Sunday, November 28, 2010

Celebrate Christmas with Beadweaver's Patterns

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Sunday, November 07, 2010

And the Winners of the Fall Big Book Giveaway are....

And the winners of Beadweaver's Big Book Giveaway are:
Beadybub wins a copy of Art Charms Jewelry
Renee wins a copy of Stitching Beaded Jewelry
barbelliot wins a copy of Create Colorful Aluminum Jewelry
onebetsy wins a copy of Beautiful Wire Jewelry 2

Congratulations to the winners! Stay tuned for more great book reviews!

Monday, November 01, 2010

Win One of Four Great Books from Kalmbach!

Making Mixed Media Art Charms & Jewelry

If there's a jewelry trend that's sizzled lately, it's making and wearing art charms. These tiny works of art have captured the hearts of beaders everywhere. This new book by Peggy Krzyzewski and Christine Hansen covers everything from paper, polymer clay, and plastic, to wood, fiber, resin, and found objects. Techniques include how to cut glass, solder, and collage large wooden beads. It's a fun book for creating your own tiny little treasures. It's available from Kalmbach or Barnes & Noble or stay tuned for one lucky winner to win (see below)!

The Absolute Beginner's Guide: Stitching Beaded Jewelry

The title says it all - this is a great little book with basic step-by-step instructions for learning and creating simple, off loom work. Written by author Lesley Weiss, the book covers eleven basic stitches, starting with the easiest and moving on to other popular techniques: square stitch, ladder stitch, herringbone, brick stitch, spiral rope, netting, St. Petersburg stitch, and right angle weave are included. There are some lovely projects too - my favorite is the peyote bezelled rivoli necklace which includes a peyote ring closure (Project 25). It's available from Kalmbach or or stay tuned for one lucky winner to win (see below)!

Create Colorful Aluminum Jewelry

Go green with this new book by author Helen Harle - and create stylish, lightweight, colorful jewelry from recycled beverage cans. You won't need to know how to solder or fuse as this book relies on using simple scrapbook punches to create all kinds of shapes as well as piecing work together. There are lots of great projects in this book using mostly flower and leaf forms to create necklaces, earrings, and brooches.If you love the look of printed aluminum, you'll love the pieces in this book (The Wisteria Necklace is to die for!).  It's available from Kalmbach or or stay tuned for one lucky winner to win (see below)!

Beautiful Wire Jewelry for Beaders 2

This is a great little book for the beginner jeweler interested in working with wire and metal. The projects include clever bracelets made with filigree findings and beads, a lovely butterfly pendant created with stampings and punches, and a gorgeous ammonite pendant made with wire and wire wrapping (no ammonite necessary!). Written by Irina Miech of Eclectica Beads, this is the second book in a series on working with wire and metal. It's available from Kalmbach or or stay tuned for one lucky winner to win (see below)!

Enter To Win
Four lucky winners will be drawn at random from my email subscriber list to receive one of the books above! Please sign up for my email newsletter by Saturday, November 6th at midnight. The drawing will take place on Sunday, November 7th, 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 MidnightNovember 6th (Next Saturday!)

5. Questions? See my FAQs in the comment section. Good luck!