Monday, August 30, 2010

Book Review: Creative Crochet Jewelry

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.


Stitchy Mc Floss said...
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fracksmom said...

wow, how nice for you to be able to do.

you can fnd me on twitter


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a lovely book!
My email is stacey ATT freshstitches DOTT com.
thanks for sharing!

gragar860 said...

hey lady, you know I would luv to add this one to my collection, more stuff to do!!!! luv new ideas! Gracie (I think you know where to find me) Can't wait for road trip!!! More books!!!!

dkmoyer said...

Just put this book on my amazon wish list. I really need more hours in the day to do everything!!! Dee, I think you have my email address in case I should win which would be a shock!

Astaryth said...

This is something that I have been looking at for a while. I just haven't found a book/tutorial that I liked. This one sounds GREAT!

Would love to win it :) My email is astarythataoldotcom

catbois said...

I definitely would would interested in the book. I have used beads in my crochet in doilies and have made simple bracelets. I'd love a chance to win this book. catboisatyahoodotcom

PJ said...

This book sounds great! I'd love to be entered. I think you know where to fnd me :)

robynlicious said...

I've been into jewelry and beads lately. Sounds like the perfect book!

Kelly said...

This looks like fun!!!

akitamom03 AT msn DOT com

digifigi said...

This great book could be removed from my Amazon wishlist if I win a copy. Is there any linked crochet in it??
pronan at usa dot net

Marianne said...

That would be an awesome book to win, thank you. Please enter me in your drawing. Thank you, Marianne
macnsew at gmail dot com

smr61754 said...

Thats one book I dont have, Dee, and would love to own. Count me in on your drawing!



Anonymous said...

Looks very interesting!

marlib7 said...

I have got the crochet bug and would love a chance to win this book. Soon I hope to teach my granddaughters to crochet, it is so relaxing
thanks for the draw
marlib7 on ravelry


Anonymous said...

This would be something new to try that I've not done before. Thanks for the opportunity!

Mike said...

I'd love to make some jewelry for the wife.

knmburton AT

Arielle said...

Please enter me into your giveaway. My email is arielledotartistatgmaildotcom.

Thanks! :-D

Rascal said...

Sounds like a great book!


Deb said...

This looks like a good book.

Kurt Fowler said...

How cool, something to do with my tumbled rocks. You will find me at FowlerKFo-at-gmail-dot-com and thank you for tweeting, Dee!

Aik said...

This is so awesome! I'd love to enter!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Pinka said...

This book sounds like fun! :-) I'd love to enter your drawing to try to win a copy. :-)

Pinka said...

Whoops, forgot to leave my email:

patche said...

Wow making jewelry would be so much fun.

patche005 at yahoo dot com

Sharon G. Oregon

Crochet Renee' said...

Hey Dee, hope you and the crew are doing great! I would love a chance to win a book...... email reneeATcrochetreneeDOTcom. said...

After this post, no more entrants will be allowed into this drawing. Good Luck to all who entered!

The 2 winners will be drawn at this afternoon's HHCC meeting. To learn more about The HHCC, please visit their blog at


smr61754 said...

Dee, I received my book today...its beautiful! I cant wait to really go through it and see all the gorgeous pieces and patterns. Thank you again for having the contest!