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Jewelry Designer Stephanie Wells from Double Happiness Jewelry has a new book out called The Earring Style Book. Can I just say this book had me at hello? The cover image of these Rio earrings just captured me. Aren’t they gorge? Inspired by shattered glass, the beads are stacked straight. This is just one of the interesting techniques in the book which you can vary and create some amazing looks. Wells’ designs are favorites among top celebrites and fashion stylists and you can tell why just by browsing through the book. She starts of with jewelry basics from wrapping wire into her standard forms to detailed descriptions of various beads. You can make a simple pair of earrings in just a twenty minutes or in about an hour and a half, make the Rio earrings shown above. Throughout each section, Wells’ sparks your creativity with her mood board pages that are peppered with fashion photos, fabric swatches, beads, vintage letters and more. Pick up this book if you are looking for ways to stylishly up the ante in your jewelry crafting. As for me, I’m off to the bead store now.
Earringbook Interior
Book Giveaway Time!
Thre lucky CRAFT readers will win a copy of The Earring Style Book. Just tell us why you would like this book in the comments. All comments will be closed by Noon PST on Monday, September 27, 2010. The lucky winners will be chosen randomly and announced later on the site. Good luck!
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138 thoughts on “Book Review + Giveaway: The Earring Style Book

  1. I have been a vintage dealer for 31 years.After being hit by a car 3 years ago I have not been able to keep my retail space and am working on new adventures..Making earbobs is part of that journey( I want to use as much “recycled” goods and bits and pieces as I can.
    This book looks like a wonderful way to aid me in my quest.Thank you for the opportunity!
    Corinne
    digginart

  2. I have wanted to get back into jewelry making and would love to gather inspiration from this beautiful book! I love earrings the most! :)

  3. For many years my lobes existence have been just boring, empty holes of nothingness.
    Well, I am happy to report, I’ve decided in recent weeks, that this just had to change.
    I’ve recently dusted off my box full of lobe jewels, & started dressing up these soft fleshy bits attached to my ear! Needless to say… winning The Earring Style Book would help guarantee my lobes looked dressed up & pretty! What a great idea for a book! Seriously, I think it would be so fun to attempt to make some pretty earrings for myself, & with the holidays coming up… why not make gifts for my friends & family to! Good luck y’all :)

  4. I’ve only made a few earrings myself, but would love to be inspired to do more! I can’t wear necklaces (they make me feel like I’m chocking), so earrings are MY jewelry statement.

  5. I’m FULL OF CRAFT!
    I have been designing jewelry for about 20 years now and am always looking for new techniques and materials. The book looks fabulous and I can’t wait to get to see more!
    Thanks!
    Denise

  6. i just love earrings ! they are the only jewels i really wear all year long, and i love to combine them with my outfits

  7. I have a stash of semi-precious beads left over from my wedding projects more than a year ago. They’ve been sitting around, waiting for just the right projects to come along that will put them to the best use. I’d love to win The Earring Style Book!

  8. I have so many crafty friends and I am intimidated at trying to make them Christmas presents. This book would really be a godsend!

  9. i only wear one earring at a time, because my ears are stretched and i have a tunnel in one ear, and a huge cbr in the other, so i end up making most of my own earrings, instead of always having to buy 2 – this would be perfect for inspiration, i need more variety!

  10. oooh lah lah.
    This book looks so fantastic and inspiring. I love making earrings but have been stuck in the basics with simple bead earrings for some time now. Although I love them, I’m BORED! I want to try new things and have been wanting to experiment with wire and metal for months now. This book looks like my answer! I’m dying to see more pages and ideas.

  11. this book looks like a dream come true. i’d love to make earrings for the rest of my life. move over fancy jewelry stores, handmade and d-i-y is where it’s at!

  12. Just got laid off and starting to think about holiday gifts. Thinking about a present for my sister…
    -K

  13. omg i love making/wearing/giving away earrings! i hope i win so i can make some really freakin sweet earrings!

  14. They had me at hello too. Love the earring on the cover, would LOVE to learn how she did it! Also Christmas is right around the corner, gotta start thinking of christmas gifts!!!!

  15. I love how pierced ears look, I got mine done 3 times, but all I have are default studs. Would LOVE to fill them with something homemade. Started crafting recently and haven’t known where to start. This would be perfect!

  16. Ummm, amazing! My friend had to tell me about this because she knows this book would be perfect for me. I started making my own earrings a few years ago, but kind of lost motivation/inspiration. This would definitely get me going again!

  17. I would love this book for my sister. She makes beautiful jewelery already, and I think this would inspire her to make more. She is a wonderful person and really deserves this book. Thanks

  18. I’ve been making earrings for years and it sometimes seems I’ve seen all the ideas already… but just the few I can see here are inspiring already! Hope I can win a copy of the book!

  19. I love making earrings, and it would be so nice to be able to make more than one type! I’m in a bit of a rut.

  20. I make lots of earrings for Christmas/b-day presents for sisters/mom/friends. I would love to try some of these projects! Thanks for featuring this :)

  21. I love making earrings, I want to try new things and i’ve wanted to experiment with wire and metal for months now. i have a stash of amazing beads left over from several projects waiting for just the right craft to put them to the best use. I’d love to win this book!

  22. ohhh i love the earrings on the cover of this book! my favorite type of jewelry to make are earrings so i would love to learn some new techniques from this book!

  23. I’ve coveted this book since I first saw it advertised. It’s on my Amazon wish list, but unfortunately out of the budget… Since you’re giving it away, maybe you could give it to me?!

  24. I’m really intrigued by the earrings on the cover- HOW ARE THEY MADE???? I’d love to win the book & find out!

  25. I buy them, I make them, I feel naked if I go out without wearing a pair, I gift them to friends…I know I would LOVE this book!

  26. This book will be very good at helping me in my discovery of beadwork with its stylish designs and instructions. These will be used as gifts to friends and family for various occasions. thanks for putting it together for a complete beginner.

  27. I’ve been making earrings for a couple of years now, but I seem to be in a rut lately. A lot of what I see in magazines seems to be the same old stuff, and this book looks like just the thing to reinspire me!

  28. Because when I look at the projects in beading magazines my face contorts into ugly shapes! I need some guidance on making modern, hip, and pretty earrings! I make simple ones but could use help taking my ear jewelry to the next level…

  29. I’d love to get back into jewellery making and my earring collection definitely needs some work, thanks for the opportunity to win!

  30. I am not dressed if I don’t wear earrings. I typically dress myself from Old Navy & Target jewelry sections but would love a chance to change it up!

  31. I’d love to have this to help get me back into jewelry making. My supplies are calling out to me, but I need inspiration! This book is just what I need.

  32. I do not have pierced ears and as such must wear clips. There is a dearth of such thing out there so I must make my own. Any new suggestions are a very welcome sight for me. I would love to have this book to help me with new ideas.

  33. Just in time! My earring phase is coming back after a 8-year hiatus. What a perfect time to learn how to make my own!

  34. I have a new job that requires a new look…this book will help me create that…while developing my inner crafty girl!!

  35. How could you NOT want this book? The cover alone makes me salivate with crafty excitement! Awesome. Very highly awesome.

  36. I work as the coordinator of a jewelry program in Managua, Nicaragua. We work with youth and families that live in and around La Chureca, the municipal trash dump. Through our program, students learn how to make jewelry and receive a portion of the profit for each piece sold. We have over 100 participants that once worked picking up garbage, and are now making jewelry!
    We are always looking for new ideas and inspiration, and receiving a book like this would be very exciting for the teachers and students alike.
    If you are interested in learning more about our program, visit http://www.fabretto.org
    Thank you!
    PS– did I mention we have an office in DC? You wouldn’t even have to ship it internationally :)

  37. I’d love this book because, after years of being able to wear any kind of shiny little junk earrings my heart desired, it became impossible for me to wear any. My lobes would just react so badly. After years of simply not wearing any, I started re-investigating what I COULD wear, and found some nice platinum ear wires that don’t seem to irritate me at all! This means I’ll be making all my OWN earrings, but that’s okay; I enjoy that more than shopping any time. :)

  38. I love making earrings and I’ve been trying to get a hold of this book with no luck. I love how inspiring the few preview pages are.

  39. so pretty! I’d love to learn how to make some of the earrings in this book, the ones on the cover look gorgeous! it would be great to learn some of the interesting techniques… and it would assure that I’d never show up to a party with the same gift as somebody else! :)

  40. I would love this book, even though my ears arent pierced because I love to create and I know of a local jewelry club that would love to have this book! thank you!

  41. The books looks very interesting. I design and make jewelry, earrings and rings are my favorite type of jewelry to make and wear.

  42. It’s a good book. Read the reviews for the book from previous readers. It’s the exact kind of book I’m looking for – to add to my jewelery making collection.

  43. love earrings, especially ones that really catch people’s attention. i also like making my own jewelry, so this book would be a great addition to my crafts library!!

  44. I’ve been wanting to gather some friends for an earring making party, and this is the perfect reason! I so hope to win!

  45. I just got my (very long) hair cut to chin length… some lovely, large earrings would complement my new do very well! This book looks fabulous!

  46. I just got my (very long) hair cut to chin length… some lovely, large earrings would complement my new do very well! This book looks fabulous!

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