This is a beautifully illustrated guide to creating eye-catching jewellery out of found or recycled objects, at very little cost. Sarah starts by demonstrating how to put together a basic tool kit for under GBP10 and then takes the reader through 25 projects, which include creating pieces from vintage earrings found in charity shops or car boot sales, seaglass washed up on the beach, driftwood, coins, vintage beads, old washers and buttons. The clear step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow projects are suitable for both beginners and intermediate makers, they are easily adapted to alternative found objects and enable the reader to create their own pieces using the skills they have learnt. The last section addresses good places to find materials, and advice on setting up a jewellery business if you want to take your hobby further.
Sarah Drew teaches at the Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery and at St Austell College. She specialises in wirework and her tiara classes are very popular. She sells her jewellery through galleries, fashion boutiques and bridal shops nationwide, as well as directly from her website, www.sarahdrew.com. She has supplied jewellery to stores such as Liberty, Harrods and Browns Bride in London, and her work is frequently shown in magazines.
Introduction Getting Started Project chapters: Vintage Treasure Beach-found Use What You Have Textile Techniques Antique Weddings Recommended: Websites, courses, books, stores Ideas for sellingyour jewellery: eBay, Etsy, at work, approaching shops