It's real! After almost 18 months of anticipation, the book by the CREATE YOUR STYLE with Swarovski Elements, Crystal Jewelry Inspiration, is here!!!
Crystal Jewelry Inspiration from the CREATE YOUR STYLE Ambassadors
features projects from 30 of these talented designers from North
America. The CREATE YOUR STYLE Ambassadors approach crystals from every
conceivable angle in projects as diverse as the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
they’ve used. Wide-ranging techniques, from modern bead stitching and
elegant stringing to intricate wire crochet, help beaders polish their
favorite skills plus learn something new. Styles range from vintage to
funky to show-stopping glam, all sporting the sparkle that only crystals
can provide. Jewelry makers will get first-hand information, expertise,
and instruction from the most enthusiastic and passionate crystal
jewelry designers working today. The gallery will inspire you with
projects from Ambassadors around the world.
It was a great experience working with Kalmbach Publishing's Karin Van Voorhees and Swarovski North America's Nicole Harper. They were so encouraging of my project decisions and colour choices.
I am so honoured to be a CREATE YOUR STYLE with Swarovski Elements - to be a part of a group of phenomenal designers and teachers in the DIY market who share my love of teaching and Swarovski crystals.
When thinking about what I should submit for the book, I wanted to choose something that is readily identifiable as "me". When I think of Debra Saucier - Crystal Clay instantly comes to mind. When I think of Kristal Wick, I think of her fabulous fabric beads. Both of these products and techniques are in the book! I decided to go with Sparkle Sprockets, which I created as a demo on the 2011 Swarovski Cruise. They were a big hit! This little component can be used in so many different ways. See the gallery of pictures on this blog for examples of Sparkle Sprockets in action!
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I am currently arranging a book tour and firming up arrangements.
Stay tuned for details. I highly recommend you contact your local bead
store to see if they carry the book. If they don't, you can purchase it
directly from the publisher at http://www.kalmbachstore.com/67019.html
Please check out the blogs of my fellow Ambassadors - they may be having giveaways as well!