Jewellery from Recycled Materials Paperback
Part of the Jewellery Handbooks series
Recycled Materials is firmly based on providing simple, illustrated, step-by-step methods and techniques for creating jewellery from recycled materials.This handbook covers the importance of using recycled/reused materials in terms of environmental impact, sustainability, creativity, necessity v. choice, and ideas of making the common valuable and precious through treatment and presentation.
The variety of projects included in this title will teach readers how to make a necklace from tin, pendants from keys, use fabric for a cuff, and to use plastic, cardboard, cork and foam to make bangles, necklaces, earrings and brooches.
Also included is an extensive list of scrapstores and suppliers of recycled materials, as well as information about how to find free or very cheap materials from other sustainable sources.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 112 pages, 120
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 01/02/2009
- Category: Jewellery & beadcraft
- ISBN: 9780713682755
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Review by Sylak
A book that demonstrates how found objects, such as from beachcombing excursions or everyday discarded industrial refuse can be transformed, with a little imagination, into Eye-catching curios and spectacular one-off fashion accessories or items of costume jewellery. Very much designed with the 'Punk' ethos in mind.I had never seen anyone come up with a use for that ugly plastic strapping you get around boxes till I saw Jaimie MacDonald turn it inro a necklace with a repoussé hammer. That alone gives you an idea of how off-the-wall her art is.