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.
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.
I love this chandelier made from hangers and crystals!
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.
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.
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
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.