Accessories are part of the great fashion family of various pieces and adornments that complete a man's, woman's, or child's outfit. From shoes and hats to purses, each one fulfills a specific function that can be ornamental, protective, or functional in nature, but they are all considered "finishing touches" for the overall look. Through color photos and illustrations, sketches, and text, various designers take you from the research of current trends in that accessory through to its design and manufacture. Tips for shapes and colors are provided, as is a listing of materials and tools needed to make that particular accessory. Also included is the history of how the accessory "trend" came to be and suggestions for developing your own collection. This book is a great resource for designers, students, or anyone who likes making their own fashion accessories.