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Books on your shelves

What books do you all have on your shelves that you refer to more
often than not (name and author)?

Craig
www.creativecutgems.com

Based on Orchid recommendations, Ganoksin has compiled a
bibliography of books covering a broad range of gem and jewelry
topics

The Jeweler’s Selected Bibliography -> Orchid Picks
http://www.ganoksin.com/jewelry-books/us/list/f/Orchid_Picks.htm

Professional Goldsmithing by Alan Revere
http://www.ganoksin.com/jewelry-books/us/product/0965104907.htm,

and Cheap Thrills in the Tool Shop by Charles Lewton-Brain,
http://brainpress.com/Books.html#CheapThrills

both of whom I’ve been lucky enough have studied with. Absolute
must-haves, exceptionally well written. Alan’s is more precise,
exacting : Charles’ is much more seat-of-your pants. Wonderful
things can be gleaned from each, and often complement each other. I
have also been greatly thrilled learning from Brian Clarke
(Ireland), an amazing metalsmithing teacher, but I don’t believe
he’s published a book per se. Drat, Brian, write a book!

I am honored to have had such skilled hands shape mine.

Best,
Kym Zorn Long
kymzorn@bluegrass.net