Interweave Craft Books to Check Outcomments (1) June 18th, 2008
While I was at the Beadwork Bead Expo recently, I got to browse the Interweave Press spring titles, and they look fantastic. I'll definitely be reviewing some of them soon (and giving copies away), but here's a quick look at some highlights from their current list.
Designing Jewelry with Glass Beads combines a wealth of background information on glass and the art of working with it—from inexpensive mass-produced pieces to one-of-a-kind artisan lampworked beads and components. Twenty projects round out the book, and the author, Stephanie Sersich, shares some of her favorite techniques throughout.
Danielle Fox's Simply Modern Jewelry highlights thirty sleek, beginner-friendly designs to make. The projects are divided into five intriguing categories: "Easy Does It" (projects that can be made in under an hour), "Experiment with Sizing" (projects that play with length), "Find Your Inspiration" (how to use inspiration and translate that into projects), "Mix It Up," (experimenting with new beading materials), and "Play with Symmetry" (shaking up designs for an entirely new look).
Two titles from the Jewelry Studio Series—Liz Jones' Silver Wire Fusing and Linda Chandler and Christine Ritchey's Wire Wrapping—introduce sophisticated yet accessible techniques to lend a new dimension to your jewelry projects.
Meanwhile, don't miss Interweave's jewelry-making magazines such as Beadwork, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, Step by Step Beads, and Stringing.