I have been so excited for the start of Autumn this year and September starts it for me. Even though I am not in school, some of my friends are either starting classes or getting ready to teach this fall, and it makes me remember my old school days. I get that nervous excitement this time of year and I become a little obsessed with new books and supplies. To celebrate September, I am going to devote each Friday to a book review/giveaway and each Saturday to a Song Lore post about school or memories of youth. Let's start with today's book giveaway, which is related to school in a way: it features that important back to school staple: PAPER!
Creative Paper Jewelry by Dafna Yarom explores the world of lightweight and colorful jewelry components that you can make with very little cost and experience. By using paper to make paper pulp which can be molded and manipulated and then decorated with fancy papers, paints, and glitters, a whole variety of pretty things can be made! I like the way this book explores many aspects of using paper for jewelry and how it clearly shows the many different kinds of paper. It shows a good variety of designs that are shown with step by step details for making the paper components, along with the basic jewelry making techniques used to create the projects. I love the way the delicately detailed paper pieces are paired with metals and chains, sparkly glass beads, and light silks and ribbons. If you are interested in learning some fun and beautiful new uses for paper, Creative Paper Jewelry will give you many inspired ideas!
I have one free copy of Creative Paper Jewelry to giveaway to one random commenter on today's post! To enter to win, tell me what your favorite back to school supplies are (or were, back in your school days).
I will choose a winner next Friday, September 10th, when I will have another great book to give away! Check back next week to see if you have won.
*FTC compliance disclosure: the book mentioned in this post was provided as a promotional gift for review or design purposes from Sixth & Spring Books, a division of SOHO publishing.