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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Giveaway: glass jewelry book

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Create Jewelry - Glass
by Marlene Blessing and Jamie Hogsett

As a part of our celebration of all things beads - and definitely all things glass - I'll be giving away a copy of this terrific book published by Interweave Press.  Although I think that the book is best suited for beginners, it has some really fun designs in it that intermediate and advanced beaders will enjoy too.  You can read my review of the book here.

To enter my contest to win your own free copy of this book, leave me a comment below telling me what your favorite material is for bead stringing.  If you don't do stringing, tell me what you do instead!  If you tweet or post on facebook, etc about this contest, leave me a second message and you'll be entered twice!  Deadline for entry is next Wednesday evening :-)


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31 comments:

Louise Bromfield said...

That looks like a very interesting book, i've been doing seed bead work for a while and have recently stepped into the realm of glass jewelry with aplomb I think I may have to invest if I do not win this.

Wanda said...

I mostly work with glass beads when doing stringing projects and with my earrings too. Lately I've been neglecting my stringing while learning the bead weaving stitches but will never give it up completely. I still love it and have lots of customers that do too, but I do love doing right angle weave, triangle weave & netting projects!! I guess you could just say I'm addicted to beads and beading!!

Eileen Bergen said...

Accent beads and pendants - I can't get enough of 'em and every piece I do starts with them. The rest sort of happens naturally.

Las Creaciones de Boricua said...

I like seed beads. I go more for
the bright colors and I like interesting beads, big beads that are unique.

Ann M. (nmgypsygirl@yahoo.com) said...

I like to use charms. When I bead, whether it's a necklace, bracelet, or other item, many times I'll add a charm on the clasp. Especially with a necklace, most don't see the charm, but the message (i.e. happiness, love, peace, etc.) is there for the person for whom I've made gift.

Cinda said...

Working with natural stones makes me the happiest...occasionally I do venture into glass and I do have some great glass beads in my collection.

lisa oram said...

I do bead crochet with seed beads and now I am learning to do my own lampworking. The bug has bit hard. Thanks for the chance to win this book!

Ann said...

I create my jewelry with wire and jump rings, interspersed with beads of all types and varieties. A lot of my pieces are based on chain mail weaves.

Sandra Elizabeth-York / Elizabeadan said...

For stringing (items I make to sell, I love to work with clean, clear semi-precious stone. I can not always afford them, but I do watch the sales. For myself I love to combine the gems with Pat Doyl's lamp work beads. This book would give me an incite into creating my own glass beads...that would be cool!

Diana Laurence said...

And here I thought you were asking for the material we use to string beads on! (In my case, my favorite is Tiger Tail.) So I'll just throw that out there in case I'm not crazy. :-)

Susan Spiers said...

Susan Spiers - I'm new to stringing beads, but I have used a light-weight fishing line.

Luckeee said...

That book looks great! I wish we even had a place to peruse books like that near me. I do weaving and knitting with beads right now but soon I am taking a lampworking class. I am sooo excited to make my own beads!

Thanks for creating such a fun and interesting site!

Erin said...

freeform faceted stone nuggets and faceted rondelles are my favorite materials to string, although its hard to choose favorites. Would love to win the book!

The Prickly Pinecone said...

I use glass beads, I wish I could use other kinds but they are the only type not to cause a reaction! This book looks scrumptious! Thanks for the chance.

thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail(dot)com

Carole said...

I like Softflex flexible beading wire the best. I am hard on my jewelry and so far it has stood up well to all the abuse.

Dawn Doucette said...

Hey Cyndi! At the moment, I'm hooked on wire crochet and love using all sorts of little beads, seed beads, gemstone chips, bugle beads to create beautiful chokers and bracelets.

I do string beads and make eye glass chains. There I like lots of color, textures and all sorts of different beads.

I'd love to win this book. I'm always game for new inspiration.

Creative Arty Facts said...

Im always on the hunt for more inspiration - looks like this book has lots of interesting design ideas!

Ramya said...

I work with seed beads and glass beads to make jewellery. Recently I have started to use beads for embroidery and this book will be a great addition to my learning.
Thank you for a chance to win this book.

MonaRae said...

I just found your site! super cool, and I love the giveaways!

Mary Meredith said...

I work mostly with glass and stone, string necklaces and bracelets on Beadalon. What I particularly look for to work with are unusual bead caps and spacers. The glass and stone are the "meat" of the project, while the caps and spacers add the "spice".

rita said...

Hi! I use lampwork beads, sterling and Swarovski crystals. I am now playing with copper.
Thanks!
Rita

Barb said...

I use seed beads for many things, earrings, rings, bracelets and have also done some weaving. There is so much more I want to learn. I also think I will have to invest in it if I don't win.

Anna said...

Great book - thanks for the giveaway opportunity! I string just about anything with a hole in it but favor gemstones; I have neither the eyesight nor the dexterity to work with seed beads... I always use either Beadalon or Accu-Flex and get the heaviest gauge that will go through the beads' holes; the Accu-Flex seems better in the super-heavyweight category, which I use for my chunky jewelry (big turquoise nuggets, lampwork beads, and such), while the Beadalon seems better in the finer ranges (for pearl and finer faceted gemstone jewelry). I've also been playing with various fibers... a whole different ballgame...

Lea Avroch said...

Cool giveaway! I spend more time making glass lampwork beads then I do stringing them up nowadays, but I generally prefer softflex for stringing projects.

I also tweeted about the giveaway.

http://twitter.com/lajewelrydesign/status/11710510246

Anonymous said...

I like stringing glass beads and pendants. I love copper and silver findings. Natural gems are nice too.

millie said...

Love this contest!I love pendants and glass beads. copper and silver findings are my favorite.

Ronit said...

I do every kind of beadweaving with needle and thread. Maybe if I won the book...

Sandra Elizabeth-York / Elizabeadan said...

Stringing...wire, is my absolute favorite! But I do use any number of products such as leather, tiger tail, and fishing line, when called for.

FIBERONE said...

I have not done any stringing projects, but after looking at pictures of glass jewelry I think I would like to try it. I am not currently doing any crafts, but hope to start back some time soon.

Joani said...

I love to mix all kinds of beads and charms, and my favorite stringing material is softflex. I am intrigued by making resin items; may start making some resin pendants soon.

Anonymous said...

I've just started stringing beads and have focused on handmade glass from local artists. They have encouraged me to learn to make my own. Time to study, learn and create! Your book looks wonderful. Karen

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