Win a Copy of Creating Glamorous Jewelry with Swarovski Elements

Jean Campbell’s new book, Creating Glamorous Jewelry with Swarovski Elements, is inspired by the glamorous actresses of Old Hollywood. Jean created her own designs based on the jewelry these actresses wore using SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. There are 26 stunning projects inspired by actresses like Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, plus there are detailed instructions for you to make yourself! Whenever you wear them, you will be red carpet ready!

We have two copies of this book we want to give you! To enter, leave your name, email address and a comment to this post answering the following question:

Which Old Hollywood actress do you think had the most inspiring and glamorous jewelry?

This giveaway ends on Monday, May 23, 2011, at 9AM Pacific Time. One entry per person. Winners will be selected at random and will be notified via email.

Be sure to get your own copy of this fabulous book!

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  1. Lets not forget Bette Davis.

    • Beverly Robillard
    • May 19, 2011

    Audrey Hepburn!! Marilyn Monroe, too!!

    • Cecilia Mitchell
    • May 19, 2011

    I think there are many. But Elizabeth Taylor gets my vote as well. I would LOVE to have this book.

    • Heather Figueroa
    • May 19, 2011

    Liz Taylor hands down!! Not only did she have an incredible collection of jewellery, but she owned it all. Stars nowadays borrow it from Winstons, etc. for red carpet affairs.

    • Bob Stankiewicz
    • May 19, 2011

    Rita Hayworth

  2. I love the old Hollywood glamor and I’d have to say Audrey Hepburn it seemed so versatile.

    • Kathy C
    • May 19, 2011

    great site, valuable information for a beader. TY

    • Jennifer J
    • May 19, 2011

    Jackie O She had some very stately pcs of jewelry.

  3. Well in my opinion as far as beaded works I would have to say, Audrey Hepburn or Marilyn Monroe. They all have impeccable taste of course, but as a beaded handmade jeweler I tend to get inspriration from those who were not afraid to step outside the lines, and wear pieces that weren’t necessarily “in” they wore what they “loved”. Which is how I make my pieces as well, no matter how far fetched they can be at times…..

    • Jess T
    • May 19, 2011

    Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Jackie O! But the classic Simplicity of Audrey Hepburn.. my fave!

    • Amy L
    • May 19, 2011

    Elizabeth Taylor!

  4. I harbor a secret but abiding love of tiaras, so I’d have to go with Princess Grace Kelly.

    Here’s a website in the UK with LOTS of pics from the past:

  5. Although Audrey, Liz and Grace all had overwhelming style, Jane Russell had some pretty stunning bling as well. Do we have to pick just one?!

    • Sharon Farrell
    • May 19, 2011

    I think Liz Taylor had great jewels

    • Eugenie
    • May 19, 2011

    Audrey Hepburn

    • Vicky Conners
    • May 19, 2011

    When I think of gems I think of Elizabeth Taylor. I’d love to see what is created with Sawarovski crystals.

    • Susan Krauss
    • May 19, 2011

    I would have to say Grace Kelly had the most gorgeous style. So classic and elegant! Winning this book would be amazing!

  6. I would have to say that the classic Audrey Hepburn is my favorite bling queen!!! She wore a little sparkle everywhere – wrists, neck, ears, boots, fingers – you name it – and she carried it off with such class and panache. I would wear Audrey inspired boot clips any day of the week!!!!!

    • Kate Ball
    • May 19, 2011

    Grace Kelly !

    • Liz Hart
    • May 19, 2011

    Audrey Hepburn is my all-time favorite glamorous actress.

  7. I would have to say Elizabeth Taylor, then Marilyn Monroe, then Audrey Hepburn. However, in terms of glamour and manners, Audrey Hepburn wins all the way 🙂

    • C Winter
    • May 19, 2011

    Definitely ZsaZsa Gabor, she was in Parade magazine once I remember reading when I was young girl. The joke was people ask me all the time” How do you clean your jewelry with milk or water or what? “Darling,” I reply,” I don’t clean my jewels I simply throw them away!”

  8. I would have to say Liz Taylor also,but my favorite actress with great classic style would be Doris Day!

  9. It has to be Liz Taylor, if you have enough cash, she is selling a collection of her beautiful jewels.

  10. Elizabeth Taylor had the sparkle,
    Audry Hepburn had the glam!

    • Nancy P
    • May 20, 2011

    Grace Kelly was a classic beauty and a very elegant woman. Watching Grace Kelly and Cary Grant in To Catch a Thief and see her wear such sparkling, glamorous jewelry was cativating on screen. Even as she matured, as Princess Grace, she was just as beautiful.

    • Lisa
    • May 21, 2011

    I will say Elizabeth Taylor- I love her diamonds…

    • susan whelan
    • May 21, 2011

    I love everything Jean writes/edits. She’s definitely one of the best. Can’t wait to see the new book. To answer the question, all the stars mentioned were incredibly stylish but Joan Crawford had an outstanding collection of jewellery accumulated over forty years as one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, and she wore her jewellery with great panache.

    • Kimberly Richert
    • May 21, 2011

    Audrey Hepburn was an amazingly glamorous lady. She wore beautiful jewelry and the sparkle shown from her eyes. : )

    • Toni K.
    • May 21, 2011

    Elizabeth Taylor I think is number one, Audrey Hepburn, then Marilyn Monroe.

    • carol
    • May 22, 2011

    it has to be bette davis

    • Joyce
    • May 23, 2011

    I loved the Katherine Hepburn style! Very linear and modern!

    • Donna F.
    • May 23, 2011

    I would say Elizabeth Taylor!

  11. Liz Taylor, for sure!

    • Ina S.
    • May 23, 2011

    Grace Kelly & Audry Hepburn

    • Amanda Elliot
    • May 23, 2011

    How to choose? How to choose? Elizabeth Taylor is clearly the front-runner here, but then there’s Grace Kelly and Mae West, so many to choose from. I love them all!

    • Cindy Flores
    • May 23, 2011

    liz taylor

    • jackie
    • May 23, 2011

    Elizabeth Taylor

  12. Elizabeth Taylor had some of the most beautiful pieces of jewelry…….

    • carmen sanchez
    • May 23, 2011

    Lucille Ball was a rare beauty in her day also

    • Karen Glenn
    • May 23, 2011

    Have to agree with most everybody else – Liz Taylor, but I always liked what Audrey Hepburn had too 🙂

    • Debi
    • May 23, 2011

    Audrey Hepburn, then Liz

    • Lynn Powell
    • May 23, 2011

    It would either be Grace Kelley or Audrey Hepburn.

    • Christine
    • May 23, 2011

    Elizabeth Taylor!

    • Diane Dorman
    • May 23, 2011

    I would tend to agree, Elizabeth Taylor…but if I can cheat and also say My Aunt who was the most creative person I have ever known. She had a treasure trove of amazing pieces. She was always an inspiration to me <3

    • Laura Slivinski
    • May 23, 2011

    Elizabeth Taylor!

    • Janet Ardoin
    • May 23, 2011

    Elizabeth Taylor!! peace

    • Kristina Olsson
    • May 23, 2011

    I would say Vivien Leigh. From the enormous creations in Cleopatra to the classic pearl necklaces.

    • Julie
    • May 23, 2011

    First one that comes to mind is Elizabeth Taylor, big beautiful statement pieces. The next one for me would be Audrey Hepburn, classic.

    • Mary Moody
    • May 23, 2011

    Hands down, Elizabeth Taylor!

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