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!


SuzyQ said...

And now for the FAQs:
*How will you draw the winner?* I 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.

Cindy Caraway said...

This is a GREAT giveaway! Thank you so much for offering it :)

Chris said...

Susan, thank you SO much for your kind review of our book! Peg & I are thrilled that so many people are excited about art charms. You and your charming readers are cordially invited to join our Art Charms Yahoo group - here's the link:

Best wishes for a charming day,
Christine Hansen