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 Sherri Haab
SHERRI HAAB is the bestselling author of Clay So Cute!, The Art of Metal Clay, Designer Style Jewelry, and The Art of Resin Jewelry, among other books. Her books for tweens include The Hip Handbag Book, Way to Crochet, and Dangles and Bangles. Her books have won awards from Publishers Weekly, Parents' Choice, the American Library Association, and National Parenting Publications. Her Incredible Clay Book and Nail Art each sold more than 1 million copies. In all, she has more than 2.5 million books in print around the world.
About Michelle Haab
Michelle Haab has been crafting since she was a toddler. She enjoys birght colors and making fun and stylish creations to accessorize her wordrobe and room.
"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