Editor's Picks

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Looking for great gifts to give this holiday season?

Don't search endlessly! Your favorite editors from the jewelry group have given their favorite picks that make great gifts to give (or keep for yourself) this holiday season. From enamel, resin, metal clay, and other mixed media techniques to riveting, soldering, fabrication and other must-know metalsmithing techniques, we have the resources so you can master the skill. Find your new favorite today!

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Denise Peck

Editor-in-Chief, Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine

"The holidays seem to come faster every year, don't they? Now is the perfect time to start thinking about gift giving and your own gift wishes! The longer evenings always make me want to get out my supplies and start crafting. Here's some of my favorite inspiration from the Interweave Store. Maybe some of these will resonate with you, too!"

Make Metal Jewelry with Tubing
with Tracy Stanley
Signature Bezels: 5 Decorative Techniques
with Cassie Donlen
Easy Wire Stone Capture
with Janice Berkebile
Wire + Metal: 30 Easy Metalsmithing Designs
by Denise Peck & Jane Dickerson
Handcrafted Wire Findings
by Denise Peck
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Karla Rosenbusch

Managing Editor, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist and Tucson Show Guide

"Ah, the holidays! The time when it is (theoretically) better to give than to receive. But my list? Is frankly what I want to receive! However, since I love to make presents for others, I've listed a lot of resources that will help me learn new techniques for creating holiday presents. Neat, huh? So what's on your holiday list?"

Patina: 300+ Surface Effects for Jewelers & Metalsmiths
by Matt Runfola
Mokumé Gané
with Chris Ploof
How to Solder Jewelry
Collection eBook
by Lexi Erickson
How to Sell Jewelry Online
Collection eBook
Weaving Wire Jewelry
with Mary Hettmansperger
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Helen I. Driggs

Senior Editor, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist magazine

"I was in the studio for the creation of most of these videos – either in front of, or behind the cameras as a video content producer. It's always great fun for me to watch a master jewelry artist do what they do best, and it's always a great privilege for me to be present during those tapings. I am including my book as well, because I'm pleased that the hard work I put in to write it finally came to fruition, and it's always fun for me to see it on the shelf at my local bookstore, or best of all on the 'Locally Grown' counter at my public library here in the small town where I live."

 

The Jewelry Maker's Field Guide
by Helen I. Driggs
Further Explorations in Jewelry Enameling
with Susan Lenart Kazmer
Shell Forming for Jewelry Making with Hammers & Stakes
with Andrea Harvin-Kennington
Intro to the Flex Shaft
with Travis Ogden
Basic Cabochon Cutting for Jewelry Makers
with Michael Boyd
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Tammy Jones

Online Editor, Jewelry Making Daily

"It's my favorite, favorite, favorite time of year! Snow, sparkly things, parties, great food, and lots of family time--plus lots of gift-giving opportunities. I love making jewelry for family and friends for Christmas, and when jewelry isn't the right option, I love finding ways to apply my jewelry-making skills to other gifts. And of course, the cold winter days after the holidays are perfect for staying inside and making jewelry. Yes, it's definitely my favorite, favorite, favorite time of year."

Torch-Fired Enamel Basics
with Barbara Lewis
Making Metal Jewelry
by Jen Cushman
Coloring on Metal for
Jewelry Makers

with Gail Crossman Moore
Forge Wire Cages and Other
3D Forms

with Susan Lenart Kazmer
Hand Finishing Jewelry
with Lexi Erickson
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