Bestselling crafts book author Sherri Haab offers a new take on the classic friendship bracelet with 35 fresh, fashionable, and modern designs!
A hugely popular rite of passage for girls all over the world, the friendship bracelet has recently become a fashion staple for women of all ages, incorporating various braiding, knotting, weaving, and embellishment materials and techniques. The techniques and materials of the classic friendship bracelet trace their roots to Central and South America, and the fashion world's renewed interest in all things ethnic have transported it to the runway, inspiring celebrities, models, and fashion mavens like Beyonce, Heidi Klum, Lauren Conrad, Bar Rafaeli, and Rita Ora to sport "stacks" of ultra-chic wrist candy and retailers to sell expensive versions.
In Charm Love Friendship Bracelets, bestselling crafts book author Sherri Haab offers a new take on the classic friendship bracelet that shows how to make pretty, chic, and wearable polymer clay charms and beads and combine them with traditional knotting/macrame, braiding, wrapping, and other techniques using inexpensive threads, cording, beads, and findings to create 35 fresh, fashionable, and modern designs.
The book covers essential supplies, knotting techniques (with step-by-step illustrations), and working with polymer clay. The designs take a timeless classic and give it a new twist with fun, fashion-forward projects that let you customize your creations with easy-to-make polymer clay charms and beads as well as other easy-to-find embellishments.
Sherri Haab is a bestselling and award-winning author of crafts books for both adults and kids, with more than 30 titles published. She also has a reputation as an innovative product developer, with an image transfer medium, an electroforming device, and an environmentally safe line of etching products to her credit. As the author of several jewelry technique books for adults, she has led jewelry making workshops all over the country. Sherri's work has been widely published in several jewelry making and kids' magazines, and she's appeared on many crafts TV shows, including JewelryTV (JTV), Jewelry Making with Jackie Guerra (DIY), and Beads, Baubles & Jewels (PBS).