Duct tape has certainly come far since the days of being a quick-fix material that only came in the silver variety—and it’s a material that is being pushed further still. Although “designer” duct tape is relatively new, it is meant for a bigger stage—a fashion stage.This book presents 101 accessories that can be worn without someone knowing that you made them out of duct tape. It may be a piece that ties your outfit together, elevates a plain shirt or dress, or makes you a little more chic in the eyes of admirers. And no one is going to ask you if that’s duct tape. It can be your little secret—and maybe mine, too.In our previous duct tape books you needed a few whole rolls of duct tape to complete a project. Not so here. Accessories are all about choosing the right color or pattern to bring out the oomph in an outfit. The hibiscus flower that is fashioned into a hair clip used about 3 yards of tape. How awesome is that? And the leftover tape can be used to make two bracelets and a credit card holder. Mixing and matching tapes also creates a more subtle result since you are using smaller sections of tape. So be daring and make a few unexpected pairings. You’ll be surprised at the results.
RICHELA FABIAN MORGAN began her duct tape odyssey more than six years ago with a simple bi-fold wallet. She now makes several products ranging from bags to decals, and sells her duct tape creations online via Etsy, as well as through local retail stores. Richela teaches duct tape crafting to primary school kids as well as adults at her local community college in Larchmont, New York. She also writes a craft blog at craftyrichela.blogspot.com.