My favorite thing about this book: it's easy to read layout with full page close up shots of the finished project. The table of contents has a thumbnail preview of each finished jewelry piece making it quick to locate one to your liking. The Basics section touches on everything you'll need, from making your own cabochons and cameos to needle felting and embroidery techniques.
Of all projects, three stand out for me to try later:
- Felted Terrarium Necklace: A cute miniature mushroom made of wool roving and felt scraps. Designed by Aimee Ray.
- Cabochon Hairpins: You make your own cabochons or use vintage ones and affix them to hairpins. I could think of a million variations to these. Designed by Kathy Sheldon.
- Dandelion Wish Necklace: A clever 'wish in a jar' using dandelion seeds. Designed by Aimee Ray and Jessica Berner.
If there is a project you want to do and you don't have the materials for it, move on to one similar that you do have everything for. The hard part will be to choose. All are easy to accomplish in an afternoon.
- Aimee Ray's Website: Dreamfollow.com
- Aimee Ray's Etsy Store: littledear
- Aimee Ray's Flickr Photos: Gorgeous craft galleries!
- Aimee Ray's Sweet & Simple Jewelry: 17 Designers, 10 Techniques & 32 Projects to Make
- Lark Crafts; 2013
- ISBN13: 9781454707929
- Paperback, 132 pages, full color