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Enter to Win This Gorgeous Kumihimo Necklace by Giovanna Imperia, Author of Kumihimo Wire Jewelry!

This month, we have a new contest, this time to win yet another stunning piece of jewelry. This neckpiece, which was designed and made by internationally renowned kumihimo artist and workshop instructor Giovanna Imperia, is a project in her soon-to-be-released book, Kumihimo Wire Jewelry.

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Look What YOU Made: Playing With Kumihimo by Alyn Evans

Making jewelry is one of my favorite ways to craft, so I’m often tempted to check out our jewelry making books first, but the unusual approach of Kumihimo Wire Jewelry—a modern look at a traditional technique—along with beautiful photos and detailed instructions, are what inspired me to try this ancient braiding technique.

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Chain and Bead Jewelry Geometric Connections Project Slideshow

In Chain and Bead Jewelry Geometric Connections, Scott David Plumlee opens up a world of possibilities, creating an amazing array of jewelry all based on a traditional configuration of jump rings.

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Author Video Tutorial: The Earring Style Book

Have you ever wished you could wear the same stunning jewelry as your favorite celebrities without breaking your budget? For the first time, award-winning designer to the stars Stephanie Wells makes it possible with The Earring Style Book!

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A Chat with Jewelry Superstar Sherri Haab

In January’s CrafterNews we brought you inside Sherri Haab’s studio and shared some of her ideas for creating a workspace that is inspiring, relaxing, productive, and full of personality. We had to know more, so we talked with Sherri about her new book Sherri Haab Jewelry Inspirations, asking her questions ranging from what it was like to write such a personal book to what surprising item you might find in her tool kit. Click through to read our interview with Sherri.

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Guest Blog Post: A Trunk Show Tryout with Mai Flores

Mai Flores—jewelry designer and author of Wrapped in Gems: 40 Elegant Designs for Wire-Wrapped Gemstone Jewelry —has a trunk show this month at legendary Fifth Avenue boutique Henri Bendel. It runs from February 4th to the 6th, so stop by if you’re in New York City!

If you’re wondering what it feels like being selected for an exclusive retail opportunity, Mai’s just the person to ask. Click through for a behind the scenes account of the day she was chosen to participate in her first trunk show at Henri Bendel—and get a free project download for her Icicle Drop Necklace too!

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A Room of One’s Own
Sherri Haab's tips for developing a creative oasis and a peek at her workroom

Although her schedule is packed with workshops, appearances, and teaching, crafty superstar Sherri Haab can always come home to relax and craft in her sunny, airy, and inspiring workroom. We’re excited to bring CrafterNews readers an exclusive glimpse of Sherri’s studio, as well as share her top tips on designing and organizing your very own creative oasis.

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Free Project: Moss Aquamarine Bracelet

Festive chic, semi-formal, downtown chic, cocktail attire, smart casual, creative black tie . . .dress code options on holiday party invitations can be mind-boggling. Whether you’re in jeans or a ball gown, you’ll never go wrong with an eye-catching accessory like the Moss Aquamarine Bracelet (from Nancy Alden’s, Simply Stunning Jewelry: A Treasury of Projects, Techniques, and Inspiration). And we’re offering CrafterNews readers the opportunity to download this beautiful project for free.

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Embellished Chaos Earrings

To celebrate his new book, Scott David Plumlee is happy to share a beautiful project from Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections. “Embellished Chaos Earrings”, as Scott calls them, adds color and visual weight to another beautiful design from the book, his “Chaos Earrings”.

• Download Embellished Chaos Earrings from Chain & Bead Jewelry Creative Connections (from

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