Today is an exciting day for me, my friends!! I am so excited to be able to show off my book to you – 30 Minute Jewelry!
Can you believe it? It is so surreal. This has been a dream of mine for years and I am so thrilled that the day is finally here!
Today I get to show you some of my favorite projects in the book and tell you all about it!
30 Minute Jewelry is a book designed for anyone with a love for jewelry and fun accessories – whether you have never made any jewelry or have been creating for years! The projects start out with a beginner section then work up to intermediate and advanced, so you can build your skill level up as you go. The styles are a fun mix of all sorts of styles – modern, classic, vintage, quirky – and everything in between!
I love all the pieces in the book, but I do have a few favorites. This Sweet as Honey Bangle is so cute and is a perfect beginner project! It would be such a great gift too – the holidays are just around the corner!
The Mini Masterpieces necklace is the perfect way to display your favorite artwork – in jewelry form! This necklace is showing off one of my dad’s paintings. He’s an amazing watercolor artist and this is one of my favorites of his!
I didn’t take the photos for the book, they were taken by taken by Sussie Bell for Quintet. But I was blown away by what amazing job they did with the photos and styling! They really took so much time in making the most of every piece of jewelry and finding the perfect way to display it. They were so fabulous to work with – every bit of the experience was so great. I felt like they really captured my style.
Another of my favorites – the Woodland Hedgehog Brooch!
The book has a detailed section at the back for techniques – including jewelry, sewing, and embroidery! There are also full size patterns for the pieces that need them, so you can start creating right away. You can also find links to supplies, tips, tools you’ll need and ideas for making the projects your own!
Here’s the little summary of the book from the publisher, Barron’s (who is also amazing!) :)
There are 30 minute ab programs…30 minute meal planners…but a 30 minute guide to creating gorgeous jewelry? Yes, it’s true! Whether you’re an absolute beginner or an experienced crafter, it is possible to create a striking piece of jewelry in thirty minute sessions. Beverly McCullough, DIY crafting guru, shows you how with:
- 60 jewelry projects that can be completed in no time, using a wide variety of materials that will suit every taste and style
- Projects that include necklaces, bracelets, earrings, brooches, rings, and more
- Clear, concise diagrams and easy, step-by-step instructions for each project
- Time-saving techniques and helpful hints that will have you completing projects with finesse and flair, quickly and easily
- Advice and “skill building” exercises that will have you crafting like a pro every time
These projects incorporate lots of different crafting techniques–from basic wirework, stringing, and beading to simple cross stitch and sewing–and exciting materials like fabric, lace, leather, and polymer clay. The result is gorgeous jewelry in a flash, because there’s always time to create something beautiful.
Sounds pretty cool huh? :)
I also have to say thanks to all of you – I’ve shared this dream with you for a couple of years now and your support and encouragement has meant the world to me! Thank you so much for your sweet comments, for sharing my projects and for making things from my tutorials! This wouldn’t have happened without all of you!
This creative journey is such an amazing and unexpected ride and I feel so so blessed to be on it.
If you have any questions about the book let me know, and if you pick up a copy and make any of the pieces I’d love to see a photo!