Tuesday, June 26, 2012

500 Beaded Jewelry Promo

I am getting so excited as the new Lark Craft book 500 Beaded Jewelry has been printed and is about ready to hit the mailboxes for those who have ordered early and to the book stores for those who need to look at all this lovely work to have to NEED this book.  I can't wait...oh wait, did I say that already?  Why?  Well, because I want to see all the beautiful jewelry and this book has already gotten rave reviews from Publisher's Weekly, the definitive trade magazine for publishers.  Would you like to see what was written?  Here is just a sample of the review:

On opening this gorgeous hunk of a book is like walking into a high-end
jewelry gallery. There are 500 full-color photographs of beaded jewelry --
necklaces, rings, bracelets, pins and earrings -- created by 275 artists
with beads, wire, filament, and fiber. Some of the artists are well-known to
beaders, like Carol Wilcox Wells and Diane Fitzgerald, and some
not-so-well-known, with their work published for the first time. This makes
for a heady blend of inspiration, ideas, and expression. Editor Hemachandra
selected the 500 beaded objects from submissions by 360 artists from 30
countries. To his credit, no single style -- bead weaving, bead embroidery,
bead stringing -- gets short shrift. The photography is of high professional
standards, no Instagram shots by amateurs posted to Facebook, and is also
instructively illustrative of the beadwork, offering close-up shots that
will help the aspiring bead worker reproduce some of the techniques. One
quibble: it would have been nice to include the artists’ countries of origin
just below the photo of their work instead of in the index, saving the
reader a lot of flipping back and forth. A list of artists’ Web sites would
have been nice, too.’ - Publishers Weekly

And would you like to win a copy of this fantastic new book?  Well, you better hurry as the deadline for submitting a comment and answering a question of which bead designer inspires you the most and how?  Go to this link by June 27th 9pm EST to have a chance to win this book.  

And while I am at it, would you please go to this link and click on the like button on the Amazon site to boost the exposure of this great new book.  And possibly get yourself a copy.  PLUS, I think this would be a wonderful Christmas gift for someone special who just can't get enough of beaded jewelry

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