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1BK10  Smithsonian Rock and Gem by Ronald Louis Bonewitz -  A definitive guide to rocks, minerals, gems and fossils, Rock and Gem is an incredible celebration of the Earth's buried treasures. Including specially commissioned photographs of more than 450 illustrious specimens and information-rich text, this book illustrates each stone's unique characteristics and its relationship to humankind through the ages. This is a paperback book measuring 8 3/4" x 11"  in size and 360 pages with many pictures and illustrations. 

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Smithsonian Rock and Gem

$5.00

1BK13  Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones An Introductory Study Guide by James S. Kernaghan -  Man has used rocks, minerals and gemstones since the beginning of time. Artifacts reveal the advance of man was closely associated with his advances in mining and learning uses for rocks and minerals. Rock tools and weapons were fashioned from rocks and with the discovery of metals, tools became more complex. Man has fashioned colorful minerals into jewelry since the stone age. Our lives depend on rocks and minerals: "If it cannot be grown, it has to be mined." This is a 16 page pamphlet measuring 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" with many pictures and illustrations. 

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Rock and Gem

$25.00

1BK14  Minerals 3D by MineraliA  -  F.G. Haghenbeck  and Luis Haghenbeck; editors:  Luis R. Lyons and Ricardo Perez Saravia ; photographers.   A great collection of mineral photographs in both regular and 3D.  It makes a great educational book or interesting photography book for your coffee table.  Includes the 3D glasses for viewing.  Hardcover with 100 pages.  11" x 11" x 1/4". 

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Minerals 3D

$25.00

1BK15  Fossils 3D by MineraliA  -  F.G. Haghenbeck  and Luis Haghenbeck; editors:  Luis R. Lyons, photographer.   A great collection of fossil photographs in both regular and 3D.  It makes a great educational book or interesting photography book for your coffee table.  Includes the 3D glasses for viewing.  Hardcover with 100 pages.  11" x 11" x 1/4". 

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Fossils 3D

$6.00

1BK1  Cabochon Cutting  by Jack R. Cox - This is an informative paper back book which covers the basics of cutting a rock and grinding stones into cabochons for making jewelry.  This is a paperback book measuring 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"  in size and 64 pages with many pictures and illustrations. 

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Cabochon Cutting

$6.00

1BK2  Advanced Cabochon Cutting  by Jack R. Cox - This is an informative paper back book which covers more advanced technique's in grinding stones into cabochons..  This is a paperback book measuring 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"  in size and 61 pages with many pictures and illustrations. 

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Advanced Cabochon Cutting

$6.00

1BK3  The Art of Gem Cutting  by Dr. H. C. Dake - This is an informative paper back book which covers many aspects of the lapidary field to include, cutting rock, sphere making, faceting, rock tumbling and making cabochons.  This is a paperback book measuring 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"  in size and 96 pages with many pictures and illustrations. 

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The Art of Gem Cutting

$21.95

1BK5  All Wired UP  by Mark Lareau - A Paper Back Book with easy to understand diagrams and photos.  This book will have you creating unique wirework jewelry in no time.  Incredibly detailed step-by-step instructions are accompanied by more than 260 exquisite line drawings, and together they give every particular necessary for success.    

(9" x 8")  Copyright 2000, 128 pages.

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All wired Up

$29.95

1BK6  Moods in Wire  - by Ellsworth "Ed" Sinclair.   An Extended Guide to the Fine Art of Wire-wrapping. 2nd edition.  Ellsworth "Ed" Sinclair gives a clear introduction to the art of  wire wrapping in this fully illustrated, step-by-step guide.  You'll learn to make simple and fancy rings, bracelets, earrings, crosses, stick pins and pendants. Choose single and multiple bead design as well as wire only designs. The clearly written and easy to follow directions are supplemented with illustrations. The book has dozens of projects, shows tools requirements, materials; inexpensive and alternatives. You'll love to try this different approach to making jewelry!  (10.8" x 8.6")  Copyright 2000, 192 pages.

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Moods in Wire

$5.00

1BK8  How to make Wire Jewelry  by Fern Jenkins and Viola Thrasher - This is a large format (magazine style) book covering the basics of making wire jewelry.  The book covers getting started (materials, supplies and tools), rings, pins, bracelets, earrings, pendants, chains & necklaces.  Only limited by your imagination and very cheap initial costs with just a minimum of tools and supplies required.  This book will get you started in this fantastic hobby. 

(11" x 8.5")  Copyright 2003, 32 pages.

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How to make Wire Jewelry

$16.95

1BK9  Getting Started making Wire Jewelry and more  by Linda Chandler and Christine Ritchey - Those with interest, but no wire-working knowledge, will find this gradual guide a great introduction to every aspect of working with the enduring medium of wire. The chapters walk you step-by-step through the entire process, from where and how to shop for wire and beads, to choosing the right kind and gauge of wire, and what tools  to borrow or buy. No background is assumed; the necessary skills build as the book progresses. The basic jewelry components, such as loops, jump rings, findings, and connectors, are covered in turn. These lessons are then put to use with a selection of six projects, from jewelry to more unusual uses for metal embellishments such as greeting cards. Filled with lessons, tips, and resources from start to end, this manual is a primer for the true beginner.

(8.1" x 8.1")  Copyright 2005, 96 pages.

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Getting Started making Wire Jewelry and more

$16.99

1BK12  Rocks & Minerals by Dr R. F. Symes -  Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the amazing world beneath our feet. The world's most trusted nonfiction series is now available with a CD of clipart. Stunning color photographs of rocks, fossils, minerals, precious metals, crystals, jewels and gemstones give the reader a unique "eyewitness" insight into the evolution and composition of the Earth. A hard cover book with 72 pages, a CD and clip art.

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Gemstone Carving

$5.50

1BK11  How to Use Diamond Abrasives by Riggle - Easy to follow book on how to use various different stages from sawing a rock to grinding and polishing with diamond machines that use different types of diamond wheels and laps.  The basics of cutting a stone with a trim saw and the stages to go through with the diamond wheels and discs to come up with a finished product or cabochon.  This is a paperback book measuring 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"  in size and 30 pages with many pictures and illustrations.

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How to Use Diamond Abrasives

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