I am so excited to have Beading Arts be the 5th stop in the wonderful blog tour of Totally Twisted by Kerry Bogert! And I have a copy of this delightful book to giveaway to one of you, but I've got to show you something first.
I love making glass beads, stringing, working with wire, and doing all sorts of mixed media jewelry making, but there's always been one element that has been a problem for me. I love having the end of my beaded strands finished off nicely, especially if I'm working with multiple strands. But I've found the search for nice looking bead cones to be frustrating and expensive. Enter Kerry's new book.
Kerry shows you how to turn a wrapped loop into a beautifully coiled cone! It was a head-slapping "duh" moment for me when I saw this tip. Kerry used a mandrel, so her cones were much nicer than my pitiful first attempt. Still, I think you can see the endless possibilities of this idea! Imagine a better shaped cone that extends not only over the beading wire and crimp, but also down over the top portion of the first bead.
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Would you like to win a free copy of Kerry Bogert's book? Just leave me a comment below and you'll automatically be entered. 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: April 25, 2010.
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