March 1, 2010

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!


61 comments:

  1. I love Sherri. I took a class from her last year at Beadfest Santa Fe (where she will be again in about 2 weeks time). Apart from being very talented as a designer and an instructor, she is also a lovely person. I can't wait to get my hands on her latest book.

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  2. Looks like a fun read! I am in for a giveaway :)

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  3. this book is creating a buzz - i'm in!

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  4. Hey, throw my name in the hat!

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  5. That sounds like a great book! I am anxious to see it! I'm in!

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  6. Nice review! I have a couple of her books and they are fantastic and so easy to follow. I would love to have another.

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  7. Oh please count me in on this one!

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  8. I have a review on this one coming soon -- I love it! Pure eye candy!

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  9. So many books, so little time! I would love to be the random integer generated for this give-away!

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  10. Love new books. I want to be a part of this too. Thanks Lori!

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  11. Looks like an amazing book. Thanks!
    Courtney

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  12. Great review. Books always get my creative juices flowing. Count me in.

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  13. This book looks awesome! I would love to be the lucky winner:)

    Thanks for this great giveaway!

    Patricia Wood
    bananeroyale(at)aol(dot)com

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  14. I love her books and would love to win a new one.

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  15. I would love to have this book to inspire me and show me some new skills.

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  16. Sounds like a wonderful book! *tosses hat into ring*

    ahteesemail(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. I have no filters when it comes to buying new books (she says with a gleam in her eye). I would love to win, but truthfully, if I don't I will likely buy it anyway!
    Enjoy the day, Lorelei!
    Erin

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  18. I want the book! Pick Me! Pick Me! :D

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  19. It looks like a beautiful book, great giveaway prize as always, L!

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  20. I just love new books! Sign me up, Lorelei! Thanks!

    Mandy Willard

    mandy(dot)willard(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. Sounds like a GREAT book, love her work! Count me in.

    stoeckled(at)prodigy(dot)mx(dot)mx

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  22. Ooh -sign me up! I love Sherri! I took a class with her at Bead Fest Philly last year, and she is SUCH a neat person (her husband is, too)...I learned SO much in her class!

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  23. What a great book! I love the rings on the cover!

    Count me in on your wonderful giveaway. Thanks, Ann
    annrishell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Hello Lorelei, You know me, always up for a giveaway. This looks like an incredible must have. Pick me please.

    Emanda
    artymeziaATyahooDOTcom

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  25. Ilove new books and learning new techniques - this one looks like a good idea for my birthday (unless I am the lucky winner!)

    susan

    mcclelland@sympatico.ca

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  26. Mel Mel3/01/2010

    Wow this one looks like a "gotta have". Please enter my name in your drawing. By the way your new pieces are great & welcome home. I hope you can make it through the winter weather after being in the sunshine!!!! swopemelmel@aol.com

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  27. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book! If I don't win I'll end up buying it anyway
    Sharon
    lunrei@yahoo.com

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  28. Lynn P3/01/2010

    I would love to win a book!

    lynn1231 at hotmail.com

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  29. Looks like another great book - count me in on the giveaway. Thanks

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  30. This is the second rave review I've read on this book...must be good! I'm ready for some spring inspiration! Thanks for the giveaway.

    Lisa

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  31. This sounds like a great book. I would love to get this. I will keep my finger crossed ;)

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  32. my email address is ssg1106@gmail.com

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  33. I have read all her books so far-great! Mary

    marynewtondesigns@yahoo.com

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  34. I have a book of hers and it is very easy to understand. Would love to win this one. Thanks for the chance.

    rmar261783@aol.com

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  35. This one is on my Amazon wish list. I'd love a chance to win it! Thank you.
    Cindy

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  36. Nice book review! Pick me, hope I win!!!

    ~Layne

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  37. Through book review. It would be a joy to win this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  38. One can never have too many beads or books - count me in please

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  39. What a fabulous book - I'm excited to read it and more excited to have a chance to win it!

    --Lois
    moondepadilla@gmail.com

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  40. Looks like a great book. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  41. Thanks for the opportunity to win. This looks like a wonderful reference book.

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  42. I just love a new how~to book!

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  43. Funny, I just pulled one of Sherri's older books off my shelf the other day.
    Would love to add this one!
    sandi

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  44. I need inspiration, would love to have the book. Sherri's new to me.
    Vikki

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  45. i love books. i hope i win! :)
    LiisaAnn@aol.com

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  46. Looks like a beautiful book. I love sitting down with books like this to kick up a little creativity. Hmm...I want to know about the leather techniques!

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  47. I love books, I may have to open a used beading book store someday! Sign me up for the drawing.
    Shannon
    luv2donails@msn.com

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  48. That sounds like a wonderful book!
    Thank you for the chance!
    Janet~bubblingbrooks@yahoo.com
    Going to check the book out no matter what.

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  49. Great review Lorelei - makes me want that book !! Thanks so much for the opportunity..Vicki sashaandmax@gmail.com

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  50. Love the review...the book sounds awesome!Thank-you.

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  51. This sounds like an awesome book...and I'm a sucker for new books! And my b-day is the day you pick...
    Bead Happy!
    Michelle Heim

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  52. Donna Blake3/02/2010

    The leather techniques would be helpful for me also. Looks like a good book to add to my collection. dblake275150mi@comcast.net

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  53. I have never read one of Sherri's books but this one looks terrific. I'll have to check her out. Thanks for the chance to win this book!

    Alice
    thepetersons13@mchsi.com

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  54. Oooh...I would love to win this! Thank you for the chance...

    ~Jamie
    chasingthemoon11@gmail.com

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  55. It sounds like a great book to own, hope I'm lucky.

    thifasmom@yahoo.co.uk

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  56. looks like a great book!

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  57. Exciting chance!
    The contest sounds great. I feel it as a great inspiration because Handmade jewelry is a wonderful item to add to one's jewelry collection. There is something extremely attractive and unique about items which fall into this category and one is sure to get a pure treasure when purchasing trinkets which are made by hand. When it comes to the Designer Jewelry , David Tishbi's taste and experience are unparalleled. The striking combination of gold and sterling silver is what sets such pieces apart from all the rest.

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  58. I would love to have this book in my collection. Thanks for the giveaway. Pick me.

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  59. Yay giveaway! The book looks interesting!

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  60. Lorelei,
    Oh, I hope I am e lucky winner,
    hehehe, lkguen@comcast.net
    Laura

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  61. Wonderful giveaway! Love your blog for all the latest and greatest for us to keep our eyes peeled for. Thank you for allowing us this opportunity. I'd love to be included. big smiles of appreciation! Becki

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