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Friday, April 16, 2010

Totally Twisted blog tour and giveaway!!


I am so excited to have Beading Arts be the 5th stop in the wonderful blog tour of Totally Twisted by Kerry Bogert!  And I have a copy of this delightful book to giveaway to one of you, but I've got to show you something first.

I love making glass beads, stringing, working with wire, and doing all sorts of mixed media jewelry making, but there's always been one element that has been a problem for me.  I love having the end of my beaded strands finished off nicely, especially if I'm working with multiple strands.  But I've found the search for nice looking bead cones to be frustrating and expensive.  Enter Kerry's new book.



Kerry shows you how to turn a wrapped loop into a beautifully coiled cone!  It was a head-slapping "duh" moment for me when I saw this tip.  Kerry used a mandrel, so her cones were much nicer than my pitiful first attempt.  Still, I think you can see the endless possibilities of this idea!  Imagine a better shaped cone that extends not only over the beading wire and crimp, but also down over the top portion of the first bead. 


***FREE STUFF ALERT!!!***

Would you like to win a free copy of Kerry Bogert's book?  Just leave me a comment below and you'll automatically be entered.  If you tweet or post on Facebook or other social spots about the contest, you can leave a second comment and be entered twice!  Deadline: April 25, 2010.  

You can follow the rest of the blog tour for Totally Twisted by visiting the facebook fan page

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86 comments:

Carol said...

I'd love to know how to make those cones!! Correctly that is!

Please put my name in.

thanks, Carol

Eileen Bergen said...

I would love a copy of this book, I've done a bit of wire sculpting or wire wrapping and find it very relaxing.

The light bulb goes off when you realize how much money you can save by making your own findings (ear wire, eye pins, links, wrapped pendants ...)

Beadativity said...

I'd like to be included in the giveaway please!

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

Sign me up! I'd love to win a Totally Twisted book!

Beadativity said...

I also posted information about the giveaway on my facebook page "Kell's Beadwork" -- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kells-Beadwork/349618290537?v=photos&ref=ts#!/pages/Kells-Beadwork/349618290537?ref=ts

Patricia Wood said...

What a great tip! And thanks for having this contest, it is awesome!!

TanyaMcGuire said...

Wow what a good idea.

Doreen said...

Please enter me in your giveaway! I would love to get my hands on that book!!

Doreen said...

I mentioned your giveaway on my blog too :)

Jasmine said...

Is it really possible that I am the first to post? I would love this book as I recently got into beading again after 20 years away.

sandi m said...

Wire is so versatile.
And Kerry is a master at exhibiting and sharing some of the endless possibilies!

Be~Jeweled by Jana said...

I'd love to win the book! That coiled cone is great!

cjvierow said...

Would love to try some of the ideas in this book. Thanks for the opportunity to win this. CJ

Beth said...

I would love to win her book! I love her beads and her ideas.

Christine said...

I love making Kerry's cones for finishing my Viking knit! And of course, her book is awesome! Love it!

beth said...

So neat! I would love to check out that book!

Cindy said...

I agree, Kerry's wire cones are a really cool concept! Looks like they will come in handy since you like to create with multiple strands! I already have a copy of the book, and it's a real visual and creative treat! :-)

Debbie said...

Wow, just found your site thanks to Kerry. I love crafts, have done some beading and other things. I can't wait to follow your site.

Nicki said...

I would love to win it - please count me in.

Aussie Jo said...

I would love the twisted wire book, I love adding wire to all sorts of art

barb broxson said...

Love love love Kerry's style and her glass beads! She gives such great inspiration and ideas! Love love love your blog too, awesome!!

Yee said...

Kerry rocks!!

The Prickly Pinecone said...

Wow, cool giveaway! This would be a great chance to learn. Thank you.

thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail(dot)com

GAFFER GIRLS said...

we would love 2 be entered 2 win...

we will try 2 share nice

mona & the girls ;0)

have a great weekend thanks ..

esbeads said...

Love the wrapped cone idea - thanks for sharing! I think the book needs to be in my library :)

Lisa said...

Would love to be entered in the contest and I'll repost on my FB page. I saw the book at a friend's house in March and it's on my list to own at some point. :)

Laurie Lalonde said...

I would LOVE - LOVE - LOVE to win a copy of her book. I think her designs are so fresh !

Going to FB and enter twice :)

Laurie Lalonde

Las Creaciones de Boricua said...

I would like to be included in the giveaway.
Thank you

Anonymous said...

I am totally wire wrapping disadvantaged. I would so love to win a comprehensive book on how to do this!

Thanks, Tillie Smith O'Kelley

Anonymous said...

Would love to have a copy of "Totally Twisted." I need the help to make beautiful jewelry. Want to give jewelry to shut-ins.

Noreen Crone-Findlay said...

That cone is just brilliant! I love working with wire- but had never thought of that!

jackiesdesigns said...

my sister has sent me a copy of this book but I would love to win a copy to give as a present to my friend.

Alice said...

I'm just getting into wire work myself and love the wrapped cone idea!

Winning a copy of Totally Twisted would be Totally Fabulous!

Alice
thepetersons13@mchsi.com

Jeannie said...

Where I teach classes they sell this book and I had a brief moment to page through it. Everything caught my eye. The projects look fun.

Adrian said...

Isn't this what we all look for when we blog and visit each other? Answers, creative, beautiful, satisfying answers to make our own art more wondrous. Thanks!!!!

Holly said...

I totally would love to own this book. I just started making my own lampwork beads and this book would be perfect!

Anonymous said...

I love twisting wire. It is so much fun to make something that is fun to wear!

Aquariart, Heather said...

Some of your work reminds me of art work by James Christensen. Have you seen my favorite book "A Journey of the Imagination"? It is my all time favorite!
as for the beading book-anything twisted is right up my alley!!

Pretty Things said...

She just rocks -- I've gotten to meet her in person!

Susanm said...

I love Kerry Bogert`s work and would love to have this book in my library.

Michelle Harvey said...

Wow this book looks awesome! I would love to be entered into this contest!

ALEX said...

Hi! Sure looks like a great book! I'd love to win it!!

Cindy said...

Thanks for all the image transfer information - I've tried using Omni Gel but also have some acrylic medium I've been meaning to play with. Now I'm inspired. :)

RockerJewlz said...

What a great prize...fingers crossed!

info said...

I just started working in wire & I love it. Oh, the opportunities that this book would off makes me drool!

yogavq said...

thanks for the chance to win kerry's book, she is the best at wire. your cone looks like mine!

Terry Biz said...

I've been trying to find directions for making those ones neatly and smoothly - this is perfect! Thanks.

Rita said...

I would love to win this book!

Artful Diva Designs said...

please enter me Cyndi-this looks like a fantastic book and I haven't done wire wrapping in a long time. Thanks!

Haether Goldsmith said...

Well, I'd certainly like to have a look at that book, too. ;-)

rush8888 said...

that book looks fantastic. i haven't really taken a look at jewelery-making. it's time to do just that!

WindyRiver said...

Please enter me in the giveaway - that looks like a great book!

Ashley said...

count me in...I'd love to win.

onelovelygurl05 said...

I would love to win!!

Bryndis said...

Hello :)
I'm from Iceland, live in Siglufjörður far north !Still snowing at my place brrrrr..........

I would love to have this book :)
Bryndís

debbie said...

I would love love love to learn how to create your incredible jewelry!!! Please enter me into your contest!!!
Debbie

Carole said...

I love the idea of making my own findings. I came up with my own version of a wrapped cone a few months ago when making a class sample I needed to deliver the next day, only to find I didn't have the right size cone.

Please enter me in the drawing.

Thanks!

Sue M said...

Please count me in for the give away - what an opportunity!

Rose said...

I am a newbie and would benefit from this book.

Laurie L said...

What an awesome looking book. I would really LOVE to win a copy :)

Congrats !

Kim R. said...

I'd love a chance to enter your wonderful book giveaway - Thanks!
kimberybreid at hotmail dot com

Moonwild Gardens said...

That technique would be good to add embellishments on my assemblage too! Boook would be a great win!!
Laurie Dorrell /moonwild

A Creative Dream... said...

A blog tour, what fun! And great that you're a part of it! I've done a bit of wire wrapping, and had the chance to see a real pro at work last year during an art fair...it's really a fun and interesting way to make jewelry...and a multitude of other things too!

rurumom said...

I need the book, my wirework needs the book.

elizabeadan said...

I don't just want it....I need
it! Thsnks for the oppertunity to win it, Sandi

Susan Z said...

It would be great great great to win this book! I'd love to try more wire jewelry work!

Regina said...

I hope I am not too late, will I get lucky?

Susanna Originals said...

Kerry's book has been on my wish list - I've seen projects done from it and they're terrific!

Francy said...

I would love to read this book and try a few of the projects.

Thanks,
Francy

moonlitfantaseas said...

I would love to be able to do wire work!

Louise said...

I really need help in making anything woth wire. That giveaway would be greatly appreciated.

Elizabeth said...

How wonderfully generous of you! Great work.

Elizabeth
riotgrl1953@yahoo.com

bellajoya said...

Throw my name in the hat, I'd like to win a book!

Leah said...

I'd like to be entered also. I need the book before I kill anymore wire!

Donna Davis said...

I definitely want a copy!

Donna
www.sewandso.etsy.com

Babette said...

Good golly - I'd love to have this book. Please enter my name too! I make lampwork beads and this just fits right in.

Parudy said...

Thanks Cyndi for sharing! "Totatally Twisted" is a-must-have for my library. The twisted bead cap is perfect for adding beads to Vintaj altered blanks & filagree earrings. And sooo much more!

Paula Lee M. said...

Wow I love wire and Kerry has some awesome ideas. I would love to win her book. Count me in and thanks for the review.
Paula Lee

Barb said...

I'd love a chance to win this book.

Beatnheart said...

yes please include me in the giveaway...Thanks Cynthia Wolff

Anonymous said...

Please do put in in the drawing.

Jennifer P said...

I would love a second entry. I posted on facebook...http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000466393427&v=wall&story_fbid=112542165450806
cspmom at gmail dot com

Shaiha said...

I didn't see a deadline for the contest so I thought that I would put my name in the hat. I have been seeing so many wonderful reviews for this book and I would love to own a copy.

BeadZealot said...

I love the spiral finish to the cone. Another idea for helping to shape wire-wrapped cones is to form them on knitting needles. It's really easy to keep them uniform and by using different size needles, you can make cones that are the perfect size!

Cyndi L said...

Oh that's a FABULOUS idea! I've got a pair of those big oversized dummy needles :-)

Gaby Bee said...

I'd love to win the book! Thanks for the opportunity !

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