Sunday, December 29, 2013

Lark Book Giveaway: Bead Embroidery Jewelry Projects



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 I'm going to be giving away one copy of Jamie Cloud Eakins' book Bead Embroidery Jewelry Projects: Design And Construction, Ideas and Inspiration.  Lark Craft generously donated one copy to me so that I can share my delight with Jamie's book with you.  I've been using this book since the very first time I opened the package and dived in head first.  I've learned so much from the book, and actually began to look at some of my previous necklaces to see if I could change their design to make them more stable and physically appealing.  Jamie has really made me go into a tail spin with new ideas and indeed more inspiration.  Click HERE to see my review on Bead Embroidery Jewelry Projects.

I am going to be giving away one copy to one person who leaves a comment on this blog post.  You need to make sure I have a way to contact you to get shipping information from you.  I have chose my birthday January 4th to be the date of the choosing of the winning name.  Please check back here on January 4th to see if you are the lucky recipient of Jamie's newest book.  Don't worry if you don't see your comment show up immediately as I have my blog comments set up so that I myself have to approve them after being spammed once.  Thank you for you patience.


After reading Jamie's book, I took apart a necklace I made in August 2012 after my Grandmother's Death.  The necklace was named Awake in the Dragon's Lair.  Here is a picture of what the necklace looked like back in 2012:




And here is a picture of Dragon's Lair after reconfiguring the component pieces and working on making the piece more stable and not twisting and turning all the time


Of course, now I am bound to complete other necklaces after being influenced by Jamie's book and have even gotten out older projects wondering how I can construct them into a better configuration while not disturbing the original design.  This is the next group of beads that are on my beading board:
I actually as of today gotten most of the component pieces completed and now am arranging and rearranging them trying to get my Muse to tell me that the design is first off doable and second off strong enough to support the weight.  Join me back on the 4th to see my progress and to also see if You are the lucky one to win Bead Embroidery Jewelry Projects.

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.

38 comments:

Bead-Mused said...

Fabulous piece! And the colors for your next piece are gorgeous! Happy beading!

Theresa
theresa@tbuchle.com

Judy Sinclair said...

Beautiful remake of your piece! I am working on several pieces-using many of the techniques in Jamie's Dimensional Bead Embroidery book. I would love to win this book!
judysinclair7@gmail.com

Deborah Apodaca said...

I would so love to win the book! Love how you transitioned the necklace, although the original was gorgeous, as well.

Happy early birthday. You can find me on Facebook.

Deborah Ainsley Apodaca

Dee Wingrove-Smith said...

this would be great to win, thanks for the opportunity.
Dee
wingrovesmith2010@yahoo.co.uk

Leithleach Alainn Seodra said...

Would love to get this. I'm reading dimensional bead embroidery front to back right now and all of the information is just great

Alainnjewelry@ymail.com

Esther - Papillon Sieraden said...

I love Jamies books as well! This one is missing in my collection! And how great would it be to win this book on my brothers birthday! His birthday is the 4th of january as well:-)

The necklace you made is gorgious!! I love the elementss!

Thanks a lot for this give-away!

Esther
eswijma@gmail.com

Dixie Hamilton said...

This book is on my wish list! I'm crossing my fingers that I'll be the lucky winner.

dixiekay@gmail.com

Barb Grandon said...

I love the new look of the piece you redid. The way you rebalanced it made it look so different. Beautiful...I would love to win this book! barbgrandon@comcast.net

Wildspiritart said...

Beautiful, Dot! I think it was a brave move to take apart such a beautiful piece, but it really paid off! I love seeing your work. It never fails to make me drool x

Joslyn Hobbis x

Pegnard said...

Love your blog! I would love to have this book. Peggy Kemp on Facebook in the bead embroidery forever group.

Pegnard said...

Hope I'm not commenting twice - love your blog! Hope I win this great book. Peggy Kemp, on Facebook, in the Bead Embroidery Forever group.

Jamie said...

I have been a big fan of your work for a long time. I would love to add Jamie's book to her other books in my collection.

Jamie

Dolores said...

What an inspirational book. I'd love to win it.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I always love to see your beadwork AND dolls!

I'd love to win the book.
Happy Birthday week!!
xx, Carol

Beady Zoo said...

Your redesigned grandmother's necklace is lovely! Looking forward to seeing your new creation with the beads and cabs in the photo.

And crossing my fingers that I'll win Jamie's new book. Thanks for doing the giveaway!
--
Kathy B
(you can reach me through my blog email)

karan parker said...

I would love to win this book. I have shied away from doing any big or elaborate pieces just because of the issue of stability. Your redone piece looks just as nice , if not better, than the original.

karanparker@yahoo.com

karan parker said...

I would love to win this! I have avoided making larger pieces specifically because of worry about stability and connections.

Gutukas said...

One of my favourite colours-green a nice work of jewellery art .A great and inspirational book. Thanks for hosting the giveaway ;)(inga.jlk@gmail.com)

beadyknitter said...

I'd love to win this book and I also love bead embroidery. Mid-Jan I will be participating in a Round Robin Bead Embroidery project and more inspiration would be very useful!!

Pam Chesbro said...

Love Jamie's work and I'd love to sample her new book. Count me in for the contest and thank-you! Chezsey@aol.com

Unknown said...

Your beading is so inspirational, it's nice to see some of yours. I love both versions of your Grandmother's necklace and I can't wait to see your work in progress. Happy early birthday!
Cheryl Keen Doncaster find me on Facebook

Unknown said...

I love both versions of of you Grandmother's necklace. Can't wait to see your latest project!
Oh, and Happy Birthday! Thanks for hosting this giveaway. The book looks great .
Cheryl Keen Doncaster

KipperCat said...

That's a very nice redo on the necklace. I would love to win this book.

Maria said...

This is great I would like to get this book so I can learn more about bead embroidery. I am just trying to tackle it and this could help

Ellen Roelofs said...

I just love Jamies books! I have only 1, being a newbee at bead embroidery, and it inspired me so much! I would love to win this book.
Your necklace is so beautiful! Both the original and the remake.

Congratualtions on your birthday!

Ellen
lievekesieraden@gmail.com

Debbie said...

I can't wait to see what your next pieces look like, I love the color palette. Your before and after necklaces are both beautiful. PS I would love the book!!! :0)
Debbie
dgg112@aol.com

Candys S McCulley said...

Hi Dot - thank you so much for the chance to win the last of these fabulous books. :D

Wilde Jewels said...

This ol' dog can always learn a new trick! I like the way Jamie can point out something like you hadn't thought of or had forgotten to be mindful of.

Cassandra
cassandra@wildejewels.com

Irene Lenihan said...

I have lots of focal cabochons just waiting for me to learn more about bead embroidery. I would love to win this book.

June Moore said...

Love the book and your interpretation of the projects

June
junnmoore@gmail.com

love to bead said...

Jamie teaches us techniques that make our beadwork wearable! That is so important! Great example is how you reworked the lovely piece in honor of your grandmother. I refer to her books constantly for inspiration. Her books are my favs.

Sara LaHood said...

Your work is so lovely. I would love to win this book...what an awesome way to start the new year :)

Catherine King said...

Jamie is one of my favorite Bead Embroidery artists. Would so love to receive this lovely book and thank you for making this happen for one lucky person.

Catherine2447@yahoo.com

Cyn ~ The Wingedneedle said...

Great review! Gotta say what a great way to celebrate your Cake Day!!!

Heather said...

I am new to bead embroidery and got your link through the Facebook group we are in together, i feel this book would be an excellent thing for me to have to learn foundations in bead embroidery. and then advancing as i go on.
Thank you for having this giveaway, and Happy Early Birthday.

Katie B said...

LOVE IT !!

Katie B said...

Love it Love it !!

Heather said...

I doubt i am going to win anyway but i forgot to leave my email address. sorry. heathersjewelry77@yahoo.com