Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Book review and giveaway: Vintage-Style Beaded Jewelry

Vintage Style Beaded Jewelry 

Cico Books has reissued a lovely book by Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell, Vintage-Style Beaded Jewelry, which is now up to 35 pretty projects that use a range of widely available materials to create glamorous but inexpensive jewelry pieces for many occasions.  Broken china plates?  Make some cameo brooches!  Paper rosebuds?  Create a wedding tiara!  You get the idea...reuse and recycle.

I would say that all the projects are relatively easy, and you can do most of them with common tools that you probably already have (or you should!).  The nicest feature of this books isn't so much the techniques as the way Deborah gets you to look at items you already have as a jumping off point for fashioning something wonderful and new.


***Free Stuff Alert!!!***

Would you like to have a copy of this book?  Just leave me a comment below and you'll automatically be entered to win.  If you tweet or post on Facebook or other social spots about the contest, you can leave a second comment and be entered twice!

Please make sure that your link will lead me to an email address, or else I won't be able to contact you.  No contact, no win, and I simply have to go on to the next person.  Deadline: March 16, 2011. 



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28 comments:

Pegs said...

Sounds like an awesome book - and one I might need, seeing as I have a hard time throwing odds and ends out because I think "maybe, just maybe!!!" I can use whatever it is to create something else later on.

email: peggylikesstuff at gmail dot com

skygrazer/Christy said...

Looks cool - I'll have to check it out.

Christy

Deci said...

This looks like a wonderful book!

Deci said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/paints12/status/45611491361169408

Heather said...

Looks like a great book, I would love to win it.

Lois Moon said...

This is just the book I need to put all my bits and bobs to good use!

Lois Moon said...

I Tweeted:Book review and giveaway: Vintage-Style Beaded Jewelry http://t.co/InxQQhq via @AddThis

KipperCat said...

Free beadie goodies? Count me in! This sounds like an interesting book.

Tara said...

Thank you for the opportunity for this giveaway.

... said...

This looks like a book I would really enjoy!
Please enter me in the drawing
Katharinaray@yahoo. Om

srlowery said...

This book is right up my alley! I am a total vintage/historic accessory and clothing freak!

Jenny said...

This sounds like a book I would love to have! I'm always trying to learn more about jewelry making!

jenny.rempe@gmail.com

Diane T said...

I'm so glad I found this site from a link on Andrew Thornton's blog. I have already seen amazing inspiration. thank you, Diane

CraftyHope said...

This definitely looks like a book I might enjoy!

I also blogged about your giveaway here - http://craftyhope.blogspot.com/2011/03/thrifty-thursday.html

Diane said...

I love vintage jewelry, except that once beads are gone, they are gone. Fortunately, the vintage styles I mourned are back again (sixties, Jackie-O stuff).

Jeanette Salzburg said...

I really love your work!! Very inspiring... can't wait to check out the book!!!
Jeanette
Email:
salzburgstudios@yahoo.com

beth said...

I just love vintage! Looks like a great book!

KayzKreationz said...

I love vintage and this sounds like a wonderful book. Would love to win/see it.

kaythomerson(at)hotmail.com

KayzKreationz said...

Just tweeted about this book and giveaway.

http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

kaythomerson(at)hotmail.com

Raj said...

Would love to win this book! Mizjay@verizon.net

Carole said...

Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks for the opportunity.

beadsophisticate(at)gmail(dot)com

Lody said...

Wow! Awesome give-away. I would be thrilled to win this book.:)

Lody said...

Shared on FB @ Bead Embroidery.
Tweeted @HaverhillStudio

Sharon said...

Sounds like a book I would like and use. I safe everything for future creative endeavors...!

livinonaprayer said...

This looks like an awesome book! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jeanne

somethingunique said...

Wow this books looks awesome would love ot win.ttfn :)

Lolita said...

Sounds like a great book...I hope I win - if not I may just have to buy the book myself.

Noemi said...

It looks like a nice book to have.
Please count me in.

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