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Forthcoming books and other news from Kalmbach Books
Published: June 28, 2008
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Titles just released in Kalmbach's Jewelry-Making and Beading Line
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Fast & Easy Earrings

Earrings are fast, easy, and fun! From big, shining hoops to demure dangles — and everything in between — this collection of 100+ designs is an approachable way to get started with jewelry making. Jewelry makers will learn how to create different styles of earrings using easy techniques and accessible materials. Perfect for gift-givers, fashionistas, and everyone in-between, Fast & Easy Earrings is for anyone looking for a stylish pair of earrings to complete their look.



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Handcraft Wire Jewlery

The latest book from Kimberly Sciaraffa Berlin teaches jewelry makers how to make 22 wirework pieces from start to finish. Jewelry makers are treated to Kimberly’s freeform style of wirework as she wraps and weaves around beads and cabochons to make showcase pendants. She then explains how to make many styles of chains and clasps, so every part of the piece can be handmade. After mastering the component techniques, jewelry makers will find the resulting components are completely interchangeable for thousands of looks!



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Bead Play Everyday

Bead Play Every Day features over 20 projects with a creative twist on traditional stitching techniques. Stitchers will learn a single technique by making a small, easy to complete component. Then, through repetition and creative experimentation, they will take on a larger project to perfect the technique. The results are beautifully stitched necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Beth Stone has a dimensional, inquisitive approach to stitching that is perfect for stitchers who are ready to experiment with making their own design choices.



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26 Quick Stitch Elements

26 Quick Stitched Elements teaches you how to use the latest shaped beads, seed beads, crystals, and more to make 26 different stitched elements. Then connect and combine these elements using stitching techniques to create 22 colorful and fun earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. With easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, a beginner will be able to complete these projects — and experienced beaders will love to make these quick pieces using the beads they love in new, exciting ways.



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Creative Beading Vol. 10

This latest edition in this popular series features a thorough basics section, hundreds of helpful tips and beading ideas, and more than 75 projects for every skill level. Every beader will find something to love!

• Packed with 75+ projects that cover a breathtaking range of styles, lengths, and skills.
• Features the latest trends, bead shapes, and techniques.
• Hundreds of editor-tested instructions, step-by-step photos, and clear illustrations.






Titles just released in Kalmbach's Hobby Line
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45 Original Track Plans


This book features 45 original track plans created by respected author Bernard Kempinski. None of these track plans have been published before, so modelers will get an exclusive look at all-new material. Plans include:
•    A variety of scales, including HO, N, S, and O.
•    A variety of portrayed locations, with many from the east coast of the United States.
•    Room-sized plans to those that fill a basement or garage.
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Lionel Trains Pocket Price Guide 1901-2016

Market prices change every year. Toy train enthusiasts need to know what their collection is CURRENTLY worth. The Lionel Trains Pocket Price Guide 1901-2016 is packed with the latest market value information for prewar, postwar, modern, and tinplate trains, as well as postwar boxes and sets. The book offers:

• A convenient, easy-to-read presentation.
• Pocket-sized format that’s easy to carry.
• Important pricing information when a decision draws near.
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Wiring for Your Model Railroad

If model railroaders could own one book about wiring, this would be the best choice. In Wiring Your Model Railroad, Larry Puckett provides a helpful overview of all things wiring, including traditional wiring and DCC. This is the first wiring book any modeler should buy, and it’s a useful reference guide for experienced modelers. Most importantly, it is the first book any publisher has released on this topic in 15 years. So, it’s the most current and reliable source of model railroad wiring information you’ll find anywhere.

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Freight Cars of the '40's and '50's

Jeff Wilson’s latest release is a guide to railroad cars operated during one of modeling’s most popular eras. Modelers can use the book’s highly detailed historical information as inspiration to create realistic models. They’ll find background on cargo carried by various types of cars, information on putting together a realistic freight car fleet, as well as prototype paint schemes and detailing.

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DCC Projects & Applications Vol. 3

Digital Command Control (DCC) has greatly increased in popularity in recent years. Yet, most modelers need help navigating this tricky technology. DCC Projects & Applications, Volume 3 provides step-by-step instructions and how-to tips to show modelers how to set up, maintain, and operate DCC systems. This includes everything from layout wiring to decoder installation to light and sound effects. It also features information on the latest software, technology and upgraded manufacturer items.

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