Hey there, Amy here. I thought I'd start off the holidays with a beading-book review (I am the official Pimp Stitch beading expert, after all). Not only does this book have some terrific gift ideas in it, but it would also make a great gift for your favorite crafty teen. Read on!
My reviewrating: 5 of 5 stars
I was excited to see that this was not just so ho-hum beading book. Had I seen this book on the shelves, I would have purchased it for the inspiration factor alone. As you can see, the charm bracelet on the cover is colorful and fun - and just a small example of the goodness you will find inside.
I love the jewelry in this book because it is simple and fun with a hip flair. The directions are clear and concise and the layout is definitely reminiscent of BeadStyle magazine so if you are a fan of the magazine than you will be a fan of this book. As an advanced beader, I know most of the techniques in this book, but there are a few tips, tricks, and techniques that even I didn't know. That makes it a great book for beginning and advanced beaders, alike.
One of my favorite projects are the beaded snowflakes. They are easy to make and look beautiful on your tree - plus they make great Christmas gifts.
My second favorite project is how to make your own hoop earrings. I love this tutorial because it shows you how to make your own earring findings as well, which is cool because I find it's difficult to find unique findings in bead and craft stores.
There's plenty more cool projects in this book, and as I mentioned before, it's worth the money for the inspiration alone!