Book Review: The Complete Photo Guide to Making Jewelry (2nd Edition)


Tammy Powley knows a lot about jewelry making and this is her newly published second edition. She starts off with the basics – jewelry tools, findings and supplies. Next is a section on techniques like securing bead tips, knotting between beads and making elastic bracelets. After that, are the projects.

There are projects covering these types of jewelry making:

  • Bead stringing
  • Wire work
  • Chain making
  • Metal fabrication
  • Metal soldering
  • Metal clay
  • Fiber
  • Resin
  • Mixed media

Each of these topics alone could easily take many books to cover. So, even though the book is 288 pages, the level of detail on any one given technique is necessarily brief, but enough to get an aspiring jewelry maker insight into many techniques. That said, the book does give the reader insight and projects for a wide range of jewelry types. All of the projects have multiple photos with detailed instructions. There is a gorgeous gallery with inspirational jewelry galore and a list of jewelry supply resources.

Guess what else?


My jewelry is in the gallery! I am ever so grateful.

Thank you Tammy!


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5 Responses to Book Review: The Complete Photo Guide to Making Jewelry (2nd Edition)

  1. Congratulations on getting published in this book.

  2. Eileen says:

    I’ve been waiting for the book to come and for it to be reviewed. I’m a Tammy Powley fan. Thank you and congratulations, Charlene! Can you tell us which of your pieces are in the book?

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