Book Review + Giveaway: The Earring Style Book

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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!
This giveaway is now closed.


Take a preview inside the book with this slideshow.

138 thoughts on “Book Review + Giveaway: The Earring Style Book

  1. Doti says:

    Earrings are one of my favorite things. Love the leaf ones. Thanks Doti

  2. katerrific says:

    I have boxes of jewelry supplies and no idea what to do with them! This would be a great help! – kate

  3. Kim says:

    Would love to be inspired to make other types of earrings! I love earrings!!

  4. Art by Julie H. says:

    What girl wouldn’t love this book?

  5. digginart says:

    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

  6. Mrs. Puma says:

    I love earrings and would love to have this book for more inspiration!

  7. Hanna says:

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

  8. goodnighthush says:

    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 :)

  9. bobbi says:

    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.

  10. Jenny says:

    I’m a little earring crazy so of course this book looks like fun!

  11. Urgwen says:

    Cause earrings is the hardest thing for me to make and i need inspiration! -Esya

  12. fullofcraft says:

    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

  13. papelhilo says:

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

  14. Marissa says:

    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!

  15. Alba says:

    I want to get into jewelry making. Thanks for the opportunity!

  16. ginab6 says:

    I adore unusual designs and this one certainly seems to have them!

  17. Cnkcnk says:

    I love the current feel to this book! Finally some NEW jewelery ideas!

  18. dropdeaddusty says:

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

  19. craftydame says:

    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!

  20. simpleandme says:

    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.

  21. ClairMcL says:

    Looks like such a gorgweous book – I would love a copy!

  22. sandra says:

    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!

  23. sockwalker says:

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

  24. kellyknu says:

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

  25. Meghan Thimjon says:

    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!!!!

  26. zeekyn says:

    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!

  27. Sarah says:

    I would love to get great new inspiration for my own jewelry making! Would to have this book!

  28. germonderpop.wordpress.com says:

    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!

  29. lorriec says:

    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

  30. Winged Elephant says:

    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!

  31. CaitieBeans says:

    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.

  32. Carrie Wheeler says:

    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 :)

  33. milaag says:

    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!

  34. Mackenzie says:

    I love making jewelry, this book would be a great help!

  35. julielesbonstuyaux says:

    I so want to learn how to make my own earrings. Please educate me for free!!!!

  36. slowe says:

    I want to make the earrings on the cover. Yum.

  37. MissMae says:

    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!

  38. Lyn449 says:

    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?!

  39. kmstoc3 says:

    I would love to craft earrings for my sister for Christmas and these look like the ones she loves.

  40. Laurpud says:

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

  41. Judith says:

    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!

  42. winterrain says:

    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.

  43. drmom says:

    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!

  44. Jen says:

    Oh,oh,oh! I read about this book a couple months ago and put it on my wish list! Now I wish I would win it!

  45. maritza says:

    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…

  46. Nadia says:

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

  47. Ms. MonkeyPants says:

    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!

  48. Emory says:

    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.

  49. oleredhead says:

    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.

  50. ktina-marie.myopenid.com says:

    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!

  51. JeanC says:

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

  52. Sezouli says:

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

  53. malloryerickson says:

    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 :)

  54. Dorion says:

    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. :)

  55. Kim says:

    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.

  56. Kristen says:

    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! :)

  57. Stef Lam says:

    I love making jewelry, especially earrings! This would help inspire me to create new pieces.

  58. sumshi says:

    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!

  59. heybalestoo says:

    earrings, book, free. all my daughter’s favorite things.

  60. Maria Apostolou says:

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

  61. Ifni says:

    Christmas is coming…must craft pretty things for gifts!

  62. lauriewoo9 says:

    I hope I am lucky enough to win this book! would love to be inspired to use my beads more creatively…

  63. snaffy says:

    I just started wearing earrings again, and I would love this book so I can have fabulous ears!

  64. Smitha says:

    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.

  65. theannotatedlife.wordpress.com says:

    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!!

  66. www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=664671907 says:

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

  67. theike says:

    I’d love to win this because I’m in desperate need of inspiration!

  68. Marriah Wogomon says:

    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!

  69. Marriah Wogomon says:

    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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