October 13, 2012

Candie Cooper's NECKLACEOLOGY ~ The Ultimate How-to Guide for Aspiring Jewelry Makers and Practiced Beading Enthusiasts


The right necklace can be a fashion keystone -- bringing a whole outfit together for a polished and haute look.  An artfully crafted necklace is a wearable work of art -- an art which to some, like myself, is all at once fascinating and intimidating.  

necklaceology begins with 14 pages of terminology for the materials and tools of the trade indexed with full-color photos, full descriptions and tips.

For those not yet fluent in the vernacular of crimp beads, scrimp findings, clamshells and cup chains, Candie Cooper's* new book, necklaceology, from Lark Jewelry & Beading, demystifies the art of jewelry making, taking you step-by-step through terminology, techniques, and projects with which to build the skills and drive the passion of any aspiring jewelry artist.  

necklaceology breaks down all the techniques you'll need to know to launch into the world of jewelry making in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step format accompanied by color photographs of each step.

For the practiced beading or jewelry-making enthusiast, Cooper's book is filled with inspiration and 40 beautifully conceived projects that range from the exotic, Steampunk and Old World to Southwestern, whimsical and Art Nouveau. 


Here are some of my favorite projects:




With no prior jewelry-making experience, I was able to use the references from the first part of necklaceology and the techniques found in the "Kiss the Bride" tutorial to string my collection of vintage buttons and faux cut crystal beads into this stunning necklace (tutorial HERE):


Feeling inspired to start making your own wearable art?  You can download 3 of the projects from necklaceology for free HERE, and enter to win a copy of necklaceology below:


Giveaway


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Can't wait?  You can pick up a copy for nearly $10-off the cover price below:


*Candie Cooper is the bestselling author of Metalworking 101 for Beaders and Felted Jewelry and the host of the Public Television series Hands On.  She's an adjunct instructor in the art department at Manchester College and teaches creative workshops internationally.

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Disclosure:  I received a complimentary copy of necklaceology from Lark Jewelry and Beading for the purpose of review.  All opinions are genuine and are my own.



27 comments:

  1. These necklaces are amazing! I would love to learn how to do this!!! Awesome giveaway. Thanks friend!!

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  2. The book looks fantastic! I would love to look at Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk. :)

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  3. OK if I don't win this, I'm buying it for sure! Right up my alley.

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  4. The book looks amazing! Shrink, shrank, shrunk looks great too!

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  5. I love making jewellry and this book looks like a great reference book. Great pictures of techniques! I love your necklace - so pretty :)

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  6. Great giveaway!! Decorating Cookies looks interesting! I couldn't find Lark Jewelry on Pinterest - the link went to a 404.... Have a great day :)

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  7. I like Return of the Stupid Sock Creatures! jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

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  8. The book on metal clay...I've always wanted to learn that!

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  9. My friend organised a necklace making craft night for us and this book looks like it would be a great way to develop those skills. x

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  10. This looks like a great book ... not that i need more incentive to play with beads :)

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  11. Paper Bouquet looks like a fun book and ceaft to try

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  12. I like Shrink! Shrank! Shrunk!

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  13. A Very Beaded Christmas looks good!

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  14. The Fleece Hat Friends book looks cute! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  15. I like "Shrink! Shrank! Shrunk!"
    kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  16. I like the Artful Halloween book

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  17. My facebook name is Lisa Reitano...clicked it by accidnet before i finished it, sorry

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  18. The artful Halloween book looks fun
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  19. The shrink plastic book looks awesome!

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  20. I'd love to have a copy of A Very Beaded Christmas by Terry Taylor


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  21. The projects in Shrink! Shrank! Shrunk! are so cute! I'd love that one. Thanks for the giveaway!
    hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

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  22. I'd love to read the book "Decorating Cookies".

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  23. I love the book "Artful Hallowee". Great giveaway, I just started making jewelry and I love it.

    Thanks,
    Sue

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  24. I also love the book "Fleece Hat Friends"!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Fiona N

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