Create stylish, lightweight metal jewelry from recycled aluminum cans with Create Colorful Aluminum Jewelry. Author Helen Harle offers jewelry makers a fun way to work with metal that doesn’t involve soldering or fusing. The projects can be made with simple punches and tools (including common scrapbooking punches), and are perfect for beginning beaders. This book features clear step-by-step photography and instructions, a complete basics section, and instructions that are designed for beginners to follow and not be overwhelmed.
Helen Harle has been interested in crafts for as long as she can remember. She learned to knit and sew at age 6 and enjoyed knitting toys and making clothes for her dolls. She would choose unwanted garments and reuse the yarn and fabric for her projects. This continued into her teens, by which time she was making clothes for herself and restringing broken necklaces into new creations. Helen gets great satisfaction in making something nice from things other people throw away.Helen lives in Torquay, Devon, England, with her husband Adrian. They have two grown children, Tanya and Tom, and a new grandson, Christopher. Helen is a regular contributor to Beads & Beyond, a UK-based magazine. When she is not making jewelry, Helen loves spending time in her garden.