Jewelry Making
Reviews of books, DVDs, ebooks, and products

Book Review - Chain Mail Jewelry star
If you want to learn the art of chain mail jewelry, this is a good book to have.

Book Review - Charmed Bracelets star
Charmed Bracelets by Tracey Zabar is beautiful enough to inspire you or to be a delightful gift.

Book Review - Junk Jewelry star
A book for the packrat that features 25 clever projects from found objects.

Book Review - Naughty Secretary Club, The star
This is a fun book of jewelry projects for those who like a bit of campy retro creativity!

Book Review Advanced Beadwork star
An excellent reference book for jewelry makers in all genres.

Book Review Crochet and Knit Wire Jewelry star
Author and metalsmith Kate Pullen provides step-by-step instructions for 25 original jewelry projects that you can crochet and knit using wire instead of yarn.

Book Review Crochet Jewelry star
Read my review of this fabulous book that will help you learn (or brush-up on) crochet and inspire you to use more of it in your jewelry designs.

Book Review Fabulous Fabric Beads star
Book review on Kristal Wick´s new book, "fabulous fabric beads and Art Jewelry"

Book Review Flex-shaft Book Background & Review star
This is part two of my two-article overview and review of the MJSA/AJM Press book that will help you shop for, maintain, and use your flex shaft rotary tool for jewelry making.

Book Review Getting Started Making Metal Jewelry star
A new book by Mark Lareau demystifies some basic metal jewelry fabrication techniques.

Book Review Making Colorful Wire & Beaded Jewelry star
This well-done book by Linda Jones can help you get started making jewelry with beads and wire.

Book Review Marketing Handmade Jewelry star
Attempting to turn a jewelry-making hobby into a successful business can be a difficult and frustrating experience. Author Viki Lareau shares her step-by-step approach for making your jewelry business dreams come true.

Book Review Silver Wire Fusing star
This is an excellent book to help you get started making fused fine-silver jewelry and components.

Book Review Simple Lace and Other Beaded Jewelry Patterns star
An easy-to-understand manual with clear instructions for creating basic seed beaded necklaces, bracelets and rings.

Book Review Simple Lace Beaded Jewelry star
An easy-to-understand manual with clear instructions for creating basic seed beaded necklaces, bracelets and rings.

Book Review The Bead Directory by Elise Mann star
This handy manual can help you make the right decisions when shopping for beads.

Book Review Trashmash DIY Bangles star
If you love wearing jewelry, getting crafty, and finding new ways to recycle some of the trash you normally send off to the landfill, Trashmash may be for you!

DVD Review Jewel School Basic Wire Wrapping DVD Kit star
The first DVD in Jewelry Television´s Jewel School series shows you how to make beautiful, high-quality, wire-wrapped rock and cabochon pendants and charms. The optional kit contains all the tools and supplies you´ll need to get started.

DVD Review Jewelry Television Jewel School - Basic Wire Wrapping DVD star
Read my review of this sculptural wire-wrapping class, the first release in the Jewel School DVD series.

Metalworking 101 for Beaders Book Review star
Amazing step by step photos show the Bead Artist how to expand their craft into Metalworking. This book teaches you how to take your work into metalsmithing by making your own findings and complete metalsmith projects. Bead and metalsmith artists will find this to be a very resourceful book.

Mixed Metal Mania Book Review star
Mixed Metal Mania is a wonderful, detailed book, teaching everything from basic Metalsmith tools to sophisticated techniques and projects. Make amazing and beautiful rivet, hammer, and wire jewelry in no time. The instructional techniques with photography are very simple and easy to follow.

Product Review - Bead Spinner star
The Bead Spinner can save you time stringing beads with thread or wire.

Product Review - Photographing Jewelry with the Cloud Dome star
The Cloud Dome solves many of the problems you´ll encounter when digitally photographing your jewelry designs.

Product Review - Swanstrom Wire Looping Pliers star
Swanstrom Wire Looping Pliers take the guesswork out of creating consistent loops for wire jewelry, but they may not be right for you. Here´s why . . .

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