Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Book review and giveaway: Beading In No Time

Beading in No Time: 50 Step-by-step Designs for Beautiful Bead Jewelry 

Such fun! When I went on my last vacation, I took Beading In No Time by Linda Peterson with me, and I'm so glad that I did.  You know how some books just seem to be variations on the same technique or theme, over and over again?  Well, this isn't one of them!  It seems instead like Linda must have said, "Let's see how many different ideas I can fit into 176 pages..."  Published by Cico Books, this volume is a gem.

Fifty gorgeous projects.  Yup, 50 of them, graduating from simple and fast to more complicated.  But even the more complicated beadweaving and wire wrapping projects will not take you weeks to complete.  In some ways, I was almost sorry that I took the book with me on vacation, because I had only brought a bare minimum of supplies with me, and there were so many things I wanted to try right away!


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Would you like to win a free copy of Linda Peterson'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: July 20, 2010. 

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76 comments:

Rock.Stone.Treasures said...

Looks like a great book that I'd love to add to my beading library.

WindyRiver said...

Another great giveaway - I would love to enter!

Nina said...

I just discovered Linda Peterson. She is fabulously inventive!

Bellesanbeaus said...

Thank you for the great give-away! I also would love to add this book to my little barely there library!

Linda Peterson Designs said...

Thank you for the nice book review and the compliments!!!
Congratulations to the winner!

Birdnest Creations said...

Would love to win this book. I am wanting to bead and this would be a great starter book.

Gerri said...

Linda is a great crafter and a great teacher. I've taken classes at her Craft Tech University and they are inexpensive and fun! I am pretty new at crafting and she makes it easy to follow along.

Theodosia said...

Would love to learn how to bead.

Mrs.Debbie said...

I would love to win her book she's an awesome crafter

Debbie

Linda said...

Thank-you for the review; sounds like a book I would love to have!

skygrazer/Christy said...

Looks interesting. I'll have to check it out.

Bobbi said...

Hi, what a awesome Giveaway! Please count me in, I would love to add this book to my library. Thanks so much for this chance! I hope that you have a wonderful day!
Hugs and happy beading...
Bobbi

BevinUSA said...

I would love to win this book. Linda Peterson is a great Person, teacher and has become a awesome friend

I have an continue to take her online classes this book would help me learn more with her help

Thank You for this opprtunity

Her classes are a wonderful way to learn an at the same time have fun an very reasonible prices. classes -- craft tech university and her blog www.lindapetersondesigns.blogspot.com

Beverlee Mossman

Kathy said...

This look like a great book...my interest in jewelery making has been sparked!

Elisabeth said...

pick me pick me pick me!

Ronit said...

sounds like a great book - would love to have a chance to win it :)

Kelly said...

Ooh, I could never pass up a free book :D

Jackie Koudry said...

This looks like one I would surely like to have. Thanks for posting these reviews.

bijouxartcreation said...

I'm from France and I love this actress Linda Peterson I would win this book! I love what it does

Eileen Bergen said...

A book like that could help me learn jewelry making in a less slap dash manner. It looks terrific.

Thanks for the chance to win, Cyndi.

patbiv said...

Linda is great! I have and use this book (recent purchase ) and have been beading for 10+ years and have picked up some 'new' techniques from this artist. I have also taken 2 classes, online, at her Craftech University and have extended my talents. Thank you for giving her a deserved good review. Pat

Pat said...

Having followed Linda since I saw her on the Carol Duvall Show, whatever she writes I try to get. Would love to have a copy of this book.

Marca said...

That looks great - I would love to enter!

Deborah said...

Wonderful giveaway! I'd like to have this book, to improve my renewed love for beads (when I was a child I spent much time creating mecklaces and bracelets).
Thanks for the opportunity.
Deb from Italy

elaine said...

Would love to win this book-get some new ideas!

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Alicia said...

Lovely book to add to my library some day!

julesha said...

It looks like this book covers some techniques I've been dying to try out but never really had the confidence to do.

julesha said...

I also tweeted about the competition too!

Beady DeeDee said...

If I dont win where can I buy this book?

Cyndi L said...

DeeDee, click on the title or on the name of the publisher...both will take you to places you can purchase the book :-)

debe said...

Oh great! another book to drool over, so many ideas, so little time.

I would love to enter, and LOVE this blog

pupton said...

This looks like a great resource! It will fit nicely in my tiny library!

Pat Upton

Kae said...

I would love to add this book to my library!

Sandi P said...

I have not been able to craft jewelry in the last year. This book looks like a good one to jumpstart the creative ideas and make beading a priority again. I've been able to keep up with crochet since it is more conducive to start and stop, but I'm ready for some more challenging projects now.

Tara said...

Thank you for a chance at this giveaway!

Shaiha said...

Oh please enter me! Sounds like a great book to add to my library

futbolera said...

Looks like a great book. Would love to have it for my bead reference collection!

Robbie said...

Well, you've enticed me! Would love to read this book or even have my own copy!

donnajean said...

Great review - makes me really want to find the book!

Sandy said...

Oh man, sounds like a great book! I would love to own it. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

rush8888 said...

this sounds like a great book. beading has interested and intimidated me for quite awhile. maybe this book would be a great way to learn while completing projects quickly enough to feel like an accomplishment.

Ruth said...

Enjoyed your review - looks like a good book to add to my library!

Allie D. said...

Ooh ooh, me me! I'd love to add this book to my "library," which currently consists of printouts in a file folder (albeit a fairly expandable one!).
Best always,
Allie

sal101010 said...

Here due to one of your commenters' posts about this. I'd love to win it if I'm lucky enough!

a rose is a rose said...

oh my, i'd LOVE to win a copy of the book!

Ellen Stoune said...

Looks like a fun book. I 'd love to own a copy so thanks for hosting this give away!

Kathleen said...

I bead in small blocks of time and a book like this sounds just marvelous.
Thank you for the opportunity to share.

Kathy

Anonymous said...

I am new to beading and found your site via Ornament Thursday. You're an artist!

Anonymous said...

book looks awesome, hope I am the lucky winner!

yogavq said...

Add me to the list, I could use some new ideas.

Vikki

Regina said...

Sounds like a great book for a beader on vacation. Love to add it to my library. Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Love new ideas to inspire my designs...this looks like a great book

Anonymous said...

The book looks great! Would love the win it!

totallybeadazzlin said...

This looks like a great book to add to my beading library! Thanks for a great giveaway.

beth said...

I would love to check out this book! :)

Kristen said...

Just the kind of book I need! Thanks for the opportunity!

Trish said...

Sounds like just the book for me....would love to have it!

rockcreekcreations said...

Looks like a wonderful book!!

Alpha-Mom said...

Ooh, great giveaway. Looks like an awesome book. :D

Babette said...

I just posted a note on my Facebook - so I'd better leave a comment here too. Super book - I'd love to own it! Babette

Babette said...

I didn't see my comment posted - thought I'd better try again. I just left a Facebook note so here I am leaving a note here. I'd sure love to own this book.

Wanda said...

I'd like to win this book!

Wanda said...

I am on facebook too!

cw said...

Looks like a great book for reading. Sitting down with a "good book" to me always revolves around a beading book. I'd love to sit down with this one, it looks unique and interesting, always a good thing!
Chris

Terry Biz said...

What a great recommendation - I will have to take a look at it. I can certainly use some inspiration! I get tired of making the same old thing all the time.

Terry

Elizabeth said...

50 Projects! Yowser, I could definitely use that inspiration. Good luck everyone. Bead-heads can never have too many inspirations. Thank you for being so generous.

Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

Please add my name. I would love to learn to bead.
Elizabeth
Mobile Al
LeVert92 at aol.com

TJRE said...

My 12 year old granddaughter and I have started doing crafts together. She is living with me now and she wants to learn beading, and so do I. This book would be a great starter for us.

Doreen said...

Please enter me in your giveaway! This book looks like it could be very inspiring. I would love to win a copy!

flyingbeader said...

Wow, if you say this book is good, then I would love to have it too. I'm always looking for new interesting projects

Mylyne said...

I can't wait to recreate one of Linda Peterson's masterpiece.

Shelly said...

Wow! It looks like an awesome book. Thanks for all of the great contests and beading information.

Dee said...

Sounds like a wonderful book full of great ideas. Just the kind I love. Thanks for sharing the info about and for giving us a chance to win it!

JaneN said...

What a fabulous giveaway! I would love to add this book to my beading library!!

jneesey said...

Wonderful book....hope I can add it to my beading library!!

Drefkayates said...

This must be a great book. I love to thumb through a book with some different ideas and techniques.


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