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Jewelry Upcycled!: Techniques and Projects for Reusing Metal, Plastic, Glass, Fiber, and Found Objects

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Before you recycle that soda bottle, scrap that old T-shirt, or toss that broken china plate, ask yourself: “Could I use this to make something fabulous?” Impossible? Think again!

In Jewelry Upcycled!, jewelry expert and bestselling author Sherri Haab has teamed up with daughter Michelle Haab to show you how to transform metal, glass, plastic, fabric, and found objects—item
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Paperback, 144 pages
Published April 12th 2011 by Potter Craft
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Margie
Nov 21, 2011 Margie rated it liked it
This book may well be worth four or five stars, if one is a jeweler or artist. If one is simply crafty, as am I, it falls short. Some of the projects I was most interested in are only pictured, because they're art pieces. There's no "how-to" for them. The projects for which there are "how-to"s involve tools like kilns and respirators with fume filters and drill presses and glass grinders with diamond-coated bits. For the artist or jeweler, these may be either on hand or a worthwhile investment. ...more
Amy Adams
Dec 15, 2014 Amy Adams rated it liked it
Shelves: art-and-craft
I consider myself pretty handy, crafty, DIY-y, etc. I really like the idea of this book, and some of the pieces in the galleries are stunning! However, I had a hard time because it seemed that each project required pretty specialized tools. I was expecting a book that had mostly tools that a toolbox would typically contain then maybe a few specialty jewelry tools. However, you need things like bench blocks and rivet tools and soldering tools, or maybe a kiln. So, while it's a cool book to look a ...more
Tina
Jun 09, 2011 Tina rated it really liked it
Shelves: jewelry
Green is in. One person's trash is another one's treasure. In "Jewelry Upcycled, " Sherri Haab & Michelle Haab work with both of those themes.

They start the book with a solid list of materials needed for their upcycling projects. Jewelry hobbyists probably have many of these materials already, such clasps and round nose pliers. Other tools, for the more advanced users, include a jewelry saw and electric drill.

Projects are divided up by the type of material used, including metal, plastic, gla
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Jane Riebe-Tritten
May 27, 2014 Jane Riebe-Tritten rated it really liked it
Shelves: jewelry-making
Good book but many of the items would not be very popular in the area that I live. :(
Jules Brugel
Jan 06, 2015 Jules Brugel rated it really liked it
Some interesting and clever ideas, will see if they actually work.
Kate Woods Walker
Nov 16, 2011 Kate Woods Walker rated it liked it
Jewelry crafters may find much to delight them in this book, but since my giant fingers don't lend themselves to jewelry-making, I read this book just for the general craft ideas. And I found a few, namely, a nice "polka-dot" necklace made from colorful recycled plastic disks, "charms" made from old shampoo bottle plastics, and "roses" made from old T-shirts. These ideas, at my house, won't become jewelry, but they might become something else. You may find something else entirely, and isn't that ...more
Marilyn
May 24, 2014 Marilyn rated it it was ok
didnot make me want this craft. Some of it was just ugly.
Miss Pippi the Librarian
Over 20 projects + mini galleries at the end of each chapter
Clever uses for metal, wire, plastics, glass, ceramics, fabric, leather and found objects.

Highlighted projects:
Gift Card Jewelry (any plastic cards)
Plastic Bottle Jewelry (PET plastic bottle, soda or water type)
Shampoo Bottle Bead Charm Bracelet (shampoo or soap bottles)
Sewing Snap Jewelry (snaps, hook-and-eye closure)
Electronic Scrap Ring (broken cell phone or electronic parts)
Hollis
Mar 27, 2013 Hollis rated it really liked it
5 stars for great ideas, 2 for being able to impliment them at home- she uses an awful lot of specialized equipment (glass grinder, soldering materials, etc) that you probably don't have for most, but not all projects.


KC
Aug 06, 2013 KC rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone interested in recycling jewelry
Shelves: diy-and-crafts
Great instruction and idea book for creating jewelry from all sorts of found objects. Most of the featured pieces were attractive or interesting conversation pieces.
Lee
Jun 02, 2013 Lee rated it it was ok
had some interesting artsy jewelry pics, but probably nothing I would/could make...always like the idea of reusing pieces.
Audrey
Sep 15, 2011 Audrey rated it it was amazing
Shelves: teen, nonfiction
I can't wait to use some of these projects for teen crafts!! Some require too much specialty equipment, but the ideas are great.
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