Wednesday, June 20, 2012
30-MINUTE BRACELETS by MARTHE LE VAN
30-MINUTE BRACELETS by Marthe Le Van published by LARK CRAFTS An Imprint of STERLING PUBLISHING CO.,INC 136 page paperback publication. On the first three pages you are treated to a small picture of each of the 60 projects. On Page 9 you will notice two complete list of items needed to create the projects in this book. List one is The BENCH TOOL KIT. List two is The SOLDERING KIT. So grab your pocketbook and lets go shopping. On Page 10 project one begins. At the top of each project you will notice a little get ready list of techniques used to create the project. EXAMPLE: PROJECT 1 GET READY: SAWING. FILING. HAMMERING. BENDING. Each project has their own get ready list of techniques used. Project 60 ends on page 129. Starting on page 130 and ending on page 133 you are treated to information about all of the contributing designers. On page 135 we learn that the author MARTHE LE VAN is a jewelry, metals, and beading editor for LARK JEWELRY AND BEADING. Since 2000, she has written, edited, juried, or curated more than 60 books. Here are a few individual pictures of a few of the projects in this book. I loved this book of brilliant and stunning bracelets as much as I did the, BOOK OF RINGS, THE BOOK OF EARRINGS AND THE BOOK OF NECKLACES. Marthe Le Van's expert experience shines in her layout of these 60 projects with written step by step instructions. Regardless how long it will take each of you to create these pieces, in the end you will have an awesome piece of bling to flaunt. Even if you don't love each project, you will learn new techniques while constructing them and will come to appreciate the artistic brilliance in each piece. So as the book says, and I quote,"SO, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? PICK A PROJECT AND SET THE TIMER. MAKE A FABULOUS FASHION STATEMENT...FAST."