Jewelry & Bead Books

Jewelry Making

Arlene M. Fisch, Textile Techniques in Metal .
Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 1996. An interesting book which has examples and instructions for creating jewelry using textile processes. Includes instructions on knitted and crocheted wire projects.

Jane Dickerson, Chain Style .
Loveland, Colorado: Interveave Press, Inc., 2009. Techniques for using pre-made chain.

Giuseppina Cirincione, Collage Lost and Found: Creating Unique Projects With Vintage Ephemera .
Georgetown Canada: Fraiser Direct, 2006. Crafting, including jewelry making, meets scrapbooking.

Rodrick Owen, Braids .
Loveland, Colorado: Interveave Press, Inc., 1995. Technically this is a book on braiding techniques. However, some of them translate well to wire working.

Catherine Martin, Kumihimo, Japanese Silk Braiding .
Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 1986. Another textile book. So far I've had so much fun with the silk thread, I haven't gotten around to trying this with wire.

Jewelry - Historical

Hugh Tait, Jewelry, 7,000 Years .
New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, 1991. A history of jewelry in the collection of the British Museum. Has a large number of photographs.

Linda Darbyshire, Jewelry .
Edison, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1996. A history of jewelry ancient to modern.

Leslie Field, The Queens Jewels .
New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, 1987. Photographs of the stunning jewerly belonging to Queen Elizabeth II. Includes histories for many of the pieces.

Prince Michael of Greece, Crown Jewels of Britain and Europe .
London, England: Alexandria Press History Unlimited Inc., 1983. A beautiful book filled with photos and histories of the crown jewels of various European nations.


Angela Thompson, Embroidery with Beads .
London England: B.T. Batsford Ltd, 1989. A lovely book about bead embroidery techniques. Includes instructions for bead fringe and tambour beading. Lots of pictures and illustrations.

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