The art of making your own jewelry!

Discover exciting new Craft books at your local library, with detailed instructions how to make your own jewelry. Find good advice and techniques that offer inspiration and guide you how to create your own unique designs. Happy crafting!

Fashion jewelry : a beginner’s guide to jewelry making / Legenhausen, Courtney
“Learn how to make beautiful jewelry from an up-and-coming designer with her own line Bead stringing. Wire wrapping, Pearl knotting. This beginner-friendly guide, created by Courtney Legnhausen, teaches all the basics of fashioning fun and attractive bracelets, rings, necklaces, and earrings. Detailed instructions and easy-to-follow, step-by-step photographs lay out the techniques and 17 projects. Even novices can make chandelier earrings, a pearl bracelet, a stone pendant, and more. (Catalogue)

New necklaces : 400 designs in contemporary jewellery / Estrada, Nicolas
“A selection of impressive pieces by more than 180 artists, this book showcases the current trends in contemporary jewelry. New Necklaces is the third book curated by jeweler and author Nicolas Estrada. A very special selection of impressive pieces by more than 180 artists from all over the world, this book showcases the current trends in contemporary jewelry and how boundaries in concept, materials and techniques are being pushed by jewelry designers today. Find prefaces by German jeweler Julia Wild and Leo Caballero, owner of the Barcelona gallery Klimt 02.” (Catalogue)

Beautiful beadwork from nature : 16 stunning jewelry projects inspired by the natural world / Shippee, Melissa
“Drawing from the shapes, colours, and beauty of the natural world, award-winning jewelry designer Melissa Shippee has fashioned a breathtaking collection of wearable art. From delicate earrings made of graceful beaded flowers to a showstopping crystal fringe necklace inspired by ancient stalactites, each striking project uses popular materials such as seed beads, crystals, and Czech glass beads and step-by-step instructions. A gallery of works from top artists offers additional inspiration.  Book acket.” (Catalogue)

New stamped metal jewelry : innovative techniques for 23 custom jewelry designs / Kelly, Lisa Niven
“Cutting-edge stamping techniques and designs! Since the publication of Lisa Niven Kelly’s first book on metal stamping, the craft has undergone a revolution, with more design stamps available than ever before. Since the publication of Lisa Niven Kelly’s first book on metal stamping, the craft has undergone a revolution, with more design stamps available than ever before. This book has the instruction and inspiration you’re looking for.” (Catalogue)

Beautiful beaded jewelry for beginners : 25 rings, bracelets, necklaces, and other step-by-step projects / Owen, Cheryl
“Perfect for beginners, this contemporary collection of 25 designs shows just how easy it is to make stunning beaded jewelry with readily available beads and stones. Each project is shown in full step-by-step detail and beautifully modeled. This contemporary collection of 25 designs shows how to make stunning beaded jewelry with readily available beads and stones. Beautifully modeled pieces provide extra inspiration to complete these individual treasures.” (Catalogue)

Tony Williams : goldsmith
“What is the book about?: Arguably one of the most distinctive and innovative jewellers working in New Zealand, Tony Williams has both expanded and enhanced New Zealand jewellery-making over the past 40 years. From exquisite dragonfly brooches to a jewelled serpent eating its tail, from exotic butterflies to bold necklaces, elegant bracelets and magnificent rings, here is an original artistic mind at work. Tony Williams: Goldsmith celebrates the creativity, skill and imaginative vision of an artisan who follows his own pathway”–Publisher Info. (Catalogue)

Easy-to-make statement jewelry : bold necklaces to dress up or dress down
“Discover 20 statement necklace DIY projects that you can create in just one afternoon, using only inexpensive materials that can be easily found in craft and hobby stores. From chunky stone and edgy angles to vintage charm, each of these standout necklaces will add instant drama to the simplest of outfits. Even if you have never made a necklace before, step-by-step photographs and simple instructions will help to get you started. Find all of the basic techniques you need to know, including crimps, loops, cutting chain, wrapping wire and more.” (Catalogue)

Beautiful beadweaving : simply gorgeous jewelry / Lam, Isabella
“This book contains 25 gorgeous projects which focus on creating detailed, stitched jewelry. Isabella’s original designs use common stitches such as peyote, herringbone, and right-angle weave and materials to make stunning wearable beadwoven jewelry. Her concise instructions incorporate step-by-step photographs that easily guide readers through the process of making necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Additionally she uses materials that are easy to find: seed beads, pearls, gemstones, and crystals to make each piece unique. ” (Catalogue)

50 beaded earrings : step-by-step techniques for beautiful beaded designs
“The best of Beadwork magazine, EARRINGS!       For more than 20 years, Beadwork magazine has been the go-to publication for the best projects in the beading community. In this ultimate collection, the team at Interweave has pulled together your favorite must-stitch earring designs into one essential resource–50 Beaded Earrings. Your favorite techniques and styles for beautiful beaded earrings. Beaded earrings have timeless style Stitch yourself a jewelry box full of stunning designs with 50 Beaded Earrings.” (Catalogue)

Making steampunk jewellery / Druce, Nikki
“Steampunk has captured the imagination of thousands who are searching for a unique style symbolic of a richly inspired, post-apocalyptic world drawn from the heavy machinery of the Victorian age. With clear instruction, step-by-step sequences, and more than 25 projects, this practical book shows you how to make unique jewelry and accessories that will complete an outfit and transport you to another era. This guide includes an introduction to the world of Steampunk, advice on designing and creating your own unique jewelry pieces.” (Catalogue)