Saturday, August 8, 2015

Book Review : Charm Love Friendship Bracelets

Product was received for free in exchange for an honest review.

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.

My thoughts:

I love this book!  I used to make regular friendship bracelets with just the colored string when I was a teenager.  Now there is so much more than just the colored string to make great friendship bracelets.  

This book is loaded with some beautiful bracelets creations.  And each page has step by step instructions in addition to a colorful picture of the bracelet.  I enjoyed working with the polymer clay an incorporating it in the bracelets.  And no one bracelet looks the same.  Each one is unique.

With working with the polymer clay, there is a section just on that with safety tips and how to work with it.  My eleven year old daughter had so much fun making bracelets with me from this book.  She even made a beautiful bracelet  from this book for her grandmom.  

I am looking forward to making many new bracelets out of this book.