Friday, June

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 Filigree 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 and Wire Jewelry Creationsby Jean Yates

2005 by Susan

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 Jewelryan Introduction by Peter Hinks

Easy Beaded Jewelry Stunning Designs
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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