Bling It Up!

Bling It Up!

Bling It Up!
Gifted by Fox Chapel Publishing
Reviewed by Molly Fletcher, Editor,


Bling It Up! gives you access to one of the hottest crafting trends to hit Japan. Decoden (literally "phone decoration") is perfect for crafters who want to unleash their cute side. These colorful embellishments can be used to trick out accessories, office supplies, clothing, and so much more.


Indulge your inner girlie girl with the ideas in Bling It Up! Author Choly Knight, an avid sewist who also loves to draw, paint, and sculpt, knows just what kind of projects crafters want to make. Choly dreamed up 16 adorable tutorials for every aspect of your life that could use a little glam. Phone cases, nails, sunglasses, and sneakers are just a few examples of the items Choly has transformed into dazzling works of art.


The goal of decoden isn't practicality–it's pure fun! Cover boring, everyday items in charms, rhinestones, and glitter, and suddenly they won't seem so boring any more. As you work through the tutorials in Bling It Up!, you'll discover that you may have all of the supplies you need to make these crafts on hand. These projects call for materials like cabochons, beads, baubles, and findings. Follow the simple step-by-step instructions and you'll be on your way to a fashion overhaul.


Crafters who like to make their own charms will also find a project to enjoy in Bling It Up! Using mod melts and polymer clay, you can whip up any type of charm, no matter how quirky the theme. Bling It Up! arms you with the tips, tricks, and techniques you need to make your personal vision a reality. These over-the-top designs are sure to put a smile on your face, so spread the love to your other crafty friends and spend the weekend blinging it up.

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