I may be biased, but trust me when I say that Chris Franchetti Michaels is one amazing lady. She’s our resident jewelry making and beading expert for the Teach Yourself VISUALLY series, and she’s just come out with a fantastic new book: More Teach Yourself VISUALLY Jewelry Making. If you’ve already got some experience with jewelry making and you’d like to learn some new techniques, this is the book for you. It covers designing with chain, basic metal work, metal cold connections, sculpting with metal clay, embellishing metal, using adhesives, working with resin, glaze, and leather, and more, step by step, with more than 900 photos to show you exactly what to do. Check back here on Wednesday for a free project from the book–a gorgeous filigree and gemstone ring. Better yet, leave a comment on this post by this Thursday, April 19, and I’ll pick a random winner to receive a free copy of the book!
Make sure to check out Chris’ website, beadjewelry.net, too, for free projects, tips, and information about the latest trends in jewelry making.