Have you had a jewelry itch that never got scratched, meaning are you still on a lookout for the jewelry that will perfectly suit your taste? The jewelry you’ve come across is not creative or outlandish enough? If that is the case, why not make your own? You must have bits and bobs like pieces of cloth, beads, bobby pins, nail polish or yarn lying around the house. Apart from that, the only other thing you will need is a book that will tell you how to make your own signature jewelry – like The Jewelry Recipe Book: Transforming Ordinary Materials into Stylish and Distinctive Earrings, Bracelets, Necklaces and Pins written by Nancy Soriano.
The Jewelry Recipe Book is organized into thirty five short chapters with each chapter comprising of three projects (presented in how-to-steps), suited to three different skill levels. Whether you are a teen or a woman of a certain age, you’ll find something that you like. All in all, the book contains over 100 ‘recipes’ for making jewelry pieces which are accompanied by beautiful photographs. Not only that, The Jewelry Recipe Book includes tips on how to wear jewelry, how to combine different colors, scales and shapes and how to incorporate diverse materials into your jewelry.
The materials that you can use to make your own jewelry with the help of the book range from shrink plastic, yarn, pine cones, paper, felt and lace to leather, crystal and tubular beads, pearls, sequins, polymer clay and even candy. The instructions are precise and well-written, the jewelry-making “recipes” are easy to follow, and the book contains a wide variety of styles to suit different tastes.
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