Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Beady Book Fair


Join us this week as we review a collection of recently released jewelry design books.  We'll post one or two reviews each day. To celebrate our Book Fair we are giving away two free books provided by Lark Books.

The first is Marcia DeCoster's Beaded Opulence, which will be reviewed later this week by Beverly Herman.

The second book in our giveaway is Beading with World Beads, edited by Ray Hemachandra with 15 contributors such as Jean Campbell and Candie Cooper.  This book features designs inspired by beads and jewelry from around the world with a contemporary edge.  It's a beautiful book that one lucky winner will enjoy adding to their library.

To enter: leave a comment to this post, one entry per person.  Make sure to include a valid email if you don't have a blog so that we can reach you if you win.  On Monday morning we'll draw two random winners from all of the entries/comments.

To help get the comments rolling I'll ask a fun question:

What book is currently on your wish list?

I'm looking forward to reading your answers!

75 comments:

Anonymous said...

I enjoy working with seed beads very much, so at the moment I'm dreaming about "Seed Bead Fusion" by Rachel Nelson-Smith!

(almost.angel at gmail dot com)

Susanm said...

I would like Jane Dickerson's new book on using chain. I am starting to experiment a bit more with chain but I am still pretty conservative.

mcclelland@sympatico.ca

TesoriTrovati said...

New books to seek!
Funny that you should ask what books are on my wishlist... because I have no filters when it comes to buying things, particularly new books, they never really make it to a "wishlist" but rather to my shopping cart! I think that both of these look drool-worthy, particularly the second one. I am eagerly awaiting the Enchanted Adornments that I pre-ordered, as did many! I believe there is no such thing as too many books!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

peacockfairy said...

Oh, I had not heard about these books yet - thank you for bringing them to my attention. Enchanted Adornments is currently on my wish list!

FunkyMonkey Girls said...

I would love the World Beads one. My mom & I are so drawn to beads that are made all over the world and try to include them in our creations. We make a bunch out of Tibetan beads, Mexican beads, greek beads or anything else unusal that we can get our hands on:)

Funky Monkey Girl
Jolene
funky.monkey.girls@hotmail.com

Cindy said...

I love books! They both look great. I'm very interested in the World Beads book, though, I'll have to go look it up. At the top of my wishlist right now is Cynthia Thornton's Enchanted Adornments!
I blogged about it here:

http://alchemicaljourney.blogspot.com/2009/10/mustgetthisbook.html

Thanks for the opportunity to add to my book pile!

skygrazer/Christy said...

Polymer Clay Color Inspirations by Lindly Haunani and Maggie Maggio

http://www.amazon.com/Polymer-Clay-Color-Inspirations-Techniques/dp/0823015017

I'm taking a class taught by Lindly next weekend and can't wait :)

Christy

bellajoya said...

Currently on my list is Bead Romantique by Lisa Kan. I'm in love right now with the lacy, romantic beadwork, and love the designs in her book.

Dot--Winchell Clayworks said...

Enchanted Adornments. I can't believe we have to wait another 12 days!

AJ said...

Beaded Opulence is on my wish list, so I hope I win it! ;)

I also want Jean Campbell's steampunk book and Cynthia Thornton's Enchanted Adornments book. I have such an addiction to bead and jewelry books!

Doreen said...

Actually, Marcia DeCoster's Beaded Opulence is on the top of my list!

Laura said...

Beaded Opulence is on my wish list. Sigh. Just the cover looks wonderful!

Laura
www.StickLizardDesigns.etsy.com

Marie Cramp said...

"Chain Style" is currently at the top of my book list. That may change on November first, then I will have two at the top of my list. But so many others are on that list and I add more everytime someone seems to blog about a new book.
skyejewels@live.com

Marie

Anonymous said...

I love Marcia's work. Because of previous engagements, I won't be able to join the cruise this year, and it was one of my "to do's" this year,maybe next year. Hope everyone has a wonderful time.

Kathy
kmpursch@jonesday.com

WondrousStrange said...

The Penland Book of Handmade Books: Master Classes in Bookmaking Techniques

I just love the feel of books, and with the digital book field opening wide ...hand made books will become even more of an art treasure in the future. Want to take my art in that direction...but with ceramics.

Zu said...

Fabulous giveaway!
I also want a new book by Bettina Welker on polymer clay, might buy it someday.

Mari said...

My wish list on books are Enchanted Adornments and Chain Style...waiting for it to be available at borders here in Puerto Rico to buy it. Good Luck for me!!!!

FrankandRox said...

Oh so many books on my wishlist, or schedule as it seems to workout as I know i will buy them all. I think Enchanted Adornments will be the next pre-ordered one to ship. I tell myself a supplies/tools/book addiction is healthier than most peoples addictions.

Do Be Do Bead Do said...

How wonderful it would be to win a copy of Marcia's book!

EmandaJ said...

ooo, I love books -- I am definitely a bibliophile and it gets me into trouble because I'm running out of shelf space. I would love to win either of these beauties, but I'm also beside myself waiting for Enchanted Adornments.

Emanda
www.ArtemisiaStudio.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to have this book. Marcia designs the most beautiful jewelry I have seen. I've had the pleasure of attending two previous bead cruise's with Heather and the gang. Had an AMAZING time. I will not be attending in 2010, but can't wait to see what is offered for 2011.

To all attending the 2010 cruise have a FANTASTIC time as I know you will.

Lola from
Atlanta

l_foye@yahoo.com

Alice said...

I'm hearing about so many fabulous books here and I want them all! I might have to be EXTRA good until Christmas!

But top on my list is Cynthia Thornton's book Enchanted Adornments. Second is Jane Dickerson's book Chain Style.

I'd love to win either of these books too!

thepetersons13@mchsi.com

SueBeads said...

World Beads is on my list, but I'd love both!!!! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

Michelle said...

Beaded Opulence looks like an amazing book. I need a new insopiration book.
Michelle

Bead-Mused said...

Why, Marcia's book of course! Oh, and Rachel's book. And about 20 others. I can't have enough gorgeous beading books!

Erin said...

I have quite a few books on my wish list at the moment! I love jewelry and bead books, I wish I could afford to buy them all! At the top are Enchanted Adornments and Chain Style.

baglady said...

The book at the top of my wish list is "Wrap, Stitch, Fold and Rivet". I've been following another blog's challenge using this book and I can't wait to be able to order it and try some new things. Nancy

Anonymous said...

Marcia DeCoster's book is definitely on my list. Another one is Susan Lenart Kazmer's "Making Connections".

Hannah
hrbanana at yahoo dot com

Ruth said...

Marcia's book is on my wish list am hoping to get one soon.Ruth
rhozbrn@commspeed.net

Diana P. said...

Enchanted Adornments is on the top of my list. I can NOT wait for this book to come out. I'm hoping it will be one of the most inspiring jewelry books I've ever purchased.

Fire Phoenix said...

I was at a bead fair this weekend and got to flick through Marcia DeCoster's Beaded Opulence, and I have to say, it looks fantastic. Not only is it 'coffee table' standard, the projects look stunning.

ummandahh said...

Bead Fantasies I, II, III, and IV by Samejima Takako.
Amazing projects in there.


groshing@gmail.com

sundownbeaddesigns said...

I'm still waiting for somebody to get me Contemporary Copper Jewelry by Sharilyn Miller...I

Mary K. McGraw said...

My wish list is a mile long. But high on the list is "Chain Style," "Beaded Opulence,"and "World Beads." One can never have too many books.

Regina said...

Beading with World Beads is on my wish list. I love gemstone beads and cannot get enough of them... a serious case of beaddiction!

Jeannie said...

I pre-ordered Enchanted Adornments, but these two will go on my wish list.

pam ferrari said...

Cynthia Thorntons Enchanted Adornments I have ordered a while back can't wait for that one. Beading with World Beads looks interesting.

Pam
ferrarioriginalbeads@yahoo.com
Waitjustonemorebead.blogspot.com

Mortira said...

Beaded Opulence looks great, I can't wait to read the review!

Carol said...

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia is on MY Wish List!!

rosebud101 said...

Sharylin Miller's new book, but I can't remember the title!

marichelle said...

hello!i'm marichelle lopez from the Philippines.I'm surfing in the net and i saw your beautiful site and i was really looking at your site and i'm so interested and willing to looked at your magazine..To tell you honestly i'm a bead lover person i'm into making fashion accessories here and selling my personalized and customized accessories for my friends,relatives and some acquaintances..i don't have shop here but they just drop here in our house to see some accessories of mine and luckily they like my designs..this is just a hobby for me when i was in highschool i discover for myself that i can also make accessories of my own and asked myself I can do it!!so why could i make more that then i gave it to my friends and suddenly they asked my why should i sell it to everyone it's nice..So waht i did ok i'll just sell it few then they order a lot from me..That would be a great time for me and until now this is my small business.I sell accessories..I'm very proud to say that my bead necklace got the chance to be published in 2 magazines in abroad which are beadstyle magazine and bead journey..Thank \\God coz i'm the only filipino who enable to published in that prestigious magazine..I have a site www.marichelleonline.multiply.com try to looked at it..Sir/Mam i like you're 2 magazine and i'm willing and honored to have a prestigous magazines of yours which are bead opulence and world beads..Hope to have one..thank you so much for your time..More power to you!!! keep up the good work!!

Marichelle Lopez

email add. mlimjuco@yahoo.com

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I have alot of books on my wish list, but the one I am most anxiously awaiting is Enchanted Adornments by Cynthia Thornton! I pre-ordered it, so I should have it soon!! Second on the list would be Making Connections by Susan Lenart Kazmer. Both books that you are offering up sound very interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa

Amanda said...

I've tried very hard to keep myself from putting books on my wishlist, because inevitably, I never purchase them. I want them, but I also want beads! There are plenty that I desire, though, because I would love to expand my basic knowledge of jewelry-making techniques. I would really love to get books on chain maille and intricate seed beading so I can learn to create things with both techniques.

Cindy said...

I recently received my "Chain Style" preorder which was exciting. Looking forward to seeing these new books as well....thank you for the great give away! :-)

Patti said...

I just purchased Chain Style and I am eagerly awaiting Enchanted Adornments (already purchased and can't wait for it to arrive!) I'm looking forward to reading the book reviews.
Patti

Donna said...

Beaded Opulence looks like something I need. My jewelry line is called Elegant Expressions.

Donna
www.sew-and-so.net

Anonymous said...

' love your Art Bead Scene. Thanks for keeping me up-to-date on the latest books. As a bead-book junkie I love seeking out the newest books.
I would love to own the new book Beading with World Beads. Creating unique jewelry and personalizing it is a designer's dream. I make so many things for myself and daughter which have special meaning built into them. There is nothing like wearing a handmade piece of jewelry. It' magical! Choosing beads for me is the most important part of design. Owning the book Beading with World Beads would certainly enhance the creative process! It's #1 on my wish list.
Chris
dzeyenr2@Yahoo.com

Michelle said...

Ummm...how about them all?!? LOL I'm a total book junkie (beady magazines too!)...as I can no longer fit any books on my bookshelf.
Bead Happy!
Michelle H

beadphoria said...

Love that "World Beads" book! Candie Cooper & Jean Yeats are two of my favorites! This book has definitely gone to the top of my list. Thanks for sharing!

In Beads and Happiness,
Suzann Sladcik Wilson

Jean Hutter said...

I am eagerly awaiting "BEADED COLORWAYS: Freeform Beadweaving Projects and Palettes" by Beverly Ash Gilbert - it should be out in January and I have pre-ordered it.

quiltingjewel39 said...

Love books!! Currently want Enchanted Adornments, Chain Style, Making Connections and Wire Art Jewelry.

ccrider2006 said...

I would like Marcia's Book - Beaded Opulence. I almost ordered it yesterday. Next, I would like Creative Native American Beading by Theres Flores. Third would be Enchanted Adornments.

Abeille à miel said...

World Beads!!! That's first on my wish list (HUGE fan of beads from around the world, especially Africa and Asia). Secondly would be Enchanted Adornments! :)

sandi m said...

I am so waiting for Cynthia's new book as well as Kerry's new book!
And then there's Jean new book....
Yes, I love a good book!

sandi
sandra.miller15@yahoo.com

Ann said...

Rice Freeman-Zachery's Creative Time and Space is on my wishlist right now, but World Beads looks awfully interesting, too.

Ann said...

Sorry, forgot to include address: banncm at att dot com

Mel Mel said...

Enchanted Adornments & Chainstyle are both on my Christmas list. I hope they still have some left !! swopemelmel@aol.com

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! Beade Opulence! Just the name excites me. Definitely need to add that to my wish list. The ones at the top now are Dimensional beading by Diane Fitzgerald (hope that's right!:))and "Seed Bead Fusion" by Rachel Nelson-Smith

madsenpix@yahoo.com

Katie said...

I don't have any particular books on my wishlist currently, although I would be interested in checking out World Beads. When I see a book that looks really interesting to me, I tend to snag it while I'm thinking about it, so my wish list is never that long :o)

Kate said...

I've taken a peek over at Amazon at the Beading with world beads and it looks like it's made my wish list. I love ancient history and making beads that look old or using them in a piece adds greater meaning to the piece I think.

I've been wanting The Illustrated Bead Bible by by Theresa Flores Geary Ph.D, and also Collectible Beads: A Universal Aesthetic by Robert K. Liu, some fab pictures in them!

Beadwoman3 said...

I would LOVE Marcia DeCosters book Beaded Opulence! Ive just been waiting to get the money together. Ive heard some very good things about the projects in the book...

Gretchen

TheBeadedCarpet.blogspot.com said...

I'd love to have Beaded Opulence. I don't have many bead books mainly because as a designer with a sponge for a brain it's hard not to absorb designs and then recreate them without meaning to. The other day I was working on a new design and I suddenly realised it looked very much like Rachel Nelson-Smith's Ootheca cuff...it was sort of an Ootheca Lite version. Still, too much like someone else's work so it got ripped out. The real book on my wishlist is my own...lol...the wish to get it finished and published.

Sabine said...

Cynthia Thornton's Enchanted Adornments is on my wish list, along with Seed Bead Fusion. I hope I get several books for Christmas!

Ann - annrishell@gmail.com

Pamela said...

I have to agree with everyone else.....books, books, books are wonderful and a must have!! I love to study the pictures of creations and techniques used. If we could all have the gift of more time in a day......I have Enchanted Adornments on my list!

pkingjking@yahoo.com

Patricia said...

Anything by Marcia is on my wish list but since I have an autographed copy of her new book, I'll be generous and let someone else win it and I'll be happy with Beads of the World. lol Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a book. Love them next best to beading itself. Patricia Williams

Rachael said...

The book at the top of my wishlist is: Wrap, Stitch, Fold & Rivet: Making Designer Metal Jewelry.
I love cold connections and this book has some great stuff in it!! Thanks for the great giveaways!
Rachael
justdipit@gmail.com

Dacarsha said...

The most recent addition to my wishlist is "Cube Bead Stitching." It's funny because it describes itself as a contemporary book, and I am definitely an old-fashioned girl, but I love the fresh new designs!

Dana Armstrong
Dacarsha@charter.net

beadmagnet said...

I have three books on my wish list! The first is "Seed Bead Fusion" by Rachel Nelson-Smith, the second is Beaded Opulence by Marcia DeCoster and third is Bead Romantique by Lisa Kan. Pat H. beadmagnet@msn.com

Anke said...

Chain Style: 50 Contemporary Jewelry Designs is on my wishlist right now.... but there are so many books I wish I could have....;-)

Jennifer said...

My book list includes any new book on new polymer clay techniques. Then of course any new beading books, and then there are new wire technique books...my list goes on and on!
cspmom at gmail dot com

Rosanne said...

My list has Enchanted Adornments and the one by Cindy Cooper, I think its Wireworking 101.

No Easy Beads said...

My list is like Rosanne's. It has Enchanted Adornments and Cindy Cooper's new book on it.

zeta_rose said...

wow what beautiful designs just made out beads. check out the site http://etanro.com for really cool and personalized pendants. why am i referring for this site is because this is one such site that engraves your name on a grain of rice and gets it embedded in a good luck pendant. worth a stop for all e-shoppers i must say.

Beadwell said...

It would be great to have either of these in my inspiration library. Always enjoy seeing what other's are up to. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Stabbed! said...

I confess, I entered the contest because the #1 book on my bead book wish list is Beaded Opulence.