I love books by Sherri Haab. Not only are they sure to have innovative tutorials, but they're a treat for the eyes. This book is no exception!
The book, "Jewelry Upcycled!", features techniques and tutorials for "reusing metal, plastic, glass, fiber, and found objects". The tutorials are broken down into five "upcycling" sections:
- Metal and Wire
- Glass and Ceramics
- Fabric and Leather
- Found Objects
There really is something for everybody in this book. You'll learn how to rivet, use resin, felt old sweaters, solder with copper tape -- there really is a LOT between these pages.
And if you think that using recyclable materials means the jewelry won't look like.. well, jewelry, take a look at Sherri's bubble wrap necklace:
Isn't that cool?
The book is 144 pages and is put out by Potter Craft. I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking to expand their jewelry-making horizons and go green!
Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off. She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party.