1,000 Jewelry Inspirations by Sandra Salamony
A showcase of stunning jewelry bits and pieces, "bling" and embellishments, will feed the creative appetites of crafters and jewelry makers everywhere. This second craft collection will offer color, sparkle, texture, dimension, and clever, creative use of materials.
The Art & Craft of Making Jewelry by Joanna Gollberg
Packed with hundreds of colour how-to photographs, images of contemporary work, and time-tested tips - this spectacular guide will become an essential addition to every jeweller's library. All the basics are covered such as: sawing, piercing and soldering metal with advanced skills such as granulation, enameling, stone setting, and simple casting.
The Complete Book of Jewelry Making by Carles Codina
The Complete Book of Jewelry Making is a beautifully illustrated guide to jewelry-making techniques. Carles Codina concentrates on ensuring that readers have a good understanding of the basics, from the ABCs of metallurgy to such complicated techniques as enameling and lacquering.
Making Jewelry with Gemstone Beads by Barbara Case
Making Jewelry with Gemstone Beads combines the popular craft of beading with beautiful semi-precious stones, which are collected by many. The book features a variety of versatile ideas which can be adapted for any type of gem or bead. Readers will learn how to create beautiful gemstone jewelry with a dazzling collection of over 100 projects, ranging from eyecatching earrings and accessories to exquisite necklaces and bracelets.
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. 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.
The Illustrated Bead Bible by Theresa Flores Geary
From Abalone and Abija (a circular African trade bead) to Zen Beads and Zipper Stitch, this lavish glossary contains a goldmine of beading information! Eager beaders will discover an astoundingly broad overview of the subject, with definitions for every entry that cover historical background, technical details, and cultural customs. The topics include tools, materials, bead types and skills, finishes, and even the countries famous for advancing the art.
You Made It, Now Sell It by Susie Bradford Edwards
This book was written to help newcomers and veterans of the costume jewelry trade sell their jewelry. Susie Bradford Edwards describes how to find the perfect rep, how to choose a winning showroom and how to sell online with and without a website. You will also find invaluable information on landing your own boutique accounts and what you absolutely must know before doing consignment. This book is meant to be a reference guide to help you turn your passion for creating jewelry into a profitable business.
Healing Jewelry by Mickey Baskett
Have you ever been mysteriously drawn to a turquoise or amethyst bracelet? Perhaps you intuitively recognized in those stones the power to heal an ailment or mood—a capacity that has been attributed to many gems for centuries. This approachable, illustrated guide outlines the beneficial properties ascribed to dozens of gems and includes instructions for making more than 50 pieces of jewelry using healing stones.
Bead on a Wire by Sharilyn Miller
In this latest book, Sharilyn Miller shows crafters of all levels how to get in on the popularity of jewelry and beading, with an in-depth section on design and construction techniques that makes it a snap to get started. The book also features more than 20 step-by-step bead and wire jewelry projects, including gorgeous earrings, necklaces, brooches, and bracelets.
Making Beaded Jewellery by Barbara Case
This book will encourage the newcomer to the craft and also offer fresh inspiration to the more experienced craft person. With the perfect blend of practical tips and inspirational design, the author shows how to make the sort of jewellery that people want to wear today. Many designs and varying techniques show how to produce a stunning array of necklaces, earrings, brooches, bracelets and hair ornaments, all illustrated with brilliant colour photography and skilled hand drawings.