Suzan Mischer, a former television executive, opened Knit Café in 2002. It quickly became “casa” to the entire neighborhood and the blueprint for a new type of retail knitting experience around the world.
In Bead and Wire Jewelry Exposed, authors Katie Hacker, Fernando DaSilva and Margot Potter offer over 50 high-fashion jewelry pieces made using unique techniques that reveal typically hidden components like beading wire, cording, findings, tubing and chain as the central focus of the design. While the pieces may look complex, the techniques are simple enough for beginners – yet sophisticated enough for veteran jewelry crafters. A comprehensive getting started section gives crafters information on the supplies, tools and techniques they’ll need to make all of the projects in the book, and the broad range of styles guarantees appeal for all audiences.
If you thought cake decorating was costly and difficult, this is the book that will change your mind forever. Fiona Cairns is bursting with new ideas for making delicious, visually stunning cakes and biscuits easy – even for the least experienced cook – and for far less money than you thought. From an eye-popping gold leaf-encased torte for a special celebration, to wickedly sophisticated chocolate-chilli cupcakes, Fiona shows every aspiring hostess how to achieve glamorous, fun entertaining from her own kitchen, using easy techniques and tricks that make cake decorating achievable for all.