Dangles and Bangles: 25 Funky Accessories to Make and Wear

Dangles and Bangles: 25 Funky Accessories to Make and Wear

by Michelle Haab, Barbara Pollak
     
 

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With the right bracelets, rings, belts, earrings, and charms, a tween or teen can really go places—just look at mall stores that sell nothing but small accessories. They're boooooming! But most tweens and teens enjoy crafting as much as shopping. (Well, almost as much.) Dangles and Bangles shows those crafty young girls how to make their own fun, funky,

Overview

With the right bracelets, rings, belts, earrings, and charms, a tween or teen can really go places—just look at mall stores that sell nothing but small accessories. They're boooooming! But most tweens and teens enjoy crafting as much as shopping. (Well, almost as much.) Dangles and Bangles shows those crafty young girls how to make their own fun, funky, unique accessories for special occasions and every day. Candy wrapper jewelry, pop—top belts, peek—a—boo toe rings, fishing—lure bracelets, duct—tape backpack purses—they're all in here, not at the mall. Help those tweens have fun, look great, and save their disposable income so they can buy more books!

• Fun format-easy to use!

• Authors' books have sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide

Illustrated by Barbara Pollak

Editorial Reviews

KLIATT
Everyday household items can be transformed into stylish accessories with a little imagination, and this book provides that inspiration. There are lots of great ideas for trendy items such as cell phone accessories, mod bead bracelets, belts, key rings, pins, duct tape coin purses, toe rings, bangle bracelets, glitter hair accessories, felt flower pins, ribbon bracelets, and candy wrapper jewelry. Each project description includes several full-color photos that show each step in the process. Detailed printed instructions make each project simple to follow. Girls will be inspired to create some stylish, yet inexpensive accessories. KLIATT Codes: JS—Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2005, Watson-Guptill, 96p. illus. index., Ages 12 to 18.
—Shirley Reis
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-A lively introduction provides useful information for those embarking on a new hobby or more experienced crafters interested in honing their skills. There are helpful descriptions of jewelry hardware, essential tools, glues and adhesives, and must-have craft supplies, as well as ideas about where to purchase these materials. A spread on basic techniques explains how to work with cord and elastic, glue, rings/pins, etc. The projects, which range from necklaces to key chains to hair accessories, are divided into sections with catchy headings ("Groovy Girl," "Out & About," "Gettin' Glam," and "Fun Lovin'"). Each one includes a materials list and step-by-step directions illustrated with full-color photographs. Helpful hints are scattered throughout. Adult assistance is suggested for some activities (e.g., those involving oven use). Templates and a resources list (stores, outlets, Web sites) are appended. The mix of colorful photographs, full-page paintings of stylishly dressed youngsters, and varied typefaces makes for an attractive layout. Packed full of wonderful ideas, this irresistible title will be popular with young crafters as well as with adults who plan craft programs.-Augusta R. Malvagno, Queens Borough Public Library, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823000647
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.73(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Sherri Haab is a best—selling author as well as an illustrator and product designer. She is the author of The Hip Handbag Book, published in Fall 2004 by Watson—Guptill, and Designer Style Jewelry. Her books have sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide. She lives in Springville, UT.

Michelle Haab has been crafting since she was a toddler. She enjoys bright colors, loud music, making creations to accessorize her wardrobe and room, and having fun with friends.

Barbara Pollak is an illustrator and painter whose work has appeared in Seventeen, Girl's Life, Fortune, and The Wall Street Journal. Her books include Girl Stuff: A Survival Guide to Growing Up (0—1520—2644—4). She lives in San Francisco.

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