I am so excited to share this wonderful new beading book today. I feel like I've just had a cup of coffee and wish I had the day off tomorrow!! I've got the need to bead!!
This inspiring book is by beading expert, Tammy Powley, of About.com's Jewelry Making site. The title is, "The Complete Photo Guide to Jewelry Making".
I never would have guessed by looking at the cover that this was over 300 pages long! WOW!! It's the A to Z guide that covers everything from tools, to stringing, polymer clay, metal soldering, metal clay, wire wrapping and the list goes on! I love the fact Tammy also threw in the cutest pair of crocheted earrings!
Finding so many techniques in one place is fabulous!! I was thinking this book should be in every craft store classroom, bead shop counter and school artroom. It's amazing!!
As you might remember, I was itching to get started in polymer clay, but things came up and that didn't happen. Tammy has a 6 page spread on the basic techniques that just clicked with me. AND, I just happen to have a few blocks of clay, YAY!!
By the way, Tammy's husband worked by her side taking all of the photographs and I think he ought to start writing a "how to photograph jewelry" book! It's so crystal clear, maybe we can talk him into a webinar to find out how he did it! :)
I could seriously go on and on, but here's a link to Amazon so you can check it out if you have a minute.