Book Review: Jewelry Inspirations, Techniques and Designs from the Artist's Studio by Sherri Haab
Author, jewelry designer, teacher, and crafty diva, Sherri Haab has done it again. She paired up with Watson-Guptill Publications and created a jewelry how-to book that is a must have this Spring season. I got my hands on a copy and am quite impressed.
Jewelry Inspirations: Techniques and Designs from the Artist's Studio is an all-inclusive jewelry technique and design book. It covers everything from the basics of wire wrapping, to the more complicated techniques of metal clay and etching.
Have trouble with organization and creating your own perfect studio space? Sherri sheds some light on these topics too in the beginning chapters. The book is broken up into themes such as Memories, Seasons, Collections, Hobbies, and Blast from the Past. Each section features a couple of different subsections, that take you through the process of a few different techniques.
I have been asked a couple of times within the past few weeks if I know of any technique books that show fiber and leather techniques. GUESS WHAT!? Sherri features a few different designs that use this technique. Along with others such as wire crochet, Braiding, lucite flowers, polymer clay, and woven fibers.
The step by step instructions for each project read easily, and are understandable. But my favorite thing about this book is the photography. It's impeccable. The photos of each project are clear, bright, colorful and eye catching. Each section has a beautiful collage photo in the beginning that is truly inspiring in and of itself.
If you are lacking some new inspiration, I definitely recommend picking up a copy of Sherri's Jewelry Inspirations. It really does deliver: INSPIRATION! TIPS! Step by Step Instructions! and how to find Inspiration in the world around you!
Available for pre-order now, here on Amazon. It will be released on March 9th.
I have a surprise for you! I have a copy to give away here! Leave me a comment on this post and I will pick a random winner on Monday March 8th. One comment per person, please. And PLEASE be sure to leave your email so that I can notify you if you win! Anonymous comments WILL NOT COUNT!