Lark Books publishes a wide variety of excellent Jewelry Books from the instructional (such as the book reviewed here) to the informative (such as 1000 Rings).
Today I have the pleasure to review Leather Jewelry: 30 Contemporary Projects by Nathalie Mornu.
This is a very impressive and fun book. It includes not only step-by step instructions for a variety of projects ranging from stunning to funky and fun, but also a lengthly section on leather itself, the different types of finishes and textures, how to choose leather for projects, what tools you will need and even where to source it (including thrift stores, used samples from furniture stores, etc.). Mornu also includes excellent illustrations of techniques that will be needed to complete the projects and many many photographs to give visual example to what she is describing.
Other than the excellent projects for you to try, Mornu has included miriad of examples of leather jewelry made by contemporary jewelers. The works included will inspire and even amaze you. You will want to get working on these projects so that you can have them to wear and so that you can learn the skills that it takes to create imaginitive pieces of your very own.
If you are excited about this book, here is your chance! Leave a comment below to be entered for a chance to win the review copy. Leave a second, third, etc. comment letting me know that you have posted a link to this review on Twitter, Facebook, etc. – for additional chances to win. The double bonus though is that Nathalie has included with the book, a variety of colors and textures of leather to get you going on the projects. So the winner of this giveaway will be off to a roaring start. Also, don’t forget, if this book inspires you to create, post photos on our Crafty Review Pool on Flickr so we can all see what you have made.
Enjoy and Good Luck!
(A winner will be chosen at random on May 2nd. US mailing addresses only please. )