One of the great things about this tutorial book is that the projects aren’t just focused on one material or technique. Instead, they are split into sections depending on the materials used including ribbon, studs, paper, shells, leather, shrink plastic, felt and many more.
Each tutorial features a beautiful full-page colour photograph of the finished piece as well as smaller images to accompany the short step-by-step instructions. In addition the book offers lots of handy tips for not only basic techniques but also related topics such as necklace lengths, choosing colours and ways to make the designs suit your body type.
A lot of the projects in The Jewelry Recipe Book are simple but very effective and there is a wide variety of styles to suit different tastes. Although I can see the book appealing to a wide audience I think it would be particularly well suited to creative teens as many of the jewellery projects appear to be targeted at this age group.
Although as someone who has created and shared tutorials not all of the ideas in the book were new to me, I still think there is a nice selection of projects here. My two top picks would have to be the Asymmetrical Rings made from wire & crystal beads and the pretty Woodland Crown made from tiny pinecones.
With projects that are great for beginners this is a neat little jewellery craft book full of fun ideas that will encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and leave you feeling inspired.