I absolutely love the Absolute Beginner Guide series to jewelry making. These are the books which I can heartedly recommend for people who are just starting out. The guides are always there for you to go over again and again should you need to. They cover all the basic information - the kind that will take you ages to get if you were learning on your own and have no real life instructor to hep you.
I just received the latest one in the series, The Absolute Beginners Guide: Making Chain Mail Jewelry: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started by Lauren Andersen, for review. Like all the other books in the series, the book covers the topic without being overwhelming. The instructor did a great job of introducing the newbie to chain mail but also includes innovative but simple projects guaranteed to wow others.
|Crystal Parallel Bracelet|
|Crystal Cross Bracelet (Byzantine)|
Lauren also teaches readers to combine multiple weaves such as the Caterpillar bracelet below.
The leather and lace bracelet project was one of my favorites as the chain mail element really made a simple leather cuff pop!
Also noteworthy is how Lauren combined a rhinestone connector with chain mail for an awesome hand flower or "panja" bracelet.
I really wish the whole series was around when I was learning!
Before You Go:
- Book Review : Absolute Beginner's Guide : Stringing Beaded Jewelry
- Book Review : Absolute Beginner's Guide : Stitching Beaded Jewelry
- Book Review : Absolute Beginner's Guide : Making Wire Jewelry
- The Absolute Beginners Guide: Making Metal Clay Jewelry (Not a review)
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