From our beloved baby "blankie" to the cozy sweater that warms us, fabric touches us at every stage of life. So it's no surprise that today's crafters love to work with it...and that we love to accessorize with it. Stitched Jewels presents 25 exquisite projects incorporating cloth, textiles, and other materials, all created by top designers. Because the craft involves such a wonderfully wide selection of techniques, these artists can all show off their diverse backgrounds: Ellen Gerritse constructs an ornate leaf neckpiece from bright mesh swatches; Deborah Boschert layers circles of cotton and fuses them over a leather cord; and Bethany Fields shows off her theatrical training in a dramatic black and white gingham bracelet. They're unique, beautiful, and fun to make.