Monday, July 06, 2009

Cool Jewels by Naomi Fujimoto

Cool Jewels is an arts and craft type of book. It is filled with almost a hundred pages split up into groups of beautiful bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and even a small section of other items that can be made with beads. The beginning of the book gives generic instructions about different tools, beads, and teaches you some of the basics of making jewelry. The jewelry featured in this book are extremely fun and colorful. The pages are filled with diverse and unique pictures. Cool Jewels has many different jewelry project ideas.

I think this book is right by being targeted towards teenagers. For younger children it would be more difficult and not be considered beginner. The book has (for the most part) simple and easy directions. The directions are not too wordy and above are pictures showing what to do, but pictures are not always easy to follow. Most of the jewelry in this book take a decent amount of time to make. A piece of jewelry that is easy for one to make, may be difficult for another to, depending on artistic talent. When making your jewelry, you have to know that yours will not turn out exactly the same. The technique, skill, and the beads are going to be different. Although, the author does include many store names where you can buy similar beads and tools. Cool Jewels provides fun time to spend with friends on a rainy day.

Reviewer Age:13

Reviewer City, State and Country: Gochland, VA USA