Laura Nelkin started out in apparel design and worked with weaving and textiles back in college. While knitting is something she learned more recently, it has taken off for her. She worked as the Design Director for Schaefer Yarn Company before starting and branching off with Nelkin Designs. Laura lives in upstate New York where the sunny season is short and there is plenty of time to knit! Laura is currently enamored with lace, and incorporating beads into knitted jewelry, so most of her designs lean in this direction.
The kits for the jewelry and accessories can be found in 400 stores around the country! Laura was one of the first designers on Craftsy; she currently has two classes you can take: Mastering Lace Shawls and Knitting with Beads. The kits are great quick gift ideas to give or make for knitters, even the Yarn Harlot says so! The kits are a great starting point for sure, and the possible combinations are almost beyond imagination depending on your yarn and bead choices! The Mudra Cuff, shown at left, Mudra Necklace, Butin Earrings, and Butin Necklace would be great teacher gifts! Rippled has a bit more heft and weight to it.
Giveaway #1 – on December 16 Marly will pick a winner for Adorn Anew, Laura’s second knit jewelry e-book! If you would like to be entered to win, leave a comment on Marly’s Facebook page, and don’t forget the keyword! Leave your comment by midnight, December 15!
Giveaway #2 – One lucky listener will win a copy of Adorn, Laura’s first e-book! Leave a comment on this blog post! Don’t forget the keyword (it’s different!)!
Giveaway #3 – One lucky listener will win a Mudra Cuff kit! Link to Laura (@LNelkin) and Marly (@Marly_Bird) on Twitter. A winner will be picked in a few days! No keyword needed since Twitter space is short!
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