We’ve asked some of our authors, contributors, and favorite people in the jewelry community to recommend the best jewelry books, and we’re putting them all together right here for you. The books might be ones they especially treasure and love, that affected their own work or development, or simply books they’d recommend as excellent, helpful, and instructive.
Our newest list is from Alison Lee of CraftCast, joining the lists of Thomas Mann, Barbara Becker Simon, Stacie Hooder, Pauline Warg, and Ingeborg Vandamme. Also, you’re welcome to see our lists of best books for beaders.
Please enjoy, share the link widely, and leave a comment on this post with the jewelry books you’d recommend to jewelers and crafters. Join the Lark Jewelry & Beading community on Facebook, too.
List No. 6: Alison Lee
Alison Lee is the founder and host of CRAFTCAST, a website and community for live online crafting classes and video downloads from the top teachers in a range of crafts, including jewelry and beading.
Metal Clay Beads by Barbara
This is one of my absolute favorite books! Endless inspiration and techniques inside. I go back to this book often.
21st Century Jewelry by Marthe Le Van
This book is pure inspiration! I love having this kind of eye candy available when I need it.
30-Minute Earrings by Marthe Le Van
Another great book edited by Marthe Le Van. Lots of great ideas that you can copy or use as a jumping off point to get yourself creatively moving.
Chains Chains Chains by Joanna Gollberg and Nathalie Mornu
I love making chains, so I really appreciated Joanna and Nathalie’s book, which takes a fresh look at some classic patterns. Lots of current new looks to get inspired by.
Barbara Becker Simon
List No. 5: Barbara Becker Simon