11-8 On the shelves

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library:

Chain Style: 50 Contemporary Jewelry Designs by Jane Dickerson

Using chain as the key design element, Chain Style showcases 50 projects featuring top-notch jewelry artists. This book includes detailed step-by-step instructions, basic wirework and stringing techniques, materials lists, and projects for jewelry makers of all skill levels. Also included are lots of inspiring ideas for using chain creatively and a wide variety of design styles. Chain is fast, fun, and affordable and you will be learning to make a unique and fabulous piece of jewelry in minutes.

Fabulous Folds for Card Making, edited by Tanya Fox

Adding movement and dimension to card designs is a great way to spice up the overall look of handmade cards. With clear, close-up project photos, detailed folding diagrams and a few basic tools, you can learn to make the most difficult and intimidating folds with ease. In this book you’ll find design inspiration in the 115+ projects showing a wide variety of popular paper folding techniques used by some of today’s best card designers. After learning to make the stunning cards inside this book, you’ll be wowing your friends and family in no time.

Soda-Pop Rockets: 20 Sensational Projects to Make From Plastic Bottles by Paul Jarvis

The soda-pop bottle has gone ballistic. The rockets in this unique guide are propelled by water pressurized with a bicycle pump and will fly up to 90 feet into the sky. You’ll discover new ways to improve and modify the included designs with built-on fins, cluster bases, nose cones, and more after learning how to construct the basic model. Designs include a long-tailed rocket, rocket car, five-bottle rocket, and a water-cooler rocket of gigantic proportions and much more.