Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Review: Junk-Box Jewelry by Sarah Drew

Diamonds may be forever, but forever gets old sometimes—and whether you want to wear something cool or something classic, Junk Box Jewelry has an easy, fun, and affordable answer. This do-it-yourself guide has the ability to make any teen crafty, and the wide range of project ideas ensures that once you get started it won't be long before you'll have a huge collection of unique, eco-friendly jewelry that you can wear, give as gifts, or even sell. Learn how to make pendants out of pebbles; sew a stylish cuff using scraps of fabric; and fashion a funky charm bracelet out of extra screws, washers, and other toolbox trinkets. The easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions work for both beginner- and intermediate-level crafsters, and the book also provides stunning color illustrations, along with bonus tips on the tools you need to get started, and where to find materials. Happy junking!

My cousin and I have been planning on starting a jewelry business for awhile now but we kept putting it off. So when I saw the book, I knew I had to request to review it.

Junk-Box Jewelry walks you through creating different jewelry pieces using recycled jewelry or cheap materials. The materials and tools you need are also listed in the book.

This book is great for beginners like me. The tools needed are described so you just have to find your own. Each jewelry piece has a step-by-step guide with accompanying pictures so it should be easy to do.

Some of the pieces aren't really my style, but I did find at least a couple of pieces that I really want to try and make. This book is definitely worth a read if you like making your own jewelry.

Thanks to NetGalley and Zest Books for the e-copy.


  1. It's a great book for beginner jewelers.
  2. It makes use of recycled materials.
  3. There are some nice designs and ideas you can try.


  1. Some of the designs might not work for everyone.

Vintage brooches are the key to making a lot of the projects in this book super fabulous.

  1. You like designing jewelry.
  2. You like do-it-yourself projects.
  3. You want to start your own business.




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