Author(s): Lucy Hopping
Discover beautiful yet simple jewellery to make with and for your friends. You'll love these 35 stunning projects, all made with easy craft techniques such as braiding, macrame and weaving. Many of them use basic materials - embroidery thread, beads and ribbon, with the addition of leather, brass nuts and rhinestones in some of the more advanced projects. Choose from four chapters: So Sweet, with ideas in a pastel palette; Neon Brights, infused with zesty colours and standout features; Nautical Knots - think stripes and seaside charm; and Tribal Attitude, inspired by Native American and African designs and boho chic. As well as bracelets, you'll find cuffs and headbands, and can even learn how to cover your headphone wires in braided thread. All the projects have clear stepby- step instructions and artworks, plus a skill level so that you can begin with the simplest designs and then try more advanced ones.
Lucy Hopping graduated with a degree in Textile Crafts and now works as an art and craft product developer in the toy industry, designing and developing kits to teach children various crafts. This has taken her to UK and international trade fairs and to showrooms and factories in the Far East. In her spare time, Lucy enjoys making stitched, crocheted and knitted products to sell at local craft fairs and online craft websites. She is passionate about inspiring young people to get crafting as well as making items in her own right. She is the co-author of Handmade Glamping and a contributor to Crafting for Girls, both published by CICO Books.