May 21, 2012

Create Your Style Magazine (+ giveaway)

I was approached by the people at "Create your style" Magazine a while back to do a review of their new release: Issue Sound. 
Create Your Style Magazine is the in house magazine of Swarovski elements, and like any other avid crafter, I absolutely adore working with Swarovski elements. 

I have been anxiously waiting for the glossy goodness to arrive in my mailbox and today it's finally here! I mean what girl doesn't love a bit of glossy in her mailbox? And what better (when your a crafter) than a magasine with gloss, sparkles, and tutorials?

First off I have to say that I love the look of the magazine, the cover has two different textures making the Swarovski elements in the necklace pop... this was so promising. 
This mag is just like the stones it represents; Lux: the paper is thick, the colors bright, and the lay out is so cool. I feel like this is one of the magazines you can really save in your craft room (aka IKEA plastic boxes in my case) and enjoy for a long time. 

The magazine has a lot of information about..... (drum roll....!) Swarovski elements, so if you love them as much as me this is def a magazine for you. There are a lot of full tutorials for really fun jewelry and I will def be trying a few of them out. As well as easier pieces, there are also some that use pretty cool techniques that I didn't know and that I am super excited to learn. The instructions look really easy to follow, so I am sure even the most inexperienced crafter can easily enjoy these. 

Oooh, and I almost forgot, there are bonus cut outs to make a fab snakeskin look bracelet.

Giveaway: Create your style Magazine Issue sound

The great people over at Swarovski elements will send one lucky winner a copy of this issue. (YAY)

To enter: Like the Make it & fake it new Facebook page here and leave a comment with your email address under this post. 

Oh, and for a second chance to win, they are giving away one over at the Create your style Magazine facebook page as well: here.

The giveaway will end friday at 12am, and the winner will be contacted directly. 

**update: the giveaway is closed, and the winner is Evani from Simply Evani , check out her blog! :)**

Disclosure: I was sent this magazine from the people over at Create your style Magazine, but all the opinions are completely my own. 


  1. I love it!

  2. Une publication pleine d'intérêt... gros bisous

  3. i liked you on facebook


  5. That looks great! I'd love to add it to my growing "weekend reading" collection. :)

  6. I liked the Create Your Style Magazine on Face Book.
    Love the music

  7. Would love to win this. Love your blog it is so awesome!!!!!! you rock!!!!


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