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Book review and giveaway: Learn to Use Two-Hole Beads

There's a lot to like in this new offering by Kalmbach.  Teresa Morse has written a new book called Learn to Use Two-Hole Beads, which has not only a really good basics section, but also some great projects to work through your new skills.  Just so you know upfront...the book concentrates on Super Duos and Twins, not on every shape of two-hole bead that there is.  Of these, Super Duos are preferred for their more regular quality.  

In the very beginning of the book is a preview of all the projects, twenty two in all, which is great for finding your next project quickly.  The basics section follows, and is essential, especially the techniques which show you how to organize the beads for a project, how to add and end threads, how to step up through two-hole beads, make beaded findings, and design with color.  

The project are divided by method of construction, design features, and materials.  The simplest are individual beaded motifs that are stitched separately and then joined into beautiful jewelry, moving through more complex designs until you are adding layers and texture!


Would you like a great book full of new projects?  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 will not 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, beadingarts at gmail 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: October 26, 2016


Debbie said…
I would love to win this very interesting book. Thanks!
gussek at hotmail dot com
Cynthia said…
I have become more interested in 2 hole beads lately, and have bought them hoping I'll figure out what to do with them!! I'd love to win this book, thanks for the chance!
Cynthiariggs58 at
This type of beading looks intriguing.

sandhollowgems at gmail dot com
ACBeads said…
The beaded star pendant is one of the most beautiful ones I've seen. I'd love to know how to make it. Thank you for the review and for having this giveaway. I've shared the giveaway on Pinterest.
Ana Cravidão
acbeads at gmail dot com
GranChris said…
I'd love to win this book. It looks very interesting and something new to learn. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com
Oh that is a great book. It would really help me to fine tune my beading with super duo's. Thanks!
Tonyawear said…
Thank you for a chance at such an interesting book.
I reposted your contest on FB...Thanks!
Anonymous said…
I love learning new beading ideas and seeing new patterns. This book would be wonderful to add to my collection of beading ideas.
Unknown said…
OMG I would give anything to win this book as I am a beginning beader. I have been trying to learn different patterns with 2 hole beads. I just made my first order of 2 hole beads and do not have a clue where to start.
e-mail repost on FB,GOOGLE,AND OTHERS.
Rebecca said…
I'm a novice beader, but this sure catches my eye. It looks like fun waiting to happen! Thanks for the chance
Abao said…
I wrote to you once, years ago, and you were so kind and encouraging. Now I'm returning to beading after a long time caring for my husband as dementia diminished his life. I'd love to have this book.
Whenpigsfly said…
Nice choice for a giveaway.
Unknown said…
I would really like to learn more about the 2-hole beads and come up with my own ways to use them!
My email is

Thanks for putting this giveaway on! :-)
Anonymous said…
I would like to learn about the 2 hole beading. My email is
Oh wow, what a great looking book! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at)
Also, I shared in my FB Crafts group. Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at)
Unknown said…
I would love to win this book on two hole beads. I just know that my family and friend would really love and appreciate new earrings made with these types of beads. Thank you for the opportunity to try to win. Rose
Dolores said…
Thanks for offering this book. I'm new at this and am loving the friendship.