Saturday, March 07, 2009


Today we were talking about our favorite books in the store and I realized that while I do love this book, I have never reviewed it here on the blog. Sorry for the delay! I was too busy reading the book and too inspired to make the projects to actually write it up! Custom Cool Jewelry is filled with all the projects you want to make this spring, from pendant necklaces to fancy earrings. Melinda Barta shows you how to create all kinds of 'boutique' jewelry including resin pendants and on-of-a-kind toggles and many of the ideas would be great to adapt for using at charm swaps. She's used many of my favorite materials (wonder where she found them?) and I love what she created with our bezel settings, resins, charms and other bits and bobs. If you have been wanting to add some mixed media techniques to your repretoire, this is the book for you. See it here or in person at either of our stores.