Press's latest new series of books is Mini Makes, a range
of pocket sized books that cover various crafts in a nutshell.
Originally published in France, they are priced at just under
a fiver and therefore ideal for stocking fillers, party favors,
prizes and any other occasions that call for a small gift.Board
covers make them sturdy and they are packed full of information
in about 60 pages. This one shows you how to get in on the
current trend for Tibetan style shamballa bracelets.
I can imagine taking this on vacation together with the simple
items you need to make these bracelets. There is just one
page showing pictures of what you need, and then the basic
technique is shown in several easy stages over a few pages.
Learn how to position the work, tie the knots and finish off
before the fourteen projects that follow. These do not actually
feature instructions, but contain a list of what you need
and a page sized photograph of the finished piece together
with a few hints. How many knots you tie is going to be mostly
down to your wrist size and taste, the projects are really
just to give you ideas how to develop this simple but very
effective method. If you have trouble reading small print
this series might not be for you, but the combination of well
translated words plus clear photographs makes this book an
ideal one to learn this method.
If you cannot find a good range of shamballa beads and cords
locally try www.searchpress.com
for a list of suppliers.