Lark Books publishes a wide variety of excellent Jewelry Books from the instructional (such as the book reviewed here) to the informative (such as 1000 Rings).

Today I have the pleasure to review Leather Jewelry: 30 Contemporary Projects by Nathalie Mornu.

This is a very impressive and fun book.  It includes not only step-by step instructions for a variety of projects ranging from stunning to funky and fun, but also a lengthly section on leather itself, the different types of finishes and textures, how to choose leather for projects, what tools you will need and even where to source it (including thrift stores, used samples from furniture stores, etc.).  Mornu also includes excellent illustrations of techniques that will be needed to complete the projects and many many photographs to give visual example to what she is describing.

Other than the excellent projects for you to try, Mornu has included miriad of examples of leather jewelry made by contemporary jewelers.  The works included will inspire and even amaze you. You will want to get working on these projects so that you can have them to wear and so that you can learn the skills that it takes to create imaginitive pieces of your very own.

If you are excited about this book, here is your chance!  Leave a comment below to be entered for a chance to win the review copy.  Leave a second, third, etc. comment letting me know that you have posted a link to this review on Twitter, Facebook, etc. – for additional chances to win.  The double bonus though is that Nathalie has included with the book, a variety of colors and textures of leather to get you going on the projects.  So the winner of this giveaway will be off to a roaring start.  Also, don’t forget, if this book inspires you to create, post photos on our Crafty Review Pool on Flickr so we can all see what you have made.

Enjoy and Good Luck!

(A winner will be chosen at random on May 2nd. US mailing addresses only please. )

By Katrina




Comments

26 Comments so far

  1. Laura Marsh on April 29, 2010 11:16 am

    What a great giveaway! This would be wonderful to teach me how to get started, because I need all the help I can get! :) Thanks!

  2. barbara gary on April 29, 2010 11:26 am

    So adorable I’m inspired.

  3. Sonya Rasi on April 29, 2010 1:00 pm

    I’m extremely excited about this book! I have lots offcuts from a leather maker. This book would be so helpful! I will comment on twitter and FB!

  4. thetnpreacherswife on April 29, 2010 9:06 pm

    Looks like a fabulous book! I’ve been so taken with leather jewelry lately :)

  5. linda on April 29, 2010 11:25 pm

    I am totally excited about this book because I have leather, but not sure what I can do with it! :)

  6. Mimi on April 30, 2010 8:51 am

    Wow! This is totally cool… I would love to win this book and try out a new craft. Thank you!

  7. Miss Mew on April 30, 2010 8:53 am

    This craft would be awesome to try… I love leather. Thanks for the chance! Crossing my fingers and toes……

  8. DuhBe on April 30, 2010 9:09 am

    The book sounds great – thanks for the chance to win.

  9. Jeanne Clarke on April 30, 2010 9:20 am

    Just what I have been waiting for- brilliant!!

  10. Rachel on April 30, 2010 9:22 am

    I’ve been looking at this book and would love to have it! Great giveaway!

  11. carmel on April 30, 2010 9:32 am

    i would looooove to win this!
    in the past a started up making jewelry and then i went back to stitching again and moved on to sewing
    plus i have some lether that i would love to use for jewelry.
    so i would so so want to win this book
    thanks!

  12. carmel on April 30, 2010 9:33 am

    i blogged about it on my side bar
    thanks!

    http://www.mellowisme.blogspot.com

  13. carmel on April 30, 2010 9:34 am

    sorry i didnt see that its only for us mailing address so take my comment of please
    thanks

  14. Christy on April 30, 2010 11:58 am

    I would love to have this book! I did some leather-working about 25 years ago or so – just small things – and would love to get back into it. Thanks for the opportunity!

  15. linda on April 30, 2010 12:02 pm

    Oh, I just tweeted about this giveaway…I think I’ll have to buy it if I don’t win anyway :)

  16. Ricki on April 30, 2010 12:16 pm

    What a great giveaway! I have always wanted to get into leather crafting but just didn’t know where to begin. This would be an awsome win for anyone! Thanks for sharing.

  17. Karen Farley on April 30, 2010 2:35 pm

    This is a great giveaway!!!!! I have always wanted to try leather and would love to win. Thanks for letting us in our a great book.

  18. Susan Spiers on April 30, 2010 2:48 pm

    Great Giveaway! Who wouldn’t like something in leather?

  19. Natalie Jane on April 30, 2010 2:51 pm

    I’ve been wanting to move into leather. This looks perfect to get started!

  20. Natalie Jane on April 30, 2010 2:52 pm

    Tweeted!

  21. Susan Spiers on April 30, 2010 3:53 pm

    I posted a link to this giveaway on Twitter!

  22. Susan Spiers on April 30, 2010 3:54 pm

    I posted a link to this giveaway on Facebook!

  23. sue on April 30, 2010 10:48 pm

    I’ve beaded and done some leather crafting for 25 years…but other than an occasional earring or pin with leather fringe, never thought of combining the 2 mediums. Thanks for a SUPER idea.
    (PS. I’d love to win your book!)

  24. Deborah on May 1, 2010 12:59 am

    What a fabulous giveaway! I love leather and would love the opportunity to further my knowledge/skills with this book and samples. Thanks SO much

  25. Kim on May 1, 2010 6:35 pm

    This looks so neat! I have a bunch of small leather scraps, but no idea how to use them.

  26. Kim R. on May 2, 2010 4:53 am

    Please enter me – I’d love a chance to win!!
    Thanks :)

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