This is a great book for anyone interested in wire. I have a LOT of jewelry books. This one is in my top 5. I have a lot of projects that were inspired by this book. The next best thing to taking a class.
Another favorite book. Not really a beginner book, but even if you're a beginner you'll find yourself inspired to grow and advance so you can design like this!
If you're intermediate level, you will LOVE this book. Marries ancient and modern feelings perfectly in my opinion. There are lots of different techniques and mediums to inspire you to push your limits.
This jewelry making refernece book should be on every aspiring jewelry makers' bookshelf, whether or not you ever want to learn metalsmithing. There is a dizzying amount of information in this book from metalsmithing to wire work to beading and stringing. If you don't have it, go get it.