Yes my Craft Gossip readers, the fine peeps at Cico Publishing have provided me with a copy of Vintage Revised Jewelry: 35 step-by-step Projects Inspired by Lost, Found, and Recycled Treasures by Co-Co Nichole Bush that you can get yourself in the running for by simply leaving a comment in today’s post answering the question:
What’s your favorite piece of jewelry? Open to US residents only. I will randomly pick a winner after midnight Wednesday March 27, 2013.
I loved this book! There are some great ideas for how to incorporate old found objects into pretty pieces of jewelry. To see 3 necklaces I made with recycled and repro bits pop on over to Sweater Surgery.
More about the book from the publisher:
“Transform vintage finds and broken objects into jewellery to treasure with Vintage Revised Jewelry. Nichole Bush has a passion for creating one-of-a-kind jewellery by combining antique and vintage treasures to make distinctive and unique statements, and in these 35 projects, she shares that passion with you. Old keys become quirky earrings or hang on chains as a pretty necklace. Pieces of watches capture a moment in time – combined with other trinkets, they’re turned into a lapel pin or wrist cuff. Anything can be a charm for a necklace or bracelet – from beads to brooches and earrings, even door knobs. Metal locker number tags act as intriguing focal points and tintypes (photographs on metal rather than paper, made in the late 19th century) provide an instant echo of the past. Some designs are deeply personal, incorporating things that remind Nichole of family and friends, and she suggests what you might include for your own individual pieces. With clear, step-by-step artworks and instructions, a helpful techniques section, and lots of inspiration throughout, you will soon become skilled in making your own pieces of nostalgic, stunning jewellery.”