Memory pieces have been growing in popularity in both scrapbooking and jewelry projects. Hip Handmade Memory Jewelry helps crafters use beaded jewelry to capture memories of life's significant events and special people. These easy-to-make projects use readily available craft materials and beading supplies to turn photos and other mementos into cool, wearable necklaces and earrings ? to keep or give as gifts. The opening chapter outlines all the basics of the craft, and the four core chapters contain two dozen how-to's on themes of Milestones, Hobbies, Vacations, and Remembrances. Two ?super-quick” projects ? a backpack tag and a notebook charm ? let young crafters join in the fun. All of the projects can be adapted for more general accessorizing, and the book's 250 instructional photos and step-by-step approach guide artisans of any skill level into this exciting and creative area of crafting.