Saturday, October 27, 2007

Book Review - Hardwear - Jewelry From a Toolbox

I had a hard time putting this book down at the bookstore recently and couldn't help but think of the many ways an art bead could be incorporated into the designs.

The author, Hannah Rogge, was inspired by the variety of interlocking geometric shapes she saw on a routine trip to the hardware store one day and got the idea to create jewelry from them.

This "hard" cover book is beautifully written and designed and would make a good beginner's book for someone wanting to get started designing jewelry inexpensively. A seasoned jewelry designer will also appreciate this book for it's resourceful and "outside the box" perspective toward jewelry design.

One thing is for sure - your visits to the hardware store will never be the same after you've read this book!

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