Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Jewelry Recipe Book by Nancy Soriano

Artisan Books has a great DIY jewelry book publishing in April 2015 that delivers easy to read “How-to” instructions in a recipe format. This fabulous new book is titled: The Jewelry Recipe Book: Transforming Ordinary Materials into Stylish and Distinctive Earrings, Bracelets, Necklaces, and Pins (Artisan Books; April 7, 2015; Hardcover/$24.95) and walks the reader through projects that incorporate funky found objects such as pinecones, ribbon, lace, keys, and nuts and bolts in their handmade jewelry designs.

Title: The Jewelry Recipe Book
Author: Nancy Soriano
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 978-1-57965-618-8
Genre: Craft and Hobbies

This book has 400 color photographs and contains 224 pages. One of the things I love about the book is at the beginning there is an introduction section that has all kinds of tips and instructions on how to crimp, dull pin tips, how to do dyeing, knotting, polymer clay, make wire loops, how to wrap thread and all kinds of other things. Great info for the beginner for sure!

Inside the book you will find step-by-step project ideas (jewelry recipes) to make all kinds of jewelry items like hair pins, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pendants, rings and more! There is definitely something for everyone.

A few of my personal favorites were the creative jewelry pieces the artisan created using simple things like bobby hair pins and buttons. My daughter who is in her twenties really loved the necklace that was made from Lifesaver's candies. Yes...candies! The artisan shows you how to preserve those candies and turn them into colorful beads which can be strung onto cords or chains & turned into beautiful necklaces and bracelets. If you love the industrial punk rock look, there is something for you too like the bracelets and necklaces made from metal hardware typically found at the home improvement store!

Every project (jewelry recipe) is presented to you in an easy-to-read and understand format. None of the instructions are complicated and all can be mastered by a beginner in only a few minutes. All projects include a color photograph of the completed item and I love how the artisan sprinkles in all of her various crafting tips along with alternative suggestions on materials that are needed.

I think The Jewelry Recipe Book by Nancy Soriano is a great craft book for anyone who is looking to try their hand at jewelry making. It's great for beginners and those who are experienced in this crafting medium. You can find this book in April 2015 from Artisan Books.

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Disclaimer: Shelly H. received a complimentary copy of The Jewelry Recipe Book for a review on her Passionate About Crafting Blog. No monetary compensation was received. Her thoughts are 100% unbiased and are based on her personal experience with the book. Your opinion may differ.

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