May 21, 2010

Birthday Week Book Giveaway #5, Yesterday's Winner announced

I picked a random winner out of the 28 comments posted for this giveaway! The winner of Mixed Metal by Mary Hettmansberger is.....
#11: Kerry of Kabs Concepts!!! Yippeeeeee! Congratulations,  Kerry!! 
Shoot me an email with your address and I will mail your book out!
The final book for the Book Giveaway week, is Bent, Bound & Stitched: Collage, Cards and Jewelry with a Twist by Giuseppina "Josie" Cirincione!  If you want to learn more about creating jewelry with found objects, and different wire techniques, this book has it! If you want to learn how to create cards and other collaged items, this book has a plethora of inspiration! Rubber Stamping! Buttons!! Altered Art Jewelry!!! You will love to flip through this one on a regular basis.

To put your name in the hat, please leave 1 comment on this post, and answer me this:
Who is the most influential jewelry designer to your own designs? Where do you pull the most inspiration for your work?

I will pick a random winner, tomorrow Saturday  May 22, around 11 am or so.
Thank you everyone for tuning in all week!! And congratulations to all the winners so far!
I hope that if you didn't win, that you still seek out these fabulous books at your local book store or library!

If you won a book this week, I'll be shipping them all out tomorrow, including tomorrow's winner. That's why I am drawing a winner earlier, to make it to the post office by 12!

38 comments:

  1. My mom is the most influential and inspirational person for our jewelry design (though she will say it is both of us). My metals and ceramics professors come in a close second to mom.
    Your giveaway birthday week has been awesome Lorelei. I hope you also had a great birthday week!
    Have a great weekend!
    Beth

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  2. I don't really have one special designer to name. I always try to get some inspiration from diffent people, and also from totally different fields (arts and everything apart from jewelry).

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  3. I think it's fun to browse the net, check out books and look at current trends. I think this is the best book yet! Would pretty please help? Thanks for such great giveaways!

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  4. I love all kinds of work, but lately have been drawn to Amy Hanna's rejuvenated jewels....love all the giveaways! Have a great weekend and Happy Birthday again!

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  5. That looks interesting!!

    I know I have mentioned that you have been a huge inspiration to me. Thanks for everything you do for us and all the wonderful things you make :)

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  6. I like to look at jewelery magazines for inspiration, as well as design ideas on bead store websites (Fusion Beads, eebeads, etc). I find the ABS monthly challenge to be a good source of creative inspiration. In terms of specific designers, I would have to say that you have been a big influence (not just saying this because it is your blog) - your use of asymmetrical design, copper and art beads have inspired me to branch out over the last year.

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  7. I don't know who I would consider an inspiration to me...As far as the seed bead side of my brain goes, Marcia DeCoster and Beverly Herman are favorites of mine - I love how Marcia can play and come up with ideas, and I like what Beverly does...

    As far as everything else goes, I don't have any one particular influence. I have people I admire (you among them) for having such a unique voice in what they make...

    So, for me, I think it's more of an admiration of people for finding their niche in the beading world and staking a claim out there...That's what I aspire to...

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  8. I'm inspired by all those beautiful designers who share their ideas all over the net. To browse the great blogs about jewelry and crafting is so much fun. regards Stefanie

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  9. Ooh that looks like a great book! You are definitely an inspiration to me with your great pieces!

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  10. What a wonderful looking book! I'm most inspired by my friend Robin, and by her late Grandmother who found joy in creating art and placing it in little hidden nooks in her garden. :)

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  11. Congrats to Kerry! Well now this book sounds interesting.... I would have to say I am most inspired by the ancient and the primitive. One of my favorite books is the History of Beads and I love looking through it over and over and over:)

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  12. Hi and Happy Birthday again to you Lorelei! That book looks like a great one to have in my bead library!
    I would have to say that my mother had inspired me first, then Deb Moffett-Hall and then Robin Atkins, Nicole Campanella, Sherry Serafini and a few more artists and designers. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs and happy beading...
    Bobbi

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  13. Congrats to Kerry, she's a lucky girl! I get inspired by all the designers whose work I see in magazines and books. If I were to name a few of the most influential designers, I'd say Deryn Mentock, Stephanie Lee and Sherri Haab. Thanks for another giveaway, I would love to win this one!!

    Lisa

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  14. I am so new to jewelry making that I wouldn't know who to say. Would love to win the book anyway!

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  15. I don't have one specific designer that's influenced me. But I'm inspired by antique jewelry. I'm also inspired by mother nature. I love her color combinations.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  16. Wow, what a great question, I really had to think about it. I suppose my inspiration comes from many directions. I especially enjoy looking through books and magazines.

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  17. Not sure if your giveaways are open to Canadian but I have been looking all week with envy at the books you have been offerings and they are all beautiful and inspiring. I find inspiration in all places, mostly looking at what other designers have done and try to use that as a direction for my designs. I have only been designing jewerlery for 1 1/2 years and I love it. If I am eligible I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

    copperpenny12(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. Well what can I say to that Question? The 1st person who really influenced me I have to say is Cynthia Thornton..I really admire her. Then the person who made everything and anything thing ideas as possibilities I would have to say is Nina Bagley. She conveys such a beautiful message that the skys the limit..just reach for it. Then I came across Lorelei Eurto and she is I have to say so afresh with ideas everlasting! Then I came accross ME and Im pretty pleased with myself these days the ideas that pop in my head and all.
    Stringing is Awesome and helps encourage too. Thank your for the chances to Win!

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  19. I'm inspired by Stringing magazine, by YOU and by the colors in Art Beads. Thank you for these awesome book give-aways!

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  20. ohhh. This is the book I've been waiting for. I'm inspired by those who use the unconventional in unexpected ways...I really love Nina Bagley for this reason. I also pull from old/antique designs and lately am inspired by using what I have to make do....making a conscious effort to look around in the studio and make something without buying any supplies.

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  21. most influential designer for me is Ayala Bar, although you would probably never guess that from my work. jewelry inspiration is often found through regular browsing of beading mags like stringing, Sundance catalog jewelry, and etsy, among others.
    Erin

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  22. This book looks really interesting.
    There are so many creative designers that are inspiring.
    Marcia MacDonald,has a wonderful eye(took a metalsmith class from her)DX Ross, micki lippe and jes maharry to name a few.
    my inspiration comes from everywhere.

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  23. Gail W.5/21/2010

    my aunt Johnnie.she is the most stylist and unforgetable woman i've ever met.she pulls colors into rainbows and weaves the rainbows into anything you would want.

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  25. Oh bother I forgot to leave a comment in the last giveaway but won't make that mistake again.

    The jewellery designers (because there is no way I could pick 1 person) that I draw most inspiration from would Shannon of Missficklemedia (her metal work is pure magic, oh to be as good as her oneday is my wish),

    Mariedodd (work comes across so serene and effortless, plus her words of wisdom always leaves me feeling good about myself)

    and of course you Lorelei (your openess in the way you create and present your work and you life leaves me feeling good with the world, even when I don't have time to read blogs I always make time to read yours and thats the God honest truth).

    Thank you for giving us these chances to win these books, wishing you a great weekend.

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  26. I look at a lot of books and magazines. Sometimes browsing the LBS gives me some inspiration.

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  27. I have to say the teachers whose classes I've taken have inspired my designs. A shout out to: Kate McKinnon, Anne Mitchell, Tracy Stanley, Lisa Niven Kelley and Brenda Schweder.

    Looks like you've had a great birthday week!!

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  28. At this point in my life, you are the most inspirational designer to me. You really make me "think outside the box." And that is what I have been wanting to do for some time. Thanks for the great blog!

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  29. Hmmnnn, that's a tough question! I do love ABS as a constant source of inspiration, as well as all the talented designers published in jewelry magazines, including you, Lorelei! Also, Barbara Lewis for enameling, and Deryn Mentock for her cold connection and resin work. Great Birthday giveaway, you celebrate big!

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  30. Some of my favorite designers are Cynthia Rutledge, Marcia DeCoster and Laura McCabe,they are all amazing and very inspirational. I'm also always inspired by other beaders and nature. What a generous way to celebrate your birthday, thanks!

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  31. I often gain inspiration from catalogues like Coldwater Creek, Anthropologie, or Sundance . One of my favorite designers on Sundance is Jes MaHarry and of course I love following your blog.

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  32. My recent taste in bead embroidery definitely has a lot to do with Sherry Serafini - her work is amazing!I am also influenced by artists such as Hundertwasser, Klimt, Gaudi, Kandinsky...especially by their use of colour.

    Book looks fab! Please put me in the hat.

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  33. I am very very new at jewelry making, so the artist I know, other than you, is Linda Peterson, as I picked up her book at the book store called "Beading in no time". Looking forward to look up other artists that can give me a bit of direction into my own creativity...

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  34. Well, a wonderful early inspiration was Stephanie Lee who showed me a way to make reworked vintage jewelry without making it overly girly or frilly. I really responded to that.

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  35. Cool book! I can't name just one designer that has influenced my work. I love browsing the web and flipping through my books and magazines, but in the end it's the beads that tell me where they want to go.

    Alice
    thepetersons13@mchsi.com

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  36. Well???? That's a tough question as I like so many different deisgner and styles. It seems I'm ever changing and always looking for inspiration from many talented jewelry designers. I would say for me it's from the beauty of the creative minds of the designers out there on the web that are willing to share their beautiful designs and design secrets...you being high on my list.

    I think the blog inspiration challenges and contests are the best way to bring out ones creative side.

    Love your blog, wonderful fun giveways and gengerous heart!!!

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  37. I get my inspiration from you :}
    You always come up with the most interesting designs, I love to check your blog and she what you have made. Thanks for posting so many pictures, you are the best.

    Vikki

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  38. Sorry I missed this one!
    I am move inspired by the beads themselves, but art beads have a bit of the artist in them, do they not?
    I love Heather Powers Humblebeads, Jennifer Heynen's Jangles, Kerry Bogert's KAB'S Concepts. I also am in love with Beth Hemilla's Hint charms and just got my first. I have discovered a glass artist from Germany that is to die for (and who I will be meeting in person next month!). I also love Green Girl Studios, Mamacita, Lynn Davis and Joan Miller. I have not met an art bead I didn't like (and my hoarding is out of control).
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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