Do you love paper diy projects? Jewelry projects? Recycling your magazines, pretty papers or cards? Or just create something from scratch from paper? If that is you, hello! If not, you’ll still probably like what I’m sharing today if you love pretty books to look at. A while back I had the chance to look over a new book out in the craft market.
The book is called Paper Jewelry authored by Barbara Baumann, photography by Flurina Hodel. This book is for55 Projects for Reusing Paper. The book has lots of paper jewelry projects. I did receive this for free from Schiffer Publishing to facilitate my review and will be sharing my honest opinions of the book.
Barbara compares this type of paper craft-jewelry art to that of creating patchwork quilts. They are pretty, evoke emotions and originality. The book was created to be inspiration for you to create or expand on the projects shown. Find your own personal style from within the book. Create jewelry crafts fitting that to your skill level and personal style.
Handmade Jewelry DIYs
Craft Books Overview:
One of the first projects I wanted to try was creating the jewelry project from page 31 a Solitaire Necklace (book necklace) As mentioned start at your level, with supplies you have and adapt as needed. You don’t always have to have what the artist / crafter has to create a similar project.
On page 30 for this tutorial was a diagram on how to cut out the book cover. What I found is the paper I had was too stiff for using the template so I created a similar cut with thinner paper. Then took the suggestion of using a similar finishing material to the suggested varnish. I’ll be sharing what I made soon. I feel like this is a project from the book that anyone can do!
There are plenty of easy projects. With that said, there will be plenty of projects the average person might not be able to do on first try. Again, adapt to the skill level you have.
You’ll find projects for a necklace with hearts, origami earrings, art cards and various bracelets that are very doable. Have puzzle pieces from a puzzle that has missing pieces? Hello, there are projects with puzzles as materials too.
All the projects have amazing results, very pretty. As I do more projects I’ll circle back to let you know by sharing projects I make from the book and link them to this post. Then you can visit to see my thoughts for various projects.
Final Thoughts on this Craft Book, Paper Jewelry
With all this said, this book has amazing photographs, is pretty to flip through and if your into up-cyling and recycling this is an awesome resource for creating fun, funky. hip, chic and pretty amazing handmade paper jewelry.
There are more than several projects created for the beginner to the artist level / or anyone having a good amount of craft experience. There is a full section in the back with pages of helpful tools for creating projects and what they’d be used for. Along with a section for types of jewelry / jewelry production and then a section on paper techniques.
Crafts Books Content Overview
There are a total of 176 pages Contents:
- Projects & by type of project each are listed
- The 3 sections previously mentioned for Tools, Production & Techniques
- Appendix and Acknowledgments
- Craft Books would be great for coffee table books and gifts too.
- Craft Books Are Available Through Amazon and in bookstores.
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Would you try to create paper jewelry sometime if you had a book like this?