60 lovely projects to make including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, brooches, hairbands, rings and more. Whether you're an absolute beginner or an experienced crafter, learn how to make these beautiful pieces in just 30 minutes or less.
Sophisticated, bold or quirky jewellery doesn't have to cost the earth. With a foundation of some handy techniques you'll be able to create your own versions of high-end designer statement pieces (or your favourite pins on Pinterest) to suit any outfit or occasion. Whether you are an absolute beginner or an experienced crafter, it's possible to make beautiful pieces in just 30 minutes or less.
There are 60 lovely projects including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, brooches, hairbands, rings and more that will transform your everyday wardrobe. The projects incorporate a range of crafting techniques - from basic wirework, stringing and beading to simple cross stitch and sewing - and different materials like fabric, lace, leather and polymer clay. All are designed to get you crafting quickly and easily with simple steps that can be completed in 30 minute sessions.
You'll learn the basics of jewellery-making such as how to make a jump ring and attach bead caps, as well as the proper use and maintenance of jewellery-making equipment.
Beginners will build basic skills from the start and will gain confidence as their experience broadens with each project. More knowledgeable readers are sure to find plenty of ideas to inspire and expand their interest in the craft. 30 Minute Jewellery is the perfect fit for any schedule or crafting ability. You're never too busy to make something beautiful.
If you think that making your own jewelry is a complicated, time consuming hobby, then a look at this book will put you right. With the wide range of components today and a bit of know-how and imagination, you can make quick and easy pieces to complement your outfits and give as gifts.
This book hits the ground running, getting straight into the projects after a brief introduction and a two-page spread showing thumbnails of all the pieces. There are sixty of these, comprising earrings, necklaces, bracelets, bangles, rings, brooches and even a watch strap. They are grouped according to difficulty, starting off with the basic ones and getting more advanced. The style is a fun and eclectic mix of the new and vintage, and many projects involve taking something ordinary and giving it a twist. Gold paint transforms a rather dull bangle, while another is wrapped with thread, beads are wrapped with cloth or dyed, findings are customized with embroidery, or unusual items and chains are sliced and diced. At the back is a section on the equipment you need, plus techniques of both jewelry making and embroidery as well as a list of suppliers from Etsy. This has been put at the back so as to leave the more advanced skills until later, and it is there when you need it. At the start of each section there is a list of the projects and a page showing them all made up with a key identifying them, a useful touch. This book shows that jewelry making is fun, modern and something you don't need a lot of skills or money to do, and it would make an ideal starting point for a new hobby.