Formal Jewelry by Karen McKenna: Book Review Blog Tour, First Stop

Crochetville is pleased to be the first stop on the book review blog tour for Karen McKenna’s newest booklet from Leisure Arts titled Formal Jewelry. If you have ever wanted to create crochet jewelry for a special occasion, such as a wedding, prom, or other formal event, this booklet is for you!

I am all about the sparkle! I’m so glad to say that the designs in this book provide enough sparkle to suit even me! Some of the designs on my must-make list include the Black Barefoot Sandals, the Sparkle Necklace, and the Formal Headband. Scroll on down to see some photos!

We’re offering a giveaway for one digital version of this booklet. Be sure to read all the way to the bottom of the post for information on how to enter.


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Perhaps you’ve wanted to try making crochet jewelry in the past but you were intimated by working with wire. Never fear! Karen has created her designs using materials that will seem much more familiar to you: DMC Metallic pearl cotton and metallic elastic cord. Both of these are readily available in your local craft stores.


Some designs require the use of jewelry components such as clasps, eye pins, and end cones and jewelry-making tools such as chain-nose and round-nose pliers and wire cutters. These items are also readily available in your local craft or bead store. Karen realizes that many crocheters may be very new to jewelry-making, so she has provided detailed instructions and illustrations on how to use these tools to make your projects look their best.

Black Barefoot Sandals

Whether you’re new to making jewelry, crocheting, or both, you will be able to use the projects in this booklet to make fabulous jewelry that anyone would be proud to wear. Handmade, custom jewelry is a wonderful way to make a special occasion even more memorable. Every time the jewelry is worn in the future, it will bring back fond memories of both the event and the person who made the jewelry!

Sparkle Necklace


Win a Free Digital Version of Formal Jewelry

Enter our giveaway to win a free digital version of Formal Jewelry.

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Complete Blog Tour Schedule

Be sure to check out what some other crochet designers have to say about Formal Jewelry.

January 19:  Amy Shelton from Crochetville

January 21:   Marty Miller  designer, teacher, author

January 26:   Tammy Hildebrand   designer, author

January 28:   Sharon Silverman    designer, author

February 2:   Jennifer Ryan    designer

February 5:    Gwen Blakely Kinsler  author, founder of Crochet Guild of America

February 10:  Karen Whooley  author, designer, teacher

February 11:  Sandy Huff   designer

February 16:  Linda Dean    designer



5 thoughts on “Formal Jewelry by Karen McKenna: Book Review Blog Tour, First Stop”

  1. I would love to win the book formal jewelry by Karen McKenna. The jewelry shown is gorgeous! I am very interested in learning how to make jewelry.


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