If you are looking to make your own jewelry or jewelry accessories, then this is a great book for you. They also make great personalized gifts. The jewelry and accessories in this book are easy and very cheap to make. A perfect book for anyone who likes collecting small treasures, and is excited about finding a way of giving them new life.
Jewelry & Accessories from Everyday Objects includes 19 jewelry and accessory projects based on materials that were intended for different uses altogether.
- Fish lures are transformed into necklace charms,
- fountain pen nibs are turned into tinkling beads,
- tiny toy zebras are paired with ponies to become delicate dangling earrings.
While the items used in Jewelry & Accessories from Everyday Objects undergo a change of context, none of them is significantly modified. Fish lures remain recognizable as fish lures, miniature zebras are still obviously miniature zebras. The objects are reused -- in their original form -- and become part of a totally new creation.
Each project is described with easy-to-follow instructions and accompanied by full-color photographs of key steps. Because not all readers will have the same treasures lying around their houses, each project also comes with suggestions for similar items that can be used instead. Advice on where to buy the raw materials for the projects is included as well.
About the Author
Tair Parnes is a designer and instructor, and the author of Button Jewelry and Accessories (Quayside 2006) and of Beaded Jewelry Design (Sterling, 2007). Tair combines a cornucopia of materials in her work, integrating everyday materials with beads and buttons, fabric and wool, gold and silver, plastic and natural materials.
Jewelry and Accessories from Everyday Objects: 19 Unique Projects Inspired by Found Objects and Ready-Made Materials
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If you want to make a great handmade gift but do not have much money to spend on supplies, then you can make knot jewelry which is still great. So, instead of buying wires, beads, precious metals and other jewelry supplies, you can just buy some macrame cord to make creative, handmade knot jewelry. There are many different types of cord that are suitable for making knot jewelry and you can easily find them in craft stores such as JoAnn, Hobby Lobby or Michael's Craft Stores.
The cord may come in different styles and thickness so you will be able to make different types of knot jewelry with them. You will also need some tools such as scissors, awl, latch hook and flat nosed pliers to help you make the jewelry but it is not the end of the world if you do not have some of these tools.
The book featured here is a great book for learning how to make knot jewelry. It is called Decorative Knot Craft and it will teach you all the basics of making knot jewelry. You will learn about tools and what cords to use and then you will learn the basics of knot tying. Different knots have different names. Some are easy and some are harder than others. This book has projects and step by step instructions as well as pictures to help you tie the knots. You can make bracelets, necklaces, earrings and many other decorations.
Decorative Knot Craft: Over 20 Innovative Knotting And Macrame Accessories