Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Book review and giveaway: Making Mixed-Media Art Charms and Jewelry

Making Mixed Media Art Charms and Jewelry 

What could be more fun than making, swapping, collecting, and wearing little art charms?  Peggy Krzyzewski and Christine Hansen don't just enjoy making art charms, they are also involved in the larger community of artists who love trading them!  Now in Making Mixed-Media Art Charms and Jewelry, you can learn their tricks for making a wide variety of these little gems. 

The book is arranged by materials, so that you can decide at a glance whether you want to concentrate on wood, fiber, glass, metal, resin, paper, found objects, polymer clay, or plastic.  There is a section near the end of the book that shows you some ideas for using your charms in finished pieces, and a section covering how to get involved in swaps.  I am happy to say that basic techniques and safety concerns (especially when working with found objects) are also covered very well in this book.  I truly think there is something here for jewelry artists of every level. 


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Would you like to win a free copy of Peggy and Christine'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: August 17, 2010. 
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37 comments:

Mylyne said...

Yes, yes! I would love the chance to win this book.

Emerald Window said...

This book looks FABULOUS! Please enter me for your drawing.
Cenya

Heather said...

Hi Cyndi, I've been MIA for a few weeks. Just catching up. Sounds like an interesting book. Please sign me up for the drawing. I love books, so inspiring!

Las Creaciones de Boricua said...

Thank you!!! I would like to participate.

Neassa said...

Doesn't this look like fun? I love little things in abundance - charms definitely count.

jamberry_song said...

Sure! Why not? Looks like a delightful book with wonderful projects. :D

Francine Michaud said...

Please enter me in your drawing! I've been "eying" this book...

Francine

Falskblondin said...

Yes The book looks great. taking a chance to win it! Sign me up.

Copper Diem said...

count me in!

beth said...

Looks like a great book! Yay for another great giveaway!

Klassy Joolz said...

Please enter me...thanks so much!!!

R said...

I love exploring new techniques in making components for my jewellry

Patricia said...

I am a beading/jewelry making book fiend...this one needs to be in my library...please enter me in the drawing. Thanks so much. Happy Beading. Patricia Williams

CraftyHope said...

This book looks like it was made for me. I'd love to win a copy!

Twila said...

I've been getting interested in mixed media jewelry & art lately. The book would be awesome to have.

Anonymous said...

love it

Molly said...

This book looks like one that I could spend my whole day going through....and it would be a day well spent. Yes, please enter me in your giveaway and I wish everybody luck in the drawing. Have a great weekend.

Teresa said...

I would love to win this book...thanks for the chance to win it!!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I would love to be included in this giveaway. Please enter my name. Thanks, Connie

Jeannie said...

Haven't been around much. I would love to enter this drawing. Thanks! Looks like a fun and fabulous book.

Melinda said...

I want that book! It looks fabulous... please enter me!

Kitten said...

I love making art charms...please enter me into the drawing! Thanks...
Debbie
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Judy Streger said...

I just found your blog through Art Bead Scene and am glad that I did. I love your work. In anticipation downsizing to a smaller house, I've spent a week cleaning and organizing my studio. I dare say I have enough doo-dads to make a thousand (no joke) charms. I'd love to own a copy of this book. Thanks and I've added you to my RSS feed so I won't miss another posting from you. VBG

Melissa said...

Just found your blog and the giveaway. Thanks for a chance to win. Melissa

Boot ~C said...

this looks like another great book to add to my library

Janice said...

What a fabulous book, I would love to win it.

cw said...

This looks like a real "must-have" book. Good luck with it and I'd love to own it.
Chris

DancesWithPitBulls said...

I'd like to win...if nit where can I purchase the book?

The Prickly Pinecone said...

Oh what an amazing book. Thank you for the chance.

thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail.com

knickgnat said...

Would love to win this book. Fits in with new direction I'm trying in my beading projects. Put me in the drawing box...thanks..

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love charms. I've been in several swaps and used a bunch on the bottom of an art quilt as a fringe!

I'd love to win this book!!

Katina
kjkoukla(at ) hotmail. com

Susan said...

Please please I need this book

Kris said...

count me in! it seams to be a great book with wonderful ideas! like to have it.....kris

Karin said...

I'm so looking forward to reading this book. We'vej ust got interested in making our own charms.

susan said...

Please enter me in the drawing for this great book. Thanks!

aallen66 said...

Neat book, thanks for the chance at it.

aallen66 said...

Just put a note on Facebook too! Not much time, but I'm spreading the word anyway. Thanks again!

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