1000 Jewelry Inspirations Book Review

1,000 Jewelry Inspirations: Beads, Baubles, Dangles, and Chains (1000 Series) by Sandra Salamony

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Quarry Books (June 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592534139
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592534135

This book is nothing but a visual feast of jewelry eye candy and color overload. And I mean that in a GOOD way! 

Yes, it is one huge colorful buffet of jewelry inspiration and examples and you’ll want to look at it over and over again.   It’s not a project book, although there are brief step by step instructions in the back. This book is meant to be eye candy for your creative soul. There are so many wonderful pieces in the book that I could not possibly detail them all here.  300+ pages of gorgeous color photographs of jewelry that range from wirework, beadwork, metal work, polymerclay, found object and everything in between created by jewelry artists from across the globe.  

The book is divided into several sections. Each photo is numbered as well. 

  •  Chapter 1 is Beads and Baubles, with the most items 1- 313 
  • Chapter 2: Paper + Mixed Media 314 -440 
  • Chapter 3: Polymer + Precious Metal Clay 441 – 602
  • Chapter 4 covers Vintage and Repurposed 603 – 749
  • Chapter 5: Fibers + Fabric  750 – 864.
  • Chapter 6: Wire + Metal Items 865 – 1000 

The book concludes with a short appendix of jewelry-making techniques for beginners, a massive artist directory and index, and jewelrymaking resources.

This is a GREAT book to have on hand and stir up some creativity.  If you are looking for a book, you can grab when you are feeling in a jewelrymaking rut or need inspiration-THIS is the book to get.  It is a must in your jewelrymaking library.