Discover over 80 projects, a compilation from the Twenty to Make Series from various authors. You'll find all kinds of jewellery including tiaras and all manner of things used to make them including felt. Sarah Lawrence's Wild Women brooches are included. 192 pages with good photography and easy to follow instructions.-KarenPlatt.co.uk Whether you want timeless elegance, smouldering chic or up-to-the-minute styles, this book will show you how to make all sorts of jewellery, from funky everyday bracelets and brooches to tiaras and necklaces for special events. Five experienced and popular authors all bring their particular passion to the book, resulting in a wildly varied array of jewellery to suit all tastes and occasions. Over 80 projects are crammed into this fantastic compilation and it's a treasure trove of inspirational ideas.-Machine Knitting Monthly Here are projects from no less than seven of the popular Twenty To Make series, all featuring jewelry projects. Fill your jewelry box and co-ordinate your wardrobe with a selection of necklaces, bracelets, bag and phone charms, pins, tiaras and more. If small is not your idea of beautiful then maybe this large format book might fit the bill instead. I certainly applaud the way it obligingly flops open and stays flat, a boon when following instructions. It also has large photographs of the projects on each page and larger print, and is ideal for a larger gift, especially for somebody who wants a book covering a wide range of projects. It epitomizes modern jewelry, showing newer additions to people's collections such as the charms, fun quirky "wild women" fashion pins (great for jacket lapels) and headgear for weddings and balls in the shape of tiaras and hairgrips. There are some innovative new ways of making it too, as well as just the stringing. Make your own beads with felt and thread, or revive the ancient craft of macrame with a modern twist. Raid the house for bits and pieces for those applique pins and have fun with rubber stamps and paint as well as beads and wire. Short instructions keep it simple, ideal for intermediate jewelry makers who possess a stash and know the basics already. It takes up more space than those Twenty To Make books and cannot easily be slipped into a craft bag (or a stocking) but has its own unique charm, pardon the pun.-Myshelf.com In a generation that encourages individuality, everybody is vying to stand out, searching for one-off accessories that are reasonably priced. This book is a compilation of techniques and designs enabling crafters to create beautiful pieces for any occasion, and without a hefty price tag. With over 80 projects, the book provides readers with a wealth of jewellery making know-how. By inspiring crafters and arming them with the skills, it allows them to be creative and create pieces of their own.-Craft Focus This book brings together projects from seven of the books from the Twenty to Make series, and at GBP12.99 is a vast saving and represents great value for money. There is a wide variety of projects and techniques including stringing, wire work, making beads with felt, tiaras, and macrame. The section on charms is a great inspiration to anyone wishing to make these current fashion 'must haves'. The section on goddess brooches is lovely and wacky - great is you fancy a go at something a bit different. A great book for having a go at several different techniques and a good source of inspiration for some quick and easy gifts.-Bead Society of Great Britain
About the Author
Helen Birminghamis a mixed-media artist and former craft shop owner. Michelle Bungay runs a design studio where she crafts handmade jewelry and frequently works with clients to develop custom tiaras and hairpins. Stephanie Burnham is a beading teacher and the author of "100 Beaded Jewelry Designs" and "Necklaces." Suzen Millodotis an artist and the author of "Celtic Knots for Beaded Jewellery" and "Chinese Knots for Beaded Jewellery." Amanda Walkeris a fashion designer whose broad background of work includes men's and women's clothing, handbags, shoes, and jewelry kits. Sarah Lawrence is a textile artist and tutor. She runs many courses on felting, embroidery, and beading.