Here is a list of the best Jewellery Design books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!
- Jewellery Illustration and Design: From Technical Drawing to Professional Rendering (2018)
- Twist and Loop: Dozens of Jewelry Designs to Knit and Crochet with Wire (2006)
- Wire Style: 50 Unique Jewelry Designs (2008)
- Chaumet in Majesty: Jewels of Sovereigns Since 1780 (2020)
- Loopy Loom Rubber Band Animals: 25 fun designs for jewelry and accessories (2015)
- The Beader’s Guide to Jewelry Design: A Beautiful Exploration of Unity, Balance, Color & More (Lark Jewelry & Beading) (2014)
- The Jewelry Maker’s Design Book: An Alchemy of Objects (2014)
- Hemp Bracelets and More: Easy Instructions for More Than 20 Designs (Design Originals) (2016)
- Polishing and Finishing for Jewellers and Silversmiths (2019)
- Authentic Art Deco Jewelry Designs (Dover Jewelry and Metalwork) (1982)
- Simple Beginnings: Beading: A Step-by-Step Guide for Creating Your Own Custom Jewelry (Design Originals) Beginner-Friendly, Intermediate, & Advanced Projects for Bracelets, Necklaces, & Earrings (2012)
- Indian Jewelry of the American Southwest (Schiffer Book for Collectors with Value Guide) (2006)
- The Complete Book of Jewelry Making: A Full-Color Introduction to the Jeweler’s Art (2006)
- The Pocket Universal Principles of Design: 150 Essential Tools for Architects, Artists, Designers, Developers, Engineers, Inventors, and Makers (2015)
- Sustainable Jewellery: Principles and Processes for Creating an Ethical Brand (2018)
The first volume in this two-part series provides a step-by-step guide to the fundamental aspects of the graphic representation of a wide range of jewellery pieces, from the simplest to the most complex forms.
Wire jewelry reimaginedIn search of new ways to explore the potential of crochet and knitting, renowned designer Annie Modesitt picked up some unusual tools: wire, beads, and ribbon. The results were unlike anything she’d created before: sparkling, multifaceted creations with intricate texture and movement. Annie was hooked—and you will be too.
Featuring original ideas from top jewelry designers, this collection covers a range of contemporary and stylish projects, such as bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and pendants.
Chaumet has been crafting exceptional royal jewelry for more than two hundred years. The tiara–a symbol of power and sovereignty turned emblem of love and marriage–is the ultimate expression of the jeweler’s masterful artistry and creativity.
Discover 25 awesome animals, all made from rubber bands!Like making loom bands? Then you’ll LOVE these amazing animals! Discover how to make 25 cute creatures simply using rubber bands, a hook, and a loom. With two fun chapters – “Cute Pets and Furry Friends” and “Into the Wild” – packed full of ideas, you’ll want to start looping straight away!
The Beader’s Guide to Jewelry Design: A Beautiful Exploration of Unity, Balance, Color & More (Lark Jewelry & Beading) (2014)
Once beaders have mastered the basics and enjoyed bringing others’ patterns to life, they’re ready and eager to take the next step: creating their own original pieces. Here, finally, is their must-have guidebook to the fundamental principles of visual design. Focusing on jewelry, it helps beaders explore concepts such as unity, scale, proportion, balance, rhythm, volume, shape, pattern, texture, movement, drape, and color in their work.
Make your very own bohemian, rustic, one-of-a-kind, jewelry that integrates found objects or repurposes beautiful charms and elements from your jewelry box. In The Jewelry Maker’s Design Book: An Alchemy of Objects, you will not only learn solid techniques for making several beautiful projects, but also how to plan and conceive your designs using unique objects in mixed media jewelry pieces.
There are so many ways to make cool bracelets with natural hemp! Soft, supple, and durable, hemp cord now comes in a beautiful range of lustrous colors, perfect for making stylish eco-chic jewelry. This book makes it easy, with step-by-step instructions and irresistible projects.Discover how to create amazing hand-tied bracelets, key chains, headbands, and more.
This practical book explains the traditional techniques and shares the secrets of an often-underrated craft.
Through the peak period of Art Deco creativity in the 1920s, many artists and studios produced portfolios of original designs for commercial use. Often these original works went unsigned and, after inspiring their limited, exclusive audience, disappeared.
Simple Beginnings: Beading: A Step-by-Step Guide for Creating Your Own Custom Jewelry (Design Originals) Beginner-Friendly, Intermediate, & Advanced Projects for Bracelets, Necklaces, & Earrings (2012)
Learn how to create beautiful custom jewelry—without ever taking a class! Learning to make your own jewelry is easy with the step-by-step instructions in Simple Beginnings: Beading! Author Suzann Sladcik Wilson teaches you everything you need to know to bring out your inner jewelry designer and successfully create wearable works of art.
More than 125 vivid color photographs display Indian-made wrought silver, turquoise, shell and coral jewelry brought together from the American Southwest’s bright deserts, red canyon and timeless pueblos. The authors explore the diversity of this hand-crafted jewelry from historic collections as well as those available today on reservations and in shops and galleries. They explain the heritage conveyed by these distinctive products of Navajo, Zuni, Hopi, and Rio Grande Pueblo artisans.
This amazingly comprehensive guide to the jeweler’s art is a goldmine of information—big, beautiful, and with hundreds of color photos. It’s simply the handsomest, most complete sourcebook available, with its enlightening discussion of basic metallurgy (alloying, smelting, annealing, and pickling), and professional-quality techniques for cutting, piercing, soldering, and making closures and rings.
The Pocket Universal Principles of Design: 150 Essential Tools for Architects, Artists, Designers, Developers, Engineers, Inventors, and Makers (2015)
Whether a website, marketing campaign, museum exhibit, a video game or a complex control system, the design we see is the culmination of many concepts and practices brought together from a variety of disciplines.
In jewelry, the new consumer trends are demanding products that are crafted, personal, and created with respect to the environment. This implies a sustainability strategy that takes into account the entire supply chain, from the extraction of metals to the packaging materials.
Best Jewellery Design Books: The Ultimate Collection
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some jewellery design books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
Designing and Making Glass Jewellery
Author(s): Mirka Janeckova
ID: 3310594, Publisher: The Crowood Press, Year: 2019, Size: 60 Mb, Format: epub
Making Vintage Jewellery: 25 Original Designs, from Earrings to Corsages
Author(s): Emma Brennan
ID: 1255261, Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman, Year: 2007, Size: 20 Mb, Format: djvu
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really hot items according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.