September on CraftStylish

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Susan Beal shows us how to make this simply elegant bead-on-a-wire necklace this week on CraftStylish.

Susan Beal shows us how to make this simply elegant bead-on-a-wire necklace this week on CraftStylish.

Photo: Susan Beal

CraftStylish is five months old and we are kicking it into high gear! Crafters take your mark: This week we will annouce the second CraftStylish Challenge, an awesome chance for you to strut your crafty style and make yourself one of four grand-prize winners. And we have some strutting of our own to do, too: This month four new bloggers make their debut on the site! These creative crafters are all rising stars of the DIY community, and their projects and tutorials are sure to inspire and set your craft a-sizzle. Get psyched: Mid-month we will launch cool new site features to make it even easier for you to get in on the CraftStylish action. Here's the buzz on this week's hottest picks.

  • You've seen the flowers, now wait until you see the Christmas ornament project by Jeffery Rudell. These tree trimmers are delightfully ornate, beautifully simple, and there is plenty of time for you to make one for every bough.
  • Get dialed into the joys of shrink plastic with Jennifer Worick's necklace tutorial. This stuff is the bomb, and it has only like a million different uses. Check out this post and consider yourself obsessed.
  • Create couture style with Shannon Dennis's Hong Kong finish technique. Even if you are a beginner, this easy-to-follow how-to will have you stitching like a pro in no time.
  • We love the whimsical and witty energy that Erika Kern brings to her traditional hand embroidery. In her CraftStylish debut post, Erika offers her expert instruction on five classic embroidery stitches.
  • Speaking of hand embroidery, you can add some dash to your handiwork with Linda Permann's super cross-stitch on single crochet how-to. This technique is perfect for monograms or making your mark with contrasting color.
  • CraftStylish warmly welcomes the hip style and masterful technique of new blogger Cal Patch. You'll be amazed at the transformational power to be found with her restyle projects. First up: how-to create a neckband for a T-shirt.
  • Kayte Terry takes us back to school with her restyle sweater inspiration roundup. Instead of heading to the mall to get ready for class, you'll be headed for your own closet once you see all of the cool possibilities.
  • Quilting with paper? That's right, this English paper-piecing technique is one of the hottest crafting trends of the year. Mary Ray's superb mat project is quick to make and a stunning way to show off your paper stash.
  • Diane Gilleland is a huge fan of craft magazines and she urges you to be, too. Check out her round up of faves, top picks, and must-read titles.
  • Get your embroidery machine into shape for the fall with Jennifer Stern's practical tips and expert recommendations. Jen will show you how a little maintenance goes a long way in saving you time and money.
  • Last year, when FIT student Alex Sudalnik won the Threads Magazine Editor's Challenge, we all knew that this was a designer to watch. CraftStylish is thrilled to welcome Alex aboard as he gives us an insider's chronicle of his senior year at one of the best design programs in the world.
  • Do you love jewelry with simple elegance and timeless style? We do, too. Susan Beal's dainty bead-on-a-wire necklace how-to is easy to follow and lovelier to wear.
  • Introducing omni-crafter Wendy Sloneker. Wendy's crafty genius has been featured in a host of DIY publications, and once you get a look at her first post, how to make a fabric envelope, you'll see why.
Be sure to stay tuned for the CraftStylish Challenge announcement. This is a dare you won't want to miss!
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MaeveQ writes: Wow!! This site is amazing. I love it. Thanks for doing such a great job--I use the projects and great ideas all the time.
Posted: 8:19 am on August 31st
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