Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Book review and giveaway: Classic Style - Fresh Look



Do you know Irina Miech's work from Bead&Button magazine?  If so, I know you'll be anxious to see her new book Classic Style - Fresh Look.  Using only simple stringing and basic wire work, Irina shows you 30 classically styled projects along with 30 more up-to-date variations...60 projects in all!  How fun!

This is a great book if you're feeling a bit stuck.  Irina keeps emphasizing adaptability...taking a traditional design and technique, and tweaking them in a way that will allow endless variations, modernizing the look.  Most of the the techniques are really so basic that you'll need no instructions.  But fear not if you're a beginner.  This is a Kalmbach book, so you can expect to see clearly rendered instructions for the few things you may not know.

My personal favorites are the updates that Irina does with multi-strand necklaces.  Very very cool.

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

Would you like to win a copy of Classic Style - Fresh Look?  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 4, 2012.




  






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18 comments:

KayzKreationz said...

I would love to win this book. I have one of Irina's other books and it's great. Thanks.

KayzKreationz said...

Just tweeted about the book and giveaway. Thanks.

https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/273420385494646784

Becky Pancake said...

Thanx for a chance to win this book. I admire her work & I'd like to add this book to my library.

Becky Pancake said...

I tweeted about you book giveaway. Hope I win!

J. Kevin Conner said...

I would really like to obtain a copy of this book; I've been working with beads for a while now, but love to learn new techniques and get fresh insight from others-especially when it is about combining the modern with the "old" to get something new and yet familiar.
Kevin at nihilartikel@hotmail.com

Cynthia said...

I almost bought this book a month ago, but decided to wait. It would be awesomw if I won it! Thanks for the chance to win it!

Peikkonen said...

Well, count me in! (If you're up to shipping to Finland.) My mail: peikkojakeijukainen (a) gmail.com

Boot ~C said...

this looks like a really inspirational book.

Jeanne said...

would love to win this book. thanks for putting up all these give-a-ways. Also shared on facebook.

Cyndi L said...

Entering for Chris:
ckmurphy at scana dot com

Angi said...

I would so love to win this book! I have been wanting this book for a while now, so how awesome would it be to get it for free! Pretty please count me in!

dj2isme@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I love the look of a classic style! This book looks like a real winner!

Thank you for this giveaway offer and all the giveaway offers!

zanc@att.net

Sharon Lowery said...

This book giveaway looks divinely intriguing! I would love to add it to my collection. Lovely work!
srlinder@gmail.com

Casy said...

I would really love to win this book - I'm a newbie beader! Thank you for the opportunity to win. casy.catalano@providence.org

Shaiha said...

This looks like a wonderful book. Please count me in!

mariahansf@yahoo.ca said...

This is my kind of book!
I love to refresh vintage jewelry giving them an up-dated look.
Thank you for the opportunity.
mariahansf@yahoo.ca

Rachael Hardison said...

Thanks for this giveaway! I'd love to win. I'm very new to beading & I think this would help a lot!

Thanks!

rlahardison[at]gmail[dot]com

Beth M said...

This looks like a great book. I'd love a chance to win it!

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