I recently discovered this book - and just had to share it with you. "Enchanted Adornments" by Cynthia Thornton is an absolutely enchanting book.
Basically its a 'how-to' book -- in that Cynthia shows us how to make beautiful mixed-media jewelery. The techniques she teaches and features include metal clay, wire, resin and more. There are lovely pictures of the jewelry and wonderful instructions but...
...there is a story line throughout the book -- where our heroine is on a trip visiting magical mythical creatures and for each one she must make a piece of jewelry. The stories of her travels and the lovely creatures she meets along the way are wonderfully illustrated.
This is a book that one can curl up with - let the imagination travel with the artist and thoroughly enjoy faraway pretend worlds!
"Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim". - Lord Byron