Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Book Review: Adornments by Myra Callan

Image: Amazon 

Myra Callan, designer and creator of Etsy superstore Twigs & Honey has made a living off of beautiful things. If you have browsed any bridal or wedding blog and especially Pintrest then there is a good chance you have seen her work. And just as I was aksing myself "how do you hand make flowers?" My answer was given in the form of this extremely informative and exceptionally beautiful book. 
Twigs & Honey 

In Adornments you are given trade secrets by one of the handmade communities biggest stars. Everything from petal shaping to feather stripping is described in detail and illustrated by her gifted friend and photographer Elizabeth Messina.

The book, however, is not for the novice crafter. I would recommend this book for an individual with intermediate to advanced skills. Some tools and supplies, such as a millinery iron and various clips and headbands, should be purchased before approaching any project.

Because I am a big fan of Myra Callan and her growing empire I am very excited and happy to have preordered this book. It is of course available on both Amazon and Barnes & Nobles websites at this time. When you get a chance check it out and make something pretty for me! 


  1. Thanks for the review! I was wondering how a novice would fair with it. I think I'll still give it a try, and with your help I know what I'm getting into!

  2. The only reason I say it would be difficult for a novice is because of the millinery ironing that's prevalent in the book. You have to be really committed to purchase one for a one time project. She says you can use a spoon. I haven't tried it yet, but I was thinking a(cleaned off)curling iron with a rounded tip. I'll let you know how it goes.