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The Big-Ass Book of Bling Paperback – November 13, 2012
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That being said, what I love about Mark's "Big Ass" series is in abundance in this latest publication- it's accessibility. Not only does Mark offer over 350 pages of full-color inspiration, you can actually DO these crafts. This is a crafting book that doesn't require the reader to have a staff of 20 to replicate the pieces detailed. I also love the everyday items that Mark uses in his work. This means that not only can you make these projects, you won't have to hire a Sherpa and trek the Himalayan mountains to find the highly specific tools and consumable items to do so. From the fun and funky magnet alphabet necklace to the very beautiful and sophisticated "pin-tastic" blinged out handbag, there's something for everyone's style that's do-able and possible to create on a budget. And with sheer volume of projects offered, a great value for the price of the book. I think this is the perfect gift for yourself or any crafter on your gift list.
Thanks Mark for coming up with all these books full of fantastic ideas, There is really something for everyone in all your books. I really recommend this book for all sorts of people not just crafty ones because if you don't craft this book will make you want to go buy a glue gun and some charms and create sparkly magic. :D
<3 Amy Harper
Like all of Mark's books, The Big-Ass Book of Bling features enough projects --more than 150-- to keep you crafting well into the next year. Each project is beautifully photographed and comes with a list of all the materials required and a set of easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. More importantly, every page comes packed with inspiration as Mark encourages everyone to "have fun, make messes, and create!" Perhaps the most interesting and surprising thing that Mark has to offer is his unique and innovative eye for turning common hardware store finds like plastic gutter guard, aquarium tubing and aluminum flashing into gorgeous accessories you'll be proud to flaunt at your next soiree.
A few highlights include an entire section on crowns and tiaras (And who among us doesn't need at least one more tiara?), a must-have recipe for paper "turquoise," and an "oh-my-goth" fabulous collection of chic black necklaces, chokers, and cuffs. On top of all that, Mark introduces readers to a few products and techniques that are, quite simply, game-changers. Until I read this book, I was convinced I'd have to spend a fortune on classes or my own glass fusing kiln. Now thanks to Mark, I know about the Fuseworks Beginner's Microwave Kiln. I've even added it to my Amazon.com Wishlist!
With the holidays just a few weeks away, I'll be whipping up some awesome gifts and stocking stuffers for all the folks in my life who understand, as Mark Montano clearly does, that everything's better with bling.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
not anything in this book I could or would ever use.. actually I don't even rate it with one star. not either of the four. Read morePublished 3 months ago by kaybonnie
This is a decent book. However, a lot of the ideas are really out there...and extreme. However, I can use it to find a technique. Mark Montano's books are always very entertaining.Published 4 months ago by Shaune R. Smith
Received in a timely manner. Will use in school with high risk girls....Will have to cover up the title though...teeheePublished 6 months ago by Muriel L. Walburn
Arrived quickly. Tons of fun designs in Mark Montano's book. One of my favorites are the imitation turquoise. Who knew!!Published 7 months ago by Red Star Lady
My order arrived ahead of schedule and in perfect condition. I enjoy all of the Big Ass Books. I loaned one out and my friend fell in love with it so I needed another one... Read morePublished 8 months ago by patricia a bell
I was expecting a little more from this book. It was hyped up to much and there really isn't much i would do from this bookPublished 9 months ago by alexandra steeley