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Do-It-Yourself Books, Crafting

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The Art of Jewelry Making : Classic & Original Designs
Engraving, casting, fabricating, forging, soldering, and enameling covered, design projects explained. If intermediate in making jewelry or seeking interesting high design projects, this book is worth it. Not for total beginners, it does not cover instructions in actual techniques. Hardcover. Also available in paperback.

Beads : An Exploration of Bead Traditions Around the World
Both a bead making projects and history book on beads from around the globe. Suitable for intermediate bead crafters. Lots of color photos and nice presentation format.

The Book of Beads: A Practical and Inspirational Guide to Beads and Jewelry Making
If you like to do it yourself, this hands-on book will take you through the first steps, and show you how to make beautiful jewelry using different types of beads. Hardcover.

Color on Metal : 50 Artists Share Insights and Techniques
The fascination with applying color to metal discussed and illustrated in this glorious book on enameling, patinas and modern techniques on various precious and nonprecious metals. Techniques explained without too much technical language but it's not a tutorial per se. More of an exploration in traditional and nontraditional ways of applying color to jewelry. Elegant gift-suitable hardcover.

The Complete Bead Resource Book, 5th Edition
Contains wholesalers and other sources of beads around the U.S. especially for crafters. Paperback.

The Complete Book of Jewelry Making
This book supposedly deserves the title Complete. Covers traditional jewelry making techniques like cutting and piercing, soldering, closures and rings. Niello mostly used in the Orient is also included. A cornerstone book in a beginner or intermediate jeweler's library. Large elegant hardcover, gift suitable.

The Complete Metalsmith : An Illustrated Handbook
This is the book Jewelcollect Member Carol Hearn recommends if you really want to explore the art and techniques of jewelry metallurgy. Paperback.

The Creative Jeweler : Inspirational Projects Using Semi-Precious and Everyday Materials
From a published review, .. anyone, regardless of experience, can create truly innovative jewelry by using a wide variety of jewelry-making materials, equipment, and techniques. The techniques section offers advice on working with various metals, and numerous tips to produce professional results for something elegant, fun, classic, or modern. 50 stylish projects for pins, brooches, bangles, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings, with techniques that ensure professional-quality results. Paperback.

The Encyclopedia of Jewelry-Making Techniques : A Comprehensive Visual Guide to Traditional and Contemporary Techniques
If you're really getting into making jewelry as either a serious hobby or for potential income, this encyclopedia should start your library. Invaluable identification and explanations of all the established jewelry making techniques. Hardcover.

Jewelry Making and Design : An Illustrated Textbook for Teachers, Students of Design and Craft Workers
This older book, published in 1975, is a hands-on how to make jewelry guide. Paperback.

Making Glass Beads
A how-to book for beginners and advanced lamp bead crafting with lots of step-by-step photos and illustrations. Hardcover.

Modeling in Wax for Jewelry and Sculpture
Wax casting, mold-making in this definitive text on jewelry making. To create models directly in wax is a boon for artists. Not for beginners as specialty equipment is needed to work in this technique. But if serious about creating jewelry, try this paperback book.
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Bakelite, Celluloid, Plastics
Beads, Gemstones
Designer, Marks
Ethnic Jewelry
History, Miscellaneous
Picture Books
Price Guides, Value Guides
VHS Videos on Jewelry and Accessories
Vintage Accessories, Clothing