Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Homework {Reading}: French General–A Year of Jewelry {and a giveaway}

French General A Year of Jewelry via homework (6)Here in Los Angeles, there’s a little store called French General. The owner and jewelry designer Kaari Meng, first opened the store in Soho and then moved to Los Angeles. The store is located in a Spanish-style warehouse and is only open one day a week for loyal and devoted fans to shop and browse through the collections of textiles, notions, ephemera and other items found on her yearly trips to the South of France.




French General A Year of Jewelry via homework (1)Kaari has written several books highlighting the elements of her shop and her latest book is French General: A Year of Jewelry. If you are interested in jewelry making or just want to be inspired by vintage beads and beautiful ideas, this is a must have book.


French General A Year of Jewelry via homework (2)In the book, the author explains the techniques of jewelry making and devotes several pages to explaining the supplies and tools needed to make jewelry. This is a great resource because I often don’t understand jewelry instructions or the difference between a head pin, eye pin or jump ring.


French General A Year of Jewelry via homework (3)The book showcases 36 projects using vintage beads and each one is unique and gorgeous.


French General A Year of Jewelry via homework (4)I LOVE jewelry and will definitely be making a trip to the French General Store and trying my hand at creating some of these beautiful pieces.


French General A Year of Jewelry via homework (5)Ah – these pieces have me thinking about summer and the beach. Beautiful!


French General A Year of Jewelry via homework (7)I’m excited to be hosting a giveaway for this gorgeous and inspiring book. I know you’ll love it – so enter using the entry form below. Good luck!


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