The concept of DIY has transformed consumer culture, most notably in the fashion industry. Fueled by the current state of the economy, fashion lovers have turned to DIY projects for an inexpensive, personalized means of dressing themselves. The process of creating and altering clothing and accessories highlights the artistic expression of fashion, as opposed to its monetary value.
Studs and Pearls features 30 tutorials for customized clothing, accessories, jewelry, and shoes, with clear step-by-step instructions accompanied by detailed photographs. The projects are easy to make and don't require specialist sewing skills. Inspiration photographs feature variations of the tutorials, emphasizing how readers can truly personalize their creations. Stylish and hip, the projects will appeal to a young readership interested in fashion and saving money.
About the Author
Kirsten Nunez is the creator of the Studs & Pearls blog. Based in New York, she has been Accessories Writer for About.com and The New York Times, and contributes DIY projects to Glitter Magazine.
"Upbeat and inviting, this clearly written foray into DIY fashion will appeal to crafting beginners as well as those with more expertise." - School Library Journal
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st May 2014
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 21.0 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1