First, my disclosure....The Publishers at Lark Crafts/Sterling Publishing sent me this book to review on my blog. They do NOT pay me for the review, other than the book(s) that they sent me for review.
Making Wire and Bead Jewelry
Janice Berkebile and Tracy Stanley
Lark Crafts/Sterling Publishing
Paperback 144 pages $24.95
After spending a weekend at the Revere Institute and wondering how I might make my own clasps (use of commercial clasps was considered a big no-no when my work was being critiqued) this book arrived on my doorstep.
While the book is not a book dedicated to making clasps or findings, it does give great directions for making some. I was excited to see some of techniques I have been wanting to learn presented clearly with lots of photos, a wonderful list of tools and some applications of the wire techniques represented.
This book is staying in my collection without a doubt. It might just be the start of my learning new skills that would bump up the value and artistry of my own work.
For me, this book is like taking a mega vitamin when I am just not up to par. It is inspiring and is making my creative cells feel all happy! I think every beader could benefit from what this book offers. Highly recommended!!