Book Reviews

If you are thinking of investing in a jewelry making book, let us help you decide with our series of book reviews. We will let you know the pros and cons of each book so you can determine if it is right for you.

We have another book review for you today, which you might be interested in if you’ve ever fancied making wedding jewelry either for yourself or as a gift for someone who is getting married!

“Wire & Beaded Wedding Jewelry” by Linda Jones contains 34 step by step projects for tiaras, necklaces, hair accessories, table decorations and more.

Wire & Beaded Wedding Jewelry - content overview

This book is set out into 4 main sections to cover each season of the year: spring, summer, fall and winter. The reason the book has been designed in this way is because the seasons do tend to affect the colors and themes that a bride...

In today’s post, we’re reviewing “Felt, Fabric and Fiber Jewelry” by best-selling craft author Sherri Haab. This book is made up of twenty unique jewelry-making projects made out of fabric, ribbon, beads, cord, wire, buttons and more.

This book is aimed at anyone who likes experimenting with mixed media jewelry and those who enjoy using needlework techniques such as sewing, quilting, crochet, embroidery and felting.

Felt, Fabric and Fiber Jewelry – content overview

This book is laid out in two main sections. The first part gives an overview on the basic things you’ll need to know about different materials and...

We have another beading book review for you today! Metallic Seed Bead Splendor by Nancy Zellers is aimed at anyone interested in beadwork, particularly those that love using seed beads in gold, bronze and pewter colors.

Metallic Seed Bead Splendor – content overview

This book is broken down into 29 beautiful beaded jewelry projects, each one made up in a metallic color to reflect the look of glamorous fine metal jewelry. The book has a short introduction section which explains how you can use the book and what type of seed beads you’ll be using.

There is also a foreword section about metallic beads which explains the...

We thought we’d post something a little different today and share our review of Mastering Beadwork: A Comprehensive Guide to Off-loom Techniques by bead artist Carol Huber Cypher!

If you love seed beads and beadwork, you may have already seen this book around in the world of beading. Mastering Beadwork is billed as a sort of bible for beaders - a beading encyclopaedia; beadwork masterclasses; bead recipes and general beading inspiration, all included together in one complete guide.

Mastering Beadwork – content overview

Mastering Beadwork contains 240 pages of beading information. Within the introduction there is a section...