Set off your stylish new outfit with a fabulous hand-made brooch or surprise your friends and family members with a spectacular one-off piece as a gift. This fantastic new title in the inspirational Magpie series will show you how to make 20 eye-catching pieces, with clear step-by-step instructions and full--full color photographs throught to take the thinking out of making. From tape measure rosettes to Bakelite button cardigan clasps, these simple projects will teach you to cast, sew, knit, felt, bead, paint, print, engrave and invent your own darling brooches. Starting with an easy-to-follow techniques section and exploring a range of materials such as wood, ribbon, metal, ceramic, resin and found objects, the book will make you think ?outside the circle’ when it comes to inventing your own brooches and pins. Suitable for jewellery-makers of all skill levels, particularly the novice crafter on a budget.
Louise Compagnone’s quirky handmade jewellery combines new, vintage and found materials and has been sold in boutiques around the world. Growing up in a remote town in Western Australia, shop-bought wasn’t always an option so she learnt to make everything from patchwork quilts and macrame owls to her grandma’s tomato sauce and most importantly, her own fun. Louise has worked as an editor and writer for nearly 10 years - covering topics including food, travel, fashion and music. She currently lives in Brighton, UK. Also available: 500 Brooches 9781579906122
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