Review of Jewelry Making for Beginners by Tammy Powley @tammypowley @QuartoBooksUS

I see some pretty earrings in my future! đź’Ž

Blurb: Get started making your own jewelry with this easy and fun guide, featuring techniques for beading, wirework, metalwork, enamel, and polymer clay.

Jewelry Making for Beginners covers it all through accessible step-by-step instruction, with each step illustrated and a complete list of tools and materials. Build your skills starting with the easiest projects and then you take it from there. The book includes basics for making necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, as well as making your own beads, simple seed beading, easy wirework, and much more.

This essential beginner’s guide includes:

 A list of tools you need to set up your jewelry-making table as well as ideas for adding your own personal flair to your designs 

Projects for bead making, bead stringing, closures and clasps, polymer clay shapes, dangles, chokers, strands, bangles, rings, earrings

A list of dos and don’ts for avoiding costly mistakes, plus quick fixes

Loads of inspiration to learn follow and learn from

Make them for yourself, as a gift for a friend, or even to sell at your local craft fair or online. This book will launch your success as a jewelry maker, whether for profit or just for fun.


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While there are no end of possible jewelry choices pretty much everywhere to buy, sometimes it’s fun to create your own that shows your taste and personality. Tammy Powley’s very useful Jewelry Making for Beginners shows you how with detailed information about the variety of gadgets you’ll need to create earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. The author provides listings for what gadgets are necessary for each project and what would be nice to have to make things a little easier but which are not necessary.

She provides step-by-step instructions with pictures to create several projects as well as specific techniques . I could definitely see myself making some of the earrings. They look sophisticated and not like beginner projects at all.

I found the section using polymer clays to be very interesting with stunning results achieved with what seem like basic techniques.

While I realize that everything is Googled anymore, I think it might have been nice to see a section listing possible resources for purchasing beads, clays, etc. as recommendations by people who actually know what they’re doing is always helpful. Regardless, this book would be a definite asset for anyone starting out who would like to be walked through several projects and know what they need for future ones.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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