October 28, 2010

30- Minute Necklaces- A giveaway!


30-Minute Necklaces: 60 Quick & Creative Projects for Jewelers by Marthe Le Van is available through Lark Books.  A 136-page paperback book, with interesting and thought-provoking projects that should each only take about 30 minutes to create. This is my kind of beading book, especially since I don't generally like to take a lot of time to create my designs!
I love the inspiring projects, and the fact that there is a little bit of everything, for the beader or the metalsmither. The projects are clear and easy to understand, and the photography is stellar, showing an overall shot of the finished piece, and a nice close up for each piece.
A few of my friends are in this one as well, Erin Strother (who I'm sure you've seen in Stringing magazine) and also author Brenda Schweder!

I have one Author-signed copy of this book, and am giving it away! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post!  I will draw a random comment to win, on Sunday evening, Oct 31st! Happy Halloween!

82 comments:

  1. Hi Lorelei, I am always on the look out for fast easy and pretty projects (emphasis on fast and easy!). I would love to win this book!

    BTW, I live about 20 minutes from Raleigh. Lovely area!

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  2. It looks like a fun book and 30 minutes - great.

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  3. oh oui j'adorai recevoir ce livre ! merci de cette très bonne idée et happy halloween également , cécile

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  4. We are always looking for fun & quick ways to get creative, but get some kind of instant gratification too!
    Would LOVE to review & work with the projects in this book!

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  5. That looks like a super fun book, and since I don't really have many (2) jewelry making books, I could definitely use it :)

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  6. I'll bet there is lots of great inspiration within the pages of this book. Thanks for doing a give away! Happy Thursday!

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  7. Hey, that looks like a good one to have. I like the idea of creating something in 30 minutes or less.

    Alice
    thepetersons13@mchsi.com

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  8. I love the necklaces on the cover, so I'm sure it will have many more fabulous ideas!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. The book looks great! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

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  10. Looks like a great book!!

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  11. Totally my type of publication. If I don't finish it in one sitting, it often goes to the back of the pile and then it usually ends up being deconstructed and/or reassembled.

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  12. It looks great! I would love to win!

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  13. I love your jewelry-making style.

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  14. Looks and sound like an interesting and informative book.
    As a relative beginner to putting jewelry together I am always looking for that next book and project to teach me something new.

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  15. Totally count me in! :3

    Thanks so much! <3

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  16. We're all looking for ways to save time! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  17. sounds great Lorelei, thanks for the opportunity! Vicki

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  18. swopemelmel10/28/2010

    This looks awesome. I will keep my fingers crossed. swopemelmel@aol.com

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  19. That looks Great!! Thank you for the chance!

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  20. Would love to have this book. And let us know when you are visiting Ornamentea in Raleigh - would love ot meet you
    Tami

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  21. Barbara M.10/28/2010

    30 minutes - just my speed!

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  22. It will be so fun to win this! Looks interesting. Thanks for doing this Lorelei.

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  23. I'd love to have this book!...I don't get anything done in 30 minutes...well most of the time.

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  24. I would love to win this book. 30 minutes would be nice and quick and think of all the creating that would get done. Looks like fun.
    Kathy

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  25. Sounds like it's a great book! Thanks for doing this!

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  26. Thanks for the opportunity to win something fun! I'm always looking for new inspiration!

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  27. 30 minutes? Maybe even I could complete a really cool necklace. =)

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  28. Sounds like a great book - just right for inspiration. Thanks for offering this giveaway

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  29. Thanks for the giveaway. 30 minute projects thats my time limit as I have an attention span of a nat.

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  30. Thanks for the giveaway! Looks like a great book.
    Shannon

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  31. Fun! Sign me up! Thanks Lor!

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  32. I would love to win a copy of this book. It might just be what I need to keep me from being so fussy (therefore taking FOREVER) when designing ;o)

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  33. Great for short attention spans! I would love a chance to win!

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  34. Funny this is your give away as I was looking at the book today on Amazon.... maybe i wont have to buy it???

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  35. Please add me to the list of people who'd love to win this book! I'm just starting out & my fledgling jewelry library needs all the help it can get! Thanks much for making this available! --SallyA

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  36. Ooooh! I'd love to have that book!

    http://magnoliaattic.blogspot.com

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  37. This looks like a delightful book to own. Love the idea of designs that are quick to complete.

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  38. I haven't seen this one, it looks interesting...thanks for the chance :)

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  39. Count me in.
    Have a safe and happy halloween everyone and good luck.
    Thanks, jeannie

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  40. This would be great addition to my growing crafts-related book collection as I've just started to learn jewelry making and haven't got any books about that yet.

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  41. Brenda B.10/29/2010

    A wonderful book idea and a great concept for a future beading challenge! A BEAD-a-THON..create something every 30 minutes! Ok..maybe not. But thanks for the opportunity at a chance to win this selection.

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  42. I love looking through jewelry design books...such great inspiration! Thanks for doing such a nice giveaway!

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  43. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  44. I would love to win this book!We don,t get really good books here in the UK.Cheers,Anne.

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  45. Count me in! Thanks for the chance to win the book!

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  46. The projects may be quick but from the cover they still look elegant and not rushed.

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  47. oh my...i would sure put this prize to good use :)

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  48. This book looks fun! I like collecting jewelry making books almost as much as collecting supplies! Thanks for the giveaway :)

    Lisa

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  49. I'm tossing my name into your virtual hat... Looks like such an awesome book to have :D

    ~Rose

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  50. Looks like a fun book!
    Thanks for the giveaway and have a great weekend!

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  51. What a fun! To have a contest on Halloween!!! This looks like a great book for people like me that get distracted or uninspired by a project that is long and drawn out (except for those meditative bead stitches - like spiral… Could count beads like that with some good friends, food, music and wine for hours!)

    Thanks for the chance at winning!

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  52. More Treats ! yay - Love a ood book : )

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  53. I would love to win the book-- looking for new and quick ideas.

    Beth

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  54. I would so LOVE to covet this book! I get so caught up in over thinking my designs , it takes me for ever (!) to make a piece!! I devour inspiration!!!
    P.S. I LOVE your blogs! So fun!! :D

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  55. Wonderful! Please draw my number. Malin

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  56. Oh Lorelei ~ thanks for this giveaway. I soo-ooo need some tips on speeding things along. Maybe this is just the thing to do it!!

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  57. I am pretty new to your blog, but you do some awesome work! I am a follower and I admit it. :) have a great weekend.

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  58. How cool...during the school year 30 min. is about all I have in terms of free minutes in a row. Thanks!

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  59. I always love new books!

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  60. Wow your own private bead show and buy. Lovely choices you made. Please enter my name into the drawing for this book that looks totally interesting. Safe travels and Happy Halloweekend...

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  61. Please enter me----looks like a fun book!

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  62. Meant to be? Surfing and recognized your name on Andrew's blog and saw Keith's array of beads (fan of his too). Which brought me to this book giveaway....what a wonderful idea!!

    Cheers from the Great White North.

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  63. Enter me, wishing for a win.

    Vikki

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  64. You have the coolest give-a-ways!!

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  65. ooooo.. I so need another book to add to my collection:)

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  66. You can never have too many jewelry books. I'd love to add this to my small but steadily growing collection.

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  67. Oooh, I am so new to beading and this book would be fantastic to have!! I love your blog and your creations. You are my go to person when I am looking for ideas!!

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  68. Oh, there's nothing more inspiring than a new book! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  69. A really nice giveaway! Thanks a lot!
    Sofia

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  70. This would be great.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  71. What a fun looking book. I don't believe I've seen it in any of the bookstores. Would be great to have a copy! ;)

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  72. Wow, this sounds great!
    Thanks so much for this opportunity.
    Enter me only if it is international! XD

    yvantis[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  73. You are always so generous! Thanks Lorelei!!!

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  74. Looks like a fun book! Thanks Lorelei!

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  75. Happy Halloween! The book looks fun. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  76. Anonymous10/30/2010

    Hey L, I'd love to win this book for my library~~I've got the beads, I need some inspiration. Hope your weekend is going great!

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  77. Maureen10/30/2010

    Quick and easy is always fun, thanks!

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  78. I love Martha's work!!! and thank you for sharing this with your readers. I did not know about he new book.

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  79. I would love to win this book. It looks like it will be great inspiration. Hope I get picked.

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