BOOK ♹ The Naughty Secretary Club: The Working Girl's Guide to Handmade Jewelry ♽

you have to luuuuv kitsch to love this book I only sort of like kitsch sometimes, so I only sort of like this. Bought this on a whim Has some really cute projects in it most I wouldn t wear now, but I probably would have loved to about 10 years ago when I was in college or even back in high school Very funky and fun I love to look at the pictures Would definitely recommend this for people with a taste for bright, spunky, and super kawaii projects. BOOK ⚖ The Naughty Secretary Club: The Working Girl's Guide to Handmade Jewelry ⚉ This Title Features Over Step By Step Kitschy Secretary Jewellery Projects, Plus Over Variations Readers Will Learn How To Turn Almost Anything Into A Charm, Particularly Office Supplies After All, Paperclips Can Make A Great Necklace And File Folders Can Be Turned Into Wearable Art This is a great book if you re into handmade jewelry, or looking for some inspiration to start making some The projects in this book are kitschy, vintage, and unique Not only does The Naughty Secretary Club have complete projects that you can try out, but it also has tips and tutorials on some essential jewelry making skills, such as making your own beads This book is definitely worth a look, even if you re just admiring the pretty pictures c This is really far kitchy than is my style, but the ideas are cool, and some of the techniques, like for using resin, are neat, and I may use them in other things I found it to be better for inspiration than actual projects, but that s just because it s outside my style. Although I liked this one, I am glad that I didn t purchase it for my own collection because some of the projects were really complicated and needed tools that I don t own But I love the concept and for those who enjoy going to flea markets and searching for cast off jewelry, you will really get a kick out of it Cool designs Kitchy Love the ideas in this book and the fun styles This book actually made me start digging for my box of jewelry making supplies I love Jennifer Perkin s style so I knew right away that I would LOVE this book And boy was I right.Jennifer says it best in the book intro If you prefer your jewelry subtle and serious, you might want to go ahead and set this book back on the shelf This book is not for the faint hearted All of the office and secretary references and facts make the book a fun read The photos are fun and kitschy and will make your mouth water for colorful plastic trinkets a.k.a what my mother would call junk The best thing about this book is that Jennifer shows us how to go beyond beads There are tons of jewelry making beading books out there right now, but how many of them tell you how to make jewelry from old motel keys, cupcake toppers, and telephone cords Not only that, but she does it WITH STYLE As far as techniques, the book begins with some simple wire wrapping and jump ring how tos but then quickly jumps into resin and how to use a hand held drill Now that s what I m talking about I already own the supplies for both but have been afraid to try them out until now There are some amazingly simple projects for the beginning beader And while the supplies may seem a bit unusual, you ll have many of these things laying around your house or office Kind of makes me wish I was a Naughty Secretary, hording supplies to make jewelry under my desk.Most if not all, of the projects are instant gratification Resin casting is probably the most complicated technique used but even that doesn t seem too time intensive.My favorite projects The tie one on headband is pretty cute, made from a man s vintage necktie You ve got to love the Secretary s Delight cast resin bracelet it s chunky and fun I m particularly interested in the Copy Machine necklace it uses something called UTEE, which I hadn t heard of before There s even a recipe in here for margarita cake YUM.This book is fun and funny and just oozes Naughty Secretary Club style, as well it should considering the title I m going to hit up my local thrift stores and flee market for supplies and then I m going to get busy making This was not the book I thought it was going to be I thought it might just be like a book of patterns involving jewelry and other interesting things you could make out of odds and ends, but instead I found a book with text than patterns And when it did feature patterns it didn t have accompanying photographs that analyzed exactly what you were supposed to do I didn t read the text in this book because I was interested in patterns I was intrigued by the cover and thought it might have some interesting things inside, but a quick perusal of the contents soon showed that I wasn t going to be reading this book anytime soon Taken from my book reviews blog