Friday, June 04, 2010

BBG #4: Embellished Beadweaving by Laura McCabe

From Lark Books comes the highly anticipated new title from Laura McCabe: Embellished Beadweaving. Featuring a variety of embellishment techniques, the book covers everything from the basics to techniques to application and includes a brief chapter on color and design. There are 18 projects in all - some of which may be known to beaders - and include fun new projects as well. Laura shares her secrets to her inspiration which she gathers from the world around her and encourages the reader to find their own inspiration in the things they love.

"Laura McCabe creates elaborate beaded embellishments which she combines into stunning jewelry. These graceful forms are also ideal for embellishing garments or fiber artworks. Her definitive guide to weaving and embroidering with beads is the third volume in the bestselling Beadweaving Master Class series. Combining traditional techniques with modern materials, and showcasing a wide variety of bead types, it offers 18 opulent pieces of jewelry incorporating motifs drawn from the natural world, such as flora and fauna, art nouveau designs, and geometric forms. With its truly spectacular illustrations, this is a feast of inspiration for crafters in all fiber media." Lark Books

I found this book to be very well written. The information provided is to the point, making access to that information easy. The projects are well described in the step by steps and include simple to understand diagrams. The graphics are gorgeous in this book too - just what you'd expect from Lark Books. The possibilities are endless using the ideas and techniques Laura shares with her readers - this book is full of inspiration! Included at the end is a gallery of works from very well known beadweavers including David Chatt, Marcie Stone, and Cynthia Rutledge.

This is a beautiful book and a must-have for every beaderweaver's library. Embellished Beadweaving is available at bookstores now - simply click on the title above to order. I'm also giving one copy away as part of Beadweaver's Big Book Giveaway - read further on how you can enter to win!

Enter To Win
To enter to win a copy of this book, please sign up for my email newsletter by Tuesday, June 8th at midnight. The drawing will take place on Wednesday, June 9th, so stay tuned!

How To Enter:
1. If you're on my mailing list, you're automatically entered to win (yay!).
2. If you're not yet on my mailing list, you must subscribe (you can always unsubscribe later). 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, June 8th (Tuesday next week!)

For any questions about Beadweaver's Big Book Giveaway, please read the comments below for the FAQs. Good Luck! And stay tuned, there is ONE more title to come!

Visit Laura on her website:
Just Let Me Bead

1 comment:

SuzyQ said...

And now for the FAQs:
*How will you draw the winner?* I recently discovered & use a service that randomly chooses a randomly assigned number: random.org

* Will you post my private email address on your blog?* No. Only the lead name of the winning email address will be announced (the name before the @).

*I signed up but Feedburner asked me to verify my request. What do I do?* You must verify your email address. Feedburner will send an email to the address you gave it. Please respond to this email request to activate your subscription. You can deactivate it at any time too.

*Will I get advertisements or spam by signing up for your posts by email?* No. You will only get my Beadweaver blog posts by email when you sign up for this list. That's it. And I will never share it with anyone either.

*If I win, do I have to pay for shipping?* No. I'll send it to you via our U.S. postal service.

*I live in Timbuktu. Can I enter?* Yes. As long as you have a reasonable postal service available to you that does business with our postal service, chances are I can get it there.

*Why do I have to sign up for an email service?* Because it is the simplest way I have of contacting you and keeping your email and identity private. You can always unsubscribe.

*What if I don't want to be entered to win this book but I want to be on your email list?* You can either send me an email now and I will remove you from the tally for this book or you can wait to see if you won before letting me know. I usually pick a sequence of random numbers in case the winner has dropped out of sight.