Cico Books has reissued a lovely book by Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell, Vintage-Style Beaded Jewelry, which is now up to 35 pretty projects that use a range of widely available materials to create glamorous but inexpensive jewelry pieces for many occasions. Broken china plates? Make some cameo brooches! Paper rosebuds? Create a wedding tiara! You get the idea...reuse and recycle.
I would say that all the projects are relatively easy, and you can do most of them with common tools that you probably already have (or you should!). The nicest feature of this books isn't so much the techniques as the way Deborah gets you to look at items you already have as a jumping off point for fashioning something wonderful and new.
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