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A Clever Twist on Simple Stringing Washers, snaps, fishing tackle, resin: Nothing is safe with a crafty lady in the house. Get ready to break tradition and combine beads with common materials used in unconventional ways to make beautiful jewelry. You'll learn how to use nail polish to create the look of enamel, and how to link together cut-up credit cards into a playful bracelet. Or try mixing stainless steel washers with wire and beads to make surprisingly elegant jewelry. Before you know it, you'll be a true mixed-media jewelry artist. Bestselling author of theSimply Beautifulbook series Heidi Boyd brings you more than 70 pretty beaded projects, all in her trademark classic style. Featured mixed-media elements include: Wire Fishing tackle Nail polish Window screen Credit cards Polymer clay Paper Crystals Leather Sequins Buttons Playing cards Sea glass Game pieces Start your adventures in mixed-media jewelry making today!
If gorgeous beaded jewelry always catches your eye, you'll love making (and wearing!) your own necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Simply Beautiful Beaded Jewelryincludes 50 projects plus variations in designer Heidi Boyd's simply elegant signature style. Inside you're bound to find plenty of designs to strike your fancy as well as a helpful section that shows you the basic supplies and techniques you'll need to get started. As an added bonus, many of the projects have variations in different colors and styles to help you customize your jewelry to your personal style. Just think how proud you'll feel the first time you can answer, "I made it myself" to a compliment on your fabulous new multistrand necklace or your sparkling, swingy crystal earrings. WithSimply Beautiful Beaded Jewelry, it truly is easy to get started–in no time at all you'll be showcasing your own original beaded creations and making them as gifts.
Blend your creative spirit with the quick and easy projects found insideSimply Beautiful Beading From casual to sophisticated, and everything in between, you'll find beading designs to fit your personal style. Inside, you'll discover 53 simple yet stylish beading projects for exquisite jewelry, accessories and home decor, including: modern glass bead chokers semiprecious stone set charm bracelets wired-pearl barrettes wineglass charms hanging votive candle holder and more than 35 variation projects for even more simply beautiful ideas!
Colorful Handknit Clothes and Toys for Babies, Tots and Kids This book is packed with tons of bright and cute handknits to make for the special little ones in your life, whether you're a beginner or an expert knitter. Best of all, every design is functional and touchable, guaranteed to get plenty of use and love. From a cozy stroller blanket with clever ties and a pocket for a small stuffed bear, to a cotton rollneck sweater with an intarsia giraffe, this book has something to make any wee one happy. InsideSoft + Simple Knits for Little Ones, you'll find: An easy-to-follow illustrated techniques section that will teach beginners knitting basics Patterns for irresistible toys, including a trio of hand puppets, lovable fairy dolls and a castle purse complete with a cast of royal finger puppets to fit inside Patterns for comfy, fun clothes babies and kids will actually want to wear, like a stylish and warm swing jacket with matching mittens, a fleecy-soft shark sweater and even a foxy stole for pint-sized fashionistas These knits are so fast and easy, you can create a soft and simple gift in a single afternoon. Get started today!
Stitch, embellish, love, repeat. Making adorable hand-stitched things using the fabric you love has never been easier! Renowned North Light author Heidi Boyd has 20 adorable sewn, stitched and felted projects, complete with clear instructions, helpful illustrations and crisp patterns. There is something for everyone who likes to create handmade items, whether you're new to sewing or a long-time stitcher: loads of projects featuring hip fabrics, tantalizing textures and embellishments that add just the right touch. * 20 loveable projects featuring woodland creatures, colorful creations, fuzzy foodstuffs and more. * A variety of fun techniques including embroidery, appliqué, felting, hand-stitching and classic sewing. * Many projects are quick and easy to make again and again--great for gifts! Grab your needles, threads, fabrics and felt and sew along withStitched Whimsy!
Wired Beautifulfeatures 30+ projects that will get you excited about the many ways you can use wire in your jewelry projects. Best-selling author Heidi Boyd takes you through the ins and outs of working with wire for your jewelry designs. You'll learn how to make wire do your bidding in four detailed chapters: Spiraled & Coiled, Linked & Hammered, Wrapped & Bundled and Knotted & Stitched. Each project includes clear step-by-step photos and detailed instructions. WithWired Beautiful, you'll discover: *Unique techniques. Introduces traditional wire techniques, but also new methods not typically found in wire-jewelry books, such as using a knitting spool, creating cages and flower shaping. *Fresh designs and great basics. In addition to the 30+ projects--including bracelets, earrings, necklaces pendants and rings--you'll learn basic jewelry-making techniques you can use in your own designs. *Easy-to-find materials. You'll be introduced to a range of materials you can easily find at your favorite online and local craft supply retailers. LetWired Beautifulwrap you up in great jewelry!
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