September 10, 2010

TGIF: Friday Book Giveaway: Creative Crochet Jewelry

Congrats to last week's book giveaway winner Heather from aquariart-chocoholic.blogspot.com!  Send me an email at earthenwood at gmail dot com with your mailing address and I will send your copy of Creative Paper Jewelry out to you!

This week I have another book to giveaway to celebrate Back to School September!  I am going to keep this short and sweet, because I worked very hard all week on beads and orders and I am exhausted...
This week's book is  Creative Crochet Jewelry by Esther Zadock.  I don't know a whole lot about crochet or knitting, but I know a bunch of you readers do!  Also, I had a friend over and she was telling me about some crochet jewelry she had been working on, so I showed her this book.  She seemed impressed by many of the projects and I could see that some of them started to give her ideas.  We talked about a few of the designs, and how we could alter them and change the colors, and there seemed to be a lot of good techniques within the pages to inspire someone new to the craft (link me) or someone with more experience.  Definitely a book worth checking out if you are interested in transforming crochet techniques into wearable jewelry!
I have one free copy of Creative Crochet Jewelry to giveaway to one random commenter on today's post!  To enter to win, tell me what your favorite school lunch items were for yourself or to pack for your children.

I will choose a winner next Friday, September 1th, when I will have another great book to give away!  Check back next week to see if you have won.
*FTC compliance disclosure: the book mentioned in this post was provided as a promotional gift for review or design purposes from Sixth & Spring Books, a division of SOHO publishing.


Melanie is an artist, blogger, writer, and ceramic beadmaker at Earthenwood Studio. Her beads and components can be found at her Etsy shop and her jewelry can be found in her Etsy Galleria. To comment on this post, visit the original post at the Earthenwood Studio Chronicles Blog.

17 comments:

  1. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich! My Mom made 'em the best...=-)

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  2. My mom always made me ham sandwiches with mustard, but what really made it was the can of Orange Crush - now I can't have one without the other!

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  3. OMG Little Debbie Swiss Rolls! My mom would make me either a ham or turkey sandwich with mustard (cause mayo is just gross). There would also be chips of some sort and a Hi-C juice box.

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  4. When I was in Jr. High we were allowed to bring a coke for lunch. So I would put it in the freezer when I went to bed. The top would be all swollen and close to exploding (and a few times it did). I would cover it in foil and roll it in a paper sack and I had an ice cold coke at lunch time. It was great.

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  5. Oreo cookies and Cheetos! I could dunk the cookies in my milk. I still love the crunch of cheetos with a sandwich.

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  6. Pizza Burgers. The cafeteria used to take 1/2 english muffin, top with red sauce, hamburger and mozzarella cheese and heat them. They are the only thing I can remember about eating lunch in school!

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  7. School lunch a cassarole that the cafeterai made with sweet potatoes, apply pie filling and browned breakfast sausage on top. Would not touch it now, but boy did it taste good then

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  8. Cream cheese and sliced dill pickle was my favorite. Still is

    piedppr@aol.com

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  9. PB&J with Capri-sun's to drink. Also it was a treat to have Cheetos for a snack.

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  10. This seems like an odd combo and mom would make it when she ran out of lunchmeat... cream cheese and green olives! It was soooo good on whole grain bread. My sandwich choice as an adult is fresh tomatos on toasted whole wheat with plenty of mayo! I'm making myself hungry.

    em9499 at gmail dot com

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  11. I am embarrassed to say my fave item in my lunch box was that little bag of Ding Dongs, the chocolatey cakes with cream filling. I loved those things, even for breakfast, I know that's terrible.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  12. For lunch in my Russian school cafeteria, I liked "Russian hamburgers" - "beljashi."
    My kids liked goldfish crackers in their lunch. I also got addicted to them when my kids were little. Even now when my kids have grown, and I no longer pack lunch for them, I occasionally indulge in fish crackers.

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  13. My daughter seems to change every week right now its a big pickle, a piece of fruit and some baked chips!
    Thanks - Sarah Z
    believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

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  14. Moon pies! My school didn't allow you to each lunch there if you could go home. So eating lunch at school was a treat. Moon pies only appeared in my school lunch bag

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  15. My son likes a piece of bread, crusts removed, rolled thin with a cup and spread with peanut butter. I would prefer jelly too, but he likes plain PB!

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  16. School Lunch? My high school did the baking for the rest of the district, and sold off the excess bread at the school's snack bar, so for me, it was the fresh-out-of-the-oven mini loaves of bread for 50 cents!

    As for *wire* crochet references, there are lots of good ones out there -- it's a technique I've been doing for a number of years. As for more famous names to look at, though, Arline Fisch is the big one, and has published a couple of technique books through Lark Books (so, lots of pretty pictures!) in the last couple of years.

    Crocheted Wire Jewelry: Innovative Designs & Projects by Leading Artists

    Textile Techniques in Metal: For Jewelers, Textile Artists & Sculptors

    If you're interested in other twxtile techniques in metal, Mary Hettmansperger is another really nifty artist.

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  17. Crocheting jewellery is a lot of fun. So many different type of stringing material you can use from electric cables to pearl silk. I mostly prefer bead crochet though.

    Anyway, as for the question there was one dish they did at my högstadie school (= years 7-9): ryssröra. A rice and minced meat based "mix" that we ate i pita breads. This was before texmex became common in Sweden, but the "basic concept" is similar. They also had the most delicious sidfläsk (pork, similar to bacon) in the world -- until the economy forced them to choose a cheaper supplier...

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