Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Book review and giveaway: Break the Rules Bead Embroidery



Extremely inspiring is the phrase that came to me over and over again as I read through Diane Hyde's new book Break the Rules Bead Embroidery, published by Lark Books.  Diane will take you to visit some very interesting new places as you consider how to combine your beloved bead embroidery with stringing and bead weaving.


Frankly, some of the projects have only the teeniest bit of actual embroidery in them, and that may end up disappointing you if you're looking for another book on large-scale embroidery design.  But if you're looking for innovative design, I don't see how you could lose with this book.

There are five groups of projects, based upon where the inspiration may be found: household notions, craft stores, hardware, toy box, and antique treasures.  The techniques section pays particular attention to cutting and drilling different materials, which is very helpful for future projects.

GIVEAWAY ALERT!!! 

Would you like to win a copy of this book? Here's what you need to do...please read this carefully. Leave me a comment here and include your email address. If I don't see your email address, I won't be able to contact you. No contact, no win, and I simply have to go on to the next person. You are welcome to spell it out if you'd prefer, for example, cyndi at mazeltovjewelry dot com. If you tweet or post on Facebook or other social spots about the contest, you can leave a second comment and be entered twice! Deadline: May 28, 2014  




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26 comments:

Kathryn said...

I'm a dork. My email blueridgediva@gmail.com. I need this book !

Sharon Linder said...

I love bed embroidery! Very beautiful!
Sharon R. Linder
srlinder@gmail.com

motidana said...

Wow the book looks interesting and would love to enter this giveaway :) Am I eligible to enter ?

My blog
http://kalaabhushan.blogspot.in/

Berina RGA said...

Thanks for the giveaway!! my email id is rgaberina@yahoo.co.in
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Betsy said...

I am new to beading and would live to own this book
Fiestagirl41@earthlink.net

Pat de Verre said...

I like so much bead embroidery and I am a fan of Diane...may be I can win the book...
Thank you for all you share with us along so many years.

pat dot de dot verre @hotmail dot fr

Patdeverre

Anonymous said...

Just discovered this site. It looks interesting and the book is definately a winner with me. I'm trying out many different types of beadwork and this looks like it will take to me to the next level.
Christine Witton
chrisalis15@bigpond.com

jackie said...

Bead embroidery is something I would like to try after looking at all the beautiful things you have made. This book looks like a great way to start.

Becky Pancake said...

Cyndi, I agree that this book is totally engaging and innovative. I have admired Diane's work for a long time and I am so glad that she wrote this wonderful book.

Cyndi L said...

For Marie:
I am 75yrs old and just got into making jewellery as a change from knitting and crochet and after the initial terror f making mistakes and having to rip items apart and start again I love it, your book is a mixture of the things i love and \i would very much like to be considered for a chance to win one. my email address is m.perrigo@sky.com
Regards
Marie

Armored Mermaid said...

I'd love to win this book!

hbpsab at yahoo dot com

(:

Dixie Hamilton said...

Looks like a fascinating book with innovative designs. Would love to win it!

Dixie
dixiekay@gmail.com

rrjane011749 said...

I would love to have this book!

ladyraven said...

Wow what I neat book.. Sure gives a lot of ideas to expand ... I would love to win this book.
carolhettenbach@msn.com

Alicia said...

Very Interesting!
My email is arienna underscore elf at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I have recently discovered bead embroidery and love it! Dkelroy@yahoo.com

nessialex said...

Wow !!! This book is exactly what I've been looking for A book that helps me think outside the box . Just what i need . I love it , my email is nessialex@gmail.com thank you

Genevieve said...

Looks like an awesome book!
gcrabe@mac.com

Mandy said...

Count me in! I would love to win this book.

My email: morganiet at gmail dot com

john hutchens said...

nice book cooladam1 at live dot com

Anonymous said...

this is my style ~ love it! aviananw@yahoo.com

chayna1uk said...

This sounds an interesting book - would love to win it.

chayna at yahoo dot co do uk

Noodles & Poodles said...

Thank you for this giveaway! This book looks like what I have been looking for - dtalib18@hotmail.com

Diana Chavis said...

What an honor it would be to win this book! I can't afford books lately, so it would really be appreciated. Your work is stellar! atokachavis@gmail.com

Ginger said...

Would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity!
samiam4321 at aol dot com

Cathy Cederlind said...

Diane was the inspiration for my beaded Steampunk designs as I was greatly intrigued by her Beadpunk designs. Her entries into the Bead and Button designer contests have left me speechless as they are beautifully creative! I would love to win this book but if not I shall be purchasing it!
cederlindcathy@comcast.net

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