I've become more interested in jewelry making lately but I don't know a lot of techniques so I decided to read up on it. After reading reviews on amazon, I decided to purchase Bead On A Wire
by Sharilyn Miller.
The book has detailed instructions with photos, including things like making your own jump rings and clasps (really cool).
As the name of the book suggests, the focus is on using wire and beads (as opposed to string and beads). There is a lot of useful information even though the designs are not really my style. I'm still on the lookout for another jewelry making reference guide. Do you have any recommendations?