Oh how I love unique ways to add color and dimension to jewelry! Laurel Nathanson’s Sterling and Plexiglas Chain is a beautiful example of a sophisticated yet playful project that can deliver bold color and form to your look. With some basic metalsmithing skills–sawing, drilling, and riveting–you can work this piece up using your favorite colors […]

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Wire Wrapping: Crazy About Coiling Wire

It’s no secret I love coiling wire! I’m the gal that’s on screen teaching the technique in Wire Coiling Secrets, and I don’t think I ever made a project for Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine that didn’t include wire coils. Imagine that scene in Buddy the Elf where Buddy says, “I just like to smile, […]

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Several years ago, a dear friend of mine asked me to help her create special gifts for her stepmother and mother-in-law. Together we created what I like to call The Grandma Bracelet, a stamped metal project that’s totally one-of-a-kind. It’s a simple way to craft a special keepsake for grandmothers who love their grandkids to […]

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Handwoven Home: Learning Behind the Scenes

One of the things I love about working at Interweave: whenever I take on a new book project, I can take a deep dive into a craft with expert guidance. These days, I’m diving into rigid-heddle weaving. I’ve always been fascinated by looms and have used frame looms for simple projects such as those in […]

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On a chilly summer evening or a blustery winter day, nothing warms the body and soul like a blanket handmade with love. Cozy crochet blankets provide warmth and color throughout the house, from the bedroom to the living room to the nursery. We hope you’ll love Favorite Crochet Blankets 2017, an issue full of practical, timeless, […]

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Y’all, I’m seriously excited with the release of New Stamped Metal Jewelry, the highly-anticipated follow up to the best-selling Stamped Metal Jewelry!  You can get the eBook and print version in the Interweave store now! Authors Lisa Niven Kelly and Taryn McCabe crammed this book full of so many techniques, tips, and inspiring projects. From beginner […]

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Outspiration: Rustic Modern Knits

When our team started talking about Outspiration, I knew immediately what book I wanted to share. Rustic Modern Knits: 23 Sophisticated Designs by Yumiko Alexander is packed full of stunning nature-inspired knitwear that’s eye-catching and unique. It’s difficult to pick favorites, but if I’m looking out my own window for inspiration, this book features designs […]

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POW: Aileron Shawl Cardigan

I was recently spring-cleaning my closet and took to organizing my handknitted sweaters. I discovered a couple of things. First, my love of deep maroon/purple is clear as a bell—at least half my sweaters fall into that hue, with little to no blue or green. And of the 20+ sweaters in my collection, I’ve knit […]

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We’ve been talking a lot about Outspiration this month, where you take your craft outside or bring a bit of the outdoors into your work. What about literally turning your work inside out? There are a number of unique stitch patterns that are just as pretty showing their reverse side as when they’re worn “right” […]

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