Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Motherlode Giveaway Round-up!

First, let's start with a little book review and a surprise giveaway here at the Art Bead Scene!

Contemporary Copper Jewelry by Sharilyn Miller

Love the look of wire jewelry? Want to learn great metalworking techniques and complex wire-wrapping? Then you'll want to pick up a copy of Sharilyn's newest book.

This book is filled with helpful step-by-step photos for the projects, clear instructions and a great chapter on the basic techniques. The projects are both modern and ancient in influence with beads used throughout the projects. With each project Sharilyn has included extra tips and ideas to take your design to the next level.

I have a copy, compliments of Interweave Press, to giveaway to one lucky winner. Leave a comment to this post for a chance to win. I will draw a random winner on Friday, so don't delay! (Be sure to leave your email address if you don't have a blog, we'll need to be able to reach the winner.)

And now, here is a round-up of blog giveaways that you don't want to miss this week!
*Nancy of Round Rabbit is giving away a ring featuring her ceramic work. Check them out!
*Art Bead Scene editor, Lorelei Eurto is sponsoring a Green Girl Studio giveaway on her blog, ribbit.
*Vintaj has gone prize crazy and will be drawing 5 winners each week and all you have to do is a leave a comment on one of their blog posts during the week. Check out the details here.
*On my blog I have teamed up with Bead Trends to celebrate being their Featured Designer for October. The prizes are a $30 gift certificate to Humblebeads.com and a 6-month subscription to Bead Trends magazine.
Good luck and happy beading!

66 comments:

brendalou said...

Would love to win this book!
brendalouhayes@yahoo.com
http://brendalou2.blogspot.com/

mairedodd said...

wow - thanks so much for the info! and this book looks great...

bellajoya said...

Oh Wow! count me in! Althought, the last thing I need is a new hobby!

Maria said...

Ooh! Ooh! Pick me! Pick me! I've been eyeing that book for a while, so to get it for free would be spectacular!
mariajohnson75@hotmail.com

LDWatkins said...

Oh, Oh, Oh.....Put me in for the book! I'm crazy about wire and have just gotten started. I'm having so much fun! Lynda

peacockfairy said...

Ohhh, I'd love to win this great book! Thanks!

Kate said...

Wow! what a great giveaway! that book sounds just like what I've been looking for and thanks Heather for the heads up on the other blogs, will be sure to check them out!

Alice said...

I would love to win this book! Learning to work with wire is one of my goals for 2010--so this would be a great start!

Thanks for the generous giveaway and the links to more.

Alice
thepetersons13@mchsi.com

Glass Goddess said...

Hello!
I was wondering if the Copper Wire Jewlry book only focused on contemporary designs, or does it review historical ones as well?
I think add and mixing metal bases to jewelry creats an exciting visual douet with the beads!
thanks for posting some info about the new book.

Katie said...

Ooh - more free goodies :o) If I enter them all, maybe one of the goodies will be mine...But, I love working with copper and am getting into doing more with wire, so I would love to get this book for free...Otherwise, I will just have to buy it :o)

Artisan Clay said...

I would love to have a chance at the book! It looks beautiful!
-Kristie

Carol said...

Would LOVE to have this book. My friend Deb has it and she has learned a lot from it. Thanks also for the giveaway links!

Heather Powers said...

Glass Goddess, it focuses on contemporary designs. They seem to be inspired and have the feel of tribal or older designs, but they are not historic in nature.

Fire Phoenix said...

That is one hell of a giveaway! Always been interested in the copper look, but haven't had the nerve to try it until recently. I made a lampwork bead that went perfectly with copper chain, and now, I'm hooked on copper jewellery!

http://firephoenixcreations.blogspot.com

sharon said...

Sharilyn Miller started it all for me!Thank you for the info and the oppotunity!

Round Rabbit said...

Ooo, I've been wanting to see this book! And thanks for mentioning my giveaway! :)

Christine Damm said...

This is a great prize! I learned to work with wire from her previous book so I'm looking forward to learning more! Hope I win!

CB&CO said...

Have been awaiting the release of this book! It looks wonderful!

Kristi
kristi@coliebugbeads.com
www.coliebugandcompany.blogspot.com

Diana P. said...

I have one of Sharilyn's other books and it was the book that got me into wirework. That was the step I took before I got into metalsmithing. I'd love a chance to win this book!

Michelle said...

This book just looks fabulous! I love to make swirls and spirals! Hope to win!

inspira said...

Can I be included too? - I'm in the UK not USA, but I've had my eye on this book as copper has become my latest obsession :)

Patty said...

I've been wanting to learn more about wire techniques. Hope I win! It looks great. Thanks for your generosity.

Stephanie said...

Oh, I would love to win this book!

Judy said...

I have been wanting to get this book for sometime! Yeah, I hope I am the lucky winner!!

Doreen said...

Please enter me in your giveaway!

Luthvian said...

oo I would love a copy of that book! I love working with copper; this would be a great resource.

Do Be Do Bead Do said...

Really, Heather, I need this book... Love your blogs!

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

I'm in, thanks for the opportunity.

Arlene Harrison said...

I too would love to be considered for this book. I've been playing with copper findings for a while now and am ready to get a bit more serious about it.

Janel said...

Sharilyn just taught some classes in my area. Her students made some amazing pieces! Please enter me for the book.

jgbeads(at)gmail(dot)com

TheBeadedCarpet.blogspot.com said...

I love copper and I'm using it a lot lately so I'd love this book for inspiration. Thanks for doing this.

Jeannie said...

This is such a gengerous giveaway. It's out of my hands, I can only hope.

Nora Pero said...

I have her book, "Bead on a Wire" and I consider it a must have reference book! This book is sure to be excellent, as well!

sandi said...

And I just started adding copper to my repetoire - this would be a great addition to my library!
sandra.miller15@yahoo.com

Jorna said...

I really love copper jewelry!! This would be a great book for alot new inspiration... :)

artgirly said...

Oh that book could teach me a thing or two ;-) fingers crossed.
thanks, nicole@nicolemerkens.com

Greer said...

Have a space reserved on my bookshelf for this book! Count me in please

Jenny J. said...

Copper's so great for autumn! Thanks for sharing the goodies!
www.jenjuddrocks.com :)

sundownbeaddesigns said...

I'd love to have this book...I would have already purchased it but everytime I visit my B&N they never have it, and I just have not ordered it yet

baglady said...

I would love to win this book- please add my name to the generous drawing- thanks Nancy

rosebud101 said...

I already have a copy of this book. It's wonderful! Who ever wins this book will NOT be disappointed!

No Easy Beads said...

It would be great to win this book. It's on my list books I would like to get. Great give a ways this week.

Connie said...

Sharilyn has a terrific online group too!

thecolorofdreams said...

I would love to win this book! Thanks for the info about the giveaways.

Judy Gustafson said...

Ooooo! Who doesn't love giveaways?! -HBBeads@gmail.com

Anne said...

You accept the Belgian?

TammyG said...

This book looks great!

Rachael- justdipit@gmail.com said...

Get out! I have been wanting this since I saw in some magazine ads. Pick me, pick me!
Rachael B
justdipit@gmail.com

Heather Powers said...

International readers - yes, you can enter!

Sharilyn taught on the Bead Cruise . Her work is so impressive and she is an expert at her craft.

Julie said...

Thanks for all these great links! I love a giveaway :)

Rita said...

I'd love to have this! Thanks so much for the chance!

Rita said...

I'd love a chance! Thank you!

lauren abrams said...

what a great looking book, I'd love to have it!

Lauren Abrams

laurenabramspolymerclay@blogspot.com

Kelley Pounds said...

I saw this book in Borders a couple of weeks ago and wanted to buy it so badly. Lots of great projects!

Susan Z said...

I love copper and would also love to win this book!! Susan Z

Christina said...

Would love to make some new jewelry! This book would be a great inspiration.

Christina

beadsalot2@yahoo.ca

Larry "Bubba" Harmon said...

I try to learn something new each day. My library is filled with all sorts of how-to books. But, I don't have this one...yet!

sashaandmax said...

What a great book - love to have it in my library ! Vicki

FrankandRox said...

hey cool, I don't have this book yet but would love to!

Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry said...

Great prize, I'm in!

Pamela said...

Always searching for new things to learn!! Would love to add that to my collection!! Pamela

Pamela said...

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Pamela

Mel Mel said...

This book sounds great & I could certainly use more lessons & info! I really love copper!! Can I e-mail you my adress if i win? Thanks, Melanie

Sabine said...

Wow! Love to win this book! Hope I am not too late! Ann (annrishell@gmail.com)

Cyndi L said...

Don't put me in the drawing, I already have a copy! Just wanted to say that I agree it's fantastic :-)

Lauren said...

This book sounds terrific!!

Thanks for the opportunity!!!