Thursday February 4, 2010
101 Gorgeous Earrings
Martingale & Company
Product Description (via Amazon)
If variety is the spice of life, this earring collection adds plenty of zest! Here in one volume is an exciting assortment of earring styles by leading designers. If you're looking for inspiration, just browse through these beautiful photographs. You'll soon see your bead stash sparkling with new possibilities!
* Captivating photos show the details of a dazzling array of findings, beads, and gemstones.
* Detailed instructions make it easy to create each project.
* An Earring Basics section explains techniques for wire wrapping, tempering, finishing, and more.
I love to make earrings...for the most part they are instant gratification! In less than an hour you can have something cool to show for your hard work. With 101 pairs of earrings in one book you will find hours of gratification here!
There are plenty styles to chose from with a detailed list of what you'll need to get the job done including any specialty tools and supplies. Although the book does give brief instructions on basic jewelry techniques, if you are a newbie I would recommend getting a book that gives more in depth instructions on the basics especially if you are new to wire-wrapping.
There are great pictures of the finished product but the directions on how to actually make the earrings don't have a lot of pictures so knowing jewelry making "lingo" will help out quite a bit.
Overall this is a great book for a wide range of experience, and includes a variety of styles to choose from. I look at it this way, I may not like every style but you probably have a friend who would enjoy something a little different!