Synopses & Reviews
andlt;Bandgt;BLINGY, BLINGIER, BLINGIEST!andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;Bandgt;DO YOU WANT A DESIGNER LOOK THAT IS ALL YOURSand#8212;andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;Bandgt;AND TO EXPRESS YOUR CREATIVITY AND HAVE SOME FUN?andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;All that glitters doesnand#8217;t have to be gold . . . and diamonds (even the fake ones!) can be a girland#8217;sand#8212; or a boyand#8217;sand#8212;best friend. With Mark Montanoand#8217;s step-by-step guidance you, too, can let loose your inner fashionista and make fabulous, unique accessories to complement your entire wardrobe! andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Think outside the box when it comes to materials, and check through your recycling to find treasures andlt;Bandgt;In the Binandlt;/Bandgt;. Show people your New Mexico style, and make a papier-mand#226;chand#233; andlt;Bandgt;Zigzag Turquoise Cuff andlt;/Bandgt;out of newspaper. When the plastic store bags start crawling out from under the sink, tame them with a andlt;Bandgt;Fused Plastic Flower Cuffandlt;/Bandgt;. Make the tree-mendous andlt;Bandgt;Natureand#8217;s Bling Bag andlt;/Bandgt;decorated with branches sliced thin. Or andlt;Bandgt;Twine Not andlt;/Bandgt;try the hardware store for some colored twineand#8212;and pick up some aluminum flashing to find out why andlt;Bandgt;Tin Is and#8220;Inand#8221;andlt;/Bandgt;? From punk to retro, from bobby pins to safety pins, with more than 150 projects thereand#8217;s something for everyone, whether you want to glam it up Hollywood-style or go ultra-sophisticated like a newly crowned princess.
A fun, flashy, and sASSy book for beginner and expert crafters alike—with more than 150 new projects that will add pizzazz to everything from jewelry to tote bags!
Now more than ever, most of us are scaling back on shopping sprees and holding on to things longer than usual. But we still need ways to liven up last season’s dress or add some sparkle to our everyday shoes. But how? No need for fancy tools or expensive supplies—Mark Montano presents this beautifully illustrated book that’s jam-packed with more than 150 easy-to-make projects. Featuring simple, step-by-step instructions for each project, The Big-Ass Book of Bling includes everything from ornate shoe clips to rhinestone-studded cuffs to flashy headbands—anything and everything that needs a little sprucing up. So “bling it on” and see how dazzling you can be!
About the Author
andlt;Bandgt;Mark Montanoandlt;/Bandgt; is part of the design team for TLCand#8217;s andlt;iandgt;While You Were Outandlt;/iandgt; and the host of TLCand#8217;s andlt;iandgt;Ten Years Youngerandlt;/iandgt;, as well as co-host of the Style networkand#8217;s andlt;iandgt;My Celebrity Homeandlt;/iandgt;. He is a contributing editor to andlt;iandgt;CosmoGIRL!andlt;/iandgt; magazine, and his weekly column, and#8220;Make Your Mark,and#8221; appears in more than seventy newspapers across the country. Mark is the author of andlt;iandgt;Super Suiteandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Dollar Store Dand#233;corandlt;/iandgt; and co-author of andlt;iandgt;Window Treatments and Slipcovers for Dummiesandlt;/iandgt;.