Monday, December 12, 2011

Book review and giveaway: Ring a Day


Ring lovers, take note!  You are definitely going to want to see this volume, Ring a Day, from Lark Publishing.  Marthe Le Van has chosen 700 photos from last year's Ring a Day challenge.  Marthe writes in the introduction, "When I heard that a group of jewelers was creating one new ring per day for an entire calendar year, three thoughts immediately came to mind -- This is brilliant!  This is completely mad!  Where do I sign up?"

Some of the entries are wearable and wonderful.  Some will make you scratch your head.  Others will make you roll your eyes.  All will make you wonder why you didn't get in on this project :-)  That's why I'm telling you about it now...what's to prevent you from setting up a challenge like this with some of your friends?  There's a whole new year coming soon...

The participants are listed and all the photos are identified by materials, artist, and technique, but this is purely not a project book.  It's a chronicle and an inspiration, but you'll find no instructions here, just great photos! 

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

And now you 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: December 19, 2011. 

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18 comments:

debb said...

Oh how much fun this book must be to drool over! Thank you for the opp!

Deci said...

I would have great fun with this book! Thanks for the giveaway.

Deci said...

I posted this on my facebook page, GemRio.

Gretchen said...

Looks like a fun book! Thanks for the opportunity!

Jet said...

oooh i would looove to flip through this one :D

Regina said...

I am taking my first ring making class next month and this book would be such a bonus. I wish I win, I wish I win, I wish I win.... Thank you!

Nancy Markosky said...

I agree- looks like a fun book to page through. I followed some of the artists who participated in the challenge on Flicker- fun times. And thank you again for the win of the Chains, Chains, Chains book- can't wait to receive it!

Andrea said...

I just started making rings. I don't know why they seemed so challenging at first. In fact, I was going through all my beading magazines and books and found very few instructions on making beaded rings. So a long story short, I would love to have the book. Thanks

Maruca said...

Book looks nicce! maruca33sb@gmail.com

CreationsbyKari said...

I love these types of challenges, haven't been brave enough to do one myself, but maybe someday!

CreationsbyKari said...

tweeted @pugbeader

quiltingjewel39 said...

I love rings - how fun to have a book full of them. Thank you for the chance to win.

gelfling50 said...

Fabtabulous ...love your blog and hope ya get a chance to check mine out also....bye for now and Happy blogging

Tara said...

Thank you for this opportunity!

Eileen Bergen said...

A ring a day! I've only made a couple of rings in my whole life. I can't imagine doing one a day. 365 rings - wow!

Lydia Doorman said...

Ohhh this books would be perfect for my mother, she is a greatly talented jewelry crafter and I'm sure that she will drool over this book, and if I don't win this for her I definitely point out this great book! Happy Holliday's!

substitutionqueen said...

yes, yes, yes, I want these books and lots of ring ideas!

bHope Creations said...

Oh, yes! Do I need help with rings! Thank you for your giveaways -- I may actually win one. This, I would appreciate so much!

Bonnie Dickey,
bhope1948@yahoo.com

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