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New books on beading

A roundup of new books on jewelry making that have crossed our desks this September. 
Susan Beal, The Taunton Press, ISBN 978-1-63186-154-3, 192pp, $24.95US
BEAD SPARKLE: 120 DESIGNS FOR EARRINGS, NECKLACES, BRACELETS & MORE is a collection of projects for any jewelry maker, even a beginner, that teaches eye-catching bracelets, stunning necklaces, and charming earrings.  Author Susan Beal, a craft writer from Portland, OR, has brought together dozens of stringing projects and includes great suggestions for how to integrate vintage components to create a different style. In addition to the 120 jewelry designs, there is a fully-illustrated chapter dedicated to techniques, and there are also helpful design tips throughout. All projects are graded Easy-Intermediate-Advanced, and each project includes full-color photos and diagrams, and step-by-step instructions. Published by The Taunton Press
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Kalmbach Books, ISBN 978-1-62700-282-0, 256pp, $29.99US


CREATIVE BEADING, VOLUME 11: THE BEST PROJECTS FROM A YEAR OF BEAD&BUTTON MAGAZINE is the latest volume in a series that offers lovely bead stitching ideas, projects and patterns from the previous year of Bead&Button magazine. Each design is editor-tested, and the patterns cover many different stitches and beading techniques, including right-angle weave, peyote, herringbone, loom work, bead embroidery, bead crochet, kumihimo, wirework and Viking Knit. Readers can explore new bead shapes like Rullas, triangles, daggers, studs, and two-hole beads. More than 75 projects created by 55 different jewelry designers are included, all illustrated with full-color photos and diagrams. Projects are graded on a scale of one-to-five in difficulty. Published by Kalmbach Books. 

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Lindsay Burke, Interweave, ISBN 978-1-63250-421-0, 128pp, $19.99US


MAKE IT SPARKLE! 25 DAZZLING JEWELRY DESIGNS TO MAKE ANY OCCASION SPECIAL provides inspiration and instruction for jewelry projects sure to make the wearer stand out from the crowd. Lindsay Burke, a designer who works with Fusion Beads and lives in the Seattle area, has pulled together colorful, sparkling pieces that are appropriate for favorite jeans or fancy parties. Each of the 25 projects includes step-by-step instructions and full-color photos, and buyers of the book will also receive a free bonus digital product. The book also includes a glossary of jewelry-making terms and a few pages of basic techniques. Published by Interweave

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