Let’s kick off 2010 the right way, with free books. I have a few that have been accumulating around these parts that I need to review and give away. We are all feeling too broke to buy ourselves anything in January so I thought a little something free might be nice. So every Monday tune in for a quickie book review and a give away.
First up on the review and give away agenda is Chain Style: 50 Contemporary Jewelry Designs by Jane Dickerson. I don’t work with a lot of metal chain in my designs, but if the mood ever hit me this would be my bible. Right off the bat I was impressed with the extensive chain identification guide in the beginning of the book. Anyone who has picked up a fashion magazine or been to the mall lately knows that chain jewelry is all the rage. Chain Style has 50 different style options for you to choose from as well as several different contributing designers. What that means is that this book has something for everyone.
Jane Dickerson is the editor of Creative jewelry and Step by Step Beads Magazines so to put it bluntly – you know this book does not suck. Chain Style is chocked with tips and tricks about stretching your beading materials by incorporating in chain, what tools and supplies you will need and basic jewelry techniques like opening and closing jump rings and cutting chain.
If you wanna join the chain gang all you have to do is either run out and pick up a copy of Chain Style or leave me a simple comment right here and next week I will pick one lucky winner. Let me know what you think about the chain jewelry trend. Have you already jumped on board, admired from a far? Do you adore Dirty Librarian Chain and Subversive Jewelry? Are you more of a chunky beads or one chain and one charm kind of girl?