Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Book review and giveaway: Creating Glass Beads

Creating Glass Beads: A New Workshop to Expand Your Beginner Skills and Develop Your Artistic Voice 

Jeri L Warhaftig is already the author of one very fine Lark publication on glass bead making, so you might not think there's a need for another.  Wrong!  Creating Glass Beads is different in scope and design from any other how-to book I've ever seen.  Jeri introduces ten beads as projects, each one covering multiple intermediate and advanced techniques, from constructing hollow beads and mirroring the insides to creating advanced stringers and trying out lapidary work.

Here's the kicker: Jeri has invited fourteen project testers to try out her instructions and see what happened.  I don't know about you, but I'm extremely thankful to know that I'm not the only one who doesn't always get it right the first time!  And the variety of styles that grow from Jeri's instructions will also be inspiring to everyone who likes to color outside the lines anyway!  The step-by-steps are really clear, with excellent photographs, but the message is also clear: do what you want with these ideas!

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

Here's the best part: you now have a chance to win 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: June 22, 2011

    


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38 comments:

nancy tobey said...

Hi Cyndi! What a great idea for a giveaway! I'm in.

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Great idea! The book looks fab! Count me in.

Noemi said...

This book looks amazing!
Count me in please!

Noemi said...

I have posted about it on my FB page
http://www.facebook.com/pages/noemibaenacom/121971644528566

Have a lovely day!

KayzKreationz said...

Looks like a wonderful book. Although flame and I don't always get along. Would love a chance to win.

KayzKreationz said...

Just tweeted about your book review and giveaway.

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

Annabel said...

This book is awesome! I've seen it in the library... would be great to have my own copy!

blueheronglass said...

I love the photos on the front, very appealing, they make you want to see more good job.

Elisabeth said...

oh oh oh! Just started to learn lampwork - would love to win this book!

CreationsbyKari said...

Yea!!! Would love to win this gorgeous book, please enter me! Thanks!!!

Mascottblog said...

That is interesting !!! So I am playing !!!

sandiandmartin said...

I just took my first lamp work bead class.......I am excited to start my journey, this would be a wonderful stepping stone for me.

Cindy said...

This book looks so informative and beautiful...would love a chance to win. Thank you! :-)

Beadroe said...

Would love to win this book. Great giveaway.

Teri S. said...

This book looks exciting. I've been having a great time making beaded jewelry and want to take the next step and make some of my own unique beads.

Steph said...

Cyndi, I have two passions in my life. My two beautiful daughters and jewelry design. As a single mom, my first passion really limits what I am able to invest in the second.....so, I too think the giveaway ifs is a splendid idea!

Bryna said...

Thanks for the chance to win! My email is bryna.lumb@gmail.com

Chris Dalrymple said...

Jeri is so talented, and I would love to have her book!

Shaiha said...

Learning to make beads is on my bucket list so I would love to win a copy of this book.

Doris said...

I just found this surprise giveaway. This book looks wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

CindyLoops said...

The book looks awesome! And the 22nd is my birthday! Pick me! Pick me!!

Cyndi L said...

Posting for Erika Towle:
Wow the book cover alone is gorgeous!! I have done lampwork a few times and cant wait to take another class!
Winning a book this addictive subject would be pretty cool ;)

chevelle70grl @ gmail.com

M.j. said...

Looks really cool...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

Rebecca Skeels said...

already liking the pics on the front! Count me in for the giveaway and fingers now crossed and hoping I win!

joyware pottery said...

Another great lark book, I would love to add this to my collection!

Patty said...

Jeri is the best! Thanks for a great review.

Patty said...

Just shared this on my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=544450581

Jo (Dogmaw Glass) said...

Woo hoo, I'd love to win!

Jo (Dogmaw Glass) said...

Posted on FB!
http://www.facebook.com/#!/dogmawjo

Maybeads said...

I just saw this on Patty's FB page (thank you!), and I'd love to win this! I'm off to share it now, too.
maybeads@gmail.com

Maybeads said...

Just posted it to my FB page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maybeads/64308606920?ref=ts

maybeads@gmail.com

katie c said...

Oooo, just started lampworking recently, would love this book! :-)
Hooray for giveaways!

DragonflyGirlsJewelry said...

Would love to get this book. I'm eager to jump into the world of lampworking, and this book came recommended. Would be awesome if I won!

Barbara said...

Count me in! Love new projects & new ways to increase my glass knowledge..thanks for the giveaway!

Malin said...

Oh how I would love to own one of those! I'd love a chance to win one!
Best wishes // Malin
malinskeramik@gmail.com

Robin said...

Thanks for the awesome opportunity to win this great book!

Robin
somethingnew4ubeads@gmail.com

Cara Ellis said...

What a wonderful site! This book looks like it would get me highly addicted to a new chapter in beading. I'm in... Wish me luck!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Forgot to add that I posted the giveaway on my blog (last week and today)!
http://pineridgetreasures.blogspot.com/2011/06/beading-arts-book-giveaway-ends-today.html

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