May 17, 2010

Birthday Week Book Giveaway #1

Have you recently thought to yourself
"hey, I really wish I had a book that could take my beadweaving designs OVER THE TOP"? or
"You know, If I could learn how to bead like Laura McCabe, I'd be GOLDEN!" ?
or
"Are there any beading books that will cover Basic techniques AND advanced techniques, all in one place?"

Guess what?


I got it. For you. Right here, on the blog.


Embellished Beadweaving by Laura McCabe, is the all in one... the place to learn to turn your ordinary beadweaving designs into SUPERSTAR beadweaving designs.  This hardcover 144 page book, includes step by step techniques with clear and stunning photographs, and excellent color diagrams. The projects include Rings, Earrings, Bracelets, and Necklaces, perfect for whatever your heart is desiring. Each and every one, a true piece of art that is sure to stop you in your tracks. Recently published by the ever-popular Lark Books, this one can't be missed!

What do you have to do to win?
Leave a comment here on this blog post,
and tell me what your current favorite
beading technique is!
I will draw a random winner at approx. 4pm tomorrow,  May 18th! my birthday- woot!
and then I'll also announce the next book giveaway!

52 comments:

  1. I have been awake at night with thoughts of needlace techniques applied to freeform beadweaving.

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  2. I am an amateur beader and want to learn more more more! Thanks.

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  3. My beading technique that I do is just stringing our flamework beads and enameled pendants into necklaces or bracelets. I did learn a simple stitch in my Constructed Textiles class, a few years ago, and wanted to learn more, I just have not had time to learn. Maybe now that I am out of school I can take up beading!
    Happy Early Birthday to you!

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  4. Pleeeeease count me in! I love Laura McCabe's work. My favourite beading technique....probably bead embroidery. Sparkly and ridiculously OTT! But I am also doing a lot of wirework at the moment.

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  5. My super favorite beadweaving technique is right angle weave!! I really love it! My second favorite is herringbone stitch!!

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  6. I'm a newbie at beding but I love wire beading ! And I would love to learn more things with this book. Thanks for the giveaway even if I'm sure I won't win ;).

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  7. Looks like a super book! I'm dipping my toes/fingers into seed beading and have started a circular brick stitch project. I really want to do some fringey stuff and incorporate lampwork beads in the mix.

    Hope I win!

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  8. I not sure this is my favorite but right now I am working on surface embellishments on a netted necklace. I am have been looking at this book. Thanks for adding my name to the drawing.

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  9. I have been playing around with the peyote stitch trying to work a beaded bead. (I have about ten half beads lol)I am just starting to explore beadweaving and am looking for that PERFECT book! You think this might be the one?!?!?! Thank you so much for the opportunity! Have a great evening:)

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  10. Drooling over that book! I been a netting fool but what I really want to be doing is bead embroidery.

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  11. It's Tuesday morning here in Australia and I just wanted to be the first to wish you HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  12. I'm really into embroidered pendants (a.k.a. Jade Scott) right now and I love to combine chain with awesome glazed ceramics. Love love love.

    Also, wicked happy birthday!

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  13. Hi, I am currently working on a colourful looooong herringbone tubular necklace with "bulges". I did blog about my first attempt which went kind of wrong, but then again right anyway depending on how you look at it. Now I am on my second attempt and it is working well, or at least the way it is supposed to. I find it very relaxing to do beadstitching work.

    And also today I have been sanding down a shiny gold-plated watch face that I shall try to paint and use in a piece for the ABS may challenge ... I didn't like that shiny surface so ... wish me luck on the painting ...

    It is wonderful to be inspired, and I don't think I could create anything without the inputs of other peoples work. Great books are always welcome!

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  14. Oooh I would love that book- my favorite technique right now is bead crochet!!!!

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  15. This year has been my first trying bead weaving and I love it so I would love to have this book.

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  16. This is exactly what I need...you never know when you might need to incorporate a prosthetic eyeball into some work. Seriously, her work is so spectacular. I would love a little luck to bring this book my way.

    ¡Feliz cumpleaƱos! Joyeux Anniversaire! Hartelijk Gefeliciteerd! Happy Birthday!

    --Lois
    http://loismoon.blogspot.com/

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  17. Happy Birthday, one day early!

    I wanna be a super star beader! LOL
    I love bead embroidery and after that, peyote and then Russian Spiral Net. Yep, I need to learn Over The Top!

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  18. I have been very tempted to buy that book.....I have been doing beaded bezels on cabs recently and I do ok doing that part but, don't quite know what to do with them when they are done...I know Laura does some beautiful embelishments on cabs and rivolis...she is my inspiration...
    I hope you had a wonderful birthday/mothers day celibration with your family! your pictures looked like you all had a great time together!

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  19. Right now I have been crocheting with little seed beads and silk, and I will hang my lampwork focals off of them.

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  20. I enjoy most beadweaving techniques but probably like peyote the best. It's also fun to experiment and combine techniques. Laura is a wonderful teacher and very inspirational!

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  21. Happy B-day! Mine is about a month away. . .my favorite bead weaving is bead crochet - if, in fact, that is considered beadweaving. I keep wanting to try others, but I haven't yet tired of crochet. Maybe the book will inspire me!

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  22. Happy Birthday!!!! I've never tried bead weaving, and it is mostly because I don't know how. If I win this book, I will def. have to give it a go.

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  23. Happy birthday week, Lorelei! I really like to do bead crochet. I love making ropes.

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  24. I like putting dangles on everything using wire wrapping. I would like to learn to do this with weaving seed beads.

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  25. First off, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
    My fav technique is bead embroidery. Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous book,it's yummy!!!

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  26. Sonia Szymura5/17/2010

    Total novice, so I would love a book that teaches me ANYTHING! Thanks! Happy birthday, mine's the 22nd.

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  27. Happy Birthday to you! I hope it is a wonderful day for you all around. So lovely of you to share your joy with others!

    I have been wanting to do some cab work but also love freeform. Beading is so relaxing!

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  28. I've gotten into kumihimo lately- its fun

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  29. Wow, looks like a great book! My favorite for awhile now is simply wire wrapping. I just love what you can do with that and how you can change it to suit each new design.

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  30. Happy Birthday! My favorite is bead embroidery but by the looks of that book and the drool on my chin it's about to be replaced!

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  31. My favorite is bead crochet.

    Happy birthday! Thank you for giving away something on your day! Enjoy yourself today!

    Ann
    www.mycriticaleye.com

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  32. My favorite techniques are the ones that just come out of accidental stitches that go awry, I always end up creating a bead path that I love. I'm with Lois too, this book is great for people with eyeballs, sharkteeth, and beetle wings lying around! :)

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  33. I mostly do stringing projects, but I really enjoy the meditative aspects of right angle weave (RAW).
    I hope you have an awesome birthday!!!

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  34. I mostly do stringing projects, but I enjoy the meditative qualities of right angle weave.

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  35. Lorelei, some years ago I started out working with peyote stitch which led me to making glass beads! Go figure... So I guess I will always have a soft spot for peyote!!

    Happy Birthday Lorelei! You have the same birthdate as my brother!!

    Best wishes!!!

    Adriana

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  36. We are repurposing a lot of vintage and antique jewelry so I am doing a lot of wire-wrapping. I would say my favorite techniques is peyote stitch, particularly making beads.

    Suz Reaney
    Katsui Beads (Kat and Suz)

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  37. I'm a bead-aholic and i want learn every day more and more ...♥

    Marin
    haegaerpr@hotmail.com

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  38. Right now I really like working with seed beads. I do the peyote stitch a lot because it is so easy. I also like making jewelry using ropes created with a spiral stitch. I really want to learn more types of bead weaving techniques and eventually get into bead embroidery.

    Kell

    http://beadativityblog.blogspot.com

    kelly(at)beadativity(dot)com

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  39. I'm a polymer clay artist always looking for new ways to incorporate my creations into something amazing.
    Happy Birthday!

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  40. Happy Birthday Lorelei!

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  41. Ohhh yummy giveaway! My most fave would be wirewrapping I could do it all day! Thank you Lorelei for the chance on what looks to be a really great book!

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  42. Happy Birthday!! I love making small, stitched components using either peyote or RAW and mixing that with wire wrapped beads for something unique that didn't require 20 hours to make.

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  43. Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Hope you have a fan-tab-u-lous day!

    My current favorite is bead embroidery. But like to mix it up with just about everything else!
    Michelle

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  44. I have lots! But right now stringing and wire wrapping take the cake! Yay for giveaways!

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  45. Anonymous5/18/2010

    Merci pour CE cadeau magnifique en France il n'existe «pas de livre
    Plaisir Comme le CECI se serait des Nations Unies
    Verser de l'AVOIR Apprendre
    Joyeux anniversaire Lorelei
    maryvonne.jouvenel @ laposte.net

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  46. I am trying out metals at this point. Texturizing and patina are pretty fun right now. But seed beading in all its glory is my fave.

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  47. Happy Birthday Miss L! Hope you're having a good one despite this dreary weather we're having.

    Love the video.

    Betty Stafford

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  48. Gail w.5/18/2010

    I am trying to master the right angle weave.My soon to be son-in-law keeps asking have I learned it yet.I learn best by looking at pictures and reading some of it,the hard parts.Anyway,love to win that book.I love all books!

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  49. First of all...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    I want to learn every aspect of beading, and this book sounds like the ticket! Thanks so much for your generousity!

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  50. swopemelmel5/18/2010

    I love making payote tube beads and i'm attempting to learn a right angle weave bead made from bicone crystals. I am addicted to working with chain and beads and links/connectors. Much love to you on your birthday and always L. May ALL your wishes come true!!!!!

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  51. Hello Lorelei- hmmm favorite stitch is right angle weave. It's versatile and can get into many nooks and crannies when covering an item. It's nice to look at and fun to do. Thanks for asking!

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  52. Great beading book review. Looking for beads for your crafts or learning to bead.
    Check out this popular beading guide review today before you make any decisions

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