Synopses & Reviews
Sunny and chirping, birds make us smile. They remind us that spring is here, that the early one catches the worm, and that with wings we can soar. What better icon to incorporate into the jewelry we wear each day, or into the jewelry we give to friends and loved ones, than birds! This latest addition in the ever-popular MAGPIE series features 20 fabulous jewelry and accessory projects to make, all inspired by our fine-feathered friends. Projects include different types of jewelry, such as necklaces, bracelets, cuff links, tie-pins, and headpieces, as well as hair accessories. Jewelry designer/maker Sophie Robertson guides crafters through a variety of techniques, ranging from decoupage to resin casts, and offers practical information on tools and materials, along with useful tips and problem-solving advice. The projects are easy to follow and are outlined with step-by-step illustrations. Styled shots of the finished projects are shown throughout to inspire and guide.
About the Author
SOPHIE ROBERTSON is a jewelry designer/maker currently living and working in Brighton, England. She has a BA (Hons) in Silversmithing and Jewelry Design. Sophie designs and makes her own jewelry collections and has created many bespoke commission pieces for clients. Her love of art and craft also inspired her to share her knowledge and skills. She has worked with adults and children of all ages and abilities in many different settings teaching jewelry design and making, including a wide range of fun, craft-based, creative projects. She has also written a book on charm jewelry, Charms.