DIY Creativity

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

DIY Creativity

Beading for Teens

Junk-Box Jewelry by Sarah Drew
Choose a DIY jewelry project and create a glamorous look for yourself. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, the following books will clearly explain the creative process. Junk-Box Jewelry by Sarah Drew is full of ideas for low cost and no cost jewelry projects. Twenty-five projects are listed.

Some great ideas are:
  • Royal Jewels Necklace;
  • Fishing-Net Cuff;
  • Elegant First-Date Earrings, and
  • Billie Holiday Headband.  

Tools of the trade are pliers, scissors, hand drill, file, crochet hook, and glue. Other goodies to work with are lobster clasps, jump rings, jewelry wire, beading wire, crimps/crimp beads, chain; earring hooks; and plain headband/tiara bases.

 Another offering on the path to glamour is Cool Jewels: Beading Projects for Teens by Naomi FujimotoCool Jewels by Naomi Fujimoto. These cool jewels are made from wood, lucite, shells, and metals.

Thirty-six project ideas await you to make with cool ideas such as hosting a cool jewels party.

Explore the making of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings at the Teen Space display of Jewelry craft books.