Make a Statement: 25 Handcrafted Jewelry & Accessory Projects

Make a Statement: 25 Handcrafted Jewelry & Accessory Projects

by Janet Crowther, Katie Covington


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From runways to boutiques, statement jewelry has become the coveted accessory. In Make a Statement, jewelry designers Janet Crowther and Katie Covington share their trade secrets for using basic techniques and easy-to-source materials to make stylish jewelry and accessories, from a gold bib necklace and geometric hoop earrings to a classic charm bracelet and elegant shoe clips. Featuring gorgeous watercolor how-to illustrations, an introduction to the basic tools needed, and helpful information on sourcing high quality, affordable materials, Make a Statement will inspire readers to craft pieces to dress up any outfit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452133201
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 03/10/2015
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Janet Crowther & Katie Covington have designed jewelry for Marc Jacobs and Kate Spade. Together, they co-founded For the Makers, a DIY supply company that provides materials and instructions for crafting stylish jewelry. They live in New York City.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Materials 10

Tools 28

Techniques 32


Earnings 42

Chained Posts 44

Stone Trellis Spikes 47

Long Tassel Posts 50

Geometric Hoops 53

Mix-and-Match Drops 56

Filigree Chandeliers 59

Bracelets 62

Studded Leather Band 64

Braided Cuff 68

Gemstone Cobra Knot 71

Maltese Cross Cuff 75

Classic Charm 78

Accessories 82

Lost and Found Vintage Ring 84

Mod Brooch 87

Deco Hair Comb 90

Dance Party Shoe Clips 93

Necklaces 96

High-Low Tie Back 98

Multirow Amulet 101

Gold Bib 105

Vintage Rhinestone Chain Mix 108

Hanging Pendant 112

Loop de Loop 115

Chunky Byzantine Collar 119

Soft Statement Piece 123

Embellished Agate 128

Woven Collar 132

Sources and Resources 138

Acknowledgments 141

Index 142

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