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.
***FREE STUFF ALERT!!!***
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.
You can follow the rest of the blog tour for Totally Twisted by visiting the facebook fan page.
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Please put my name in.
The light bulb goes off when you realize how much money you can save by making your own findings (ear wire, eye pins, links, wrapped pendants ...)
And Kerry is a master at exhibiting and sharing some of the endless possibilies!
we will try 2 share nice
mona & the girls ;0)
have a great weekend thanks ..
Going to FB and enter twice :)
Thanks, Tillie Smith O'Kelley
Winning a copy of Totally Twisted would be Totally Fabulous!
as for the beading book-anything twisted is right up my alley!!
I'm from Iceland, live in Siglufjörður far north !Still snowing at my place brrrrr..........
I would love to have this book :)
Please enter me in the drawing.
kimberybreid at hotmail dot com
Laurie Dorrell /moonwild
it! Thsnks for the oppertunity to win it, Sandi
cspmom at gmail dot com