If you love doing small sewing projects made with tiny hand stitches, and stringing beads for jewelry making, then why not learn to combine the two for a whole new crafting skill?
“Soutache & Bead Embroidery” (Kalmbach Books/$21.99) by Amee K. Sweet-McNamara, will show you how with a number of different projects that include step-by-step instructions and up-close photographs that take you through the ins and outs of stitching and shaping soutache trim around vibrant beads. The end results are absolutely breathtaking, and make bold colorful statement pieces that can be worn with almost any outfit.
Featured projects include a wide cuff-bracelet, a pin-wheel bracelet, unique earring dangles, a charm-like necklace, a beaded lariat, and so much more.
For a chance to win a copy of the book, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, with a short story telling me why you’re interested in winning the book. Please put the word “soutache” in the subject line, and REMEMBER to include your name and address.