Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Into Spring with Beadweaver's Big Book Give-Away!

Great New Books for Beadweaver's SPRING Big Book Giveaway!

I've got some great new books to share with the readers of Beadweaver. These are *mostly* bead weaving books (Yay!). There are 7 titles in all, so stay tuned! Up first - and no small feat - is Beading Across America edited by Paulette Baron, Amy Katz, and Sherry Serafini and featuring works from 30 artists across the U.S.

Beading Across America: Jewelry Inspirations from Coast to Coast.

Beading Across America features a compilation of a large variety of artist's styles and designs brought together in one place. The only other recent, novel beading book* that presents individual artist's works along with detailed instructions for completion is Valerie Hector's The Art of Beadwork. The difference with this book is that the work has a very strict contemporary focus: the artists are currently very active in the U.S. beading community, the work presented has a very popular focus, and the projects are mostly beginner and intermediate level projects.

The projects presented run the gamut from very simple such as Jeannette Shanigan's Moose Forget-Me-Not Pin, to the complex - Louise Hill's gorgeous Paradise Pendant. I was very excited to see Laura McCabe's Eiffel Tower Ring (Partly because of the French theme, partly because I love that design!) and to see the many well known artists presented in this book. Among them: Diane Hyde, Heidi Kummli, Louise Hill, Sherri Haab - just to name a few. Many popular techniques used in off-loom weaving can be found amongst the projects - or at least a variation of them. The graphics are great and the step by step instructions are detailed enough to guide most beaders through the projects to completion - that's quite a feat when you consider that there are 30 individual artisan pieces! While some projects may appear to be familiar to viewers, the vast majority of them were newly designed for this book.

Also included in this book is a brief bio about each artist and a comment the artist has written pertaining to the project at hand. It adds a personal touch to their work and gives us a glimpse inside their lives as bead artists.

I think this is a "Must Have" addition to any bead weaving library.  It's full of little treasures :)

How You Can Win A Copy
I have one copy to give away. Here's how you can win it:

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, March 28th (Monday next week!) - That's 5 days from now!
For any questions about Beadweaver's Big Book Give-aways, please read the comments below for the FAQs. Good Luck!
*excludes books that are compilations of already printed projects. 


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.

sootfoot5 said...

I just love a giveaway! Thanks Beadweaver!

Anonymous said...

Hi -

I really enjoy your blog & this is a cool give-a-way. I'm on your list; which you said automatically enters me.

I already have this book (LUV it) - so please remove my name from the running. That way someone else can enjoy it.

Candys in Oklahoma Bead of My Heart

SuzyQ said...

Thank you Candys!