Capture those treasured moments forever – Craft picks for September

Create beautiful artwork and share the magic of photos with your family and friends using all those photographs that would otherwise be forgotten in a drawer. And, for those of you who love jewellery, read about well hidden messages found at the back of delightful brooches. Happy crafting!

Syndetics book coverHandmade personalized photo gifts : over 75 creative DIY gifts and keepsakes to make from your photographs / Carla Visser.
“With more than 75 creative ideas for turning your photos into attractive gifts and unique displays, this book will show you that there is hardly a surface that cannot be covered with a photograph. So give your creativity free rein and fill your life with your special moments.” (Syndetics)

Syndetics book coverPin loom weaving : 40 projects for tiny hand looms / Margaret Stump.
“40 appealing projects for everyone. Tiny palm-sized pin looms are making a comeback. Here is the perfect book to get started with this intriguing continuous strand weaving technique. Projects include blankets, bags and purses, soft toys, home decor and more.” (Syndetics)

Syndetics book coverBehind the brooch : a closer look at backs, catches, and pin stems / Lorena Angulo ; foreword by Brigitte Martin.
“The focus of this book is on the side of the brooch that usually isn’t noticed: the reverse. When we encounter an attractive piece of jewelry, our instinct is to admire the front, but when we turn it around, it often reveals a secret. The author lets us in on that secret, typically only shared between the maker and the wearer. Clever brooch makers often adorn the back with items meant to complement the front, or the backside may have a unique, intricate design all its own. When you flip a brooch over in your hand you may find a surprise message, a hidden pattern, or even an unlikely foreign implement. The result is a better understanding of the artist’s abilities and personality. Now, you can judge for yourself what the 128 artists respresented in this volume had in mind, and, if you are a jewelry maker, you may be inspired to leave your own unique mark.” (Publisher’s description)