Title: Creative Crochet Jewelry
Author: Esther Zadock
Year Published: 2010
Dee's Rating: 9 hooks out of 10
I have been interested in beads and wire for nearly as long as I have been interested in crochet. When I was asked to do this book review -- and GiveAway! (more on that later) -- I was intrigued! An opportunity to blend my passions together: beading AND crochet!
As I leafed through the book, each project tempted my creative juices, from bracelets & necklaces to rings! Why, I already have plans of turning some of the pretty rocks my children recently brought home from Hammonasset Beach into rings!
Each project offers step-by-step instructions, including instructions on how to finish -- perfect for taking a project from looking home-made to hand-made!
The book includes over 30 instructions ranging in difficulty from beginner to experienced. If you are a beginner crocheter, and will need to rely upon the how-to photos offered in the beginning of the book, you will find them difficult to understand as the photos are very small, and some feature a silver project pictured with a silver hook; thus the reason for my giving this book a "9 hook" rating. This aside, if you like playing with beads and wire, and want to add it to your crochet to make some stunning jewelry pieces, then this book is a MUST HAVE for your personal library.
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Now, for the GiveAway I hinted at: Many thanks to the publisher, SOHO, who sent me 2 extra copies to give away to 2 of my lucky readers! If you would like a chance at winning one of the two copies, please leave a comment on my blog -- at this entry! -- please include your email address (you can put in the words AT and DOT so the spider robots don't grab it. Example: crochetwithdeeATaolDOTcom) so I can contact you should you win (If I have no way of contacting you, another name will be picked). All comments must be made on my blog by September 11, 2010, midnight, ET, where I will request a member of my CGOA Chapter to draw two names at our next meeting. GiveAway is open to those in the US.