Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Summer Give Away

Officially it is still Spring here in Central Ohio.  Last week the temperatures were in the 90s with ten dry days.  Finally, the weather broke with a huge downpour and temperatures dropped down into the normal for this time of year.  Still, that little bout of Summer weather and sitting in the air conditioning made me realize that there must be something a person can do when trapped inside because of the heat or allergies.  Oh yes, I had that problem on top of everything else.  Thank goodness the rain go rid of the pollen so I feel so much better.  The "inside" time gave me the chance to work on some projects instead of working on the yard.  I got to thinking that this would be the perfect time to pull out a book or a pattern and make something fun while waiting for Mother Nature to cooperate.  Or maybe just a chance to relax and make something fast and wonderful.

My generous friends as Sterling Publishing Co and Lark Crafts sent me a box of books to review and to give away to those who read and follow my blog.  I was so delighted that I could share these with you.  I have two books for this first Summer Give Away.  To win one of these books please comment on this post.  For two chances to win one of these become a follower and let me know if you have just joined my journey or have been with me all along.  I'll pick two winners on June 15th.  Please make sure you leave me a way to contact you so I can send your book to you.


The first book is a signed copy of  Nathalie Mornu's "A Bounty of Bead +Wire Earrings: 50 fast, fun Jewelry Projects.  Nathalie writes "You face is the first thing people notice. It only makes sense to call a little attention to it by wearing some pretty earrings".  I agree totally.  Inside are 50 projects with step by step instructions along with lots of pictures to guide you in completing these earrings and having the satisfaction of stating that you did it yourself.

 The second book is from the "30-minute" series by Marthe Le Van.  30-Minute Rings is filled with page after page of delicious projects from some of the top designers.  There is a project for every taste in this book from metal, to fabric, to wire, and even plastic pipe from the hardware store.  Marthe states in the opening that " Your hands and fingers are the among the most expressive parts of your body"...And what is the most effective way of drawing attention to these clever communicator?"...well of course RINGS!  So get ready to explore 60 new ways to dress your hands with amazing designer rings.


Aren't these exciting books that make you want to wish for hot Summery days so you can have the excuse to spend it in your studio creating beautiful hand made earrings and rings?  To have a chance to win one of these tow amazing books, leave me a comment below.  If you are a follower or become a new follower let me know and you'll have two chances to win one of these books.

Good luck and keep checking out my blog as I have more give aways this Summer.



Disclosure...As a reviewer of  products from Lark Books, I receive the book above free of charge. I have been asked to review these products and give my honest opinion of the products...positive or negative. I am not being compensated by Lark Books for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received and reviewed.

17 comments:

Deci Worland said...

What great books. Thank you!

Charley said...

Hello, I am brand new to jewellry making and beading. I would love to have a good book as a guide. I love to sew and make many things and jewellry is a new challenge.
Thank You,
Charlene

Sharon Wagner said...

I spy with my little eye...a Dot!
Hey there! So glad you joined our Guild!! Have a great summer!

Nita Butler said...

Hi Dot,
Great books. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks
Nita Butler
Dbutler61@sbcglobal.net

Fran said...

WOW! Great give away. I didn't know you review books for Lark. I know you have fun reviewing their books. Both books look wonderful. 30 Minute Rings sounds like lots of fun and so does A Bounty of Beads & Wire Earrings. Who ever wins these books will love them.
Thank You For doing this giveaway.
Fran

Cody Goodin said...

Cool that you can review books. I would love to do that for art books. Great give aways.

LJeanCreations said...

Hi Dot, I should follow your blog. Thanks for posting the contest!

Debra Wallace said...

Either book looks like great fun! I would be thrilled to win either one!
Debra

Mary said...

Hi,I just joined your blog ,I too would love to see how to make jewelry.I once crocheted a pearl ring a long time ago and had fun wearing it ,when I was a bit younger. I have added beads to dolls and made wee necklaces for them .I have everything I need ,I think ,but never had the knowledge to go any farther .So I would love to win one of your giveaways,too. Thanks for the opportunity. Mary

Mary said...

Hi,this is my second try.Lol. I don't know what went wrong .but I would also like to win ,one of your books. I just joined your group of followers. .Thanks for the opportunity . Mary

gsandoval said...

could def use new inspiration!

gsandoval said...

Am a new follower also!

Pixiloo said...

Wonderful books and giveaway. I would love a chance to win.

Pixiloo said...

I'm also now a follower and off to look at back posts. :)

moonlitfantaseas said...

wow! very nice give away! I would love to have these book! I'm always looking for inspiration!

trillium said...

I'd like to win the earring book.

trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

flyingbeader said...

Charley...please contact me. You have won the earring book, but I cannot get in touch with you. Please send me your information by June 25.

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