Book Review: Encyclopedia of Contemporary Jewelry Making Techniques

After mastering beadwork, wrapped wire and crochet funky necklaces have you ever wondered, what’s next? How about making your own cast resin components, laminated and highly polished plastic bangles or inlaid wooden pendant for starters. Not meant to be an in-depth examination of any particular material but rather a place to start, the basics of metalworking, papermaking, screen printing, stitching and manipulating fabrics and more are presented in a clear, concise manner. Written instructions complimented by close-up color photography detailing the more important aspects of working with a material allow readers of all levels to explore new media with confidence.

A thorough introduction covering the inherent properties and techniques used are provided for each material. Most materials do not require too many specialized tools or equipment allowing readers to experiment without a large financial outlay. This is an excellent introduction to those seeking to expand their repertoire.

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