Anywho, the class reinvigorated my interest in crafting my very own baubles. The facilitator had new jewelry books on display and I rushed home to reserve as many as possible on the library online system but had no idea that all would be available in 2 days. WooHoo, a stack of books, full of ideas and inspiration!
(Checking out library copies is a great way to find books not available at your local bookstore and then, if you like it, order the book.)
Here are a few cool books you might want to check out:
- Beadalicious by Sonya Nimri
- Bejeweled: beautiful fashion jewelry to make and wear by Claire Aristides
Very detailed, fabulous photography and a nice touch, a variation of each featured project.
- Beading with Pearls: beautiful jewelry, simple techniques by Jean Campbell
With any degree of imagination, you can adapt these rather pedestrian ideas to something less scrapbook-y and more artsy.
And my two favorites of the stack,
Lots of ideas to tweak and personalize. LOVE the fabric covered button bracelet! Expect to see one on this site in the future.
Ho-ly Mother of Pearl, this is a dangerous book. Kinda like telling crack heads that there are "rocks" to be found in your neighbor's backyard. You'll want to step up your garage/estate sale activity once you see Amy's creations and stash AND beat up anyone else on the same mission. It's gonna get ugly, people. Any chick with even a smidge of girly girl will be enthralled with the treasure trove of jewelry and baubles parts.
Enjoy book shopping!