Popular Jewellery Books

15+ [Hand Picked] Popular Books On Jewellery

Discover the list of some best books written on Jewellery by popular award winning authors. These book on topic Jewellery highly popular among the readers worldwide.

4.6/5

Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat's Jewel Box by Madeleine K. Albright

Part illustrated memoir, part social history, "Read My Pins" provides an intimate look at Albright's life through the brooches she wore. Her collection is both international and democratic--dime-store pins share pride of place with designer creations and family heirlooms. Included are the antique eagle purchased to celebrate Albright's appointment as secretary of state, th Part illustrated memoir, part social history, "Read My Pins" provides an intimate look at Albright's life through the brooches she wore. Her collection is both international and democratic--dime-store pins share pride of place with designer creations and family heirlooms. Included are the antique eagle purchased to celebrate Albright's appointment as secretary of state, the zebra pin she wore when meeting Nelson Mandela, and the Valentine's Day heart forged by Albright's five-year-old daughter. "Read My Pins" features more than 200 photographs, along with compelling and often humorous stories about jewelry, global politics, and the life of one of America's most accomplished and fascinating diplomats.

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4.2/5

Steampunk Style Jewelry: Victorian, Fantasy, and Mechanical Necklaces, Bracelets, and Earrings by Jean Campbell

This how-to jewelry-making book features the work of an array of invited jewelry designers influenced by the growing Steampunk trend. In Steampunk circles, jewelry-makers are often master metalsmiths who combine found objects with fine metals to create elaborate pieces. In Steampunk-Style Jewelry, the projects focus on "no fire" techniques—like simple stringing, wirework, This how-to jewelry-making book features the work of an array of invited jewelry designers influenced by the growing Steampunk trend. In Steampunk circles, jewelry-makers are often master metalsmiths who combine found objects with fine metals to create elaborate pieces. In Steampunk-Style Jewelry, the projects focus on "no fire" techniques—like simple stringing, wirework, hammering, stamping, gluing, stitching, and off-loom beadwork—so that even a beginner can create pieces in the style. Each project provides a complete materials and tools list, step-by-step instructions, and clear illustrations. This book offers a broad overview of a growing design trend that is part of the literary, industrial design, fashion, and popular culture scene. Readers will learn about the art movement through the many photographic sidebars that explore the many aspects of the trend.

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3.3/5

7000 Years of Jewelry by Hugh Tait (Editor)

The most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated history of jewelry. The previous edition of this exhaustive survey was published to critical acclaim by the British Museum Press. Since publication, the museum has expanded its collection, with major acquisitions of pieces from Europe and Asia. The new edition includes a complete revision of the section on Europe after 1700 The most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated history of jewelry. The previous edition of this exhaustive survey was published to critical acclaim by the British Museum Press. Since publication, the museum has expanded its collection, with major acquisitions of pieces from Europe and Asia. The new edition includes a complete revision of the section on Europe after 1700, plus revisions to the sections on Celtic Europe, Roman Britain, cameos and finger rings. The book explores the varied styles, techniques and materials used to make jewelry in many civilizations throughout the world and across the millennia. Egyptian necklaces, Celtic torcs, South American gold masks, Renaissance pendants and Art Nouveau buckles are examples of the range of the masterpieces described and illustrated with 400 superb photographs. 7000 Years of Jewelry takes readers on an impressive tour that includes, among other times and places: The Middle East: 5000-2000 BC Egypt: 1500-900 BC Phoenician, Greek, Etruscan and Persian Lands: 850-325 BC China, Celtic Europe, Mexico and Peru: 600 BC-AD 600 The Mediterranean, India, Egypt, Roman Britain and Byzantium: 325 BC-AD 600 Europe, China, Korea and Japan: 300-1000 Mayan Central America: 600-1000 Central and South America: 500-1500 Europe, Islam, China, Korea and Java: 1000-1500 China, India, Tibet and Mongolia: 1500-1850 West Africa: 1500-1800 Europe: 1500-1950. More comprehensive than before, this reference remains the finest and most beautifully illustrated history of jewelry ever published.

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4.7/5

Making Bead & Wire Jewelry by Dawn Cusick

75 stunning pieces of jewellery, made of beads and wire, requiring only a few simple tools and easy-to-learn techniques. The projects include: - earrings - necklaces - bracelets - pendants - a contemporary eyeglass chain - - hair clip - filigree choker - finger rings - pins - eyeglass cord - There are complete instructions on bead and wire crafting basics; materials, tips 75 stunning pieces of jewellery, made of beads and wire, requiring only a few simple tools and easy-to-learn techniques. The projects include: - earrings - necklaces - bracelets - pendants - a contemporary eyeglass chain - - hair clip - filigree choker - finger rings - pins - eyeglass cord - There are complete instructions on bead and wire crafting basics; materials, tips and techniques, tools and work spaces are all thoroughly covered. * Two best-selling craft subjects - bead jewellery and wire jewellery - together in one book. * Styles range from the delicate and graceful to bold and chunky. * Beads range from small delicate crystals to large brilliant pieces of turquoise. * Wire includes the new wires currently available, textured and dyed every colour of the rainbow, plus copper, gold and silver options.

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3.3/5

Great Wire Jewelry: Projects Techniques by Irene From Petersen

Handcraft distinctive jewelry based on Old English designs and techniques designed by Vikings. Step-by-step diagrams and 70 projects--from easy to challenging.

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4.5/5

Beautiful Wire Jewelry for Beaders: Creative Wirework Projects for All Levels by Irina Miech

Beautiful Wire Jewelry for Beaders features projects that combine wireworking skills with beaded jewelry design. The book is technique-driven, with chapters on wire fundamentals, terminology, materials, and basic wireworking techniques, and projects that develop the reader’s skills. The projects incorporate gemstones, crystal, glass, and pearls and are designed for both be Beautiful Wire Jewelry for Beaders features projects that combine wireworking skills with beaded jewelry design. The book is technique-driven, with chapters on wire fundamentals, terminology, materials, and basic wireworking techniques, and projects that develop the reader’s skills. The projects incorporate gemstones, crystal, glass, and pearls and are designed for both beaders and wireworkers of all skill levels. Beautiful Wire Jewelry for Beaders includes appealing designs — all tested — for necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, pins, and jewelry components.

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3.2/5

The Complete Jewelry Making Course: Principles, Practice and Techniques: A Beginner's Course for Aspiring Jewelry Makers by Jinks McGrath

This comprehensive and heavily illustrated manual teaches the craft of jewelry making to students looking to create professional quality items. The author covers every step of the process, from creating original design concepts to fashioning professionally finished pieces of jewelry. She lists all required tools and equipment, explains their uses, advises on safe working p This comprehensive and heavily illustrated manual teaches the craft of jewelry making to students looking to create professional quality items. The author covers every step of the process, from creating original design concepts to fashioning professionally finished pieces of jewelry. She lists all required tools and equipment, explains their uses, advises on safe working practices, and then guides her readers through every stage of the jewelry making process in a series of carefully structured tutorials. Students will learn-- How to start with an original idea, translate it into a workable design, and then use the design as a pattern to make beautiful wearable jewelry How to work with precious and semiprecious stones, metals, glass, plastic, resin, and wood How to present and sell one's creations to dealers and wholesalers Clear, full-color, step-by-step photos demonstrate the methods of fashioning metals by heating, hammering, casting, soldering, riveting, polishing, finishing, and adding surface decoration. At-a-glance panels explain how to apply the right techniques when working in specific metals, as well as ideas for experimenting with inexpensive substitutes before advancing to precious materials. Here's the perfect book for transforming hobbyists into true professionals. It will also serve as a useful textbook for those conducting organized courses in jewelry design. Color photos on every page.

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3.5/5

Jewelry Concepts & Technology by Oppi Untracht

The definitive reference for jewelry makers of all levels of ability--a complete, profusely illustrated guide to design, materials, and techniques, as well as a fascinating exploration of jewelry-making throughout history.

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3.5/5

Jewelry: From Antiquity to the Present by Clare Phillips

From the simple shell beads worn by Palaeolithic hunters to the splendor of Renaissance gold work and the sumptuousness of Art Nouveau enamels, here is a fascinating and informative guide to the development of Western jewelry concluding with the radical and experimental developments in the last three decades.Offering a concise survey of the entire field, this book analyzes From the simple shell beads worn by Palaeolithic hunters to the splendor of Renaissance gold work and the sumptuousness of Art Nouveau enamels, here is a fascinating and informative guide to the development of Western jewelry concluding with the radical and experimental developments in the last three decades.Offering a concise survey of the entire field, this book analyzes jewelry's changing fashions, explores its social context, and examines how it has been worn by both men and women. It shows how jewellers have responded to new sources of gems, whether emeralds from the New World or diamonds from South Africa, and to the discovery of metals such as platinum and aluminum.Masterworks by unknown craftsmen and pieces designed by individual artists as diverse as Holbein, Pugin and Calder are illustrated alongside the glittering products of the major jewelry houses.

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4.4/5

Making Wire Jewelry: 60 Easy Projects in Silver, Copper Brass by Helen Clegg , Mary Larom

For all wishing to make inexpensive and unique jewellery, this book gives complete instructions for 60 different pieces, each photographed in full cover. All information needed to design and create original items is provided and the how-to drawings are shown actual size, enabling the placing of the wire over it for accuracy.

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4.4/5

The Encyclopedia of Jewelry-Making Techniques by Jinks McGrath

Covers acrylies, etching, inlaying, enameling, casting, stamping, blanking, patinating, oxidizing and chain making. Complete with instructions for designing and presenting jewelry concepts as working drawings. Step-by-step color photos make every instruction and entry easy to understand.

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3/5

Bead on a Wire: Making Handcrafted Wire and Beaded Jewelry by Sharilyn Miller

Make a fashion statement with your own beautiful handcrafted jewelry! Packed with techniques, projects, and insider tips, Bead on a Wire is all you need to make stunning beaded wire jewelry. Author Sharilyn Miller shares her enthusiasm, experience and expertise to make this book a must-have for jewelry-makers of all skill levels. So, whether you're beginning your first bra Make a fashion statement with your own beautiful handcrafted jewelry! Packed with techniques, projects, and insider tips, Bead on a Wire is all you need to make stunning beaded wire jewelry. Author Sharilyn Miller shares her enthusiasm, experience and expertise to make this book a must-have for jewelry-makers of all skill levels. So, whether you're beginning your first bracelet or your hundredth, you're sure to find inspiration. Bead on a Wire features a comprehensive introductory section and more than 20 step-by-step projects. With in-depth, clearly-illustrated instructions, you'll learn how to: Construct jewelry without soldering tools or other intimidating equipment Fashion beautiful earrings, bracelets, necklaces and fibulas not readily found in stores Stock your "jewelry toolkit" with only the necessary tools Make jump rings, links, clasps and other basic jewelry components to keep on hand for future projects Create project variations and new designs with your own one-of-a-kind look Never again will you have to hunt for the perfect necklace to match your new outfit. Now, with Bead on a Wire, you can create jewelry that suits your style, fits your wardrobe and reflects your personality.

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3.6/5

Teach Yourself Visually Jewelry Making and Beading by Chris Franchetti Michaels

You've probably coveted jewelry you've seen in artsy boutiques and fashion magazines or envied friends who have the perfect bling to accent everything. With this book, you'll learn to craft designs that are chic but inexpensive. With hundreds of detailed photos, this book covers tools and supplies, bead stringing and weaving, wire wrapping, and more. Terrific projects will You've probably coveted jewelry you've seen in artsy boutiques and fashion magazines or envied friends who have the perfect bling to accent everything. With this book, you'll learn to craft designs that are chic but inexpensive. With hundreds of detailed photos, this book covers tools and supplies, bead stringing and weaving, wire wrapping, and more. Terrific projects will get you started and inspire you to create your own jewelry and beadwork designs. Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick review Each skill or technique is defined and described Detailed color photos demonstrate each step Step-by-step instructions accompany each photo Helpful tips provide additional guidance

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3.8/5

Making Wire Bead Jewelry: Artful Wirework Techniques by Janice Berkebile , Tracy Stanley

Wire and bead jewelry is one of the hottest subjects in jewelry-making today, and this book comes from two of the best-known teachers in the field, Janice Berkebile and Tracy Stanley. With beautiful designs, more than 500 how-to photographs that teach you visually, and accessible and accurate instructions, this book is a dream come true for jewelers. This is jewelry with t Wire and bead jewelry is one of the hottest subjects in jewelry-making today, and this book comes from two of the best-known teachers in the field, Janice Berkebile and Tracy Stanley. With beautiful designs, more than 500 how-to photographs that teach you visually, and accessible and accurate instructions, this book is a dream come true for jewelers. This is jewelry with texture and impressive wirework. This book of artful wirework instruction and 24 great projects will become the cornerstone of your jewelry-making library.

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4.4/5

101 Wire Earrings: Step-by-Step Projects & Techniques by Denise Peck

Providing detailed descriptions on how to intricately craft stylish wire earrings, this beautifully illustrated guide offers simple yet elegant projects that are inexpensive and easily accomplished. Easy-to-follow instructions and comprehensive definitions guide the jewelry maker through the many elements of wire working, such as headpins, jump rings, hoops, loops, spirals Providing detailed descriptions on how to intricately craft stylish wire earrings, this beautifully illustrated guide offers simple yet elegant projects that are inexpensive and easily accomplished. Easy-to-follow instructions and comprehensive definitions guide the jewelry maker through the many elements of wire working, such as headpins, jump rings, hoops, loops, spirals, and ear wires, clearly highlighting the techniques and detailing the quality materials necessary to produce functional and innovative works of wearable art. With a diverse selection of 101 contemporary earring projects submitted from top designers, wire crafters of all skill levels will hone their talents while discovering new and inspirational ideas for producing unique and creative works in one of the fastest growing trends of modern jewelry art.

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