Crafts & Hobbies Books

Smith, Harriet: Gothic Jewelry - 35 scary projects to make, give and wear (14832)

Cico Books 1st 2011
square fmt 4to paperback 128pp F 490 gms
(Order reference 14832).

Inspired by classic gothic literature and movies, Harriet Smith's jewellery fuses dark beauty and humorous horror imagery—and here she shows you how to craft 35 of her distinct and striking pieces.

Each project is suitable for beginners to jewellery - making, with all the techniques clearly explained at the beginning of the book. The materials and tools used can be found in many arts, beading, DIY and homeware stores or located on the internet—and there are often alternatives to be found in the kitchen, tool cupboard, or an old toy chest.

The pieces incorporate a wide range of materials and there is nothing to stop you making them in the comfort of your own bedroom. Try making the skull earrings, bones bracelet, and dead flower corsage from the Fabrics chapter; in Metal Work and Beading there's a spider web ring, jewel beetle earrings, and a barbed wire bracelet; and you can have fun with the designs in the Acrylic chapter—including a bat brooch and tombstone necklace.

The designs Harriet has created have an eclectic style and aren't just for horror fans—anyone with an interest in craft will find something that captures their attention. The jewellery is easy to make and fun to wear, and will make a truly unique gift.