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With Memorial Day and the Fourth of July behind us, we can rest assured that it’s all warm weather ahead (until Labor Day, that is). While we at CrafterNews are fans of our knitted, crocheted, and sewn garments, it’s time to embrace heat and show some skin. That, of course, leaves plenty of room for accessorizing! Earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces, and more abound in Jennifer Chin’s new book, Hot Connections Jewelry, a comprehensive guide to soldering that includes technique-driven, stylish projects. With more than 15 designs in metals from copper and brass to sterling silver, gold, and even platinum, you’ll be sure to find a stunning piece to match your summer glow!

Check out the slideshow of projects:

Describe your favorite piece of summer jewelry below and you can be entered to win one of five copies of Hot Connections Jewelry!


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Kris July 12th, 2011

My favorite summer jewelry is a sterling silver chain I received from my husband. I can add pendants to match my mood (or outfit) as I see fit.

Lisa Carnahan July 12th, 2011

My jewelry wardrobe is pretty skimpy. I’d love to start adding some great pieces. Right now my summer go-to jewelry is a simple pair of hoop earrings.

Carol Oberfoell July 12th, 2011

I love homemade jewelry, each piece is so unique. I like to make beaded bracelets, they are a fun summertime accessory.

Lisa July 12th, 2011

My favorite summer jewelry is a sterling starfish necklace and earring set. It goes with everything and is perfect for summer! Thanks for the giveaway – this book looks great!

Joyce Mosby July 12th, 2011

I love the simplicity of the bird pin.

cgorga July 13th, 2011

Thanks for the thoughtful comments! It’s so cool to hear about your favorite summer accessories. Personally, I love anything turquoise or coral on tan skin :).

We’ll be choosing giveaway winners on Friday, so keep posting!

cgorga July 26th, 2011

Thanks for your enthusiasm! We will be sending you all free copies of Hot Connections Jewelry! Please send your mailing addresses to to receive yours this week!



About the Book
Hot Connections Jewelry
The Complete Sourcebook of Soldering Techniques
Written by Jennifer Chin
Category: Crafts & Hobbies – Jewelry
Format: Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: July 12, 2011
Price: $22.99
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