I showed you this little do-dad pendant that I made a few weeks ago from some crystals that I got from Auntie's Beads, but what I didn't mention at the time was that the design came from a brand new book by Aimee Carpenter called Endless Sparkle. I was fortunate enough to have been sent a copy for review, and now I'm going to put it up for grabs here on Beading Arts!
Aimee's book has a unique organizational style. In the first half, she teaches you how to make 12 different crystal bead components, all of them elegant but simple to make thanks to the great illustrations and written directions. In the second half of the book, Aimee shows you how to combine the components to create beautiful jewelry designs. Many of the components are interchangeable in these designs, and she shows you different variations to really get your crystal-lust juices flowing. Such a fun little book, and since it is published by Kalmbach, you know that a lot of care has been taken to insure accurate counts and instructions.
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Would you like to have a copy of 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: April 13, 2011.
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