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Children's Literature
Directions for seven jewelry projects (rings, necklaces, and bracelets) are prefaced by seventeen pages of history, terminology, basic bead shapes and sizes, a discussion of findings (clasps), and tools and supplies. Valuable for the beginning beader are directions for determining how many beads you need and how to plan out your designs before beginning. Projects are made from purchased items and feature an appealing and kid-appropriate design with enough dignity to appeal to adult readers, as well. In the hands of the motivated reader, this book is a good introduction and one of the few books available on beading. A glossary, website, and index are included. 2005, Abdo, Ages 10 to 14.
—Susan Hepler, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-7-Each book contains background information, clear contents, step-by-step instructions for each process or activity presented, and excellent-quality full-color photos. The safety section encourages adult supervision when needed and provides tips for each project component or ingredient. Jewelry has an extensive section on bead history, sizes, shapes, types, and metal findings (clasps, etc.). Projects include a memory wire bracelet, a beaded necklace and bracelet, daisy chain necklace, and beaded rings. Clay explores polymer-clay conditioning, color mixing, millefiori, and bead making. It also includes clear directions for making a pen, a picture frame, and decorating a purchased clay pot. Soap discusses premade bases, coloring and fragrance, layered soaps, treasure-packed soaps, relief soaps, and packaging ideas. Great introductions to popular crafts.-G. Alyssa Parkinson, Highland Township Library, MI Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591977391
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Series: Cool Crafts Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 876,717
  • Age range: 5 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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