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create your style – GIVEAWAY!!

May 21, 2012

Since I started this blog it seems to have run the entire gamut of all things craft except for beading. Until now. Swarovski Elements just released a new magazine called Create Your Style which is chock-full of ideas for jazzing up everything from chandeliers to make-up bags to phone chargers with Swarovski Elements beads.

swarovski elements magazine

This issue is focused on sound and music and delves into the world of crystal and its relationship to the contemporary music scene as well as the role music has played throughout Swarovski’s history. swarovski elements magazine

I love this chandelier made from hangers and crystals!

swarovski elements diy

My favorite part of the magazine is the entire second half where it is full of great diy ideas divided by handy tabs on the side and step-by-step instructions to create some awesome jewelry and accessories.

swarovski elements

I’m especially enthralled with this Unchained Necklace. There are QR codes on the instruction pages to give you more in depth instructions if you are new to certain techniques.

Aside from great inspiration and instructions, the magazine gives you information on up-coming events and designers in the Swarovski Elements world. When I first opened it up, I was surprised by the high quality. It’s definitely a step above your standard magazine; the print quality is gorgeous and the pages are much thicker. I would almost call this a book especially since there aren’t any ads to sift through – every page is sparkling with content.

swarovski elements bangle

Want to see more? Go to their website to see the online version or check out their facebook page for your chance to enter to win one of 15 copies. Swarovski Elements was also kind enough to give me an extra copy of this beautiful magazine to giveaway to you!

how to enter:

  • Just leave a comment below and you’ll be entered. If your comment doesn’t show up right away, don’t worry, I just need to approve it.
  • Like my facebook page and leave a comment back here for another entry , already like my facebook page? just leave another comment saying so (make sure its a separate comment from your first one)
  • Giveaway is open until noon on Friday, May 25, 2012 (eastern time)
  • Sorry, contest is limited to the Continental U.S. only

Good Luck!

disclaimer: Swarovski Elements provided the magazine to Stuff Steph Does for a promotional giveaway, however all words and photos on this post are by Stuff Steph Does.

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  • Reply iatelunch May 21, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Looks so neat! I’d love to check it out!

  • Reply iatelunch May 21, 2012 at 11:40 am

    I liked ya on FB too!

  • Reply juliannasdesigns May 21, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    yay! beading is so much fun!! i’d love to win this mag!

  • Reply Jenny May 21, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    I went to their website and they have a lot of really cool ideas.

  • Reply juliannasdesigns May 21, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    i also liked your FB page, looking for great updates soon!

  • Reply Jenny Hayward May 21, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Nice review of the magazine. Sounds like you really enjoyed it.

  • Reply Renee May 21, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Steph! I love that you’re doing a giveaway. I also love that, even when giving something away, you are enthusiastic about doing something creative and totally you and cool as a part of it. I love this blog and always will. <3

  • Reply planresidential May 22, 2012 at 7:04 am

    Of course I would love a give away! 🙂 I have thought about using the elements to make mom braceletts but find their are so many options that I get overwhelmed trying to decide what to do! 🙂 Maybe a magazine would be able to help me out!

  • Reply planresidential May 22, 2012 at 7:05 am

    And of course I already like you on facebook! 🙂
    and I dont know how to get this to stop showing up as planresidential … i guess i should just get my butt in gear and get that blog developed … hmmmm 🙂

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  • Reply freshdillandpickles May 23, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    What a clever and original way for Swarovski Elements to get people creative with their products. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Reply Jeanette May 25, 2012 at 12:08 am

    The wheels are turning now, thanks for the inspiration!

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