Thursday, June 17, 2010

BBG #5: Three Big Books, Three Lucky Winners!

Welcome to the fifth and final Big Book Giveaway: 3 books & 3 lucky winners! From Bead Style magazine, Kalmbach Publishers, and Lark books come three new releases: Stringing Beaded Jewelry by Karin Buckingham; Easy Beading by contributors to Bead Style Magazine; and BeadMaille by Cindy Thomas Pankopf. In this final book giveaway, Beadweaver will randomly choose 3 lucky winners - each one receiving one copy of one of the books offered (see below)!

Beadmaille: Jewelry with Bead Weaving & Metal Rings

"Filled with 25 stylish, contemporary projects, Beadmaille ties together two hot trends in jewelry-making: chainmail with beadweaving. With clear diagrams and accessible instructions, this book will be loved by both beginning and advanced beaders as well as jewelry crafters and artists of all levels."

This wonderful book from Lark Books is filled with a variety of beaded necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, each incorporating jump rings and metal rings with woven beadwork. The projects are varied in complexity and appearance and take on a unique finished, wearable look. The most difficult piece for weavers will likely be the Foxtail neckpiece only because it uses dimensional right angle weave. However, in reviewing the instructions, these are some of the best illustrations of the weave I have seen (get out your needle and thread - you'll want to give this a try!) The diagrams are extremely well illustrated and the written instructions are easy to follow. This is a lovely book for beaders looking for a different approach to creating gorgeous jewelry. To order your own copy, simply click Here or stay tuned to enter and win!
Visit Cindy's website here: Cindy Pankopf

Stringing Beaded Jewelry: The Absolute Beginners Guide

This new book from author Karin Buckingham and Kalmbach Publishers is designed for the beginner interested in basic bead stringing techniques. However, it might surprise you that some of the projects are more advanced and may help even the experienced beader. The book is divided into four sections: Basic Stringing Projects, Connecting Projects, Fiber Fun, and Extra Goodies. Included amongst these projects are how to knot pearls (a must for every beader!), working with wire mesh, how to create two styles of earwires, and working with various stringing, crimping, and finishing materials. The step by step instructions include well photographed images with detailed explanations. Also included are suggested variations to encourage the creative spirit in every beader. This is a great resource book featuring some of the latest styles and trends in jewelry design! To order your own copy, simply click Here or stay tuned to enter and win!
Follow Karin's blog: Artful Crafts

Easy Beading: Fast, Fashionable, Fun from BeadStyle Magazine

"Jewelry is a hallmark of personal style and those who create their own jewelry are perpetually in search of new designs and fresh ways to customize their pieces. Easy Beading Vol 6 features more than 80 projects from the magazine's sixth year of publication. A wide variety of styles, materials, and techniques are showcased giving readers an enormous selection of projects to choose from or tailor to their own preferences. Sections feature gemstones, crystals, metal and chain, mixed media, pearls, and glass and ceramic. A Beader's Glossary and Basics section are also included."

This is a great, big, book - thick with projects and hard bound too! One of my favorite projects is the Bottle Pop bracelet which uses bottle cap beads and gorgeous sea glass - a perfect summer bracelet. A second favorite is the Fashionista Frida - a beautiful flower embellished necklace reminiscent of of Frida Kahlo's Mexican heritage. BeadStyle's projects feature clear images of the steps involved plus detailed written instructions. It's a beautiful book and a great source of designs. To order your own copy click Here or simply stay tuned to enter and win!

Enter To Win!
To enter to win a copy of one of these books, please sign up for my email newsletter by Tuesday, June 22nd at midnight. The drawing will take place on Wednesday, June 23rd, 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 22nd (Tuesday next week!)

For any questions about Beadweaver's final Big Book Giveaway, please read the comments below for the FAQs. Good Luck!

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:

* 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.