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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Book review and giveaway: New Dimensions in Bead and Wire Jewelry



Margot Potter looks at wire not only as a structural element in jewelry design, but also as decorative.  She has done what no one, to my knowledge, has done in a book before, combining stiff sculptural wire with flexible beading wire in the same designs.  New Dimensions in Bead and Wire Jewelry is the results of Margot's explorations. 

If you're tired of wire designs that all look the same, this book is for you.  If you would like to learn about how to use all different types of wire, not just high-priced silver and gold, this book is for you.  If you enjoy being given instructions that include the advice to color outside the lines and take some risks, this book is definitely for you!

The earlier projects are fairly fast and easy, becoming trickier and a bit more time-consuming as you make your way through the book.  I made a version of one of Margot's projects that she calls Helix, and it took me about 3 hours, not counting time to make the copper tube beads.





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And now you have a chance to win Margot's new 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: August 24, 2011. 



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58 comments:

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

I really want this book. Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

bwheather said...

I just love the piece you made from the book. I'd also love a chance to win it. I'm always open to new ways to use wire.

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Oops - My last post should have said that I posted to my blog. This post is to my Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pine-Ridge-Treasures/205451472805925

Jean said...

Oh this is so fabulous! Great job, Cyndi!!! You make such beautiful things! xox jean

yea said...

Margot you do so much and I think thsi book would give me some Ideas and inspiration to make my jewelry even more creative. Would love to win book. You are awesome! Have a fantabulous rest of the week.

EWA gyöngyös világa! / EWA's World of Beads said...

Beautiful design,lovely colors!

Lily Lady said...

A fantastic book! Just the thing for my hubby who has recently taken up wirework jewellery making and is looking for inspiration. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Oklahoma Bead Society said...

Thanks for a great opportunity to win this book. I would love to have a copy of it. Thanks so much

Jan and Shane Rogers
janrogers68@yahoo.com

Felicia said...

I just am thrilled with this new book and more inspiration...wire work is so much fun and there is always room to grow! Hope to have a chance to enjoy her new creations...thanks :)

Dragonfly Creations said...

Something different, would love this book, seems to take wire work in a different direction.
Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful prize.

KayzKreationz said...

I would love a chance to win this book. I love metal, especially copper and I'm always looking for new/interesting ways to use wire.

kaythomerson(at)hotmail.com

KayzKreationz said...

Just tweeted about your giveaway.

http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

KayzKreationz said...

Just posted to my facebook page.

http://facebook.com/KayzKreationzGlassKreationz

Mary said...

It would be AWESOME to win this book! Thanks for the chance! :)

Mary said...

Tweeted :)
http://twitter.com/#!/BirchBarkBeads/status/103980917390974976

Davis Designs said...

Beautiful piece. great way to add wire work to bring dimension.

Mascottblog said...

I would loove to win !

CreationsbyKari said...

Would love to win this book! Thanks so much!!!

Carol said...

Thanks for the great opportunity! The book looks fabulous!

Carol said...

I just posted to my Facebook!
Carol Siska Ascher!

Inspired Designs by Teresa said...

Thanks for the chance to win. It looks like a great book full of inspiration.

Islandgirl said...

WOuld love to win the book! I'm a book junkie so would love another book!
Thanks Lynne aka islandgirl

CraftyHope said...

Margot's books are usually so full of fun! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

CraftyHope said...

I blogged about the giveaway if that counts!! (http://craftyhope.blogspot.com/2011/08/so-full-of-fail.html)

Wildcard said...

I would love to have this book, I love wire work!

Vicky K Thomas said...

I would be so excited to win-at my age I think I'd jump up & down. VK Thomas

CraftyHope said...

I tweeted about the giveaway (@CraftyHope)

CraftyHope said...

I posted a link to the review on my facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/CraftyHopeJewelry)

Cat Lister said...

This book looks unbelievably awesome! Congrats to who wins it!!

Sweet Willow Designs said...

This book looks great. Hopeful winner here. :)

tiffany long said...

thank you for the oportunity to win such a great book
gloryhounddesigns@hotmail.com

foodinnewengland said...

I need a new hobby besides cooking. Looks like a winner to me :)
Kimforni@yahoo.com

foodinnewengland said...

Posted on my Facebook...http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002888280616&sk=wall#!/kim.forni Add me if you need to see.

ruth said...

Great book and if I don't win I think I will buy it. Copper tubing and crystals, who would have thought they go together so well. ravinjewelry@aol.com

Unknown said...

Thanks for the chance to win such a great resource!

Marianna said...

Would LOVE this book! it's going on my wishlist either way :)

stargirl@stargirljewelry.com

Marianna said...

tweeted it!

@stargirljewelry

Marianna said...

fb'd it!!

http://www.facebook.com/stargirljewelry

Stings Attached Beads and Accessories said...

Would love to win this. Thanks for the opportunity.

Deana said...

Your necklace looks awesome! Would love the bok!
Justdeezart@gmail.com

VEE said...

I am a novice but I love to learn. This looks like a great opportunity. Thanks!

Beck said...

I'm new to blogging, what a pleasant surprise to find such a lovely blog with such a lovely give away, thank you for the chance :) This book would be such an inspiration to my beading.

Julie Tomes said...

I would LOVE to win it!
:)

Lubna said...

Wow. I have yet to kick start my dream hobby of beading and if I win this book, it would be awesome. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.
lukathewriter (at) gmail (dot) com

Amy said...

Fingers crossed! This week started out bad, let's finish it "winning"!

KipperCat said...

This would be a super gift for my wire-working friend. I hope we win it.

Andrea said...

I thought I signed up for your give away, but I have been blogging so much on the BeadSoupParty, I must have gotten confused. So here its is and I am just venturing into wire work. Took a class last week on wire wrapping and blogged about it at www.heavenlanecreations.wordpress.com

Lody said...

What a fabulous giveaway again! I would be super-dooper-mega thrilled to win this book! The cover alone impresses me --- excited to see the content inside.
Thanks to the author and Cindy for giving away this awesome book.

Lody said...

Tweeted.:)
@MoreThanStitch

Chris said...

Looks like a good book!

Anne Ricketts said...

This looks like a great book! Thank you for offering it as giveaway!

Cher said...

Thank you for this great giveaway! A wonderful book with wonderful ideas!
jewelrybycher@gmail.com

Cher said...

Posted to my facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/ByCher

Roseimelda said...

Very cool, I love Margot's work.

Pat

Hispirations said...

As a wire virgin, I really need this book. brideadorner at g mail dot com

kraftkonfessions said...

I'm a newbie, but I want to learn everything. Please, please pick me!

Carole said...

Would love to win the book. Thanks for the opportunity.

stephanie_mcginley said...

Love the necklace! Thanks for the opportunity to win the book too!

Stephanie

stephanie_mcginley@hotmail.com

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