Craft Corps Giveaway Day 19: Jackie Guerra’s Book, Dazzling Beaded Jewelry


Erin Prais-Hintz!

Please e-mail your snail mail address to: contests@vickiehowell.com within the next week to receive your prize. Congratulations!

Name: Jackie Guerra

Gig(s): Actress/TV Host/Jewelry Designer

Excerpt from Craft Corps (Chapter 18):

VH: Your Hispanic heritage seems to play a big role in some of the non-craft related projects you take on. Do culture and craft also mix for you?

JG: Absolutely. You know what it is, Vickie; I think it’s similar to a discussion I just recently had. I spoke at this lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender event the other night, and this girl came up to me afterwards who count’s have been more than 18 or 19 years old. She’s a young lesbian woman who is not able to talk to her family about it–she’s Chicana–it’s a whole cultural thing. And she was asking me sort of the same thing: Do I feel my politics seep into everything that I do? And the answer is yes. I feel like your culture, your politics, who you are–it flavors everything you do.

I’m incapable of making Porterhouse steak; mine’s always going to be carne asada. I can learn, but I think whether you’re talking about politics or crafting–you’re culture, what you value, and what you know are all embedded in who you are, and therefore, reflected in what you do.”

Today’s Giveaway: Jackie’s Book, Dazzling Beaded Jewelry!


How to Win:

POST A COMMENT HERE WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS (BY 8AM ON TOMORROW). Poster’s will be chosen via drawing at random.


Please be sure to include your real, FULL name (not just your screen name) on your post. Winners will be posted on this blog every few days with instructions on getting me your mailing address. Prizes unclaimed will be put up for grabs at the end of the Craft Corps Give-Away-A-Day in May.

Craft Corps: Celebrating the Creative Community One Story at a Time hits shelves May 4th. Be one of the 1st to get a copy by ordering today from BN.com!

Don’t forget to share your story on the Craft Corps website and become a Craft Corps fan on Facebook--fans will be eligible for additional prizes!

Psst! Come back tomorrow for a giveaway from Collage Artist, Traci Bautista!

61 Responses to “Craft Corps Giveaway Day 19: Jackie Guerra’s Book, Dazzling Beaded Jewelry”

  1. Samantha

    Oh, I am so obsessed with making jewelry and I’m always looking for new ways to learn! Sign me up for this one, definitely!

    – Samantha Gomez

  2. Ruby Sundquist

    This would be an awesome gift to my jewelry making friend!

    — Ruby Sundquist

  3. Grace Hernandez

    I’ve only tried to knit and crochet jewelry. This looks like a great book to expand my jewelry making horizons.
    -Grace Hernandez

  4. The Feisty Redhead

    Thanks to my love for the Bedazzler, I’m in love with anything that has the word “dazzle” in it. No exceptions with this dazzling jewelry.

  5. LaDonna Loehrke

    I would love to win this for my sister-in-law who makes jewelry for us as gifts throughout the year! She is always looking for new ideas.

  6. Miriam

    I’ve dabbled a bit in jewelry making. This would be a great book to continue my learning process.

    Miriam Giles

  7. Kim Mayhew

    I LOVE doing jewelry!! this is great as have been all the give aways!!! thanks!

  8. Cindy

    I would love to get this book for my daughter. She loves making (and wearing) jewelry, and we don’t have access to the DIY TV anymore. We used to enjoy watching Jackie Guerra’s show, and I know she would appreciate having this book.

    Cindy Tabacchi
    Sidetracked Artist

  9. Brandy

    I’ve never made jewelry before – this would be great! Brandy Klotzle

  10. Cynthia Brooks

    I always have enjoyed Jackie Guerra’s show, she makes beautiful and do-able jewelry. I would love to win her book and be inspired to create beautiful jewelry again. Cynthia Brooks

  11. mare

    I would love her book. Loved watching her on TV when I got that channel. Great give-aways!

    Mary Carlson

  12. Anonymous

    Darcy Shelstad- would love to have the opportunity for this giveway. Thanks for giving us a chance for this great gift.