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Interweave books for Christmas, and a giveaway - part two

Here are two fantastic slightly older books that I think would make great holiday gifts.  And, in fact, I'm going to send one of them to one of you!  The giveaway information is at the bottom of this post :-)

By Elise Mann
Interweave/F+W; $24.95

Beaders and other artisans have knowledge and ideas at their fingertips with this comprehensive reference to more than 600 individual beads that are readily available and appropriate for contemporary projects. Chapters in The Bead Directory are separated by bead material, including glass, wood, semi-precious stone, and ceramic beads. Each bead is pictured from several angles, alongside descriptions of dimensions, color range, usage, special care, size of hole, weight, suitable stringing materials, relative cost, and suggested complementary beads. An extensive index lists suppliers in stores and online, making this reference an invaluable companion for designers looking to add to their bead-bag of tricks.

By Carol Cypher
Interweave/F+W; $24.95

Mastering Beadwork is the ultimate resource for beading knowledge—it's a project book plus reference tool wrapped up in one.
Based on years of teaching experience, Carol Cypher presents easy-to-understand instructions with informative sidebars to help anyone master beading techniques. Each of the 13 techniques are explained in detail, and then further explored with projects to enhance the beader's skills and confidence. The 63 projects included here-ranging from bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings to findings, closures, beaded beads, and other beaded objects-teach a single project or technique but are arranged to build skills at any level. Suggestions for personalizing and expanding on each project or pattern are also addressed. Learn all the basic beading stitches-from peyote, spiral, vertical and horizontal netting, bead crochet, right-angle weave, triangle weave, daisy chain, ladder stitch, brick stitch, African helix, and more.


I've got a copy of The Bead Directory that needs to go to a good home!  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: December 16, 2015

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I would so love to win this book. Thank you so much for the giveaways and fabulous posts all of the time.

My email to use since I'm not sure if this account will show the one it is using is:

enchantingaccents27284 at Gmail dot com
OnMyPawz said…
Wow thank you! Been delving further into beading and this would be a great addition to that.
Unknown said…
I love bead books and how to use beads in different patterns. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway.
Debbie Castle said…
It is always such fun having a new bead book. I keep a list of all the books you give away and the ones you feature.
rrjane011749 said…
Looks like a really great book!
Anonymous said…
this is a great giveaway ! I would love to read this book - I love to read beading books that show weaving techniques (how to's) as I am fairly new to weaving - and so far I really enjoy weaving !! I am gobbling up magazines on the subject!! Thanks for the giveaway!
Anonymous said…
I would love to learn how to make these BEAUTIFUL bracelets! This would be a great start!
Thanks for this great giveaway!
Unknown said…
Hi Cindy,
I would love to win one of the books you are giving away; as i love to learn about everything there is about beading.Thanks again.
Unknown said…
Having just begun jewelry making with beads I feel that this book would contribute greatly to my skills. I hope that I'm chosen to win this book!

Cynthia said…
I'd love to win this book! Thanks for the chance! Happy Holidays too!
cynthiariggs58 at
Janie O'Brien said…
I need all the help I can get, thank you for this opportunity !!