I thought it be a great Idea to share, with you, some of the jewelry books I’m currently reading! As an artist, I am always looking for inspiration and a deeper depth in my craft. I continue to grow my skills and knowledge, in jewelry making and metalsmithin by attending workshops, getting advice from my jewelry community and through trial and error! I’ve also gained quite a bit from jewelry books. I have every jewelry book from my college years (along with my tools – never giving those away)! The great thing about books on jewelry making is, you can alway reference back to them. You can write notes in them, dog-ear them, flag them with post-it’s – what every you choose (granted you own them)!
Here a shot of the jewelry books that I am currently reading:
List of Jewelry Books
- Stoned by Aja Rad
- 21st Century Jewelry
- 500 Earrings
- The Complete Jewelry Making Course
- The Jewelry of South East Asia
- The Art of Jewelry Making
- Art Jewelry Today
Most jewelers by DNA are book hoarders. Um..Hello….I am one of those jewelers! Lately, however, in attempts to simplify my home and studio; I’ve been renting books from my local library. This give me the instant gratification of “purchasing” a new jewelry book, even if its temporary! And, if I discover that I cannot live without that book, I will then purchase it to add to my studio library!
Which of these jewelry books did I decide to add to my library? None yet! But I am thinking about the 500 Earrings book. The 500 series is just a great collection to have in your jewelry studio! I have 2 books from that series and I cannot tell you how often I reference back to them!
Thanks for reading + I hope this inspires you!