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cover art for Shrink Shrank Shrunk and Making Fabric Jewelry I have two great books to giveaway – Shrink! Shrank! Shrunk! by Cathe Holden and Making Fabric Jewelry by Marthe Le Van!

Both of these books will teach you how to make inexpensive, fun and original jewelry. Together they will give you over 50 great projects that will have you making jewelry well into the new year!

blooming flowers bracelet from Cathe Holden's Shrink Shrank ShrunkGet the free project for Cathe Holden’s Blooming Flowers bracelet from Shrink! Shrank! Shrunk! at Lark Jewelry & Beading now! You can also read more about the designers.

The giveaway ends December 26, so leave a comment now to enter! Sorry, this giveaway is open to US mailing addresses only.

Disclosure: I receive books from several publishing companies to review and share with you, dear readers. The opinions expressed in my posts about these books are entirely my own.

By Stacie Hooder

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123 Comments so far

  1. Diane O on December 19, 2012 4:52 pm

    These books would be the perfect way to keep busy with my daughter and granddaughter over the long winter season. Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Jessie H on December 19, 2012 5:15 pm

    I really want the shrink shrank shrunk book but have been resisting so i could get presents for others. Thank you for the chance to get it :)

  3. Annemarie Gregorio on December 19, 2012 6:12 pm

    Happy Holidays! Would love to win one of the books. My daughter and I love to craft together. Thanks for the opportunity!

  4. Yazmin @ A Pretty Rock on December 19, 2012 6:22 pm

    I’ve only ever worked with wire. The fabric jewelry book looks interesting!

  5. Lisa M on December 19, 2012 7:24 pm

    Both books look like so much fun! Would love to win them! Thanks so much!

  6. Sandra C on December 19, 2012 8:29 pm

    These would be a great resource for craft days and nights.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. Dollie on December 19, 2012 10:00 pm

    The Shrink! Shrank! Shrunk! book looks awesome! :) Thanks for the chance to win :)

  8. Kimberly Listrud on December 19, 2012 11:40 pm

    Both of these books look intriguing! I would love to add them to my new crafting library. Thank you so much for the chance to win and Happy Holidays!

  9. Jackie Posnansky on December 20, 2012 1:44 am

    I am always looking for new ideas. These books look like they would offer a lot of great inspiration!
    Thanks for a chance to win! :)

  10. MelodyJ on December 20, 2012 2:30 am

    These look like fun books.

  11. HawaiianLibrarian on December 20, 2012 3:36 am

    Would love to add these 2 titles to our public library collection! Mahalo for the op to win.

  12. Donna on December 20, 2012 3:50 am

    I have wanted to get into jewelry making – only because I’ve never done a lot before except for maybe one or two kits. This looks like fun! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  13. Kerry Daniels on December 20, 2012 3:53 am

    I would love to try some projects in the Book Fabric Jewelry. I work with paper at times and wood and paint with my jewelry. It would be fun to get some new ideas.
    Kerry Daniels

  14. Tammy Hempel on December 20, 2012 4:08 am

    These books look like fun. Count me in on the giveaway. Thank you

  15. june on December 20, 2012 5:00 am

    awesome books! hope I win!

  16. Penny on December 20, 2012 5:10 am

    I’d love to try some jewelry!

  17. Julie on December 20, 2012 5:29 am

    I would love to learn how to make jewelry with shrink media. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  18. jacqueline koudry on December 20, 2012 5:38 am

    Both of these books look great but the shrink plastic one is on my “I want it” list. I would love to win these.

  19. LisaT on December 20, 2012 5:51 am

    I would love to win these books! I follow Cathe Holden’s blog, she is so talented and innovative!

  20. Ginger Benedict on December 20, 2012 6:20 am

    I am so anxious to try shrink plastic again. My kids used it 25 years ago! I’m glad it’s making a comeback and the books have some great ideas!

  21. Patricia Perry on December 20, 2012 6:35 am

    thanks for the great giveaway. Would love to win. God bless.

  22. Nancy on December 20, 2012 6:37 am

    These books look great. I have many fond memories of Shrinky Dinks as a child, and it would be fun to share with the new generation.

  23. danielle on December 20, 2012 6:43 am

    I would love to win these!

  24. emily on December 20, 2012 6:50 am

    I would love to win!

  25. Red Carousel Lion on December 20, 2012 6:51 am

    really want to experiment with the shrink plastic – would be great to win both books, though.

  26. Jan P. on December 20, 2012 7:03 am

    I enjoy trying new (to me, anyway) crafts and would love to win these!

  27. Ana C Ortiz on December 20, 2012 7:03 am

    I would love to win these books. They could lead me to crafting and who knows, making some income since I’m unemployed long time ago.

  28. Ana C Ortiz on December 20, 2012 7:05 am

    I would love to win these books. They could lead me to crafting.

  29. Mary on December 20, 2012 7:07 am

    I am a fabric junky and am always looking for ways to use every last scrap of material. Making jewelry seems like the perfect solution! As far as Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk, what better excuse for occupying the oven and not being able to cook dinner! Take out anyone? lol

  30. Eileen on December 20, 2012 7:11 am

    Wow, both of these sound so exciting to keep the craft fever alive:)

  31. Joyce on December 20, 2012 7:19 am

    These books look great!

  32. Patricia P. Hall on December 20, 2012 7:23 am

    These look like fun books! Thank you!!

  33. Jeanne on December 20, 2012 7:28 am

    I hope I win. Both books look like they have some great projects.

  34. Angi Mullis on December 20, 2012 7:33 am

    I would love to win these books, sopretty please count me in! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    Angi Mullis dj2isme@aol.com

  35. Julie Aubert on December 20, 2012 7:40 am

    I would love to win these! Especially the shrink plastic.

  36. Josanne M. on December 20, 2012 7:40 am

    These books would be so awesome to win! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  37. Darla on December 20, 2012 7:40 am

    The books look great, please enter me in the giveaway. I only enter when it is something I really, really want. Thanks for the opportunity.


  38. Lora Howard on December 20, 2012 7:42 am

    Am always looking for new things to try when making jewelry. These two books should help out nicely!

  39. Ellen on December 20, 2012 7:43 am

    I love adding to my craft book library as it’s not very big! Thanks for the chance.

  40. Elaine W. on December 20, 2012 7:44 am

    Love to try these out. I have a niece who is allergic to a lot of metals and would love to
    try making some fabric jewelry for her.

  41. John Supica on December 20, 2012 7:49 am

    My wife has been scheming on learning how to make jewelry… these books would be a great help for her!

  42. Joan Cain on December 20, 2012 8:02 am

    always looking for new ideas using shrink plastic.

  43. Carolyn Kotlas on December 20, 2012 8:02 am

    Both books would be great for starting new projects in the new year. Thanks for making them available through this giveaway!

  44. Jocelyne Denault on December 20, 2012 8:14 am

    Lovely! My Lili will love it and so shall I!

  45. Angie on December 20, 2012 8:16 am

    Time to start crafting next year’s holiday gifts. These books are just the thing to inspire!

  46. Elena T on December 20, 2012 8:21 am

    That sample project necklace is beautiful! Both books look like a lot of fun

  47. Nancy Sopp on December 20, 2012 8:36 am

    I would love to have those books. I am already saving bits of plastic from produce containers!

  48. Jen R on December 20, 2012 8:42 am

    I would love to win these books!

  49. Andrea on December 20, 2012 8:46 am

    I would love these books, please include me in the give away!

  50. Cindy on December 20, 2012 8:50 am

    These books would be great for Craft Night!!

  51. Sarah Hardy on December 20, 2012 8:52 am

    Bringing my two favorites together – fabric and jewelry! Yay, hope I win!

  52. Lisa on December 20, 2012 9:12 am

    These books look amazing — Oh I have been visiting the Lark website way tooo frequently!

  53. Carol on December 20, 2012 9:18 am

    I’m always eager to try new ideas. Thanks for the opportunity to win the books.

  54. Kait on December 20, 2012 9:26 am

    Fabric and plastic! Two new areas to delve into to create fantastic wearables! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  55. Christina on December 20, 2012 9:29 am

    thanks for the chance to win!

  56. Tina Wegner on December 20, 2012 9:32 am

    I love Shrinky Dinks as a kid, would love to do an adult version!

  57. Linda Nelson on December 20, 2012 9:32 am

    What a great giveaway!

  58. Honora on December 20, 2012 9:35 am

    I just found my stash of Shrinky Dinks.So, I obviously need to get my paws on the Shrink Shrank Shrunk book. If not, I will have to work hard on making up an excuse for hoarding Shrinky Dinks.

  59. Beth Walker on December 20, 2012 9:35 am

    Oooh both of these look like fun!!!

  60. DeeAnn S on December 20, 2012 9:45 am

    Thanks for the chance to win two fun books! I’d love to have them. :)

  61. linda on December 20, 2012 9:48 am

    these look like fun-thank you

  62. Zan on December 20, 2012 9:51 am

    I have wanted both of these books! How wonderful to find them offered in one giveaway.

  63. Karey on December 20, 2012 9:55 am

    That bracelet is really cute!

  64. Tiffany S. on December 20, 2012 10:11 am

    I loved playing with Shrinky Dinks as a kid. Adult shrink plastic would be fun!

  65. Stephanie S on December 20, 2012 10:36 am

    These look great! I had no idea shrinky dinks were making a comeback. How fun!

  66. sandra k williams on December 20, 2012 10:39 am

    since i have started making jewelry, and i have always wanted to try the shrinky dinks but did not know how to begin. so i could really use both of the books. thanks/chance.

  67. Julie Henderson on December 20, 2012 10:49 am

    These look so delightful on so many levels: just the sheer love of crafting, inexpensive, wearables that won’t be just like other people’s. I’m excited to have the possibility of this prize. Thanks & a blessed Christmas to all! :-)

  68. De gasawa on December 20, 2012 10:50 am

    Thanks for offering the giveaway! There is a group of young ladies I could use them with!

  69. Dianne Van de Carr on December 20, 2012 10:53 am

    I have a new package of shrink plastic and need some inspiration.

  70. Cindy S on December 20, 2012 11:09 am

    I’ve been wanting to learn to make jewelry, these books would help me start!

  71. Deborah Anderson on December 20, 2012 11:42 am

    I would love to receive one of these books and get some new, inspiring ideas to try.

  72. Katie Smith on December 20, 2012 11:43 am

    what a great giveaway! and just in time for Christmas. :)

  73. Melissa on December 20, 2012 11:45 am

    Very cool! Thanks for the chance!

  74. Victoria Sturdevant on December 20, 2012 11:51 am

    They both look like must-have books.

  75. Theresa on December 20, 2012 11:54 am

    These both look like fun books!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  76. Violet Williams on December 20, 2012 12:15 pm

    So many things that I want to do and that is just on the cover!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for the opportunity!!!

  77. Kim M. on December 20, 2012 12:18 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win these great books.

  78. Rose S on December 20, 2012 12:42 pm

    I would love to win these & give them to my grandson’s stepmom. She is very crafty & does a lot of things with him but it’s still my joy to give him his cooking lessons.

  79. Christine Timko on December 20, 2012 12:46 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win these wonderful books.

  80. Anne in NC on December 20, 2012 2:02 pm

    I’d love Shrink Shrank Shrunk! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  81. Shannon on December 20, 2012 2:20 pm

    I would love to win

  82. Ann on December 20, 2012 3:58 pm

    I love playing with shrinking plastics! Hope I win :D

  83. Barbara Moore on December 20, 2012 4:52 pm

    I just got my hands on some shrinky dink material and some wire and beads etcetera. These two books would be perfect to get started on some great projects!

  84. Dinonut on December 20, 2012 5:41 pm

    Wow! These books sound awesome, particularly the Shrinky Dink one now that there are so many different kinds. I didn’t know there was some that could be run through an inkjet printer. What fun, though I love coloring by hand. Count me in. Thanks for offering these books.

  85. Kelly B on December 20, 2012 6:54 pm

    Thanks for a chance at such a great giveaway!!

  86. Maura on December 20, 2012 6:56 pm

    These look so awesome. So remember Shrinky Dinks with Girl Scouts.

  87. smfsprout on December 20, 2012 7:58 pm

    These books look like they are filled with fun projects. I would love to have the pair. Thanks.

  88. PatriciaJ on December 20, 2012 8:10 pm

    I,ve seen the Shrinky Dink book at the library,and it’s great. I would love to own a copy. Thanks

  89. Shaiha on December 20, 2012 8:54 pm

    One can never know too many techniques.

  90. Linda K on December 20, 2012 9:04 pm

    Both books look fun.

  91. Elizabeth Libbey on December 20, 2012 9:45 pm

    I would really love to win these books.

  92. nancy d on December 21, 2012 12:14 am

    Would love to have these books! I especially enjoy Cathe Holden’s projects!

  93. Dan de Angeli on December 21, 2012 4:28 am

    I will throw my name into the hat! I have a 7 year old daughter who is crafty like Dad.

  94. Cynthia on December 21, 2012 7:52 am

    Cool books!!

  95. trishket on December 21, 2012 8:16 am

    These books look really great! Thanks for the giveaway.

  96. Teresa on December 21, 2012 8:17 am

    I have a daughter who would LOVE Shrink, Shrank Shrunk!

  97. Betty on December 21, 2012 8:26 am

    Thank you for the fun giveaway. Would enjoy this creative inspiration for the new year.

  98. Tina on December 21, 2012 10:20 am

    A new medium for creating lovely jewelry.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  99. Christina on December 21, 2012 1:32 pm

    These books would be so helpful!

  100. InJuneau on December 21, 2012 1:41 pm

    Oh, please enter me for the books. They look like they have lots of good projects.

  101. Barbara on December 21, 2012 3:37 pm

    I would love to win the books

  102. patty on December 21, 2012 4:12 pm

    wow what great books love to win thnks for the chance

  103. Patrice R on December 22, 2012 12:08 am

    I had the MOPS moms make shrinky dink name tags (that became water bottle nametags later) and thus ended my creativity. But my 7 year old boy LOVES making shrinks, and I use it as an excuse to endulge in the fun. I’d love to win the books, but if not, I’ve written the names down to check out after the holidays.

  104. Kelly r on December 22, 2012 5:01 am

    What great books! We were just Shrinking the other day and I had no idea you could do so much! Thank you!

  105. sandy b on December 22, 2012 9:36 am

    Oh what fun my daughter would have with these

  106. Ginny D on December 22, 2012 2:01 pm

    This would be a great late xmas present for my momma!

  107. Kitty on December 22, 2012 2:12 pm

    I would enjoy both of these books immensely!!

    Good luck to all and happy holidays!


  108. Jen on December 22, 2012 3:55 pm

    Thanks for this giveaway. Both Books look great and would love to add them to my collection. I have really wanted to try using shrink plastic for awhile now.

  109. Sharon Cardenez on December 22, 2012 4:55 pm

    I didn’t put books on my Christmas List, trying to keep cost down. If I had I would have put these two.

  110. AShley Massey on December 22, 2012 8:24 pm

    Thank you for a chance to win!! These books would be awesome to add to the list of my crafting A.D.D. LOL I haven’t tried jewelry yet because I am unsure of where to start. Looks like these would come in handy there. Again thank you for a chance to win!

  111. Kristi - CbK on December 23, 2012 6:40 am

    Love both of the these books, thank you for the chance to win them!!

  112. Amber on December 23, 2012 6:51 am

    I would love to have these! My daughter is not an avid reader and I’ve been trying so very hard to teach her the absolute wonder of books. The imagination it takes for reading and the knowledge you can gain from books. Not only that I want to inspire her to create from her own hands. These books would do the trick I believe and make a nice after Christmas gift. Thanks for the chance to win.

  113. Mary Anne Loveless on December 23, 2012 7:17 am

    I’ve been playing with Shrink art since I went to Girls Camp and we did it with liver lids you got from the butcher. I would love to see how to get results like the ones in the photos.

  114. Jennifer Miller on December 23, 2012 10:54 am

    I would love to learn how to use the shrink plastic and be able to make fabric jewelry.

  115. Ingrid on December 23, 2012 12:31 pm

    Two books which would provide wonderful inspiration for my students.
    I would very much appreciate winning them!

  116. Lee on December 23, 2012 12:46 pm

    Super books! thank you for the chance to win!

  117. chris on December 23, 2012 12:48 pm

    This is a great giveaway! thank you!

  118. Annie on December 23, 2012 12:54 pm

    It would be nice to win something special. . . And special this would be. Merry Christmas.

  119. Francisca on December 23, 2012 11:34 pm

    Great giveaway :)

  120. Joanne Mohr on December 24, 2012 10:24 am

    Happy Holidays!
    These books sound fun and exciting. What a way to start the new year with new projects to try. Thanks for a chance to win these amazing books.

  121. Daraya on December 24, 2012 6:32 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! That jewelry book looks full of wonderful ideas! :)

  122. Carmen on December 25, 2012 7:29 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win these wonderful books!

  123. Stacie Hooder on December 26, 2012 10:46 am

    Congratulations, Patricia J.! You are the winner :)

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