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Junk-Box Jewelry: 25 DIY Low Cost (or No Cost) Jewelry Projects

3.09  ·  Rating details ·  32 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
This beautifully illustrated guide shows teens how to create eye-catching jewelry out of found or recycled objects—at very little cost. Some fun projects include making pendants out of pebbles; sewing a stylish cuff using scraps of fabric; and fashioning a funky charm bracelet out of extra screws, washers, and other toolbox trinkets. The easy-to-follow, step-by-step instru ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published June 26th 2012 by Zest Books
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Stephanie
I've always been a crafty person, so when I saw this book I knew it'd be one I'd enjoy. I'm always looking for new craft ideas, and this book was full of some really creative ones! There are a few things I know I'll be making right away - hello, Juliet tiara! - and some I'm planning on making later on. A lot of these projects only require minimal amounts of material and time, which makes them great for teens such as myself.

If you're a crafter like me or just looking for something fun and easy t
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Jessica at Book Sake
Jun 24, 2012 rated it it was ok
ARC reviewed by Jessica for Book Sake.

The full title of this book is Junk Box Jewelry: 25 DIY Low Cost (or No Cost) Jewelry Projects. That title only works if you already make a lot of jewelry at home. The average person probably has pliers, glue, and scissors on hand, but I doubt that everyone has a dremel tool or hand drill on hand. Granted you don’t need that tool for every piece, but you will need lobster clasps, jump rings, jewelry and beading wire, crimp beads, chains or chain extenders, e
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Melissa
Jul 09, 2012 rated it liked it
This book is geared toward teens who want to be a bit creative toward their jewelry but either will not or cannot spend much money. I think that the author should have just geared it toward everyone since many people of all ages like to make something new from something we don't use anymore. I'm one of them.

I enjoyed the creativity of the various projects throughout the book. I think when I have time I will try a few of these techniques. There is also a few wire wrapping techniques I've been wan
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Emily
Nov 23, 2012 rated it liked it
Jewelry making isn't my thing and it never really has been, but I do occasionally like to look at jewelry books. I guess to remind myself that it's not my craft? Anyway, I thought there were some nice-looking projects here and I like how many focus on using old brooches, as I kind of like brooches but who is under the age of 50 and wears brooches? (And if you do, more power to you! Like I said, I like brooches.) The book seems to think that its primary audience is young people, as many projects ...more
Rebecca
Jul 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: craft, ya, egalley
This is a great book for the teen who loves to upcycle. The instructions are clear and the photographs are crisp. Even if you can't get your hands on the exact items used you can use the ideas in the book for inspiration for your own projects. The projects are varied enough to appeal to a wide range. From hair accessories to pendants and natural to glittery bling, you will find something that suits your style. There are a number of different skill levels represented, so the beginner won't be sca ...more
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Clare Cannon
Jul 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Making your own jewellery from the things you find. Some ideas are unique and creatively attractive, others are nothing special, and the rest are rather awful. All the instructions are easy to follow.
Tracy M
May 28, 2012 rated it liked it
The ideas alone are worth reading this book. I love browsing and getting fresh ideas to help me not only with what supplies I already have but to know what to keep an eye out for as I visit the thrift stores. The directions are very easy to follow for any skill level.
Rachel
Jun 14, 2014 rated it did not like it
meh
Ann
Jun 20, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
for the crafty person... which I not. I don't think a lot of teens will like the designs or have access to the vintage jewelry. might be wrong
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