Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Beautiful Elements Book Giveaway

The other day I mentioned my new book, Beautiful Elements. Today we are giving away a signed copy of the book! 

If you haven't had a chance to check out the book yet, I invite you to read Jean Yates book review.

"Beautiful Elements, is a mixed-materials jewelry-making project and technique book that teaches simple techniques using wire, metal, and polymer clay to enhance and personalize beaded jewelry. With thirty projects readers will learn how to create natural shapes from metal, “sketch” with a hammer to create clever designs, and transform bits of polymer clay and wire into adornments. The book will cover how to make simple findings like handcrafted earring wires, chain, and toggle clasps."

I wrote this book for the jewelry maker who is ready to go beyond bead stringing and learn to create their own unique focals and findings. I use simple tools and easy methods for taking your jewelry to the next level. 

Each chapter starts out with a technique or design, like the copper oak leaves here and polymer clay acorn headpins. And then I created several pieces of jewelry using those elements in different sizes and variations to show you just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to design possibilities. There is a subtle lesson in the book on how to create collections of jewelry by using repeating design elements to unify your creations.

By the way, this is my favorite project in the book!

The polymer clay in the book is super easy and geared for beginners. The ones here were inspired by Wedgwood pottery. Polymer clay is not the main focus of the book, but you will learn some basic techniques to create fun beads to compliment your metal work.

I have a free project using the Wedgwood bead featured in Beautiful Elements. You can make your own beads or find them in the Etsy shop for this project. 5th Day of Christmas: Eternal Summer Bracelet.

To win a copy of the book take a moment to share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. Leave a comment to let me know you've shared and then use the Rafflecopter widget to officially enter the drawing. One random winner will be picked and announced on December 23rd.  Good luck! 

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34 comments:

windbent said...

Thank you for the opportunity. This seems to be where I am right now, beginning polymer clay and metal skills, but ready to leap into doing more of my own components to highlight the wonder art beads I have.

windbent said...

Thank you for the opportunity. This seems to be where I am right now: beginning polymer and metal skills, but ready to add more of my own handmade components to the art beads I have.

Janet Mc said...

This looks like such a wonderful book! Looks like it would help me get my mojo on again! :)

freshbakeddesigns said...

Would love to try some of your gorgeous designs! Happy to share on FB just now.

Deb Fortin said...

wow this looks like just the book I need . Merry Christmas to me if I win it.

Deb Fortin said...

I just shared this on facebook too

Renetha Stanziano said...

It's true, unusual components make for a more interesting piece of jewelry. I always go for jewelry with a unique metal element.

Renetha Stanziano said...

Shared on Twitter, Pinterest, my blog, G+1, and Facebook!

Rachael Grow said...

Shared! I love your stuff! Thank you for the chance to win this awesome book!

Michele Dell said...

Shared on Twitter! Would love a copy of this book. :)

KayzKreationz said...

I love your book and would love to win this. I tweeted about your book and giveaway.

Angela said...

This looks like the perfect book for me - a beader who has decided to expand creative horizons!

Divya N said...

I have read about this book before and it sounds very interesting. I am skeptical about using clay, so maybe this will change my mind

Divya N said...

I shared this giveaway on twitter

Jan J. said...

I shared on Twitter. That necklace is just gorgeous!

Wendy said...

I shared on pinterest. I'm the crafter's apprentice over there

pupton said...

I shared the giveaway on Pinterest. Thanks for the chance!

sweetpea said...

I'd love to have this book. I've been wanting to try metal and clay.

Andrea Porter said...

Thank you for the chance to win your book! I just love the beads you make and I am wanting to start working with polymer clay. I have lots of tutorials pinned that I want to get to. I shared your giveaway on Facebook.

Kristen said...

I love the Wedgewood beads! I shared on Pinterest.

Irma said...

Thanks for the chance! I pinned it on Pinterest "books I want to read" board. This looks exactly like a book to step up my jewelry making skills!

coffeelizard said...

What a stunning book to give us inspiration, Heather. I shared it on my Facebook page with the settings on "Public"

coffeelizard said...

What a stunning book to give us inspiration, Heather. I shared it on my Facebook page with the settings on "Public"

Deb said...

This book sounds like a good one to get one's creative juices going. Thanks for the chance to win, I'm sharing this on Pinterest.

Klassy Joolz said...

I shared on Google+ and Twitter...thank you for a great giveaway!

Clare said...

I've been working with polymer for a long time and am just starting to use metals. I think this book will be very helpful.

Lori Ackerman said...

Would absolutely love a copy of the book. Shared on Pinterest.

Angi said...

Shared on Facebook! I would love to win this book!

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Debra Gibson said...

Heather you know I am a huge fan of your work so I just want to give a big Thank You for the chance to win this awesome book !!
Merry Christmas to you and your family !

Marg (Maigret Lampwork) said...

Tweeted and facebooked :-)

Carolyn said...

Shared on Facebook. Would love to win a copy of your book.

Carolyn said...

Forgot to leave my email: carolynscreations@live.com

Linda A. said...

Wow! Thank you

Becky Pancake said...

This looks like a wonderful book. Thanx for the chance to win it. I posted on facebook and twitter. b.pancakebeads@gmail.com