January 16, 2010

Lark Books- A giveaway

The awesome and generous Lark Books sent me a few of their newest Beading books to review and give away on my blog. The first is Beading with World Beads by Ray Hemachandra. This is an excellent source of inspiration. The photographs, which always grab me in books like this, are stunning, crisp and all of the shots are laid out so well! The instructions are nice and easy, for any level beader. A nice variety of strung projects, wire wrapped necklaces, and other non-jewelry items are included. Many of the projects aren't as "ethnic" as you may think, and I've pulled many great ideas from the inspiration amongst these pages.


The second book is Bugle Bead Bonanza, by Jamie Cloud Eakin. Since I've never really done and beadwork with seedbeads, I can't really say that I've tried the projects in this beading adventure. I would say that the photographs are beautiful and the projects seem interesting and there is something for every level, beginner to advanced. Step by step diagrams for each of the advanced projects are well organized and understandable. My favorite projects in this book are the stunning cuff style bracelets

I am giving both of these books away, to two different winners. Each copy is signed by the author! I will draw a random winner using the Random Integer Generator on Wednesday morning, January 20th.

Please leave a comment on this post to be entered into the drawing, and state which of these two books you'd prefer if you were to win!

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!

Lark Books has sent me these items free of charge, and I have not been paid in any way for the review of these books. I have given an honest review of each title.

69 comments:

  1. I love Lark Books.
    World Beads looks interesting.
    Please enter me in the drawing..

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  2. I'm throwin' my name in the hat for the Bugle Bead Bonanza. I will tell you Lorelei that for some beadweavers, they are your worst nightmare. It would be nice to see what someone else was able to create with them. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. Thank you for this great opportunity and for your interesting blog. I am most interested in the Bugle Bead Bonanza, by Jamie Cloud Eakin. Take Care, Trianna.

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  4. I think World Beads would be a great addition to my library :) You always have the best giveaways, thanks Lorelei!!

    Marie

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  5. I am a seed beader. Jamie Cloud Eakin has done a marvelous book on cabochons, and I am sure this book is just as beautifully done. If I don't win, I know I'll be on the way to the bookstore. I'm delighted to know she has a new book out.

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  6. I would lov to win Bugle Bead Bonanza, by Jamie Cloud Eakin, I have her other book and I love it and I work mostly in seed beads. Thanks so much.

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  7. Beading With World Beads is my pick. Thanks for the opportunity to win!! :)
    liisaann@aol.com

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  8. What fun it would be to win. My pick would be the first book - Beading with World Beads by Ray Hemachandra - Thank you for putting my name in your drawing!

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  10. This is a nice chance to get what looks like a great book! I would certainly be intrested in the World Beads! Count me in and Thank you for this!! :-)

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  11. I would like to be in the drawing for Bugle Bead Bonanza. Thank you :D

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to get World Beads. Always looking for new inspiration! Thanks, Sarah!!

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  13. I've never been disappointed by a Lark book.Please enter me in the drawing. Hope your photo snafu is resolved!

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  14. Oh, Wow! AMAZING GIVEAWAY! The World Beads book is on my wish list! I love all kinds of styles from around the world. I draw much of my inspiration from other cultures and countries. I would so love to win that book and add it to my collection! Thanks, L! :)

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  15. The World Beads book is calling to me. I hope I win that one.

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  16. I would love a copy of the book by Jamie Cloud Eakin. Great giveaway, Lorelei!

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  17. I'd love to get my hands on the Bugle Bead Bonanza. I've picked up quite a lot of them over the past few years but never know how to work them into a project. Thanks Lorelei!

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  18. World Beads looks really interesting - I'd love to win it! Thanks!

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  19. Love the World book, and it's so nice that they are giving them to you to give away!

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  20. Beading with World Beads looks like a nice source of inspiration!

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  21. Hi can I be thrown into the Beading with World Beads by Ray Hemachandra basket. Hope I'm lucky and thanks for posting the giveaway.

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  23. Hi Lorelei, I wouldn't know what to do with the second book (what are bugle beads?!?), so give me a chance at winning World Beads.
    That's more my style. Thank you and thank Lark Books for the generosity!

    Emanda
    www.ArtemisiaStudio.blogspot.com

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  24. Wow, a whole book on bugle beads! That's awesome:) They haven't gotten much respect since the 90s, lol;)

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  25. Bugle Bead Bonanza looks fantastic! I might finally find something other than fringe to use them on :)

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  26. It really is all about the pictures in these books, isn't it?! :) Thanks for sharing! I'd love some World Bead inspiration! Jen

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  27. Oh wow what a wonderful give-away! Please count me in on this one - I would love Beading with World Beads!!! Thank you for this fabulous opportunity Lorelei:)

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  28. Hi Lorelei - I'd love to win Beading with World Beads. I'm crossing my fingers and toes (until I need to bead something).

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  29. Hi Lorelei
    I love Lark bead and Jamie Cloud Eakin. So my choice is: Bugle Bead Bonanza, by Jamie Cloud Eakin

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  30. Oooh.. I'd love to have a chance at the World Beads book. Thanks so much!

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  31. Anonymous1/16/2010

    Hi Lorelei-
    Would love to win that World Beads book. If you can judge a book by its cover, it looks great!

    stafford37@optonline.net

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  32. Would love the World Beads - since I feel my inventory is a bead world!

    Thanks L & L!!

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  33. The World Beads looks very interesting and would be a great prize! Please enter me in your drawing. Also, can't wait to see what you create at the Bead Soup Party :)

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  34. ooh just what i need more books! looks like a boat load of inspiration. I'd love to have the wordl beads one please

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  35. World Beads looks great !

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  36. What a wonderful choice to have, put me in for the...... World Beads.
    Thanks for being for generous.

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  37. To be honest, I'd love either book...how 'bout if I'm chosen the other winner can choose the one she/he wants and I'll take the the one that's left?? thanks for the chance to win!!

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  38. World Beads looks awesome to me! Thank you for being so generous. If I were a lucky winner, in truth, either book would be accepted with a great deal of gratefulness.

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  39. As an intermediate/advanced seed beader - the Bugle Bead Bonanza book would be just up my alley.
    I'm wishing me luck!

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  40. Wow - what an amazing giveaway! Hopefully, I will end up with a new goodie :o) Thanks for letting us join in on the fun!

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  41. Can't say no to books!
    I have been stalking World Beads...count me in!
    Thanks Lorelei!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  42. Thanks for the opportunity Lorelei- World Beads looks very interesting. Please count me in ! Vicki

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  43. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the contest. I'm going for "World of Beads"

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  44. Would love to be lucky enough to win World Beads
    Thanks Lorelei

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  45. Lorelie please enter me for the World Beads book. The cover is enticing.

    Thanks.

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  46. I appreciate the chance to win World Beads - thanks! asthenight at gmail dot com

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  47. Wow, what a gift. I would prefer the bugle beads.
    Great Idea.
    Angelica

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  48. I'd love to get a chance to win the World Beads. Thanks Lori.

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  49. Please enter me and thanks for sharing. I like the World Beads.
    jbj@jkdjewelry.com

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  50. World Beads would be my pick--all those little tiny beads make my hands cramp up just looking at them!

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  51. World Beads looks wonderful. You know one of the things I like best about the book give away is that I get to see new books that I might not have thought of before. Thanks for that.

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  52. I'd love to receive the World Beads book.

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  53. I would like to win the Bugle book!

    jennifercausby at hotmail dot com

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  54. I would love to be entered into the drawing for World Beads!

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  55. Joellyn1/17/2010

    Hey Lori-
    I've been waiting for the Bugle Bead Bonanza to come out. It would be AWESOME to win it!
    jwarner at warpnet dot net

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  56. My choice would be 'Beading with World Beads'. Thank you, Lori.

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  57. Have several Lark Books! Would love to be able to add "Bugle Bead Bonanza" to my resources. Thanks for your great blog. CJ

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  58. That World Beads book looks like it would be interesting! I've never done seed beading, either -- I doubt my migraines would thank me for it, but oh MY, how I admire the work I've seen.

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  59. both books look amazing, but I think bugle bead bonanza might win out for me! however, if I do happen to win and the other winner prefers BBB, I'd still love to receive world beads.

    thanks for the awesome giveaway! I love reading your blog!

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  60. Mel Mel1/17/2010

    World beads would be "outta this world" for me.

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  61. And my comment is for.... World Beads, please.

    thank you :)

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  62. World beads...thats the one for me!
    Many thanks to you and those who make all your great give-a-ways possible!

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  63. Since I don't have the desire (or eyesight) to work with seed beads, I'd love to have World Beads.

    Alice
    thepetersons13@mchsi.com

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  64. Both books look inspiring. I would prefer the World Bead Bonanza. Thanks!

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  65. I love bead books they always give me such great ideas. I'd love either of the books to be honest but I'd probably want the World Beads book the most.

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  66. I would like to be entered for the World Beads book. My mother in law makes bead jewelery and I think this would really inspire her.

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  67. Thanks for the opportunity to win a book...I LOVE books! I've had my eye on the Bugle Bead Bonanza.
    Bead Happy!
    Michelle

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  68. If my number comes up, I would like World Beads. Thanks for the chance to own another terrific Lark book!

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  69. If picked, I would love either of these books.

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