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Junk-Box Jewellery: 25 Inspirational Budget Projects [Paperback]

Sarah Drew
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Book Description

2 Oct 2010
This is a beautifully illustrated guide to creating eye-catching jewellery out of found or recycled objects, at very little cost. Sarah starts by demonstrating how to put together a basic tool kit for under GBP10 and then takes the reader through 25 projects, which include creating pieces from vintage earrings found in charity shops or car boot sales, seaglass washed up on the beach, driftwood, coins, vintage beads, old washers and buttons. The clear step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow projects are suitable for both beginners and intermediate makers, they are easily adapted to alternative found objects and enable the reader to create their own pieces using the skills they have learnt. The last section addresses good places to find materials, and advice on setting up a jewellery business if you want to take your hobby further.

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  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd (2 Oct 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408122278
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408122273
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 25.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 166,747 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Every coat I have has pockets full of daft things: I hear shells rattling about with bits of plastic when I pull one on to face the school run, I stroke acorn cups while I'm waiting for my cappucino in the cafe; I scrunch bits of moss and tangled sea-string while I'm trying to find my gloves. I am and always have been a bit of a collector: not of high value, status ridden things that you have to be careful with. Just little, curious, quirky things that are everywhere in everybody's everyday life. I just like to pick them up, look at them and put them in my pocket. Then I like to make them into jewellery later.

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Well-written and well-illustrated … the style is chatty and easy to read, ideal for the absolute beginners at whom the book is aimed. --Findings

About the Author

Sarah Drew teaches at the Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery and at St Austell College. She specialises in wirework and her tiara classes are very popular. She sells her jewellery through galleries, fashion boutiques and bridal shops nationwide, as well as directly from her website, www.sarahdrew.com. She has supplied jewellery to stores such as Liberty, Harrods and Browns Bride in London, and her work is frequently shown in magazines.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply inspirational! 7 April 2011
What a fantastic book! I bought this at the book launch, and I read it ALL that evening. I couldn't seem to stop! Sarah writes in such a readable and addictive way and creates such inspiration.
She includes valuable and sensible business advice in a logical way, and with such original and creative designs. The combination of which makes for a really sturdy buy!!
I would recomend this book for anyone setting out in jewellery making, either as a hobby or a business, or even for the expericed crafts person, Sarahs handy tips and techniques are sure to inspire and further your own creations.
She also includes a really handy list of supplyers, what more could you ask for!!
5 Stars for sure!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal Christmas present! 20 Nov 2010
By Thelma
I have bought this book from a local gallery and think it makes a great Christmas present for anyone who is even slightly creative. The jewellery is really easy to make and the pieces are fun, original and cheap too - which is even better! Would definitely recommend this.
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