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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

Jewelry Making 1-2-3

With just a few tools and materials – wire, jump rings, pliers, and beads – and a minimum time investment, everyone can make pretty jewelry to wear to work or out on the town. Experienced teacher and writer Karin Van Voorhees offers easy-to follow instructions and an accessible design philosophy that introduces the art of jewelry making to anyone who’s ever wanted to give it a try … and just needed a place to start!


Classic Stitching

Popular beadwork designer Anna Elizabeth Draeger offers beautiful and timeless designs for classic bead stitches. These fashionable cuffs, bangles, necklaces, and earrings incorporate a wide variety of styles and materials. Anna’s personal design style — elegant, tailored, and fresh — makes it easy for beginners to pick up the techniques and fun for advanced beaders to try out variations.


Fast & Simple Metal Jewelry

14 chain and metal projects offer the curious beginner everything she needs to make wearable jewelry with a minimum time investment.


Classic Style

15 timeless necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings, and bracelets teach beginners to make elegant jewelry with a personal touch.

Weekend Workshop

22 projects explain the building blocks of jewelry design: plain loops, wrapped loops, jump rings, chain, and spacers.

Titles just released in Kalmbach's Hobby Line

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.


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.


Compact Layout Design

Compact Layout Design helps modelers integrate all aspects of layout design for compact spaces into one process from benchwork to budgeting. Author Iain Rice presents the material in a practical, conversational tone and aids understanding with his beautiful hand-drawn track plans. The book provides ideas and inspiration to efficiently plan for people, trains, and space.

Tourist Trains Guidebook, Fifth Edition

Tourist Trains Guidebook, Fifth Edition describes 520 of the most popular train rides and museums in the U.S. and Canada. It features comprehensive reviews of more than 200 sites to explore on vacations, including:

•Driving directions.
•What to see.
•When to go.
•Nearby attractions.
•Site reviews.
•And more!

The Model Railroader's Guide to Grain

This book is the newest entry to the “Guide to Industry” series. It is ideally suited for model railroaders who want to realistically model grain elevators, flour, and feed mills. This is the only book on the market that covers the grain industry from the early days to the present.

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