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 a bestselling and award-winning author of crafts books for both adults and kids, with more than 30 titles published. She also has a reputation as an innovative product developer, with an image transfer medium, an electroforming device, and an environmentally safe line of etching products to her credit. As the author of several jewelry technique books for adults, she has led jewelry making workshops all over the country. Sherri's work has been widely published in several jewelry making and kids' magazines, and she's appeared on many crafts TV shows, including JewelryTV (JTV), Jewelry Making with Jackie Guerra (DIY), and Beads, Baubles & Jewels (PBS).
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