issues were mined for this collection of more than 50 elegant and trendy designs from past years along with the debut of ten new projects, all from the Beadwork design team. The book begins with a technique tutorial—Stringing 101—that introduces the stringing tricks of the trade used to create these pieces; lessons extend to even more methods, such as crimping and adding jump rings and clasps, with some insider design tips. Photographs, illustrations, and instructions walk beaders of all levels through designs like the Water Nymph Bracelet, Superstar Lariat, and Purple Power Cuff. Reviewing the elements and focusing on design, this diverse workbook allows beaders to simply follow the instructions or go where the imagination leads. Softbound, 96 pages

Price: $16.95
New Price: $13.00
Thompson Enamel Workbook Book: Thompson Enamel Workbook

Book: Thompson Enamel Workbook

A must-have for every enamel workshop! Put together to present a treasure trove of technical information on enamels and enameling, this workbook includes 40 pages of black-and-white drawings and illustrations. Topics include firing times and temperatures, softening point, fusion flow, expansion, the importance of particle size, metals suitable for enameling, enameling procedures, metal preparation, physical characteristics of enamels, furnaces and equipment, liquid enamel application techniques, painting media and techniques, trouble-shooting, and more. This book delivers the down 'n' dirty technical specifics critical to achieving the glorious color and beauty that enamels make possible.

Price: $13.65
Book: Handcrafting Chain and Bead Jewelry by Scott David Plumlee Book: Handcrafting Chain and Bead Jewelry by Scott David Plumlee

Book: Handcrafting Chain and Bead Jewelry by Scott David Plumlee

Handcrafting Chain and Bead Jewelry shows how to create beautiful, dimensional silver, copper, and brass chains using simple tools. The main style is based on the elegant, classical Byzantine pattern, and uses the Golden Ratio to determine the circumference of a chain’s interlocking rings based on the thickness of the wire. Illustrated step-by-step directions show how to calculate the circumference of the rings, how to wrap wire into coils, how to cut, and finally, how to assemble the chain. Starting from the basic Byzantine, new chain makers can then progress to increasingly Byzantine variations, including linear, knot, crown, and combination chains. Incorporating beads and charms offers endless possibilities for crafters who will soon, surely, be locked up in chains!

Price: $19.95
New Price: $14.00
Getting Started Making Wire Jewelry and More by Linda Chandler and Christine Ritchey Book: Getting Started Making Wire Jewelry and More by Linda Chandler and Christine Ritchey

Book: Getting Started Making Wire Jewelry and More by Linda Chandler and Christine Ritchey

Those with interest, but absolutely no wire-working knowledge, will find this gradual guide a great introduction to every aspect of working with the enduring medium of wire. The chapters walk the aspiring craftsperson step-by-step through the entire process, from where and how to shop for wire and beads, to choosing the right kind and gauge of wire, and what tools of the trade they need to borrow or buy. No background is assumed; skills build upon each other as the book progresses. The basic jewelry components, such as loops, jump rings, findings, and connectors, are covered in turn. These lessons are then put to use with a selection of six projects, from jewelry to more unusual uses for metal embellishments such as greeting cards. Filled with lessons, tips, and resources from start to finish, this manual is a primer for the true beginner. Hard cover, 96 pages

Price: $19.95
New Price: $14.00
Stringing Style 2 by Jean Campbell Book: Stringing Style 2 by Jean Campbell

Book: Stringing Style 2 by Jean Campbell

Twelve newly-designed and never-before-published bead jewelry designs make their debut in this collection mined from Beadwork magazine's recent special issues on stringing. More than 50 elegant and trendy pieces from dozens of top jewelry designers include long delicate chains, chunky nugget strands, multistrand gemstone necklaces and bracelets, dramatic dangles, and chandelier earrings of every variety. The first tutorial, Stringing 101, introduces the stringing tricks of the trade used to create these pieces, while other lessons cover such methods as crimping and adding jump rings and clasps—all with insider design tips. This workbook's diverse photographs, illustrations, and instructions walk beaders of all skill levels through designs such as Dewdrops in the Grass, Ice Fall, and Tourmaline Tango, allowing them to simply follow the steps or adapt them into original creations of their own. Softbound, 96 pages

Price: $18.95
New Price: $14.00
The Complete Metalsmith Book: The Complete Metalsmith by Tim McCreight

Book: The Complete Metalsmith by Tim McCreight

The strength of this book is it's simplicity. It covers just about every traditional metalsmithing technique that you may want to know with clear and concise instructions listed for accomplishing each task. "Surprisingly comprehensive."--"The New York Times." "A gem of a handbook."--"Whole Earth Catalog." "No metalsmith or jewelry maker is 'complete' without this easy-to-use resource."--"Lapidary Journal." Paperback, 208 pages

Price: $14.95
Cloisonne Enameling and Jewelry Making by Felicia Liban & Louise Mitchell Book: Cloisonne Enameling and Jewelry Making by Felicia Liban & Louise Mitchell

Book: Cloisonne Enameling and Jewelry Making by Felicia Liban & Louise Mitchell

One of the most beautiful forms of enameling and jewelry making, cloisonne enameling is currently enjoying a renaissance among jewelers, enamelists, designers and craftspeople. This book is for anyone wishing to explore this age-old art. Softcover, 246 pages

Price: $14.95
Mixed Metals by Danielle Fox & Melinda Barta Book: Mixed Metals by Danielle Fox & Melinda Barta

Book: Mixed Metals by Danielle Fox & Melinda Barta

Utilizing stringing and wireworking techniques accessible to beginners, this mixed metal jewelry guide also offers boutique-style designs that will captivate the more experienced beader. With no metalworking required, detailed instructions are provided for 30 unique projects incorporating various metals such as silver, gold, copper, brass, PMC, and more. Techniques for distressing metal—such as using liver of sulfur, other patinas, and hammering—are included, as well as ideas for mixing metals and using faux metals. Background information is given on each type of metal, from common properties to shopping tips, care, and cleaning. Soft bound, 112 pages

Price: $22.95
New Price: $16.00
Classic Style, Fresh Look: 60 Jewelry Designs to Make and Wear by Irina Miech Book: Classic Style, Fresh Look: 60 Jewelry Designs to Make and Wear by Irina Miech

Book: Classic Style, Fresh Look: 60 Jewelry Designs to Make and Wear by Irina Miech

Classic and contemporary - love them both in Irina Miech's amazing new book! Using the same technique, Irina creates two distinctly different styles for each project. See how designs with pearls, crystals, and gemstones are re-created with vintage components, steampunk findings, and more. This ultimate "2 for 1" value allows jewelry makers to explore their individual style with every project.

Price: $21.95
New Price: $16.00
Wire & Metal: 30 Easy Metalsmithing Designs by Denise Peck and Jane Dickerson Book: Wire & Metal: 30 Easy Metalsmithing Designs by Denise Peck and Jane Dickerson

Book: Wire & Metal: 30 Easy Metalsmithing Designs by Denise Peck and Jane Dickerson

Work with precut metal blanks and thin gauge sheet, as well as inexpensive and readily available tools. Explore wire lashing, stitching, simple weaving, coils, spirals, twisted wire, and incorporating beads with wire.

Softcover, 144 pages

Price: $22.99
New Price: $16.00
Book: Jewelry Inspirations by Sherri Haab Book: Jewelry Inspirations by Sherri Haab

Book: Jewelry Inspirations by Sherri Haab

Welcome to Sherri Haab’s home studio You’re invited to bestselling author and crafter extraordinaire Sherri Haab’s studio—where her inspired jewelry designs come to life. In Sherri Haab Jewelry Inspirations, you’ll see just what makes Sherri’s pieces special, from concept to creation. Supported by the detailed, step-by-step instructions that Sherri’s readers and students have come to expect, these 25 projects will do more than teach you new techniques in jewelrymaking—they’ll encourage you to seek out what inspires you. Sherri gathers inspiration from all areas of her life and shares how her childhood memories, personal collections, love of cooking and gardening, early crafting experiences, and favorite times of the year become the basis for her charming jewelry designs. There’s inspiration all around you, and Sherri shows you how to find it. Sherri also demonstrates techniques in wirework, resin, polymer clay, metal clay, and image transfer. You’ll discover the exciting new art of resin clay and a new eco-friendly copper-etching technique. With these tips and techniques at your fingertips, and Sherri’s help in seeing how your everyday life can inspire you, there’s no limit to the beautiful jewelry you can create!

Price: $22.99
New Price: $16.00
Complete Guide to Making Wire Jewelry Book: Complete Guide to Making Wire Jewelry

Book: Complete Guide to Making Wire Jewelry

From the editors of Art Jewelry magazine.

This collection of projects from Art Jewelry magazine introduces you to basic wireworking tools and techniques. You will learn to make wire jewelry using a variety of methods, including coiling, wire weaving, chain mail, wrapping, and shaping. More than 20 projects - necklaces, rings, bracelets, and more - demonstrate the different styples and effects that can be achieved with wire.

Price: $21.95
New Price: $16.00
The Absolute Beginners Guide: Making Wire Jewelry by Martine Callaghan Book: The Absolute Beginners Guide: Making Wire Jewelry by Martine Callaghan

Book: The Absolute Beginners Guide: Making Wire Jewelry by Martine Callaghan

Beginners and seasoned beaders looking to expand their skills will learn the basics of wire types, tools, findings, and more. Opening and closing jump rings, making head pins and earring wires, creating wire spirals, wrapping, and coiling give readers the chance to experiment with many techniques.

Price: $21.95
New Price: $16.00
Kumihimo Basics & Beyond: 24 Braided and Beaded Jewelry Projects on the Kumihimo Disk by Rebecca Ann Combs Book: Kumihimo Basics & Beyond: 24 Braided and Beaded Jewelry Projects on the Kumihimo Disk by Rebecca Ann Combs

Book: Kumihimo Basics & Beyond: 24 Braided and Beaded Jewelry Projects on the Kumihimo Disk by Rebecca Ann Combs

Learn the techniques for creating all-cord braids and beaded braids an how to transform beaded braids into finished jewelry. Softcover, 96 pages

Price: $21.99
New Price: $16.00
Artistic Seed Bead Jewelry by Maggie Roschyk Book: Artistic Seed Bead Jewelry by Maggie Roschyk

Book: Artistic Seed Bead Jewelry by Maggie Roschyk

Experienced seed bead artist Maggie Roschyk gives friendly advice on topics like choosing bead colors and finishes, how to “audition” beads, and deciding which stitch to use to achieve a desired effect as they create necklaces, earrings and bracelets. Using rich cultural imagery from around the world as a teaching tool, Maggie Roschyk examines how decisions about bead color combinations, texture, and finish affect the finished work as she helps readers think like designers. Soft-bound, 111 pages

Price: $21.95
New Price: $16.00
The Art of Enameling Book: The Art of Enameling by Linda Darty

Book: The Art of Enameling by Linda Darty

With this lavish introduction to the centuries-old art of enameling, even beginners can effortlessly create imaginative designs. Written with clarity and passion by a leader in the field, it covers all the popular techniques, the fundamentals of setting up a studio, and 14 fabulous projects. The various styles range from traditional cloisonné, champlevé, and plique-à-jour to experimental techniques such as firing enamel onto mesh forms. Even more creative possibilities await in the firing: use copper oxide to create cool color variations or try raku firing for unique effects. All the well-photographed projects, from a vibrantly toned flower ring to an elegant set of buttons with a delicate leaf pattern, encourage novices to use their skills and imagination. Paperback: 176 pages

Price: $16.75
Irina's Inspirations for Jewelry by Irina Miech Book: Irina's Inspirations for Jewelry by Irina Miech

Book: Irina's Inspirations for Jewelry by Irina Miech


Irina Miech is an artist, teacher, and the author of many popular Kalmbach how-to books on jewelry design.
Her books include Metal Clay for Beaders, More Metal Clay for Beaders, Inventive Metal Clay, Beautiful Wire Jewelry for Beaders, Beautiful Wire Jewelry for Beaders 2, Irina's Inspirations for Jewelry, and Metal Clay Rings. Her jewelry designs also have been featured in Bead&Button, BeadStyle, and Art Jewelry magazines.

Price: $21.95
New Price: $17.00
Simple Soldered Jewelry - Lisa Bluhm Book: Simple Soldered Jewelry by Lisa Bluhm - Soft Bound

Book: Simple Soldered Jewelry by Lisa Bluhm - Soft Bound

This book covers Lisa Bluhms popular techniques for creating jewelry and many other objects with a soldering iron and low temperature solder. In this fabulous, easy-to-learn technique for creating jewelry, decorative accents, and keepsakes, and this comprehensive guide takes beginners step-by-step through all the basics. A comprehensive techniques section helps novices learn the basics and trouble-shoot potential problems as they work. Lisa Bluhms ability to get across the nuances of a technique in writing are unsurpassed. Soft cover, 144 pages

Price: $17.95
More Metal Clay for Beaders Book: More Metal Clay for Beaders by Irina Miech

Book: More Metal Clay for Beaders by Irina Miech

This second edition in what appears to be a great new series of metal clay books. The projects in this book are definitely designed not just for beaders, but for everyone who loves great design and cool project. The projects include pendants, earrings, and brooches, many with an appealing nature theme. Detailed instructions and step-by-step photographs make each project easy, and a colorful gallery of inspiring finished pieces accompanies each project. Get ready for more metal clay and beading fun! Softbound, 112 pages

Price: $18.95
Gemstone Tumbling, Cutting, Drilling & Cabochon Making by Jim Magnuson with Val Carver Book: Gemstone Tumbling, Cutting, Drilling & Cabochon Making by Jim Magnuson with Val Carver

Gemstone Tumbling, Cutting, Drilling & Cabochon Making by Jim Magnuson with Val Carver

With detailed photos and easy-to-follow instructions, readers will learn how to shape rough stones with the helpful tips of Jim Magnuson. Features a wide range of popular gemstones and recommends the proper equipment and supplies. Brief intro on jewelry making with seven simple jewelry projects. Softbound, 176 pages

Pkg of 1: $18.95
Complete Book of Jewelry Making by Carles Codina Book: Complete Book of Jewelry Making by Carles Codina

Book: Complete Book of Jewelry Making by Carles Codina

If you want to learn to solder and incorporate some traditional metalsmithing techniques into your work, this book is outstanding. It covers every aspect of metalsmithing and includes some interesting, simple and dramatic techniques for surface finishes.

Price: $19.95
The Jeweler's Studio Handbook by Brandon Holschuh Book: The Jeweler's Studio Handbook by Brandon Holschuh

Book: The Jeweler's Studio Handbook by Brandon Holschuh

Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for Working with Metal and Mixed Media Materials. Great jewelry is original, well-designed, and--with the right tools--can be created at home by the aspiring artist. The Jeweler's Studio Handbook guides you through the process of equipping your own jewelry studio and teaches you the techniques that will have you crafting one-of-a-kind metal jewelry in no time. Artist Brandon Holschuh walks you through planning your work space, selecting tools and materials, mastering basic metalwork techniques, and applying your new skills to twenty original pieces. In addition, The Jeweler's Studio Handbook encourages novel design, good organization, and fearless experimentation, ensuring it will remain an invaluable resource for jewelry artists for years to come. Flexi-binding, 350 photos/illustrations, 176 Pages

Price: $19.95
Chain Style by Jane Dickerson Book: Chain Style by Jane Dickerson

Book: Chain Style by Jane Dickerson

Chain is fast, fun, and affordable. Popular beading magazines are featuring projects incorporating chain, and the designs range from classic to vintage to steampunk. Chain Style expands on this hot trend by offering 50 creative ideas for how to use chain as the key design feature.

Key Features:

  • Learn how to stretch your beading materials by incorporating chain in your design.
  • The tools and materials are easy to obtain, and the techniques used are suitable for beginners.
  • Techniques include opening and closing jump rings, cutting chain, oxidizing and hammering the chain to create texture and variety plus creating wire-wrapped loops and jump rings.
  • 50 designs by top jewelry artists including Jane Dickerson, Kerry Bogert, Denise Peck, Yvonne Irvin, Leslie Rogalski, Lorelei Eurto, Melanie Brooks, and more. Jane Dickerson, editor of Step by Step and Creative Jewelrymagazines, offers a step-by-step guide to making easy, stylish, and contemporary bracelets and necklaces incorporating chain as a key element of the design. With 50 fabulous projects, there is a wide variety of design styles to choose from, plus lots or inspiring ideas for using chain creatively.

Designing with chain is fast, fun, and affordable. A few special beads connected together with chain will make a fabulous necklace in minutes!

Soft bound, 128 pages

Price: $19.95
Copper Jewelry Collection Compiled by Karin Van Voorhees Book: Copper Jewelry Collection Compiled by Karin Van Voorhees

Book: Copper Jewelry Collection Compiled by Karin Van Voorhees

Copper Jewelry Collection presents 10 unique, wearable copper projects and 7 technique articles collected from Art Jewelry magazine. Learn new skills and approaches, including wire working, metalworking, adding colors and patinas, etching, enameling combining copper with other metals or polymer clay, and many more.

Soft bound, 96 pages

Price: $19.99
Making Metal Jewelry: How to Stamp, Forge, Form and Fold Metal Jewelry Designs by Jen Cushman Book: Making Metal Jewelry: How to Stamp, Forge, Form and Fold Metal Jewelry Designs by Jen Cushman

Book: Making Metal Jewelry: How to Stamp, Forge, Form and Fold Metal Jewelry Designs by Jen Cushman

Learn the basics of stamping, forging, forming and folding metal into jewelry! The step-by-steps are intricate and easy to follow. Jewelry artists will be inspired by this collection of innovative designs. In addition, readers will get 17 fun metalworking techniques. Also, 5 to 10 embedded QR codes linking to demo videos and extra projects.

Price: $26.99
New Price: $20.00
The New Jewelry by Carles Codina Book: The New Jewelry by Carles Codina

Book: The New Jewelry by Carles Codina

What makes a piece of jewelry special isn't the cost--it's the creativity, novelty, and originality that go into the design. And this imaginative and informative compendium of jewelry-making techniques, packed with more than 700 color images and written by the noted jeweler and instructor Carles Codina, features a range of contemporary alternative materials. From paper, wood, and polymer clay to glass, new metal formats, and plastics, each material receives detailed attention, with the key techniques demonstrated in a single, finished project. Mold and embellish paper clay to create a whimsical brooch. Fold rice paper into a sculptural bracelet. To finish in style, there are six additional items to make that build upon earlier skills, including a necklace of hollow ceramic orbs. Hardcover, 160 pages

Price: $21.95
Art Clay Silver & Gold by Jackie Truty Book: Art Clay Silver & Gold by Jackie Truty

Book: Art Clay Silver & Gold by Jackie Truty

This book will get you started working with Art Clay Silver products. 18 projects will give you a complete introduction to working with all forms of Art Clay Silver and gold. Learn to form, refine, fire, patina, polish and finish. Great tips on how to add stones, cabochons, and wire. Clear, easy step-by-step directions and abundant photographs. Softbound, 128 pages

Price: $21.95
Marketing and Selling your Handmade Jewelry Book: Marketing and Selling your Handmade Jewelry by Viki Lareau

Book: Marketing and Selling your Handmade Jewelry by Viki Lareau

Straight from a jewelry-business mentor, this guide to entering the bauble business compiles expert knowledge and wide experiences for those looking to take their hobby to the next level. Aspiring businesspeople will gain the advantage of experience from the numerous case studies and engaging personal stories. Starting with the basics of assessing style, time commitment, and target market, the sections progress through business licenses and tax numbers, developing a cohesive presentation for a business, and the fine art of pricing for a profit. Helpful appendices on display suppliers, business and government agencies, and recommended reading complete the handbook, making it a valuable companion for entrepreneurs. Paperback, 96 pages

Price: $21.95
Bead Meets Metal by Kay Rashka Book: Bead Meets Metal by Kay Rashka

Book: Bead Meets Metal by Kay Rashka

Learn how to solder, dap, saw, and other skills from metalsmith Kay Rashka. Projects include, for beginner metalworkers, adding semiprecious beads to metal jewelry with illustrated step-by-step photos. Soft-bound, 96 pages

Price: $21.95
Beautiful Wire Jewelry - Irina Miech Book: Beautiful Wire Jewelry by Irina Miech

Book: Beautiful Wire Jewelry by Irina Miech

Beautiful Wire Jewelry for Beaders features twenty-one projects that combine wire working skills with beaded jewelry design. The book is technique-driven, with chapters on wire fundamentals, terminology, materials, and basic wire working techniques, and projects that develop the reader’s skills. The projects incorporate gemstones, crystal, glass, and pearls and are designed for both beaders and wireworkers of all skill levels. Beautiful Wire Jewelry for Beaders includes appealing designs — all tested — for necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, pins, and jewelry components. Soft Cover, 112 pages

Price: $21.95
Lacy Wire Jewelry by Melody MacDuffee Book: Lacy Wire Jewelry by Melody MacDuffee

Book: Lacy Wire Jewelry by Melody MacDuffee

While the market has many books on solid, chunky wirework, there are few that teach lacy, intricate wirework done without soldering or casting. Melody’s work is airy and lacy, and while the techniques may be similar to traditional wirework, the results are unique. With step-by-step written directions, photos, and illustrations, this book presents more intermediate level techniques on how to make classic necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, pendants, pins, and hair jewelry. Softbound, 96 pages

Price: $21.95
Mixed Metal Mania: Solder, Rivet, Hammer and Wire Exceptional Jewelry by Kim St. Jean Book: Mixed Metal Mania by Kim St. Jean

Book: Mixed Metal Mania by Kim St. Jean

Organic, expressive, and exciting, the projects in this book reflect a truly original artist's vision. One glimpse of Kim. St. Jean's innovative designs and readers will want more! You will find instructions for making more than 30 exceptional projects, including pendants, linked bracelets, bangle bracelets, rings, collage pins, and more. Mixed Metal Mania makes creating jewelry accessible to a wider audience. Soft bound, 112 pages

Price: $21.95
Jewelry Design Challenge: 10 Materials, 30 Artists, 30 Spectacular Projects by Linda Kopp Book: Jewelry Design Challenge: 10 Materials, 30 Artists, 30 Spectacular Projects by Linda Kopp

Book: Jewelry Design Challenge: 10 Materials, 30 Artists, 30 Spectacular Projects by Linda Kopp

Challenges are one of the hottest crafting trends, so we put a who's who of modern jewelry artists to the test. Chosen for their different aesthetic visions, 30 designers received a box containing nine jewelry supplies with the request that they create a piece using only those items, plus one "wild card" material of their choice. These are their show stopping designs, complete with how-to steps for making them. Soft cover, 128 pages

Price: $21.95
Unconventional Chain Mail Jewelry by Laura Poplin Book: Unconventional Chain Mail Jewelry by Laura Poplin

Book: Unconventional Chain Mail Jewelry by Laura Poplin

Laura Poplin’s popular jewelry designs can be found in many Dayton-area galleries and boutiques under the brand Enchainements. She was a finalist in the 2010 Halstead Grant competition for up-and-coming jewelry entrepreneurs. Laura is a member of the Ohio Arts Council, Dayton Visual Arts Center, and the American Craft Council.

Laura Poplin’s hybrid style has an urban feel that’s easy and fun to make. Her versatile approach uses chain mail not just as the focal point of jewelry, but also as an unexpected accent to pearls, metals, and even leather. A technique tutorial opens each chapter and covers five basic weaves: Euro 4-in-1, Byzantine, Unbalanced Euro 4-in-1, Japanese 12-in-2, and Chrysanthemum.

Price: $21.95
Exploring Canework in Polymer Clay: Color, Pattern, and Surface Design by Patricia Kimle Book: Exploring Canework in Polymer Clay: Color, Pattern, and Surface Design by Patricia Kimle

Book: Exploring Canework in Polymer Clay: Color, Pattern, and Surface Design by Patricia Kimle

Learn all about successful polymer clay cane construction including color theory for pleasing combinations, detailed lessons in constructing, reducing, and combining patterns with canes, and creating allover surface design from cane slices for remarkable beads and jewelry.

Price: $21.95
Basic Jewelry Making Book: Basic Jewelry Making by Jinks McGarth

Book: Basic Jewelry Making by Jinks McGarth

For those wanting to incorporate sterling silver into their work using traditional methods, this is an excellent place to start. This book shows you how to layout a home workshop and what tools you'll need. The easy-to-follow projects explore many important techniques for a great start to a rewarding craft. Readers will learn to use techniques such as soldering, texturing, and enameling on wood, acrylic, glass, precious stones, and more. Detailed instructions and illustrations accompany each project, and designs are flexible enough to be modified. Professional jeweler, Jinks McGrath explains how to optimize minimal workspace with suggestions for home workshop designs. She also reviews the necessary tools to begin and the larger equipment to buy as skills develop. Paperback, 112 pages

Price: $21.98
Organic Wire and Metal Jewelry: Stunning Pieces Made with Sea Glass, Stones and Crystals by Beth L. Martin and Eva M. Sherman Book: Organic Wire and Metal Jewelry: Stunning Pieces Made with Sea Glass, Stones and Crystals by Beth L. Martin and Eva M. Sherman

Book: Organic Wire and Metal Jewelry: Stunning Pieces Made with Sea Glass, Stones and Crystals by Beth L. Martin and Eva M. Sherman

Discover firsthand the endless design potential of using recycled materials and found objects for creating one-of-a-kind jewelry. Clear instructions and detailed photos guide even the beginner through 25 innovative projects that pair natural elements with free form wire and metal techniques. This amazing transformation of simple raw materials into exquisite finished jewelry encourages wire workers, stringers, and jewelry makers to expand their skills with simple metalwork. Softbound, 112 page

Price: $21.99
Hot & Cold Jewelry Connections: How to Make Jewelry with and without a Torch by Kieu Pham Gray Book: Hot & Cold Jewelry Connections: How to Make Jewelry with and without a Torch by Kieu Pham Gray

Book: Hot & Cold Jewelry Connections: How to Make Jewelry with and without a Torch by Kieu Pham Gray

Kieu Pham Gray shows how to execute design concepts using either cold connections (riveting, tabbing, wire wrapping) or hot connections (easy soldering with a small butane torch), teaching essential techniques of both connections. Softcover, 96 pages

Price: $21.99
Discover Torch Enameling by Steven James Book: Discover Torch Enameling by Steven James

Book: Discover Torch Enameling by Steven James

In Discover Torch Enameling, professional designer and teacher Steven James shows jewelry makers how to get sophisticated results from simple torch enameling techniques. His well-planned process enables jewelry makers to get started and succeed quickly, creating quality jewelry at their own kitchen tables. He introduces 25 all-new projects in his guide to kitchen-table torch enameling. His fun, engaging style teaches readers to make colorful bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and pendants using simple enameling techniques. Readers will learn a few basic mentalwork skills - sawing, cutting, punching, dapping, and riveting - along with applying enamel effects. Armed with Steven's personal mantra, "What are you going to make today?," readers will be encouraged to get creative, experiment with color, and have fun. Softcover, 112 pages

Price: $21.99
The Complete Metalsmith - Student Edition Book: The Complete Metalsmith - Student Edition by Tim McCreight

Book: The Complete Metalsmith - Student Edition by Tim McCreight

This student version of the Complete Metalsmith gives you full color pictures, more techniques and reference material and a durable fabric cover. In a few short paragraphs and with simple illustrations, you'll get the important information you need to get started with anything from soldering to riveting or polishing and patination. Also includes a wonderful section on chainmaking and many useful tables of information you will refer to again and again. Spiral-bound fabric cover, 201 pages

Price: $22.35
Keum Boo on Silver Book: Keum Boo on Silver - Expanded and Revised by Celie Fago

Book: Keum Boo on Silver - Expanded and Revised by Celie Fago

This the expanded and revised version of the original Keum-Boo on Silver book by Celie Fago. This book covers all aspects of Keum-boo, an ancient Korean technique in which thin sheets of gold are fused to silver. For metalsmiths, non-metalsmiths and those who work in silver clay, the techniques described in this book provide a simple and relatively inexpensive way to add the luster of gold to silver work. This book provides an excellent guide for beginners, and for the more advanced, Celie demonstrates applying the gold to large, hollow forms, and to complex shapes.

This expanded edition, with over 90 color photos, includes tips for cutting the gold, more information on burnishing tools and on the Keum-boo process itself. The revised section on heat sources compares a torch and various hot plates and introduces the reader to the UltraLite kiln, a tool perfectly suited for keum-boo.

Softbound, 64 pages

Price: $22.42
Book: Metal Jewelry Made Easy by Jan Loney Book: Metal Jewelry Made Easy by Jan Loney

Book: Metal Jewelry Made Easy by Jan Loney

Metalsmithing can be a daunting task, especially to the beginner. This beautifully photographed, comprehensive guide provides crafters of all levels with a gentle, user-friendly approach to substantial metal jewelry-making skills. After reviewing the fundamentals of jewelry design, raw materials, and safety in the studio, readers are introduced to tools for cutting, drilling, forming, soldering, polishing, and more. Next, they will learn a variety of techniques including piercing, stamping, forging, annealing, oxidizing, casting, and even setting stones, enabling them to create 25 stunning and professional-looking projects. Softbound, 128 pages

Price: $22.95
Metal Style: 20 Jewelry Designs with Cold Join Techniques by Karen Dougherty Book: Metal Style: 20 Jewelry Designs with Cold Join Techniques by Karen Dougherty

Book: Metal Style: 20 Jewelry Designs with Cold Join Techniques by Karen Dougherty

Cold-connection techniques are pushing the envelope of what is possible in metal without the use of a torch or kiln. All the necessary tools and materials—a common drill, hammer, sandpaper, wire, metal sheet—are all readily available and affordable for almost any budget. Learn how to use rivets, screws, and other materials to combine elements without having to deal with heat. Master jewelry designers Robert Dancik, Connie Fox, Susan Lenart Kazmer, Tracey Stanley, and others offer signature pieces, constructed using cold-joins. Accompanying each project are expert tips and tricks for additional ideas and customization.

Metal Style is full of inspiration and techniques for jewelry makers looking to ignite a creative spark in their metal jewelry without lighting a flame.

Price: $22.95
Book: Silver Threads by Jeanne Rhodes-Moen Book: Silver Threads by Jeanne Rhodes-Moen

Book: Silver Threads by Jeanne Rhodes-Moen

For thousands of years, cultures around the world have made filigree: delicate jewelry, decorative objects, even furniture. The intricate curls and twists mislead people into thinking that filigree is difficult to make--but it's much easier than it looks, with help from Silver Threads. This book demystifies the process of creating filigree jewelry. First, basic silverworking techniques are paired with an overview of tools and materials. Then readers learn to make simple filigree shapes, used in 12 stunning projects ranging from simple pendants and earrings to more complex necklaces with gemstone settings. Detailed instructions, illustrations, and full-color photos guide readers through the learning process--and into planning and creating their own unique filigree designs. Softbound, 112 pages

Price: $22.95
New Directions in Punched Metal Jewelry: 20 Clever and Easy Stamped Projects by Aisha Formanski Book: New Directions in Punched Metal Jewelry: 20 Clever and Easy Stamped Projects by Aisha Formanski

Book: New Directions in Punched Metal Jewelry: 20 Clever and Easy Stamped Projects by Aisha Formanski

Jewelers will explore how to punch and manipulate metal with proper form to create consistent, beautiful textures as well as discover the steps and techniques they will need to create everything from following a pattern to creating an embroidery inspired design. Soft Bound, 127 pages

Price: $22.95
The Missing Link: From Basic to Beautiful Wirework Jewelry by Cindy Wimmer Book: The Missing Link: From Basic to Beautiful Wirework Jewelry by Cindy Wimmer

Book: The Missing Link: From Basic to Beautiful Wirework Jewelry by Cindy Wimmer

Learn to use wire links as decorative connectors, foundation chains, and focal points in and of themselves. Learn how to craft your own custom wire links. Softcover, 159 pages

Price: $22.95
Inventive Wire Weaving by Susan Barzacchini Book: Inventive Wire Weaving by Susan Barzacchini

Inventive Wire Weaving by Susan Barzacchini

20+ Unique Jewelry Designs focus on the timeless techniques of wire weaving, wrapping, coiling, and capturing, plus texturing metals and wire. Using these evergreen techniques, designer and instructor Susan Barzacchini showcases metal, beads, lampworked elements, cabochons, and found objects in interesting, beautiful wire jewelry. Whether they use fine silver wire or copper, jewelry makers will be able to create artistic and unique pieces they'll be proud to wear.

Each project includes clear and easy-to-understand photos and step-by-step instructions from an experienced wire weaving instructor. Styles cover a wide range of tastes, from delicate and feminine to bold and unusual, and many projects include variations for even more personalization. These artistic necklaces, pendants, earrings, and cuffs will appeal to intermediate wire workers looking for new project ideas. Softcover, 112 pages

Price: $22.95
Book: Hot Connections Jewelry: The Complete Sourcebook of Soldering Techniques by Jennifer Chin Book: Hot Connections Jewelry: The Complete Sourcebook of Soldering Techniques

Book: Hot Connections Jewelry: The Complete Sourcebook of Soldering Techniques

For jewelry makers who have had some experience with beading, wire working, and basic cold-connection techniques (such as riveting) and are ready to move on to the next level and add a core metalworking skill to their creative repertoire. In Hot Connections Jewelry, jewelry designer Jennifer Chin offers detailed instruction in the materials and techniques of soldering, supported by a series of lessons and progressive projects inspired by her stunning jewelry designs. Artist, teacher, and metasmith Jennifer Chin is the owner of Lush Metals, a jewelry studio whose simple yet stylish designs in precious metals are based on the interplay of repetitive geometric patterns found in nature and industrial motifs. She studied studio arts at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Her award-winning work can be seen at some of the most prestigious fine craft shows, museums, galleries, and boutiques in the U.S. and on her website, LushMetals.com. This is her first book.

Price: $22.99
Polymer Clay Master Class: 11 Master Artists, 15 Projects, Incredible Inspiration by Judy Belcher and Tamara Honaman Book: Polymer Clay Master Class: 11 Master Artists, 15 Projects, Incredible Inspiration by Judy Belcher and Tamara Honaman

Book: Polymer Clay Master Class

Polymer Clay Master Class explores the signature techniques and creative influences of 11 of the top artists in polymer clay, as they share inspirations and studio space to create collaborative projects. Soft bound, 160 pages.



Even artists and artisans with completely different styles of work have been challenged, moved, and inspired by the work of others. This book delves into the processes of each of those polymer clay masters as they share a project that showcases their expertise, and then documents how their work is changed or influenced by working with other top polymer clay artists. The book features 15 projects by master artists such as Lindly Haunani, Robert Dancik, Sandra McCaw, Cynthia Tinapple, Seth Savarick, Julie Picarello, Jeff Dever, and Leslie Blackford. Readers get an amazing overview of what is possible with polymer clay and will take away concrete ideas on how to incorporate different styles or methods of working into their own projects.

Judy Belcher has been creating jewelry for more than a decade. She is the author of Polymer Clay Creative Traditions and the featured artist in Millefiori Story. She has also served as the president of the International Polymer Clay Association and as the West Virginia representative for the American Craft Council. She has appeared on The Carol Duvall Show and Beads, Baubles & Jewels, and she teaches workshops on polymer clay internationally.
Tamara Honaman is the media content manager for Fire Mountain Gems & Beads. She has also worked as the segment producer for the PBS television program Beads, Baubles & Jewels, was the editor-in-chief for Step by Step Beads, and was an editor for Lapidary Journal. Tamara also helped develop Bead Fest.

Price: $22.99
Polymer Clay Global Perspectives by Cynthia Tinapple Book: Polymer Clay Global Perspectives by Cynthia Tinapple

Book: Polymer Clay Global Perspectives by Cynthia Tinapple

Polymer Clay Global Perspectives showcases the best of contemporary artists, techniques, and how-to projects from around the world. Softbound, 160 pages

Price: $22.99
Beautiful Elements: Creative Components to Personalize Your Jewelry by Heather Powers Book: Beautiful Elements: Creative Components to Personalize Your Jewelry by Heather Powers

Beautiful Elements: Creative Components to Personalize Your Jewelry

Learn simple techniques for making custom wire and metal clasps, links, chains, pendants, headpins, and other components that are usually purchased. This book includes techniques such as wire shaping, metal texturing and sketching, adding color with polymer clay and more. Experiment and combine components to create one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.

Includes 29 projects
Soft bound, 112 pages

Price: $22.99
Enameling on Metal Clay - Pam East Book: Enameling on Metal Clay by Pam East

Book: Enameling on Metal Clay by Pam East

Want to add durable glass enamels to your metal clay work? Pam East shows you how simple it can be to add vibrant, durable enamel to silver clay. The instructions are very clearly written. The first 31 pages are devoted to the basics of working with silver clay, followed by 14 pages introducing the tools and techniques Pam uses. Various firing options are shown, including torch and stove firing. 8 beginner level projects are included to get you started, including application to a bead. The projects are followed by a gallery and troubleshooting section. A great start to silver clay enameling. Softcover, 96 pages

Price: $23.00
Book: Explore, Create, Resinate Jewelry By Jen Cushman & Susan Lenart Kazmer Book: Explore, Create, Resinate Jewelry By Jen Cushman & Susan Lenart Kazmer

Book: Explore, Create, Resinate Jewelry By Jen Cushman & Susan Lenart Kazmer

This soft cover book features 120 pages of ICE Resin® jewelry inspiration, including step out photos for everything from the basics of mixing and pouring, making resin paper, to advanced techniques such as resin casting. There’s even a handy chapter on fixing any possible mistakes when working with this jeweler’s grade two-part epoxy resin!

Explore, Create, Resinate Jewelry features gorgeous photography, “Make This” projects and a gallery of work by the ICE Resin® Founder Susan Lenart Kazmer and Jen Cushman, as well as gallery images from dozens of talented designers from past and present ICE Resin® Design Teams.



Price: $24.00
Book: Explore, Create, Resinate Jewelry By Jen Cushman & Susan Lenart Kazmer Book: Resin Alchemy By Susan Lenart Kazmer

Book: Resin Alchemy By Susan Lenart Kazmer

This soft cover book features 160 pages and offers detailed step-by-step technique tutorials on using resin, from the basics of mixing and pouring to using bezels and key metalworking techniques that expand design options.


Price: $24.00
Metal Clay Jewelry by Louise Duhamel Book: Metal Clay Jewelry by Louise Duhamel

Book: Metal Clay Jewelry by Louise Duhamel

19 fashionable step-by-step projects, including a variety of styles provided by both the author and talented contributing artists *An easy, skill-building approach that teaches readers a new technique with each project *A wide range of creative techniques--from carving and setting gems to making clasps and mixing found objects with metal clay. Softbound, 144 pages

Price: $24.95
The Art of Resin Jewelry by Sherri Haab Book: The Art of Resin Jewelry by Sherri Haab

Book: The Art of Resin Jewelry by Sherri Haab

Resin jewelry is made from liquid plastic that magically turns solid when a hardener is added. Pretty cool! The popularity of these resins for jewelry making has soared with the introduction of easy-to-mix, low-odor products, ideal for crafters. Now best-selling author Sherri Haab shows how to put the miracle of modern technology to work making necklaces, bangles, bracelets, pins, earrings, and rings. Projects range from simple to sophisticated, from Bakelite-style heart pins to faux amber earrings to glitter gem bracelets, from scrimshaw bracelets to cloisonné pins to transparent resin necklaces backed with gold leaf. Packed with tips on tools, supplies, finishing, and creating special effects, including ideas on combining resins with polymer clay, The Art of Resin Jewelry is a beautiful and practical introduction to an exciting craft.
Paperback, 128 pages

Price: $24.95
Book: The Beader's Guide to Jewelry Design By Margie Deeb Book: The Beader's Guide to Jewelry Design By Margie Deeb

Book: The Beader's Guide to Jewelry Design By Margie Deeb

152 pages beautiful color pages explores jewelry design through six essential elements that elevate a piece from a hobbyist's craft project to a professional-looking work of wearable art. These elements—unity, focal point and emphasis, balance, movement, shape, and color—are described in detail, with plenty of examples in different styles, ranging from minimalist wirework to intricate bead weaving to over-the-top statement pieces that incorporate mixed techniques. Deeb also presents a series of challenges for jewelry makers that engage their creativity and encourage them to think carefully about jewelry design. One of the most useful aspects of the book is that her lessons aren't specific to a particular jewelry-making technique, which gives this book a wider audience than most such titles. VERDICT Deeb's passion for design and practical advice, combined with the copious sample pieces, will help jewelry makers refine their design process and create high-quality, marketable pieces.

Price: $24.95
Simple Soldered Jewelry - Lisa Bluhm Book: Simple Soldered Jewelry by Lisa Bluhm - Hard Bound

Book: Simple Soldered Jewelry by Lisa Bluhm - Hard Bound

This book covers Lisa Bluhms popular techniques for creating jewelry and many other objects with a soldering iron and low temperature solder. In this fabulous, easy-to-learn technique for creating jewelry, decorative accents, and keepsakes, and this comprehensive guide takes beginners step-by-step through all the basics. A comprehensive techniques section helps novices learn the basics and trouble-shoot potential problems as they work. Lisa Bluhms ability to get across the nuances of a technique in writing are unsurpassed. Hard cover, 144 pages

Price: $24.95
Jewelry - Two Books in One - Madeline Coles Book: Jewelry - Two Books in One by Madeline Coles

Book: Jewelry - Two Books in One by Madeline Coles

"Two books in one" refers to the format of this spiral-bound guide the pages are split in the middle, with projects above and techniques below, so that techniques can easily be consulted while working on the projects. Tools, equipment, and safety procedures are covered in the introduction. A very practical book suitable for public libraries. Not only is this a smart book, you'll love the projects. You'll want to make every one of them. The techniques you learn can be applied to all your work as you expand your skills.

Here's what one reviewer had to say about this book: "As a beginner, I picked up this lovely book and immediately was drawn to its format. The hard cover, yet internally spiral bound book, is for the majority of pages, split horizontally into two books with a separate top and bottom section. The Top Section covers 23 different jewelry making projects, while the bottom section covers in detail 20 core craft techniques, from marking and cutting materials to soldering, polishing and setting stones.

While viewing the detailed steps in any of the beautifully photographed projects, one is referred by number to the specific technique employed in crafting that step. The reader can then turn to the specified technique in the bottom section of the book while still viewing the project step itself. This actually gives a nice flow to the project and stimulates the learning process in linear fashion. You don't lose focus on the idea of the project while searching through indexes or tables of contents to figure out which technique is required, and where to find it. You are sent to the specific information you need, and can refer back and forth between the project and the skill required for a particular step with only a flick of the eye.

This helps to make the book a good one for the beginner, as do the wide variety of projects, and the well detailed techniques. There is a good description of what is needed for a home workshop, how to set it up, what basic tools one needs to get started, and how to use them. I bought the book and pored eagerly through it, learning a lot. The 23 projects were selected to teach the basic techniques a beginner would employ, yet the results of each project are a lovely piece of jewelry that the artist would be proud to display.

The author has included at the back of the book a gallery of other artisans works which I found appealing as it showed what could be accomplished with more demanding techniques and experience. After reading the book, the beginner is able to view these items and identify most of the basic steps involved in their creation using their newfound knowledge.

Further in the back of the book are some useful tables and technical information of interest to the beginner,as well as a glossary of commonly used terms particular to the craft.

All in all, I loved the book because it very quickly showed me the individual steps and techniques needed in the crafting of a number of very simple yet appealing jewelry pieces, in a way that ingeniously allowed me to learn the techniques without losing focus on the flow and beauty of the project itself.

The author, Madeline Coles, has done a great job bring to the beginner both the joy and beauty of the craft on the 'artsy' level, while performing the difficult job of teaching a lot of very detail specific technical skills. I think she did a superlative job on both fronts."

Spiral bound split cover. 128 pages.

Price: $24.95
Metal Crafting Workshop - Marie Browning Book: Metal Crafting Workshop by Marie Browning

Book: Metal Crafting Workshop by Marie Browning

Learn to use soft metals to create a variety of decorative home accessories in metals. You'll learn to work with various gages of sheet and wire. 35 projects in all, including: punched tin votive candle holders, folded copper and pewter ornaments, funky paper clips, and spice jar labels. Use the metal embossing technique to create original texture plates for metal clay. Hard cover, 128 pages

Price: $24.95
Precious Metal Clay in Mixed Media - Mary Ann Devos Book: Precious Metal Clay in Mixed Media by Mary Ann Devos

Book: Precious Metal Clay in Mixed Media by Mary Ann Devos

Starting with the basics of metal clay, this book offers projects combining silver clay and glass, enamel, polymer clay, lump gold clay, keum boo, ceramic and bisque, mixed metals and techniques in various caring and punching techniques. Softbound, 96 pages

Price: $24.95
Book: Mixed Metal Jewelry Workshop by Mary Hettmansperger Book: Mixed Metal Jewelry Workshop by Mary Hettmansperger

Book: Mixed Metal Jewelry Workshop by Mary Hettmansperger

In this creative workshop, metal clay, one of the hottest trends in jewelry making, is combined with traditional metal forms to create fabulous jewelry. Twenty fun projects, professional instruction, and a gallery of inspirational jewelry will show jewelers and general crafters how to combine an easy-to-work with material with sheet metal, wire, and other embellishments. The result: gorgeous wearable art. Hardbound, 128 pages

Price: $24.95
Soldering Made Simple by Joe Silvera Book: Soldering Made Simple by Joe Silvera

Book: Soldering Made Simple by Joe Silvera

This book is the complete guide to simple soldering. Soldering Made Simple takes all the mystery and fear out of soldering so that amateur jewelry makers — even those who have never held a torch — feel empowered and confident. Friendly and thorough instructional text and step-by-step photos help readers build skills gradually, which they can then employ with the included projects. Joe Silvera presents soldering techniques that use a simple setup, a handheld butane torch that is safe and easy to operate, and a few other supplies. Softbound, 112 pages

Price: $24.95
Making Polymer Clay Beads: Step-by-Step Techniques for creating Beautiful Ornamental Beads by Carol Blackburn Book: Making Polymer Clay Beads: Step-by-Step Techniques for creating Beautiful Ornamental Beads by Carol Blackburn

Book: Making Polymer Clay Beads: Step-by-Step Techniques for creating Beautiful Ornamental Beads by Carol Blackburn

A comprehensive introduction to the materials, tools, equipment, and techniques used to make unique beads with a variety of shapes, colors, and finishes. The straightforward instructions discuss topics that include conditioning raw clay and making simple shapes, producing more complex shapes, such as rounds, canes, and spirals, decorating the beads with foils, powders, and milléfiori, and creating faux effects like ivory, bone, turquoise, marble, and silver. A gallery of beads by internationally renowned artists, hundreds of step-by-step photographs of new beads designed by the author, and a clay gauge that allows one to estimate how much clay is necessary to make a specific quantity of beads are. This comprehensive guide will provide inspiration, demonstrate the range of effects that can be achieved in polymer clay, and teach beaders how to incorporate these beads into jewelry designs.

Price: $24.95
The Jewelry Maker's Field Guide: Tools and Essential Techniques by Helen Driggs Book: The Jewelry Maker's Field Guide: Tools and Essential Techniques by Helen Driggs

Book: The Jewelry Maker's Field Guide: Tools and Essential Techniques by Helen Driggs

Learn about the variety of metalworking tools available, guidance on setting up your studio, buying and organizing your tools, along with expert advice on what tools to buy and when. Helen offers a logical overview of metalworking techniques and teaches sets of related skills, showing how different tools can achieve the same end result. Softcover, 168 pages

Price: $24.95
Metal Clay 101 for Beaders by Kristal Wick Book: Metal Clay 101 for Beaders by Kristal Wick

Book: Metal Clay 101 for Beaders by Kristal Wick

Kristal Wick explains how to use copper, silver and bronze metal clay to create simple customized embellishments, findings that match their beads, and spacers, bead caps, dangles, and links.

Soft bound, 128 pages

Price: $24.99
Soldered Alchemy by Laura Beth Love Soldered Alchemy by Laura Beth Love

Soldered Alchemy by Laura Beth Love

This is the first book to feature solder sculpting. Laura Beth Love introduces readers to the future of soft solder. All projects are created with soft soldering which uses a soldering iron, no torch required! Learn techniques while creating 24 beautiful art deco and art nouveau projects. Softbound, 128 pages

Pkg of 1: $24.99
Polymer Clay Art Jewelry: How to Make Polymer Clay Jewelry Projects Using New Techniques by Ilysa Ginsburg Book: Polymer Clay Art Jewelry: How to Make Polymer Clay Jewelry Projects Using New Techniques by Ilysa Ginsburg

Book: Polymer Clay Art Jewelry: How to Make Polymer Clay Jewelry Projects Using New Techniques by Ilysa Ginsburg

Jewelers will learn intermediate to advanced techniques not found in other polymer clay books, including composite molding and working with glass, fiber, stamps and resin, as well as jewelry construction techniques.

Price: $24.99
Silver Soldering Simplified by Scott David Plumlee Book: Silver Soldering Simplified by Scott David Plumlee

Book: Silver Soldering Simplified by Scott David Plumlee

Popular jewelry designer and instructor Scott David Plumlee shows readers how to create 24 intricate-looking earrings, bracelets, and necklaces at home with a new quick and easy soldering technique. Softbound, 160 pages

Price: $24.99
Handcrafted Metal Findings by Denise Peck & Jane Dickerson Handcrafted Metal Findings by Denise Peck & Jane Dickerson

Handcrafted Metal Findings by Denise Peck & Jane Dickerson

Learn how to hole punch, hammer, texture with stamps and tools, and patina 30 jewelry projects. Step-by-step tutorials for metal findings created with wire, sheet metal, or a mix of both. Softbound, 128 pages

Pkg of 1: $24.99
Metal Jewelry in Bloom: Learn Metalworking Techniques by Creating Lilies, Daffodils, Dahlias, and More by Melissa Cable Book: Metal Jewelry in Bloom: Learn Metalworking Techniques by Creating Lilies, Daffodils, Dahlias, and More by Melissa Cable

Book: Metal Jewelry in Bloom: Learn Metalworking Techniques by Creating Lilies, Daffodils, Dahlias, and More by Melissa Cable

Learn metalworking skills using shape templates and shears to cut and layer metal into daffodils, orchids, roses, and more. Additional tips on forming leaves, vines, and branches. Includes 12 complete jewelry projects. Featuring easy-to-learn cold connections and accessible techniques.

Price: $25.00
The Workbench Guide to Jewelry Techniques by Anastasia Young Book: The Workbench Guide to Jewelry Techniques by Anastasia Young

Book: The Workbench Guide to Jewelry Techniques by Anastasia Young

This comprehensive and ambitious workshop reference for jewelers brings together a vast range of skills, techniques, and technical data in one volume, to provide an essential look-it-up resource for both students and professionals. It focuses on detailed explanation with clear step-by-step photography of remarkable cutting-edge jewelry pieces by jewelry designers and makers from around the world. In addition to detailed explanations of jewelry techniques there is an extensive directory of tools and materials, a key to identify tools for a "beginner's kit", a guide to the design process and to photography and promoting our own work, and a comprehensive reference section with a directory of gems, tool shapes, glossary, standard sizes and measurements, conversion tables, and an extensive list of resources. Covers traditional metal-smithing skills and techniques for alternative materials such as plastics and resin in expert detail, as well as discussing issues such as the process of outsourcing work to specialist external suppliers.

Price: $34.95
New Price: $25.00
The Absolute Beginners Guide: Working with Polymer Clay by Lori Wilkes Book: The Absolute Beginners Guide: Working with Polymer Clay by Lori Wilkes

Book: The Absolute Beginners Guide: Working with Polymer Clay by Lori Wilkes

Working with Polymer Clay is a new option for beginners who want to expand their jewelry-making skills. Budding artists will learn how to make and shape beads, add texture, develop faux techniques, and more. Each project builds on the techniques learned in the previous lesson. Soft bound, 96 pages

Price: $26.35
Making Etched Metal Jewelry: Techniques and Projects, Step by Step by Kristen Robinson Book: Making Etched Metal Jewelry: Techniques and Projects, Step by Step by Kristen Robinson

Book: Making Etched Metal Jewelry: Techniques and Projects, Step by Step by Kristen Robinson

Explore the basics of etching and jewelry-making techniques. The projects are in a romantic, rustic style that resonates with mixed-media artists. Softcover, 128 pages

Price: $28.00
Metal Clay for Jewelry Makers: The Complete Technique Guide by Sue Heaser Book: Metal Clay for Jewelry Makers: The Complete Technique Guide by Sue Heaser

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Book: Metal Clay for Jewelry Makers: The Complete Technique Guide by Sue Heaser

Discover a beautifully illustrated encyclopedic must-have with Metal Clay for Jewelry Makers. Internationally renowned artist Sue Heaser explores basic and advanced metal clay techniques such as forming hinges and hollow forms, working with paper clay, adding gemstones, metal glass, ceramic, resin, and enamel, forging, annealing, and texturing, and adding patinas. Gold, silver, copper, and bronze are beautifully showcased in an array of forms. The book also discusses pearls, fused glass or metals, enameling, and combining PMC with polymer clay. With more than 500 photographs of finished projects and techniques throughout, Metal Clay for Jewelry Makers provides readers with the inspiration needed to design their own unique metal clay jewelry.

Price: $29.95
Contemporary Warm Glass Book: Contemporary Warm Glass by Brad Walker

Book: Contemporary Warm Glass by Brad Walker

Whether you're a newcomer to fusing or an experienced warm glass artist, this book will serve as a valuable guide to developing and improving your warm glass skills.

Price: $36.95
New Price: $33.50
Thoughtful composition of your bench enables efficient movement and a productive, enjoyable jewelry-making experience. Book: Patina: 300+ Coloration Effects for Jewelry & Metalsmiths by Matthew Runfola

Book: Patina: 300+ Coloration Effects for Jewelry & Metalsmiths by Matthew Runfola

Thoughtful composition of your bench enables efficient movement and a productive, enjoyable jewelry-making experience. This book offers a collection of more than 300 full-sized samples of surface effects for anyone working in metals, including jewelers, sculptors, and metal artisans. The book covers working with steel, iron, copper, brass, bronze, silver, and aluminum. Many patination techniques are offered, including immersion, brush application, spraying, fuming, layering, using resists, hot and cold applications, and more.

Hard cover, 256 pages

Price: $34.99
Chasing and Repousse: Methods Ancient and Modern by Nancy Megan Corwin Book: Chasing and Repousse: Methods Ancient and Modern by Nancy Megan Corwin

Book: Chasing and Repousse: Methods Ancient and Modern by Nancy Megan Corwin

Virtually every culture with a history of metal smithing has demonstrated accomplished work in the complementary techniques of chasing and repousse. From delicate Hellenic earrings to works as massive at the Statue of Liberty, the use of hammers and punches to form and ornament metal remains as vibrant today as it has in its 5,000 year history. This lavishly illustrated book provides first-time artists with enough information to get started, but also offers advanced workers insights into design and process. Almost 500 photos and drawings guarantee not only clear instruction, but bounteous inspiration.

Price: $35.00
Professional Jewelry Repair Series: Ring Repair by Alan Revere Book: Professional Jewelry Repair Series: Ring Repair by Alan Revere

Book: Professional Jewelry Repair Series: Ring Repair by Alan Revere

Follow fifteen ring repairs ranging from a simple stretching job to installing a spring insert, enlarging a bi-color shank, replacing a platinum half-shank, adding an adjustable ring mechanism and more.
Softbound, 125 pages

Price: $35.00
Professional Jewelry Repair Series: Setting Repair by Alan Revere Book: Professional Jewelry Repair Series: Setting Repair by Alan Revere

Book: Professional Jewelry Repair Series: Setting Repair by Alan Revere

Follow seventeen key setting repairs ranging from simply tightening a bezel to replacing prongs, retipping, soldering near and replacing stones and much more.
Softbound, 143 pages

Price: $35.00
Glass Kiln Casting by Dan Fenton Book: Glass Kiln Casting by Dan Fenton

Book: Glass Kiln Casting by Dan Fenton

First published in 1997, Jim Kervin and Dan together wrote what has become one of the best instructional books on kiln casting glass. Completely revised with the second edition in 2000, this books covers:

  • Sculptural work
    • Using the techniques presented in this book, learn to model in a number of different media and how to transform that model into a finished piece of glass sculpture.
  • Hollow Vessels
    • With slight modifications, these same techniques will also allow you to form beautiful glass vessels with intricate details
  • Beads
    • Learn to apply the techniques to make gorgeous glass beads and pendants.
  • Modeling
    • Learn techniques for modeling with wax, clay and other organic materials. Learn to make wax replicas of your model allowing you to make a casting series based on a single original model.
  • Mold construction
    • Learn about composition of investment materials and what they do. You will learn how to orient your models in the molds for best results, how to mix and cast your investment molds, how to make your molds stronger, and how to prepare your molds for glass casting.
  • Casting techniques
    • Learn to use glass frit and glass pastes. You will learn how different glasses behave and which may be better for your work.
  • Kiln procedures
    • Learn about the different steps in a firing schedule and how to determine what you should be using in your work. You will learn about the theory of annealing and how to apply it to all of your work, and how to control your kiln to get good results.
  • Safety
    • You will learn how to safely use your equipment. You will learn which materials are toxic and how to handle them. You will learn what to do about eye protection.

Paperback

Price: $45.00
Making Connections by Susan Lenart Kazmer Book: Making Connections by Susan Lenart Kazmer

Book: Making Connections by Susan Lenart Kazmer

Making Connections includes nine different chapters using appropriate cold joins used for connecting metal and mixed media. Beyond the traditional rivet, this book includes chapters featuring fiber related attachments such as stitching, weaving and crochet, as well as chapters on trapeze attachments for objects that require swing and movement. Prominent artist contributors include Robert Ebendorf, Eric Silva, Boris Bally and Arlene Fisch, to name a few.

Susan Lenart Kazmer is an explorer, inventor and maverick who has pioneered the use of found objects in jewelry making. After two decades of working with appropriated materials, Susan has developed dozens of ingenious cold connections using staples, rivets, fibers, resins and other material. Here, Susan shares the insights, creative philosophy and techniques that inspired and helped create her stackable jewelry and kinetic, three-dimensional marionettes. Embellished with stunning photos and dozens of original joining techniques, this book solves many of the problems encountered when connecting delicate mixed media to metals. Susan's ground-breaking techniques and fresh approach to cold-connections will uncover a world of new options that will inspire mixed-media artists and jewelers.

Hardcover, 144 pages

Price: $49.20