I picked up these two books at the Barnes & Noble last night after we went to dinner. I heard about Blogging for Bliss from Cindy's Sweet Bead Studio blog. I haven't had a chance to really dive into it yet but I'm excited to learn a few things about how to take my blogging to the next level. I've had my blog for a while now, and although I really enjoy it, some days I struggle with content so this book will hopefully give me some tips. One thing I want to do more of is free tutorials. I think that this type of content is what a lot of jewelry creators are craving. More jewelry tips, more technique tutorials.
Metalworking 101 for Beaders is a book that I had on my Amazon wishlist. I was shocked to see it on the shelves already. Not sure what's going on with my local B&N but the jewelry section is shrinking, and it was already really small at approx. 2 shelves of jewelry books. And it seems like the new books are coming in but they are only stocking 1 or 2 at a time. What is UP with that?
I flipped through this book last night and I have to say, it immediately made me want to head to Harbor Freight and Tools. I have been wanting to dabble a bit more in metalworking and in order to do that, I need to buy some tools. The first thing on my wish list is a dapping block, and also a ball pein hammer. I'd love to be able to make my own bead caps. Do you know of any really great books with instructions for this technique? Like really good technique tips? If you know of any really cool books that you think I might want to look at, let me know. I'd be up for swapping books too. I've gotten quite a few jewelry books accumulated lately.
This of course, is a great opportunity to mention Chain Style again. I am SO excited for this book to come out. I have 9 projects in this book and my necklace is on the cover. What's cool is, you can now Look Inside at some sample pages if you head to InterweaveStore.com.
I hope you have all pre-ordered the book, it's gonna be a goodie!