Statement jewellery has become a staple in the modern wardrobe - nothing can lift an outfit more than a fabulous necklace or a stunning dress ring. But if you would prefer to have a truly unique item that is personal to you, crafted from an array of natural materials, why not make your own?
I guide you through the discovery and selection process of sourcing decorative materials - whether beachcombing for sea string and driftwood, harvesting seed heads, cones and feathers from the woods, or foraging for brightly coloured discarded plastic in the city. I then give detailed instructions on how to create beautiful pieces from your finds, such as a sea plastic cocktail ring, a driftwood deco tiara, a leaf bracelet or found-metal bead necklaces.
A wide range of jewellery-making techniques include wirework, threading, beading, crocheting, soldering, making clasps and head pins, riveting, working with resin, silver-chain making, using precious metal clay, working with tube metal, applying silver inlays, ring making, working with Fimo clay, recycling paper for bead making and making claw settings.
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