Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Book review and giveaway: Endless Sparkle


I showed you this little do-dad pendant that I made a few weeks ago from some crystals that I got from Auntie's Beads, but what I didn't mention at the time was that the design came from a brand new book by Aimee Carpenter called Endless Sparkle.  I was fortunate enough to have been sent a copy for review, and now I'm going to put it up for grabs here on Beading Arts!

Endless Sparkle: 10 Crystal Components - Unlimited Jewelry Designs 

Aimee's book has a unique organizational style.  In the first half, she teaches you how to make 12 different crystal bead components, all of them elegant but simple to make thanks to the great illustrations and written directions.  In the second half of the book, Aimee shows you how to combine the components to create beautiful jewelry designs.  Many of the components are interchangeable in these designs, and she shows you different variations to really get your crystal-lust juices flowing.  Such a fun little book, and since it is published by Kalmbach, you know that a lot of care has been taken to insure accurate counts and instructions.  


***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: April 13, 2011. 

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56 comments:

April B. said...

Thank you for giving away a copy of the book. I hope I win because it looks really good.

Faerie-Jeweller said...

I'd absolutely love a copy. I'm not new to jewellery but just starting to teach myself beaded components and this would be so much help! Thankyou for offering it x

Lois Moon said...

Count me in!

Lois Moon said...

...and I posted to Facebook.

Wilde Jewels said...

How nice of you to do this! The snowflake pendant is beautiful as I'm sure all the others in the book are, too.

Mandy said...

I saw this book on the shelf but wasn't sure of it, but if this gorgeous snowflake came from it then I want it! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Cynthia said...

I have wanted to learn how to make stunning crystal pendants, like your snowflake.
Thanks for the chance to win (& learn)!

Deci said...

impossible to have too many great jewelry making books! Please enter me and thanks for the giveaway!

Deci said...

I tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/paints12/status/55743753004130304

Tracey N. said...

Ive noticed this book around, but never looked in it! Looks like a must have if this snowflake pattern is in it!

jamberry_song said...

I don't know much about bead weaving, but sure, count me in! :) This book could probably teach me a lot. Thanks!

KayzKreationz said...

It looks like a great book. Would love to win.

kaythomerson(at)hotmail.com
http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

KayzKreationz said...

Just tweeted about your giveaway.

http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

Ronit said...

Sounds like a great book - thanks for the chance to win.

Pelantura said...

Esa estrella que has hecho es muy bonita!!
Gracias por esta oportunidad!!!
Voy a poner un enlace en mi blog, espero que sea de tu agrado:

http://pelantura.blogspot.com/

Gracias, Anabel.

Pelantura said...

He puesto una entrada en mi blog:
www.pelantura.blogspot.com

Saludos, Anabel.

srlowery said...

I would love this book! Still new to the jewelry scene and always looking for ideas!

Dottie said...

Yes, please, count me in.

KayzKreationz said...

Just posted on my facebook page about your giveaway.

KayzKreationz/KayThomerson

Cherie said...

Great giveaway and cute stuff.

Rhonda Rogalski Photo & Fiber Art said...

beautiful - I would love a copy!

Rhonda Rogalski Photo & Fiber Art said...

2nd entry for my tweet too :D

Sharon said...

I need all the help I can get with beading. So count me in. Looks like a great book.

alikat2004 said...

OOO more sparklies!

TorqueStory said...

I just love beaded beads.I don't have a kiln or metalsmithing tools or anything like that, but dang it, I have a needle and thread, so I can made unique beads.

minxdkrolo said...

Yes! please, would love a free book with new ideas of beady things to make :))

Enma said...

Tienes cosas muy bonitas. Yo también pondré el enlace en mi blog.

simplykathy said...

I am new to jewelry making, but so far it's been fun! This book would certainly be a great aid as I learn the ropes. I appreciate your offering it up like this.

Linette said...

I love all things sparkly! Sounds like a book I'd love!

Quiltgirl said...

Lots of inspiration - would love to have a copy!

nickandkatherine said...

Yes please. enter me. What a gorgeous pendant you made.

Eileen Bergen said...

I love sparkle and would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance!

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

I would love to have this book and learn to work with crystals.

Abracadebra Designs said...

Looks like a good book. Componant Jewelry is something I haven't tried yet. Would love to win it. -Debbie

Shyme said...

I would love a copy of that book!

Shyme said...

I have shared it on facebook as well.

cw said...

Thanks for your generous give-a-way, count me in on it.
Chris

Emmy said...

That looks like a great book! I would love a copy. :)

A Creative Dream... said...

Cyndi that snowflake is gorgeous! How generous of you to be giving away another book...it looks like a great one!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a nice addition to your personal library. Thanks for the giveaway. Bea

BeaderBubbe said...

My mind in cloudy and I need some inspiration....going to tweet/facebook about it too!!

Tara said...

Thank you very much for the chance at this giveaway. I'm crossing my fingers that I may be the winner. ;-)

Jolene Osmun said...

I would so love a copy, I live in a rural area and pattern and classes are few and far between...Thanks for offering such a give away..

bratwoman58@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'm always looking for new ideas for crystals. It sounds great. Hope I'm lucky today!

Kathy

Noemi said...

You won't believe me but this is the sort of thing I was going to start to try out.
Please count me in!

KipperCat said...

I absolutely want a copy of this book! The snowflake looks easy enough to do, but is much nicer than most crystal snowflakes I've seen. I love the mix of shapes and sizes of crystal.

Noemi said...

I have post about it in Facebook as well.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/noemibaenacom/121971644528566

Stepha said...

I would love to win, It looks to be a very helpful book. :) It's wonderful that you offerd it.

Stepha said...

I also posted it to my facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/profile.php?id=100000860108882

Adagio Beadcrafters said...

Would love to be added to the growing list of those who would like this book! Thanks for the offer!

MoonRae said...

Looks like a fun book,thanks for the opportunity to win it!!
~Sharon~
lunrei(at)yahoo(dot)com

whelchelk said...

I would dearly love to have this book. I love bling!

barbinla said...

Hi:) Thanks for giving this book away:) One can never have too many patterns LOL


barbbrian01 at yahoo dot com

Joanne said...

I,ve been looking for new design ideas, I would love the book.

Deborah said...

Gorgeous snowflake! I'd love to win the book! Thanks so much for this giveaway!

Alice Howe said...

Oooh, this looks like a winner book. Hope I'm a winner.
Alice

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