Ideas and Inspiration for
Artisan Jewelry Designers

    for Vintage Jewelry Supplies
From the Bookcase
Some helpful publications...

I've been asked many times for a list of books and magazines I've found helpful or inspirational. Here are a few of the titles on my bookshelves.

"Beading with Fligree" by Cynthia Deis

This is a great book for beginners. It explains the basics with beautiful pictures and easy to understand instructions on how to use simple beading techniques. Information about metal finishes and more advanced techniques are also mentioned. After you've practiced Cynthia's basic lessons, you can add your own creativity to take the examples to the next level and make them your own.

"Links" Inspired Beading & Wire Jewelry Creations
2005 by Susanby Jean Yates


A magazine published by Kalmbach Publishing Co.

"Belle Armoire" Jewelry Magazine
Published by Stampington & Company

"Jewels of Fantasy" Costume Jewelry of the 20th Century
by Deanna Farneti Cera

"The Jewels of Miriam Haskell"
by Deanna Farneti Cera

"Victorian Jewelry"
An Illustrated Collection of Exquisite 19th-Century Jewelry with an Introduction by Peter Hinks

"Easy Beaded Jewelry"

by Susan Ray and Sue Wilke

"Costume Jewelry Variations" A Collector's Identification and Price Guide
by Marion Cohen (This is a great idea book if you are making vintage style jewelry and want to remain true to the styles of the most collectible pieces.)

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