10 Best Books On Wooden Jewelry


Books revealing the secrets of wooden jewellery

There are so many skills involved in making wooden jewellery……turning to carving, gilding to laminating and much more besides.

This cornucopia of skills makes it difficult to know where to start.

If you are a complete beginner then it is probably a good idea to pop down to the local library and absorb yourself in whatever style of jewellery excites you.

This article suggests 10 books which encompass many of the skills you should be acquainted with. You will find them all at Amazon Books.

1. Creating Wooden Jewelry by Sarah King

Creating Wooden Jewelry

Introduces you to many useful techniques whilst describing 24 projects.

A wide variety of detailed lessons and fourteen step-by-step projects to make bracelets, necklaces, earrings, pins, cuff links and rings. Learn how to shape, connect and treat wood, as well as other processes like electroforming and ebonizing.

2. Art Of Making Fine Wood Jewellery by Tony Lygate

The Art Of Making Fine Wooden Jewelry

Overview of the designs of 24 contemporary artisans. You will find instructions and exploded diagrams, which enable you to make fine wooden jewellery.





3. The Art Of Wood Jewelry by Terry Taylor

The Art Of Wood Jewelry

Assortment of wood necklaces, bangles and earrings. Examples of projects in different stages. Covers sawing, sanding, drilling, carving and pyrography.







4. Jewellery From Natural Materials by Beth Legg

Jewellery From Natural Materials

This book not only shows you how to make wooden jewellery but also gives you the opportunity to widen your range using natural materials.








5. Woodturning Jewellery by Hilary Bowen

Woodturning Jewellery

Introduction to the fascinating craft of turning jewellery from wood. 12 step by step projects showing you how to make necklaces, earrings, bangles, brooches and rings. Includes techniques such as wire inlaying, scorch rings, gold leaf and carving.

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6. Making Wood Jewelry by Thomas Freese

7. Get Ready To Burn by Simon Easton

Get Ready To Burn

Learning pyrography is a valuable asset for a jeweller working with wood. After providing a basic background on the tools required, the author describes how to make a wide range of small items using pyrography.




8. Jewellery Structured In Wood by Liv Blavarp

Jewellery Structured In Wood

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9. Turning Wooden Jewelry by Judy Ditmer

Turning Wooden Jewelry

Judy describes how to make beautiful wooden jewelry using a lathe. She turns tiny ‘bowls’ from a variety of woods. They are finished and assembled with findings, wires and beads of silver and glass.





10. The Wood Burn Book by Rachel Strauss

The Wood Burn Book

Suitable for a novice or a seasoned professional, this book guides you through the art of pyrography, starting with a list of essential tools to an overview of basic techniques. Describes many projects which make ideal gifts…..not only jewelry but picture frames, cutting boards, coasters and wooden spoons.

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