Before you recycle that soda bottle, scrap that old T-shirt, or toss that broken china plate, ask yourself: "Could I use this to make something fabulous?" Impossible? Think again
In "Jewelry Upcycled , " jewelry expert and bestselling author Sherri Haab has teamed up with daughter Michelle Haab to show you how to transform metal, glass, plastic, fabric, and found objects--items you might otherwise recycle or throw away--into fun and exciting jewelry designs.
Explore the creative possibilities of these everyday materials in resourceful and innovative ways: Repurpose plastic bottles into pretty charms, turn broken cassette tapes into braided bracelets, and fashion one-of-a-kind pendants with found objects.
About the Author
Sherri Haab is the best-selling author of "The Hip Handbag Book, Designer Style Jewelry," and many other titles. More than 2.5 million copies of her books are in print worldwide. Visit her on the web at www.sherrihaab.com
Michelle Haab is Sherri Haab's daughter. Though still in her teens, she has been crafting about the same length of time as she has been walking. Mother and daughter live in Springville, Utah.
Barbara Pollack is an illustrator and painter whose work has appeared in "Seventeen," "Girl's Life,"" The Wall Street Journal,"" "and many other publications. She lives in San Francisco.
Michelle Haab is a teenager who has been crafting since she was a toddler. She has worked with Sherri as a craft developer for many books and is the co-author of Dangles and Bangles (WG, 2005). In addition to making fun creations to accessorize her wardrobe and room, she enjoys making films and is one of her high school's cinematographers.
"Upcycling (recycling commonplace items that would normally end up in the trash into something beautiful or useful) continues to be trendy, and this mother-daughter team capitalize on the trend with this fun collection of jewelry. The projects are divided by media. Some materials (such as fabric) are easier to work with than others, but you'd be hard-pressed to identify the everyday items in some of the more striking pieces." --Library Journal