Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Who Does She Think She Is?

I thought I'd share this inspirational trailer for the new film "Who Does She Think She Is?" - A film about women, their art, and the struggles they face. Click on the title above to see the video (I had to remove it because it was slowing down site access).

May your journey into the New Year be blessed with opportunities and successes.
Sue Mandel

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thread Basics for Weaving Seed Beads

I hope you're having a wonderful holiday! I've added a link to Kalmbach's 2010 Beading Calendar (left & right). It's a beautiful calendar - the images are inspiring. It features the top winners of Bead Dreams 2008 and is a perfect gift for your favorite beader!

And now for the second post in my series of four on Seed Bead Basics: Beading Thread! (Please click on the images for larger type).

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Winners of the Lark Book December Giveaway!

On behalf of Lark Books and Jamie Cloud Eakin, Beadweaver is pleased to announce the winners of the latest beading-book-giveaway-and-other-great-prizes. And the winners are (drum roll please!):

#3. lux.lumina! lux.lumina wins a lovely hank of wisteria charlottes!

#2. joannl! joannl wins the Versailles Rose Champagne bracelet pattern (plus a few other beady goodies)!

And the Grand Prize winner of a beautiful signed edition of Jamie Cloud Eakin's Bugle Bead Bonanza is.....

whisperingtears! (yay!!!)

Congratulations to everyone for signing up and Many, Many Thanks to the kind generosity of Lark Books which makes these wonderful bead weaving book giveaways a possibility. This is a great book, sure to inspire bead weavers everywhere!

Your friend in beading-bliss,
Suzy-Q @ the Beadweaver blog

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Jamie Cloud Eakin's Bugle Bead Bonanza GiveAway!

bugle bead book free!!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!!

On behalf of Ray Hemachandra, Jamie Cloud Eakin, and Lark Books, Beadweaver has another wonderful book to give away! Written by Jamie Cloud Eakin, "Bugle Bead Bonanza" explores the use of bugle beads in a variety of seed beading projects. The projects in this book are absolutely gorgeous and I'm very excited to be able to offer it to you!

If you're like me, over the years we've collected a wide variety of bugles ranging from the teeny tiny macos to those long, elegant twisted bugles. Now there's a book that will put our stash to use! Among my favorite projects are the Victorian Fringed Choker, the Twist Bracelet, the Tassle Key Ring, and the Long Bugle Pouch. It's a beautiful book and a "must" for every beader's library. And, it's a SIGNED EDITION :)

For those of you familiar with the quality of books published by Lark, you've come to expect the very best. And "Bugle Bead Bonanza" is just that. It starts with the basics of bead weaving, including beads and supplies, and covers a variety of techniques in well illustrated, well written instructions. What makes this book great is it has projects for every skill level - from the beginner to advance bead weaver. It's sure to inspire the beader in all of us.

On to the nitty-gritty - How to Enter to Win:
1. If you're on my mailing list, you're automatically entered to win (yay!).
2. To enter, you must sign up for my mailing list. Follow this link to sign up and enter: Beadweaver Mailing List
3. Be sure to check your email to confirm that you've signed up.
4. Deadline to enter is midnight, December 12th.

And as with all of Beadweaver's drawings and giveaways, there will be some surprises too :) A very BIG Thank you to Ray Hemachandra, Jamie Cloud Eakin, and Lark books for making this opportunity possible. Good luck & Stay Tuned!!!