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Kalmbach Books.

Kalmbach Books

21027 Crossroads Circle, Waukesha, WI 53187-1612

Karin Van Voorhees, COMPILER'S STYLISH JEWELRY YOUR WAY: DESIGNS IN STRINGING, WIREWORK, STITCHING, METALWORK, AND MORE (9781627000734, $21.99) includes a bonus DVD of nearly thirty techniques to watch as it provides a step-by-step workbook in full color of various kinds of designs. From triangles and wrapped metal clay to chain mail weaves and romantic flowers, this teaches the basics of working with various mediums and techniques, offers projects from a range of designers rather than a single one, and is packed with ideas beginning jewelry designers will love. Beth L. Martin and Eva M. Sherman's ORGANIC WIRE AND METAL JEWELRY: STUNNING PIECES MADE WITH SEA GLASS, STONES, AND CRYSTALS (9780871167040, $21.99) provides some twelve fully illustrated techniques for working with wire and metal in over twenty designs presented two ways (so, it's actually fifty projects). Step-by-step instructions and hundreds of color photos throughout illustrate all kinds of styles and projects perfect for jewelry makers who want to work with metal and wire for the first time. Karin Van Voorhees compiles projects for LINKED: INNOVATIVE CHAIN MAIL JEWELRY DESIGNS (9781627000895, $19.99) and uses instruction from six artists to provide different approaches to making chain mail. Patterns include necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more, while directions pair step-by-step instruction with clear how-to close-up photos beginners can appreciate. Its range of projects and clarity of instruction make this a recommended pick.

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Title Annotation:The Crafts Shelf; Stylish Jewelry Your Way: Designs in Stringing, Wirework, Stitching, Metalwork, and More; Organic Wire and Metal Jewelry: Stunning Pieces Made with Sea Glass, Stones, and Crystals; Linked: Innovative Chain Mail Jewelry Designs
Publication:The Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Jun 1, 2014
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