The Girls' World Book of Jewelry: 50 Cool Designs to Make

The Girls' World Book of Jewelry: 50 Cool Designs to Make

by Rain Newcomb
     
 

Here is a real “jewel” of a guide that no girl can resist! From simple bead stringing to working with wire, there’s a wide variety of fabulous jewelry to make, and lots of creative techniques to try. Every attractively photographed page encourages experimentation, imagination, and personal artistic expression at the same time. Imagine a bracelet

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Here is a real “jewel” of a guide that no girl can resist! From simple bead stringing to working with wire, there’s a wide variety of fabulous jewelry to make, and lots of creative techniques to try. Every attractively photographed page encourages experimentation, imagination, and personal artistic expression at the same time. Imagine a bracelet made of copper washers from the hardware store or from old wooden game pieces. Add small metal flower embellishments to a ribbon for a funky choker. “Elegant” describes the glittery Illusion Necklace with sparkly beads that seem to float around the neck. Each piece is as unique and special as the girl who makes it. The author lives in Asheville, NC.

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Gr 5 Up-This exciting collection contains clear directions, sharp photos, and precise illustrations. Models are photographed wearing the jewelry and crafting the beautiful designs. Varied typefaces and a neat overall arrangement of text and photos add to the appeal. Work space, tools, supplies, storing, measuring, design, color, and bead types are just a sampling of subjects discussed. An excellent chart provides further clarification of which materials to use for optimum success. More than a dozen sidebars give helpful hints. Specific tools and materials will need to be purchased, such as a wire cutter, pliers, beads, clasps, wires, polymer clay, etc. For some projects, adult help may be required (using a drill, superglue, oven, glue gun). Jewelry designs include necklaces, bracelets, charms, rings, and hair ornaments. Nearly a dozen "found object" creations use unusual supplies such as copper washers, nuts and bolts, shrink-plastic, and more. This is a terrific book to introduce the joys of making jewelry. Use along with Sonal Bhatt's Totally Beads (Sterling, 2001).-Augusta R. Malvagno, Queens Borough Public Library, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579904739
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.24(w) x 10.94(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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