The Big-Ass Book of Bling

The Big-Ass Book of Bling

Mark Montano

Language: English

Pages: 238

ISBN: 2:00315510

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


BLINGY, BLINGIER, BLINGIEST! DO YOU WANT A DESIGNER LOOK THAT IS ALL YOURS— AND TO EXPRESS YOUR CREATIVITY AND HAVE SOME FUN?

All that glitters doesn’t have to be gold . . . and diamonds (even the fake ones!) can be a girl’s— or a boy’s—best friend. With Mark Montano’s step-by-step guidance you, too, can let loose your inner fashionista and make fabulous, unique accessories to complement your entire wardrobe!

Think outside the box when it comes to materials, and check through your recycling to find treasures In the Bin. Show people your New Mexico style, and make a papier-mâché Zigzag Turquoise Cuff out of newspaper. When the plastic store bags start crawling out from under the sink, tame them with a Fused Plastic Flower Cuff. Make the tree-mendous Nature’s Bling Bag decorated with branches sliced thin. Or Twine Not try the hardware store for some colored twine—and pick up some aluminum flashing to find out why Tin Is “In”? From punk to retro, from bobby pins to safety pins, with more than 150 projects there’s something for everyone, whether you want to glam it up Hollywood-style or go ultra-sophisticated like a newly crowned princess.

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heavy-duty scissors with serrated blades, cut an oval a little under 3 inches by 4 inches from the aluminum flashing and glue your head to the oval with E-6000. 6  Glue the large black crystal to the top of the head. 7  With dabs of E-6000 on a toothpick, surround the head and crystal with crystal chain and let dry. 8  Glue the entire piece to a larger oval cut from gutter guard. 9  Add six crystal beads to two of the large safety pins and then add them to the upper part of the gutter guard

on a dish towel. Just make sure that it won’t move while the glue is setting. 2  Use a generous amount of E-6000 and let dry for a few hours. BUDDHA BOW Buddhas, beads, and bows—what could be more perfect together? Hit the dollar store for sets of these little sculptures. I’ve been finding them everywhere. Whip out your drill and you’ve got the centerpiece for an amazing piece of jewelry. Not only that, you’ll be carrying good luck around your neck. You could make this without the bow, but I

on a dish towel. Just make sure that it won’t move while the glue is setting. 2  Use a generous amount of E-6000 and let dry for a few hours. BUDDHA BOW Buddhas, beads, and bows—what could be more perfect together? Hit the dollar store for sets of these little sculptures. I’ve been finding them everywhere. Whip out your drill and you’ve got the centerpiece for an amazing piece of jewelry. Not only that, you’ll be carrying good luck around your neck. You could make this without the bow, but I

these. Use them for making clean cuts, scoring, and preserving as much detail as you can while cutting out images. CUTTING MAT: This is a piece of plastic that you can use your craft knife on, over and over again, without harming it. It’s perfect for all of the precise cutting you do. It also has a 1-inch-square grid for easy measuring. Once again, Fiskars makes the best. DECORATIVE SCISSORS: You can get these in so many different shapes. Fiskars has an amazing selection and you will want them

so you don’t have to waste your time sharpening. (Also see Decorative scissors and Pinking shears, and Fiskars in the Resource Guide.) SCREWDRIVER SET: No home should be without a set of screwdrivers. Paint the tops of the Phillips-head screwdrivers one color so that you know what you are picking up from the tool can. I swear, whenever I want a Phillips I grab a flathead, and vice versa! SCREWS AND NAILS: Small, long, fat, wood, metal, these will always be useful. SCRUBBERS: You know how messy

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