Book Review + Giveaway: Sherri Haab Jewelry Inspirations

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Sherri Haab Jewelry Inspirations by Sherri Haab
Sherri Haab has long been a driving force in the craft world. Her books have always offered wonderful projects for great jewelry, and you can count on them for clear process shots, simple tools, and tons of creative concepts. Yet Inspirations is new and unique because Sherri tells the stories in her life that motivated each piece. Whether its a treasure that recalls the beach where she played as a child, or a pendant that literally encases a vintage photo, each project has a sweet emotional twist. It’s these personal touches that transform ordinary jewelry into true keepsakes.
I love the cool colors in this Winter Solstice Charm Bracelet (and the adorable felt accents). Beyond sharing the step by step method she used for making the bracelet, she also tells how the pieces of this bracelet comes from her annual charm swap, where each of her friends brings charms to share. It’s such a great idea, and a really perfect way to carry memories with you all the time.
See more photos, download a project to try, and enter the giveaway after the jump!

Stick Woven Fiber Bracelet and Metal Clay Molded Bee Pendant
Rock N’ Roll Shrink Art Necklaces

Sea Urchin Ring
Sherri Haab at work.
Project Excerpt:
Download the project excerpt PDF to make these adorable Lucite Flower Bracelets!
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Book Giveaway Time!
Three lucky CRAFT readers will each receive a copy of the book, Sherri Haab Jewelry Inspirations. Just tell us why you would like this book in the comments. All comments will be closed by Noon PST on Monday, March 29, 2010. The lucky winners will be announced later on the site. Good luck!

80 thoughts on “Book Review + Giveaway: Sherri Haab Jewelry Inspirations

  1. Chantal says:

    I would like this book because I would love to know how to make the Sea Urchin ring! I love it!

  2. stefalufagus says:

    I’d love this book because I’m new to jewelry making and am always looking for ways to incorporate unexpected materials.

  3. John Standlee says:

    I work in jewelry craft, and have in the past worked with stained glass. I find the miniature box on the bracelet pictured (apparently filled with white sand) would be an excellent method of keeping, say, beach sand from a family vacation. I would hope this book would go further into (or spark other) ideas of this nature that I could incorporate into future jewelry designs.

  4. moonprincess16 says:

    I would love to have this book because I have 2 of Sherri Haab’s other books and I really want to see/try what is in her new book! She is SO inspiring and knowledgeable about crafting.

  5. Marissa says:

    Sherri has a wonderful way of showing me to see ordinary things in a different light. I’m sure this book is full of creative spark and ingenious goodness!

  6. says:

    I knit, i sew but haven’t started jewelry making just yet. The bead stores are just intimidating to me. Sherrie’s style looks so appealing to me that i will overcome my fears.

  7. lisa says:

    I would love this book because I am a big fan of Sherri’s! It’s because of her that i started doing precious metal clay! She is a big inspiration.
    Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  8. wendyluu says:

    This would make a perfect surprise for my friends birthday. She just started making jewelry and her style is very similar to Sherri Haab’s so I think she could learn some good fundamentals from this book.

  9. lupine says:

    I would *love* this book because I’m a jewelry maker and I’m always inspired by her. I’ve been working non-stop to make jewelry, in hopes that I can live out my dream of quitting my full-time job to make my jewelry “obsession” into a business.

  10. lupine says:

    I *love* being creative and making jewelry, and Sherri’s books really inspire me! This year, I’m hoping to take the big step of living out my dream and quitting my boring desk job and turning my jewelry making “hobby” into a business. I would love her latest book for some new ideas!

  11. Scrappybobo says:

    I do not have any of your books, and only discovered your work today and I immediately fell in love with it. I am a full time nursing student who is a huge crafting queen and have recently unpacked my craft boxes that I haven’t opened in 18 months. I love saving mementos, scraps, jewels, plastic pieces, trinkets, etc that I find because I know I can make these things into something SOMETIME! I really thought your charm bracelets were so cute!
    Anyways, I’m getting back into my crafting to de-stress while going to nursing school and I would love to have a copy of your book. Thank you.

  12. LeahS says:

    I didn’t know about Sherri Haab’s work before reading this post – I love her style and would like to learn more about how she approaches her projects!

  13. appetite4design says:

    I love to have new ideas for jewelry designs. This books look interesting and fun too!

  14. sk8ell says:

    I love making jewelry but lately I’ve fallen out of inspiration. I really like the look of the found-objects charm bracelet, so I’d love the book for that project alone.

  15. Kasey Ann Stowell says:

    Having this book would be great inspiration. Lately I’ve gotten so busy with paintings for school and work, I haven’t been able to take the time to use all the beads I’ve been buying to make and create jewelry. It’s a hobby I’ve been craving to get into for much too long.

  16. Dizydesi says:

    I look forward to incorporating both Sherri Haab’s use of color and how she mixies pieces to create texture & depth. My style is mainly monochromatic. This book will inspire me to use a larger color pallet and make bolder choices. :D 

  17. MA says:

    The woven fibre bracelet looks SO intriguing and I would love to give it a try. I’m sure there would be other things in the book that would be fun too!

  18. Becca says:

    I’d love to own this book because it looks like it’d be a great introduction to jewelry making which I’ve wanted to learn for quite some time. If I don’t win I may just go buy it! :) The projects in this book look amazing.

  19. xblowmeakissx says:

    I would love to own this book, I’m always looking for new craft ideas, and I’m especially interested in the art of jewelry making.

  20. Anna says:

    I am 20 years old, and I have been making bracelets out of beads since the 7th grade. In high school I took a jewelry class. In college I took two ceramics classes. Basically, I love crafts of all mediums, but I feel so limited in what I can do. I want to go back to my love for jewelry and improve. I want to create things that are out of my comfort zone. This is why I want to win this book!

  21. stblaize says:

    I went over to my mom’s and was going through her extensive bead stash a couple of nights ago, and wondering what I could do with them. This book would give me some ideas, for sure!

  22. Thien-Kim says:

    I love Sherri Haab’s books! She is so creative. I love those earrings on the cover.

  23. Emma says:

    I used to love making jewelry as a kid, but I haven’t done it in a really long time. It’d be great to pick it up again using the inspiration in this book!

  24. Jo says:

    I live the idea of turning ordinary objects into treasured artifacts. This book sounds like it’s packed with wonderful ways do doing this.

  25. Barbara says:

    I would love to have this book because the projects that are shown here are so beautiful! I want to make them and be inspired by the pictures :)

  26. chrissy4 says:

    Sherri Haab’s creations are so unique & beautiful – I love to see her designs for inspiration!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    ~ Christine

  27. conniereed56 says:

    I would love to win this book because it is so very inspiring.

  28. Mean Ms. Mustard says:

    I’m drowning in a small NY apartment full of jump rings, chains, and beads that I don’t know what to do with. Save me, Sherri!

  29. kinamik says:

    I’m tryng to start crafty business, and I’m always in need of ideas and techniques! This book would be so helpful to my creativity…

  30. Dorion says:

    I have one of her other books, and she’s a wealth of info. I’d love to have this book!

  31. says:

    I have been creating jewelry for years and I am always looking for new inspiration. The bright colors and floral themes would give me just kick start for spring and summer themes!!

  32. samsstuff says:

    I love the unusual & fun jewelry Sherri Haab makes & am always interested in learning new techniques, so I’d love to win :)

  33. jenna says:

    these objects are stunning. i love the winter charm bracelet. but i would really like to win so that i could give this book to my mother-in-law. she makes wonderful jewelry, stained glass, molds and casts of items from nature. i know that she would love this book.

  34. stampincat says:

    I’m inspired by the Winter Solstice Charm Bracelet! And I always appreciate more ideas and inspiration. Looks like a great book!

  35. Marie says:

    This book looks amazing and would be a great as a first book for a first time jewelry maker that is bored with the “simple” stuff. My friends of mine who don’t craft anything really want to learn and make something and this would be great for them to pick a project each and we can make together and teach them something new.

  36. Mim says:

    I would love to win this book. I like her style.

  37. Miss Muffin says:

    I would love to win a copy of the book because I have quite a collection of beads … and simply don’t know what to do with them!

  38. Laurpud says:

    I would love this book, because I think it would bring my stringing up to a whole new level!

  39. Sevorina (aka Ba-chan) says:

    I’ve mainly been making necklaces, advice in making other types of jewelry would be great. But most of all I love Sherri Haab’s style, so colorful and unique. I’d love to make things as inspiring.

  40. mamamunky says:

    I would like this book because I just became a stay at home mom and I need something to do!!

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