I’ve decided we all have something we hoard. I just try to hoard stuff that’s worthwhile (at least to me anyway). In looking at my bookcase this week, I decided I am a jewelry book hoarder. I LOVE LOVE LOVE buying jewelry books. Designing jewelry. Making jewelry. Fixing jewelry. History of jewelry. and on and on and on. I love reading about 42 different ways to make the same bezel. I love looking at a piece of jewelry and trying to figure out how the artist made it. I love looking at others designs and wonder how I can make it better. (*smile*)
I have books on everything. Even stuff I haven’t done yet. (but intend to sometime before I die)
You can learn so much just by reading. It’s a great way of introducing yourself to techniques and sparking ideas in where you want to go next.
I’ve even got a few business planning books too. Reading business information is my other obsession.
I have a rule that all my books have to fit in one bookcase. As you can see, I make the most of all the space I can.
Sometimes the books don’t even have to be ‘how to’ books. I love looking at designs from different periods in time and looking at the jewelry art of contemporary artists.
What jewelry books do you have on your shelf?
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