A Bounty of Bead and Wire Earrings by Nathalie Mornu

If ideas for bead and wire earrings are lacking, and there is a stash of beads at your disposal, then Nathalie Mornu's A Bounty of Bead and Wire Earrings (Lark Jewelry & Beading, 2011) will make a great opening to many design ideas. If the author's name sounds familiar, it is. Mornu is an editor for Lark Jewelry and Beading and co-author of Chains, Chains, Chains (Joanna Gollberg). Other books authored by Mornu include A is for Apron and Leather Jewelry.

Each earring set has movement and the designs range from super sexy (Whisper Drops earrings) to delicate (Pearl Bouquet earrings). But before the projects are presented (50 in all), Mornu's basics goes over everything you need for jewelry making. For beginners, it makes the first projects a little easier and for advance earring makers, it is a superb refresher course. For me, her Bead Types and Shapes section was especially useful.

Large, full color images show details, and the illustrations and helpful photo guides of the work in action are presented with each project. Designers' bios are listed at the back of the book along with their websites for more information. Another good project book from Nathalie Mornu.

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Disclosure: This book was provided to the author by the publisher. Any opinions are the author's own.
Renee Shelton.