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Custom Cool Jewelry

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Common craft supplies find new purpose with the stunning, nontraditional jewelry designs in this guidebook. Basics items such as embossing powder, collage paper, wire, fiber, and fabric can be used to create one-of-a-kind, boutique-style pieces with a personal twist. From romantic wire-worked dangles and simple polymer clay beads to fabric charms and baked bead collages, t ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Interweave Press
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Sep 26, 2008 Rhonda rated it really liked it
what a fun book! i really wanted to get into making pendants with clay, and this book has all the detailed instructions and neat examples. there are also so many other cool things in here, like using rub-ons on metal charms and using wire and beads to dress up clasps. i highly recommend this to anyone who wants something different and fun and not like everything else you see in most bead books.
Sep 03, 2008 Wendi rated it it was amazing
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mmmm....I love this book and it's super over-due to the library. i guess i need to take it back. it just has some really fabulous and creative ideas for creating new pieces. excellent book for anyone who's into making jewelry.
Great book! If you're looking for mixed media jewelry that's really cool, then get this book! The pictures are clear and plentiful, vibrant, and inspiring. Great photography, kudos to the photographer for doing such a fantastic job with the pics in this book. The eye will be pleased...As for the projects, they're an eclectic array of pieces, using many kinds of media, from polymer clay to shrink plastic and so much in between. You get a great bang for your buck with this one, it's filled with 20 ...more
Mar 02, 2009 Sara rated it it was amazing
Custom Cool Jewelry by Melinda Barta helps you to create 200+ personalized pendants, charms & clasps. Part of my Christmas present from the lovely Miss Jamie Hogsett was a copy of this wonderful new book. Custom Cool Jewelry was published in 2008 and I first saw it at the Philly Beadfest, along with author Melinda Barta. I was very excited when I received my very own copy and have enjoyed thumbing through the pages and getting inspired at my bead table. I enjoy the intricate details in her w ...more
Dec 30, 2008 Michelle rated it really liked it
I have never thought that shrinky dinks (from my childhood) could make really cool jewelry but this book shows many cool examples, plus some great fabric pendants using stamps and ribbon. I love the mini creations! Great inspiration for jewelry or craft enthusiasts.

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Aug 24, 2008 Donna rated it it was amazing
There are some really cute and charming ideas in this book. I am looking forward to putting my own twist on them and creating some interesting new jewelry.
Apr 22, 2013 Lisa rated it really liked it
I checked this book out from the library, but I wish I owned it. Several great ideas and a helpful glossary for beginners.
great bracelet ideas!
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Lots of easy new ideas that I haven't seen a million times.
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