The Big-Ass Book of Bling

The Big-Ass Book of Bling

Mark Montano

Language: English

Pages: 238

ISBN: 2:00315510

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


All that glitters doesn’t have to be gold . . . and diamonds (even the fake ones!) can be a girl’s— or a boy’s—best friend. With Mark Montano’s step-by-step guidance you, too, can let loose your inner fashionista and make fabulous, unique accessories to complement your entire wardrobe!

Think outside the box when it comes to materials, and check through your recycling to find treasures In the Bin. Show people your New Mexico style, and make a papier-mâché Zigzag Turquoise Cuff out of newspaper. When the plastic store bags start crawling out from under the sink, tame them with a Fused Plastic Flower Cuff. Make the tree-mendous Nature’s Bling Bag decorated with branches sliced thin. Or Twine Not try the hardware store for some colored twine—and pick up some aluminum flashing to find out why Tin Is “In”? From punk to retro, from bobby pins to safety pins, with more than 150 projects there’s something for everyone, whether you want to glam it up Hollywood-style or go ultra-sophisticated like a newly crowned princess.

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pearls will not reach from end to end and there will be extra exposed wire between them. You will need this extra space for the next step. 12 Cut an 18-inch piece of wire and wrap it around the hairband in between each bead to keep them in place. 13 Adjust the fit of your beaded pieces on your crown, in case it got bent while adding your last row of pearls. HARD AS LACE I like seeing jewelry made of lace, but I wanted to figure how to make it last forever. I began experimenting and eventually

distinct rock ’n’ roll feel. Maybe even a little punk rock, don’t you think? I particularly like the weight of this project, and the fact that you can use either silver- or gold-tone chain. Because the plastic tubing is transparent, these chokers will match ANY outfit or piercing! YOU’LL NEED FOR THE SHORTER CHOKER 34 inches of medium silver- or gold-tone chain Needle-nose pliers (and wirecutters if the pliers don’t have them) 2 jump rings, silver or gold to match chain 1 lobster claw

with your creativity you will be able to make something even more amazing. I can’t wait to see what you make! MONA LISA MIXED-MEDIA BROOCH Do you ever just look in your craft box and wonder what to do with all the bits and pieces of projects from days gone by? Well here’s the answer! This mixed-media brooch can be made any number of ways with whatever you have left lying around. Change the image, use an old photograph, or make a collage. It’s up to you! YOU’LL NEED Flat, thin cardboard Book

(print) ISBN 978-1-4516-8529-9 (ebook)

you want to make another project, like the bag Nature’s Bling Bag. 2  With a paintbrush, coat each disk with Minwax Polycrylic to give it a nice finish. Don’t forget, it will last much longer this way! 3  Drill two small holes on opposite ends of each disk. 4  Lay out your design with four disks in the center, three on either side of those disks, and two on either side of those. 5  Use the larger jump rings to attach your longest strand of wood disks to each other and to the gold chain at the

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