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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

Micro Macrame Jewelry

Micro-Macramé Jewelry by author and designer Kelsy Eason, contains 20+ knotting projects for the beginner. Her teaching style is simple for the beginner to learn and she adds tips throughout the book to make the experience even more enjoyable.


Simple Metalwork Jewelry

Simple Metalwork Jewelry features 25 cool jewelry projects created using cold connections - no torch or soldering necessary. You will learn cutting, piercing, riveting, sawing, finishing, and dapping techniques while you make jewelry you'll love to wear. The projects using a variety of metal finishes with copper, brass, and silver, and the author provides suggested variations for all projects.


Learn to Use Two-Hole Beads with 20 Fabulous Projects

Learn to Use Two-Hole Beads with 20 Fabulous Projects offers a visual guide to learning two-hole bead techniques. You will find creative projects for stitched earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and pendants that in corporate the techniques within the step-by-step instructions. This complete course in two-hole bead stitching helps you get started quickly and make beautiful jewelry while you learn!


Creative Beading, Vol. 11

This book offers beaders nearly every project from the October 2014 through August 2015 issues of Bead&Button magazine, all in one gorgeous, hardcover volume.  The latest edition in this popular series showcases stitching projects in many styles and colors, features a thorough basics section, and offers hundreds of helpful tips and beading ideas.   With more than 75 projects at a wide variety of skill levels, every beader will find something to love!

Packed with 75+ projects that cover a stunning variety of styles, materials, and skills.

Features the latest trends, bead shapes, and techniques.

Hundreds of editor-tested instructions, step-by-step photos, and clear illustrations.


Cool Copper Cuffs

Affordable, plentiful, and easy to work with, cooper is the perfect metal for learning and exploring a technique.  Discover the ways cooper wire and sheet metal can be transformed into stunning cuffs and bangles.  The book includes basic wireworking and metalworking techniques, so any jewelry makers can get started and successfully complete the projects.

Some of the 25 projects include beads, cabochons, crystals, or pearls.

Projects use standard gauges of sheet and wire, along with common wire and metalworking tools.

Copper is a forgiving material and allows metal and wire novices to achieve beautiful results.

Titles just released in Kalmbach's Hobby Line

Express, Mail & Merchandise Service

Express, Mail & Merchandise Service describes rail express service and merchandise traffic on railroads from the early 1900s through 1960s when railroad personnel handled packages and merchandise — everything from baby chicks and cornflakes to money and machinery — and got them to their final destination. A wonderful historical reference for modelers and railfans alike.

This book covers:

Depots, freight houses, and terminals.
Dedicated trains, special cars, and delivery vehicles.
Train operation and car movement.
And much more!


Shep Paine's Armor Modelers Guide

Sheperd Paine's legacy continues in this special book which features some of the best armor modelers in the world.

The book covers all aspects of armor building - including doing research, basic kit assembly, painting and decaling, weathering, creating battle damage, adding equipment, and posing and painting figures, as well as diorama planning.

Modelers of all skill levels will find tips and techniques to use on their latest builds.

Lionel Trains Pocket Price Guide 1901-2017

Market prices change every year. Toy train enthusiasts need to know what their collection is CURRENTLY worth. The Lionel Trains Pocket Price Guide 1901-2017 is packed with the latest market value information for prewar, postwar, modern, and tinplate trains, as well as postwar boxes and sets.

This book offers:

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

American Flyer Pocket Price Guide 1946-2017

This essential pocket-sized guide provides accurate, current market values for American Flyer S gauge trains and accessories manufactured by A.C. Gilbert and Lionel. This functional easy-to-read volume is published every other year and contains ready-to-run S gauge trains from contemporary manufacturers like American Modelers and MTH. It remains a valuable and reliable source of pricing information.

Getting Started in Model Railroading

Model railroading is an easier hobby to join than ever before.  This new book by Jeff Wilson helps modelers get started with the basics.  It provides enough information for beginners to confidently build a layout, and it equips them with the knowledge to understand all the steps.

It includes:

Extensive chapters on modeling in HO and N scales.

Essential insights on buying models, building models, and starting a layout.

Information about current trends and technology like ready-to-run models and DCC.

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