Big-Ass Book of Bling review

Big-Ass Book of Bling

I’m a big fan of Mark Montano and his Big-Ass series. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, it has nothing to do with body parts: it’s all about crafts! The Big-Ass Book of Bling is the latest book in the series, and it’s bling-tastic! Big-Ass Book of Bling is filled with instructions for making fashion-forward and funky necklaces, rings, earring, headbands, belts, pocketbooks, hatpins, cufflinks, epaulettes, brooches, shoe clips and much more. BABB also provides ideas for adding some sparkle on last season’s shoes or putting to use that piece of broken jewelry you’ve been saving, as well as hundreds of original DIY projects made from scratch. For both beginnings and experts alike, and made from recycled and household materials, BBAB is designed for real people with real budgets looking to get creative.

There are over 150 projects in this book. Amazing! Here are some bling-y crafts by Mark to get you inspired:




glass rings

Get a copy of The Big-Ass Book of Bling and you won’t be disappointed.


  1. says

    The picture of the cuff bracelet with the pearls and the bling sold me. I want that book!
    It looks so much fun….one of those books you always keep at hand. Great giveaway!
    Thanks! Melissa

  2. says

    OK–I love necklaces best. I know you have to comment before you can say you commented, but didn’t know you couldn’t see the question until you tried to say you commented LOL! I am allergic to nickel, so that heart is great :)

  3. Audrey says

    Oooooooo, I want it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for hosting the giveaway and have a great week.

  4. Ramona says

    I love Mark Montano…caught him first on While You Were Out…and have stayed up with him since that time….I am a self proclaimed “Bling Queen”…I even blingout the neckline of my work scrubs!! I gotta do something to these boring scrubs. I SOOO want this book…PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME!!! XOXOXOXO

  5. Kelly S says

    I love all but my fav is a nice necklace and with teenager in the house my jewelry is no longer mine. Would love to win so we could make her some of her own,

  6. dION says

    I love bracelets and I love rings, but if I absolutely had to pick one I would have to choose rings. I love the way they sit on the hand and the fact that they tend to have a special meaning behind them. I love that there are so many kinds, and shapes and colors a ring can come in are just amazing!

  7. AKAILA says

    I am a huge fan of bracelets! I just love them and try and get as many unique pieces as I can. It would be awesome to make my own beautiful bracelets with ideas from this book! Thank you for the opportunity to win this book.

  8. Christy H says

    I”m in love with that pearl bracelet! I have to have that book!!! Looks so cool! I’m definitely a “bling” girl!

  9. says

    ooo I didn’t know this book existed, it looks very fun! I love to make necklaces :) I’ve been trying to branch out and make more necklaces for my Etsy shop, but I’m a total jewelry newbie!

  10. Susan Audrey says

    I prefer to make/wear bracelets because, well, they are so easy! And I love how you can always have several around to mix and match with outfits.

  11. Sandy Lewis says

    I love to make earrings – they are my favorite to make! I have made bracelets and I want to make some pins, too. I NEED Mark’s book, so I know how!

  12. Janet says

    I’m always interested in new ideas and his are usually really good.
    Nice giveaway – thanks for sponsoring.

  13. Brenda says

    This looks like an amazing book and would be fun to own!!! I love necklaces and rings…with LOTS of bling!!!

  14. Marcia Lander says

    I make lots of earrings and necklaces. I’ve been known to make a pair of earrings just before work in the morning!

  15. Tammy Lichvar says

    My 5 year-old granddaughter, Alexandra, who recently passed away from leukemia, LOVED all things BLING! My daughter and I make things in BLING and donate them to the cancer kids at Children’s Hospital in Denver in Alexandra’s name. I would love Mark’s book for some inspirational ideas.

  16. Denise Benedict says

    I am so looking forward to trying all of the things in Marks new book, Braclets have always been my favorite jewlery to make but I’d like to make more earrings.