Common craft supplies find new purpose with the stunning, nontraditional jewelry designs in this guidebook. Basics items such as embossing powder, collage paper, wire, fiber, and fabric can be used to create one-of-a-kind, boutique-style pieces with a personal twist. From romantic wire-worked dangles and simple polymer clay beads to fabric charms and baked bead collages, the unconventional use of basic supplies provide a wealth of new possibilities for crafters. Each project component is shown in a number of color and design variations, inspiring readers to create their own jewelry pieces, and sidebars share insider tips, basic stringing and wirework techniques, and project and shopping resources.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Sold by:||Penguin Group|
|File size:||10 MB|
About the Author
Melinda Barta is the managing editor of Beadwork magazine, the former projects editor of PieceWork magazine, and the author of Hip to Stitch. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Custom Cool Jewelry: Create 2+ Personalized Pendants, Charms, and Clasps based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This book has you-can't-make-a-mistake directions for the most beginning beader but the projects are sophisticated and professional. The custom pendant necklaces are straight off the shelves of your local boutique and the other designs in the book all look trendy, fresh and new.
I sell jewelry making supplies and books all day and this one appeals strongly to me.
This might have been an ok book in paper. As a Nook book it is a failure. The photos which preceed each chapter are so tiny that objects are just guessed at and the text is unreadable. Thus the whole purpose of the book is foiled. I had hoped to buy lots of Nook crafting books, but the tiny photos are a deal breaker. Don't buy this Nook book.