Being a "creative soul" along with a believer in reusing found and recyclable items for pieces that I create, I was delighted in reviewing this book and absorbing the ideas that Linda has to share. The book contains 35 projects using everyday materials and some interesting additons to create very usable and modern designed accessories.
The jewelry pieces, whether made using plastic pieces, aluminum cans, bottle caps, zippers, soda can tabs, to just name some elements used, are all such clever ideas and could be followed exactly from her book or given your own twist. The photos for the projects are great for the "visual" crafter. Each project has a "Helpful Hint" that I like with instructions.
There are many designs in the book that I would enjoy recreating. What I enjoy most are the "outside the box" materials, like the bicycle chain, the plastic bags and the ideas using an inner tube. The "loop de loop ring" and the "retro studded cuff" and the "ring o' roses necklace come to mind.
Here are some links you can check out to find out more about Linda:
Linda's Blog: http://lindapetersondesigns.com
You Tube Playlist of Upcycled Jewelry: http://lindapetersondesigns.com
Amazon Site for Book Reviews: http://www.amazon.com/Upcycled-Jewelry-Bags-Belts-More/dp/1782491511/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1414079726&sr=8-4&keywords=linda+peterson+books
There are several others who are particpating in the blog hop and you should really take the time to check them out and see what others are saying about Linda's latest book.