Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search

Children's Nonfiction Crafts & Hobbies

Junk Drawer Jewelry

by (author) Rachel Di Salle & Ellen Warwick

illustrated by Jane Kurisu

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2006
Crafts & Hobbies
Recommended Age
8 to 12
Recommended Grade
3 to 7
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2006
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2006
    List Price

Classroom Resources

Where to buy it

Out of print

This edition is not currently available in bookstores. Check your local library or search for used copies at Abebooks.


Do you want jewelry so original that nobody will believe you made it yourself? Just take a look in your junk drawer. This book in the Kids Can Do It series encourages kids to dig deeply into drawers, toolboxes and recycling bins for materials you never dreamed could look so cool. Browse your local hardware, craft and fabric stores for more of the goods you'll need. Get ready to make dazzling jewelry that celebrates your sense of style.

About the authors

Rachel Di Salle's profile page

Ellen Warwick has been crafting since she could hold a pair of scissors. Ellen is the author of Injeanuity, Stuff to Hold Your Stuff, Fully Woolly and other titles. She lives in Toronto.

Ellen Warwick's profile page

Jane Kurisu is an illustrator whose books include The Sleepover Book and The Jumbo Book of Gardening. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Jane Kurisu's profile page


  • Winner, Best Bets - Top 10 Canadian Children's Books, Ontario Library Association

Editorial Reviews

This will be a popular addition to libraries.

School Library Journal

Librarian Reviews

Junk Drawer Jewelry (Kids Can Do It)

Tubular necklaces, duct tape wristbands, super-stacked washer rings… Illustrated step-by-step instructions teach readers how to make original jewelry out of things found in junk drawers.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2007.

Other titles by Ellen Warwick

Other titles by Jane Kurisu