Easy Vintage Jewelry


Easy Vintage Jewelry

Easy Vintage JewelryEasy Vintage Jewelry
Gifted by: Leisure Arts
Reviewed by: Kimberlie Kohler

Love the look of vintage jewelry pieces?  Learn how to make lovely jewelry pieces with Easy Vintage Jewelry from Leisure Arts.

This book features a variety of projects that utilize unique and beautiful vintage pieces including brass charms, pocket watch cases, tiny bottles, buttons, keyhole cover charms and more.  There are unique techniques such as using distress ink and decoupage as well as other techniques that any jewelry maker would be familiar with.

Easy Vintage Jewelry has a section with general jewelry making instructions so that even if you are a beginner you will still be successful with these pieces.

With the projects in this book, you’ll make a variety of jewelry using vintage pieces such as a Lovely Butterfly Necklace (p. 2) that involves using a brass blank, adding texture, stamping and adding a sweet butterfly charm; making a double-strand necklace; using a faux pocket watch to create a gorgeous one-of-a-kind necklace; creating a message in a bottle necklace; using a mint tin to create a lovely pendant; and using lots of other vintage brass components to create beautiful jewelry.

Easy Vintage Jewelry is great for anyone who is new to making jewelry with a vintage look and great for anyone wanting to learn some extra techniques like stamping and painting to create unique looks on jewelry.  New jewelry makers can be successful because of the general jewelry instructions included and more advanced jewelry makers can find inspiration and unique ideas.


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