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Beadalicious: 25 Fresh, Unforgettable jewelry projects Paperback – April 1, 2008
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About the Author
Sonya Nimri is the author of Just for the Frill of It and a contributor to several craft books. She has appeared on many television shows, including Today, Craft Lab, and HGTV’s Smart Solutions. She lives in Venice Beach, California.
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There's lots of fun stuff also included such as recipes. The designs are fun and in fashion.
I could study this book for hours. One project I was particuary taken with was the Long John Silver necklace, which has so many gorgeous charms on it of all sorts. That has my m.o. all over it! She has some great wire wrapped rings as well, something I love, and she comments next to the red Phantom quartz stone which she has wrapped that it is red, for the "heart" chakra, and explains a bit about what that means. I love commentary like that, and I also like the way she wraps. By the way, next to that was a recipe for pink lemonade! Everything is joyous and fun and goes together!
You can buy this book as a starter book for a younger beader (who would love it and eagerly grow into it), or you can enjoy this book yourself, no matter what your age.
Sonya lives in Venice Beach, California. She is just a totally fun, knowedgable jewelry designer, and her terrically photographed book is a complete hit, as far as I am concerned! Five stars PLUS!
25 fresh, unforgettable jewelry projects for beads old and new
Sonya Nimri is one of those women who can effortlessly and excellently do just about anything she sets her mind to doing as she shows in her charming second book Beadalicious. A feast for the eyes and the imagination replete with recipes for one of a kind repurposed vintage jewelry creations, yummy meals and even hand crafted soaps and body scrubs, Ms. Nimri's book is deliciously divine. Everything is served up with heaping helpings of style, panache and that certain je ne sais quoi.
When challenged with turning her grandmother's old costume jewelry that was languishing in a box in her apartment into something a young and stylish young woman might wear, Ms. Nimri succeeded brilliantly. This book shows you how to take vintage jewelry apart, combine it with new components and turn them into tempting new designs in a flash. The designs are chic, simple and striking and the instructions clear and easy to follow. I loved the photos of the jewelry on real people (including the lovely author herself) so you can get a real sense of how it might look on you. Although it's focused on jewelry, there is a smattering of stylish fashion projects to inspire your creativity.
Everything is cleverly presented as if the book were a cookbook and you can approach it that way, using Ms. Nimri's ideas as recipes to jump start your creativity and adding a dash of this and a pinch of that from your own imagination. Get out to the yard sales, thrift shops, flea markets and online auction sites and gather up cast off vintage jewelry and open up Beadalicious to explore Ms. Nimri's take on making something old into something fabulous.
The Impatient Beader series, Beyond the Bead, Bead and Wire Jewelry Exposed
> Plus! I am totally pulling this out with my god daughter, its right up her alley.