Compare & Contrasting Two Bead & Wire Books
I mentioned last month that I received a review copy of Bead on a Wire: Making Handcrafted Wire and Beaded Jewelry by Sharilyn Miller.
But, after I got a chance to sit down and really read through her book, I realized it wasnt necessarily better. It was different very different, which is cool because it shows how two people can take two totally different approaches to what seems to be the same topic: beads and wire.
Of course, read my review, but in a nutshell, the main difference is that Bead on a Wire is really all wire work, meaning theres no stringing involved. She incorporates beads into the wire work, but you wont find anything about how to string. Her book focuses primarily on wire fabrication. My book includes bead stringing and the wire work concentrates on making wire findings for beaded jewelry.
I can now say that I am so relieved to think that Im not competing with someone as talented as Sharilyn Miller. While Im very proud of my own take on beads and wire, I think theres plenty of room for both of us on the Barnes & Nobel bookshelves.