Jewelry books are great sources for getting ideas for making your own jewelry pieces. These jewelry making books and magazines contain lots of 'how to make' articles and techniques on making the latest fashion jewelry.

To keep yourself updated and in touch with the fashion jewelry trends, you might like to subscribe to some popular jewelry magazines.

Usually, these magazines, for example the beads magazines; Bead & Button and Australian Beader, have monthly jewelry how-to projects for beginners up to more advanced jewelers. Lapidary is another magazine you might like to lay your hands on.

Personally, I find Resource Directory in these jewelry books and magazines a great help in sourcing for jewelry making supplies like beads, gemstones and jewelry findings and tools.

Below I have listed some jewelry books which I find helpful at the moment but more new jewelry books and magazines are appearing on the book-stands and I'm sure you will be able to find one that will meet your needs. I believe that as you continue with this hobby, you will find yourself adding more books and jewelry periodicals to your jewelry library. So maybe the following few might help you start your journey on this wonderful jewelry craft.

Vintage-Style Beaded Jewelry
35 Beautiful Projects Using New And Old Materials

By: Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell

vintage style beaded jewelry/Jewelry book: Vintage Style Beaded Jewelry

This is one of North Light Books publications. North Light Books has quite alot of great craft books and this is one of them. In the book are 35 delightful vintage and retro style designs which are so popular today. There are clear step-by-step instructions and crisp photographs so you will find it easy to produce beautiful pieces just by following the instuctions.

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Making Designer Gemstone & Pearl Jewellery
By: Tammy Powley

gemstone & pearl jewellery?Gemstone & Pearl Jewellery Book

If you subscribed to Jewelry Crafts magazine, a US publication, you will be familiar with the name Tammy Powley. She is a frequent contributor to the magazine. Here in this book, Tammy uses gemstones and pearls to create the stunning jewelry pieces described in the book. She also included a section on the different kind of stones and the powers associated with each.

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Beautiful, Easy-to-Make Jewelry: Bead Fantasies
By: Takako Samejima

bead fantasies/Bead Fantasies Book

I love to browse through this book whenever I'm in need of inspiration or ideas. Takako creates exquisite bead jewelry pieces that look good to eat. The color combinations and designs are just stunning. The only setback is that the prints are quite small and some of the designs will need much observation before you can start on the project.

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Art of Antique Beading
Published By: Ondori

art of antique beading/Art of Antique Beading Book

Another book on beading! Instructions for making pins, barrettes, combs, mini bags, rings, necklaces and bracelets with photographs and diagrams.

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Art Clay Silver:
35 Shape the clay, then fire in a Kiln to create one-of-a-kind silver jewelery.

By: Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell

art clay silver/Art Clay Siler Jewelry Making Book

This is a book that features projects using Art Clay Silver, a brand of pure silver material in clay form. There are full page photographs of silver pieces with step by step instructions. For you who loves silver, this book will help you create some silver pieces that are uniquely your own. But you will need some tools and supplies which are relatively expensive. You will also need a firing kiln. 

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