What’s on your Christmas list? Jewellery books to ask Santa for

Sometimes, when Christmas comes around and you are asked what you want it is hard to say. Here are a few jewellery books tutor Anna Campbell recommends for your Christmas list.

I have a shelf full of jewellery books that I love to flick through for inspiration. For me, books are a perfect Christmas gift. I’ve looked at books focusing on specific jewellery making techniques and have featured some by our talented staff.

Silversmithing

silver jewellery books

Silversmithing for jewelry makers by Elizabeth Bone. A fantastic resource written by one of our talented tutors

 

silver jewellery books

Behind the brooch by Lorena Angulo. I love this book. Lorena Angulo has compiled images of brooches made in many different media but focuses on innovative ways to design the back of the brooch.

 

silver jewellery books

Stonesetting for contemporary jewellery makers by Melissa Hunt. Another book by a tutor, invaluable if you want to learn more about different methods of stone setting

 

Beading and wire jewellery

beading jewellery book

Bead and wire fashion jewellery by Jessica Rose. Written by our director Jess, this book provides ideas, mood boards and step by step tutorials

 

wire woven jewellery book

Timeless wire weaving by Lisa Barth. I have been fortunate to attend a masterclass with Lisa and her book is well written and clear with some beautiful ideas

 

beaded jewellery book

Stringing and linking jewelry workshop by Sian Hamilton. Editor of Making Jewellery magazine Sian Hamilton has curated some tutorials that have been featured in the magazine. It’s great to see these collected into themed books

 

Metal clay

metal clay jewellery book

Magical metal clay jewellery by Sue Heaser. An excellent resource for beginners with metal clay

 

metal clay jewellery book

Metal clay jewelry workshop by Sian Hamilton. Part of the series mentioned above edited by Sian Hamilton

 

metal clay jewellery book

Metal clay fusion by Gordon Uyehara. A more advanced metal clay book with really inspiring ideas

Which jewellery books do you recommend? Let us know your favourites on our  Facebook page or on Twitter.

Anna Campbell is a tutor at the London Jewellery School and runs her own jewellery business Campbell Hall Designs.

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