October 20, 2010

Important Announcement that surpasses all other announcements

 






We want this to be fun and exciting for you as well! We are sharing this opportunity with all of you here in this beading community. We are looking for jewelry designers to contribute projects to our book! Yes, that’s right, YOU could be apart of this with us and have YOUR work “out there” and published in a BOOK and get paid for it!!! What could be better than that! We have chosen one contributor already, but we’ve decided to open the field up and give some others a chance to be part of this project. We are looking for one other designer, possibly two. If you are chosen to contribute to the book, you will be paid on a per project basis. We would like up to 5 projects from each contributor. Your jewelry designs and complete instructions will be printed in the book along with your name and contact info. You will also receive a free copy of the book when it is published. We are excited to be able to take an opportunity like this and share it. We hope you will be really enthusiastic about this upcoming book project! So, now you want to know what the book is about, right? Well here it goes:

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Title: A Jewelry Accord: 50+ Innovative Styles Using Leather, Lace, Ribbon & Cords
A fundamental jewelry-making instruction book with a focus on the use of alternative materials in beaded jewelry such as, leather cord, suede lace, waxed linen cord, cotton cord, silk cord, ribbons and other cords. This book teaches how to incorporate these materials into jewelry designs using basic jewelry-making techniques such as stringing, wire-wrapping, knotting and braiding.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

Do you enjoy using cords, ribbons or fibers in your jewelry? Would you be super excited and pumped to have your designs published in a book? If your answer is YES to these questions, then you could be who we are looking for!
There are some rules and requirements, so please read carefully.
  • Please US residents only. We are very sorry, we wish we could invite absolutely everyone. :(
  • We can not accept any projects that have been previously published.
  • Your projects must represent original work by you.
  • You must create your projects using basic jewelry-making techniques such as stringing, crimping, wire-wrapping, wrapped loops, knotting, simple braiding, etc. Think Stringing Magazine. Look through the techniques section to get an idea of what would be appropriate for this book. You may use more than one technique in a single piece.
  • Necklaces and bracelets only please.
  • Your jewelry projects must incorporate at least one type of cord or ribbon material in each design.
  • We encourage you to use various cord and ribbon findings to finish off your pieces such as crimp-style or fold-over style cord ends, glue-in style cord ends, cone findings, clamshells, knot cups, ribbon ends or clamps, etc. Please look around and see what’s out there on the market today for options.
  • We encourage you to use art beads and/or artisan made findings and jewelry components, if you want to, although this is not a requirement.
  • We also encourage you to try incorporating more than one type of cording material in a single piece. Try mixing suede lace with silk ribbon or linen cord with leather cord or whatever combination you can come up with! Have fun with it! Use your imagination and don’t be afraid to experiment with the materials! 
  • If you are chosen to contribute to the book, you will be responsible for supplying a complete materials list, list of tools used, complete instructions and a resource list for each of your jewelry projects.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING:

1. If you think you might be seriously interested in this opportunity, please fill out this form and send it ASAP.

2. Please join the Jewelry Accord Flickr Group and start submitting your jewelry designs that fit the above mentioned criteria. To be considered for the book, you must submit at least 1 jewelry design. You may submit up to 5 designs. We ask that any and all interested individuals to please have your jewelry designs submitted to this flickr group by December 1st 2010. Thank you!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us. My email is in my profile. We are looking forward to hearing from you! Please feel free to spread the word on this CALL out! Happy Beading! :)

OH! and here is Erin's link!!
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63 comments:

  1. Congrats Lorelei!!! I'm so excited for you and Erin and know that your book will be amazing.

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  2. Congratulations to you and Erin. How great to have a friend for support on this new adventure. I may even have something already made to submit.

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  3. Even I got all teary eyed watching you tell this great news. Well it is about time that your fantastic designs will be featured in a book. I am super happy for you and Erin!

    Wish I was good enough to participate.

    By the way I thought you were drinking tea.....

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  4. Wonderful news!! Congratulations ~ the book process is such an exciting journey, and I can't wait to hear how this unfolds. Moreover, I can't wait to buy your finished book!!!

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  5. Is there a link to Erin's site?

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  6. WooHoo and Wow! Happy, Happy, Happy for you! Your friendship and love of beauty will shine through the book - good luck to you both. This is gonna be great!

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  7. YAY! I could not be more excited to work on this book with such a good friend! :)

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  8. Congratulations!!! What an exciting adventure. I know this will be a fantastic project for you but, as usual, I'll never figure out where you find the time for everything you've got going on. Good luck to you both! :)

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  9. Just Awesome news! I am really Happy for you both! The sky is not the limit..go for the Heavens!

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  10. Congratulations!! Sounds soo great! I am actually exploring the jewelry making possibilities and the book that you are making sounds like something I could have really great use of! :) Good Luck to both of you! So exciting!! :)

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  11. Great News Lorelei & Erin !! Congratulations.
    Well deserved.

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  12. Congrats! It sounds like a really neat project!

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  13. Woohoo!! I think that says it all! Congrats to you both, look forward to buying your book!!

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  14. Congratulations!!!!!

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  15. Thank you everyone! I do hope that some of you will consider submitting work!

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  16. LORELEI!

    Congratulations and best of luck with this new project you are working on with Erin (the nicest gal!) I wish you much success (which I know you will have) and I also wish you loads of FUN doing the project! Which is the most important part! Your talent and Erin's will shine like the bright stars you are and I am honored to know you both!

    again, Wishing u Great Success!
    Lisa

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  17. I am super excited for both of you! I have been wondering when you would write a book Lor and so much fun to have Erin with you on this project.
    I am totally going to submit some stuff and I am super excited by the challenge (self imposed).
    Don't worry about Erin being able to help after having the baby I could practically move a car off a bug if I needed to, it's amazing what one can do on so little sleep.
    Good luck, God bless to both of you and I cannot wait to see what comes of this collaboration!!!
    *squee*
    Shannon

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  18. Yay!!!! So proud of you!!! I will not be submitting any work for alas the beading gene in our family was all used up on you. I would however really like your awesome knit wrap you were wearing in your video so feel free to submit that to me. You know the address.

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  19. WOW! Huge congratulations Lorelei and Erin...I know everyone will be camping out at the bookstore waiting for this collaborative effort to arrive. Thanks for sharing your super cool news -- and good luck!

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  20. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! I'll post this on Twitter and help you get the word out.

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  21. What wonderful news! Congratulations! I am very excited. And thanks for sharing this opportunity with us. I will be filling out the form tonight.

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  22. Congratulations! Most excellent news! I'm sure that it'll be a beautiful book!

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  23. Congrats!! Great news! You and Erin are a great pair to work on this project. I can't wait to see the final product!!

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  24. AWESOME! You guys are going to have one heck of a book! I can't wait to put on my thinking cap and dive into the giant pile of leather and silk cord that just came in the mail! Congratulations!

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  25. YAY! Congrats to both you and Erin!
    I am so excited to see your book!

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  26. Awesome news!! Congrats! I hope to come up with some designs for you guys!

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  27. This is SO EXCITING!!! Congratulations! :D

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  28. Way to go, and I love your concept! You know I will be submitting something! lately I have really been into silk sari ribbon, and I've always loved leather, so lots of awesome ideas are already in my head.
    Erin S

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  29. Congratulations to both of you! What a wonderful opportunity! Lorelie...was this your "secret" that you spoke about a couple of weeks ago? :)

    Sandy

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  30. What wonderful news, and I loved your video, what a great way to share, you are adorable! All the best to you and Erin.

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  31. Congratulations Ladies, can't wait to get a copy of the book. All the best with your new endeavour.

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  32. Congratulations, Lorelei! I'm very happy for you and can't wait to see what you two come up with!

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  33. Anonymous10/20/2010

    Congratulations on your new book! Question for you - How are you going to be fair about choosing the designs, knowing that some of them come from suppliers/friends of yours?

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  34. Fantastic! I am so happy for you! I'd been hoping that you would create a book at some point. This is the news for which you said on Facebook that you were "anxious", right? I suspected as much. Yippee!

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  35. Whoo Hooooo!!!! I'm raising my glass of champagne to you both! I've never used any type of ribbon, cord etc in my jewelry but have been wanting to do so. I'll be anxious for your book to come out. I know it will be awesome!

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  36. I am so extremely happy and excited for you to have gone after one of your dreams, submitted a proposal to a publisher and then got accepted! What an honor.

    I know you have many friends in the jewelry community whom you could have chosen to help contribute to the book and have stuck with just your favorites. I think it was such a generous idea that Erin and you decided to open it up and give EVERYONE a shot at being a contributor through this contest. While I won't be submitting to the flickr group because I don't work with the leather/cord/ribbon materials much, I am really looking forward to seeing what everyone else designs!

    CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS again, my friend. I am so. very. happy. for. you.

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  37. Ladies, this is so exciting and awesome for both of you! I wish you the best in this cool task you've set yourselves to :)

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  38. WHEEE!!! Fantastic news and I love the contest idea. Running to sign up!

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  39. Yay...Lorelei and Erin!! I love watching dreams of others unfold and I wish you both all the success :) You Dreamed it...You Believed it and now you're going to live it!!!! Good Luck Ladies!

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  40. Anonymous10/20/2010

    Congratulations on your new book! Question for you - How much will be paid per project that is chosen for the book?

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  41. If you have specific questions about the book, please do not hesitate to ask them in an email to me or Erin. We are more than accessible, well I am at least. Erin's busy having a baby! But I am more than willing to answer any of your questions in email.

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  42. Woohoo! I'm so excited for you and Erin! I have several books with your work in it and I always look up your work. So much exciting news running around our art community. I was wondering when you would be publishing your OWN book! Congratulations on having your proposal accepted!

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  43. Anonymous10/20/2010

    Awesome! Sorry you won't take foreign submissions so I can't enter but I will buy a copy for sure. You know I am a huge supporter of your work.
    I finished my degree with a baby in front of the keyboard so tell Erin it can be done, easy during the 3am feeding when you are up anyway. Just don't try to do anything with a toddler! Get it done ! Good luck guys!
    Cilla

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  44. Yay! Congrats. I know the book will be fabulous.

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  45. This is so exciting....congratulations to you both, I'm really looking forward to seeing this awesome (I know it will be!) book!

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  46. This is so exciting....congratulations to you both, I'm really looking forward to seeing this awesome (I know it will be!) book!

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  47. Lorelei and Erin!!!!

    Oh my goodness! I am so so so happy and proud of you both..

    What a true dream come true... I am so very excited to see the finish product. I know that it will be FULL of gorgeous and very inspiring design.

    and golly thanks so much for sharing such a wonderful opportunity with all of us...

    My very best wishes go out to you and Erin.

    ♥ YAY ♥

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  48. Congratulations! The book is sure to be a grand success. Can't wait to see the completed project.

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  49. Congratulations Lorelei and Erin!! How exciting and what a wonderful duo you make. It will be a great book and full of fun as well. How generous to open it up to the beading community. You will surely find some wonderful contibutors.

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  50. Congratulations, Lorelei! You and Erin are on the cutting edge of what is an exciting addition to jewelry. Very hot stuff coming from jewelry designers.

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  51. Congratulations on both book and baby. Awesome. Can't wait to see pictures of both.

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  52. Yay! Congrats. I cant wait to purchase a copy :)

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  53. So thrilled for both of you - such big news, you must have been practically exploding to let it out! Couldn't happen to nicer, more talented or generous folks, best wishes from beginning to end of this adventure!

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  54. You girls are a perfect team for a book like this! The concept is fun and is going to make for some gorgeous designs...can't wait to see!! Congratulations!!!

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  55. Congrats to you both!
    Very exciting...can't wait!
    xo

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  56. Woot! That is fabulous news...congratulations!!

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  57. Congratulations Lorelei! This is going to be a fun "project" for you and Erin.

    What is the anticipated release date??

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  58. if everything goes on schedule, the release will be in the Spring of 2012!

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  59. This is very exciting and I have a couple projects that fit the criteria- worth a try right? Whether or not you select any of my work I know I will want that book- sounds really great!

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  60. Congratulatons. That is sooooo exciting. Mybe Kat and I could get our act together!

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