We are thrilled to introduce Book Lush, the definitive guide of what to read with what do drink. Now funding on Kickstarter!
Book Lush pairs great reads, such as our Knickerbocker Classics, with a custom drink recipe perfectly matched to the mood, style, meaning or period of the writing. Writer.ly CEO Kelsye Nelson lovingly curates a fine selection of books to be matched with drink recipes crafted by mixology experts - such as Warren Bobrow, the author of Apothecary Cocktails.
Each section contains an excerpt of the book selection, a brief biography of the author, the relevance of the piece, a description of the writing style and the author’s place in modern literature, plus a paired drink recipe.
This book is still in the funding stage on Kickstarter. You can order your advanced copy by becoming a backer on Kickstarter today. You can even request a drink pairing for your personal favorite book!
You have just one day to become a backer and secure your advance copy. Don’t wait until it’s too late!
We’re celebrating two things Friday:
1) Release of the Veronica Mars movie. Squeeee!
2) Pi Day. 3.14. To celebrate both we’re eating Smores Marshmallow Pie (right, marshmallows?!)
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Today’s wrap bracelets are stylish and elegant, quite unlike the multi-colored uber cool friendship bracelets of the 80’s and 90’s.
Here is my first bracelet using square knot macrame and simple stringing linked up with a Prima bead anchor clasp.
I was so inspired by all the beautiful bracelets in Artful Handmade Wrap Bracelets and my latest delivery of Prima Beads.
To make the knotted part of the bracelet I followed the detailed step-by-step directions in Artful Handmade Wrap Bracelets on how to braid and then knot the ends of the cord.
I then slid the little sparkly glass Prima beads onto the center short cord and began knotting.
I did about a half an inch of knots and then slid up a bead. I kept repeating this pattern for the full bracelet length. Then simply tied all 3 strands to the other half of the clasp and trimmed the extra cord.
For the second fully beaded strand I cut a length of the stretch chord and linked it through one end of the clasp and secured it with a crimp bead.
All that was left to do was slide beads onto the stretch cord the same length as the knotted strand, link the end through the other end of the clasp and secure with another crimp bead.
More about the new bracelet making book that you will want to make everything in, I know I do!
Artful Handmade Wrap Bracelets: A Complete Guide to Creating Sophisticated Braided Jewelry Incorporating Precious Metals and Stones
by Di Kim
Artful Handmade Wrap Bracelets
is an amazing step-by-step guide to make beautiful jewelry for all occasions. Author Di Kim will walk you through tools and materials, basic braids & knots, and fastenings. All you need to make any style of bracelet, whether plain and simple, or glammed-up with precious metals, stones, crystals or glass!
- Over 25 projects for stylish, covetable jewelry that combines informal style with fine materials
- Clear step-by-step instructions on basic braiding and knotting techniques, using a variety of cord materials, from leather and hemp to silk and ribbon
- Easy-to-follow guides to using beads, precious metal components, semiprecious gemstones, and more in your designs
- Features a full-color gallery of different styles, plus inspiration to create custom looks for a colorful wrist party
Born from a long line of artists and designers, Di Kim is no stranger to the world of creative art. With parents, siblings, and other close relatives all with careers in the design industry, it was only natural for Di eventually to follow suit. Combining her love of fashion and style with a Do-It-Yourself mantra, this self-taught jewelry designer began creating pieces from her home in Houston, Texas. She currently sells her jewelry online through Etsy, as well as at local boutiques, gift markets, and trade shows.