This book is a comprehensive how-to book about all aspects of jewelry making. It serves as a reference and technique guide for .all the common methods and styles of jewelry: beaded jewelry, wire, crystals and gems, polymer clay, PMC. The organization provides easy access to information with step-by-step directions and 600 full-color photos for clear understanding. Easy projects allow the reader to try the techniques in each section. Galleries of jewelry by a various artists offer the reader examples and inspiration to pursue the hobby for themselves.
Tammy Powley is a jeweler and workshop instructor who has written several books on jewelry making, most recently The Complete Photo Guide to Jewelry Making, Second Edition (CPi). She is also the former host and manager of About.com's jewelry-making website. She lives in Port St. Lucie, Florida. To see more of her work, visit her blog The Crafty Princess Diaries at tammypowley.com.