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4 fabulous Kalmbach books for giveawayThe giveaways continue with four fabulous titles from Kalmbach Books!

Build Your Own Wire Pendants by Kimberly Sciaraffa Berlin is filled with 20 projects to help you learn how to mix and match basic frames, bails, and embellishments to begin creating your own one-of-a-kind wire and bead pendants.

Kimberly says, “This is an easy-to-follow guide that introduces you to the joy of making unique pendants to enhance your current jewelry designs. If you’ve never made a wire pendant before, I hope this book will inspire you to pick up a pair of pliers and give it a try.”

Great Designs for Shaped Beads by Anna Elizabeth Draeger will help you master designing with tilas, peanuts and daggers. With 24 great projects to give you some ideas for these new and exciting bead shapes, you’ll be able to incorporate them in your bead work with no problem.

Anna says, “Each project includes a design option or two to give you ideas for stitching a variation on the main project. As you work, you may discover even more ways to incorporate the techniques or components into your own designs.”

Project: Earrings will make other ear lobes envious with these 44 fabulous projects to adorn yours! Taken from the pages of Bead & Button, the projects are split into three sections – loops & stringing, bead stitching, and wire work & chain mail. Clear instructions and great photography make these projects easy to follow. You might even be inspired to help dress the envious ear lobes with a handmade gift or two.

Bead Soup by blogger, jewelry designer and author Lori Anderson will show you what inspired work is created when beaders swap their stash. Given a focal bead, a unique clasp, and coordinating beads, Bead Soup participants bring their style to the mix and before long a flavorful new piece of jewelry is created!

Lori says, “When you have a few beads left over from a project or strand of beads, toss them into a bowl. Before long, you’ll end up with a colorful blend that is so full of possibilities, you’ll be making soup recipes for weeks!”

Are you brimming with ideas for jewelry yet? To enter for a chance to win each of these great titles, simply leave a comment. The giveaway ends December 5. Sorry, this giveaway is open to US mailing addresses only.

By Stacie Hooder

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88 Comments so far

  1. Nancy on November 21, 2012 9:57 pm

    What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks!

  2. MelodyJ on November 22, 2012 12:49 am

    I really need to get back into beading.

  3. Dianne Van de Carr on November 22, 2012 1:57 am

    I’d love these books.

  4. Jaan L of Tx on November 22, 2012 2:04 am

    Well, if I did win these books, which are great by the way, I surely wouldn’t have to worry about having enough ‘jewels’ to wear or giveaway. Happy Turkey Day!

  5. Beverly on November 22, 2012 2:42 am

    Just learning.

  6. Teresa on November 22, 2012 3:27 am

    What an awesome giveaway! Thanks so much!

  7. Tammy Hempel on November 22, 2012 4:08 am

    This is a wonderful giveaway. Count me in on it!! Thank you for this giveaway.

  8. jacqueline koudry on November 22, 2012 4:14 am

    Awesome giveaway. I would love to win this one.

  9. Helen on November 22, 2012 4:57 am

    What fun tese would be. Thanks for the opportunity!

  10. Penny on November 22, 2012 5:07 am

    I am new to jewelry making …. awesome giveaway … thanks so much!

  11. Josanne M. on November 22, 2012 5:31 am

    Would love to win these!! Thank you for the giveaway

  12. debbie on November 22, 2012 5:52 am

    I would to love to win these!!

  13. Judy W on November 22, 2012 6:10 am

    Thank you so much!!! What a great holiday gift. Lots of fun making and sharing.

  14. Linda C. on November 22, 2012 6:18 am

    A good fit for a beadworking friend. Thanks for the opportunity!

  15. Mary Mac on November 22, 2012 6:31 am

    Wonderful set of books to add to my library.

  16. Jennifer on November 22, 2012 6:40 am

    What a great set of books!! Thanks for the chance.

  17. Regina on November 22, 2012 6:46 am

    oh my – the abundance of ideas is incredible!

  18. DeeAnn S on November 22, 2012 8:11 am

    I have a container almost filled with mismatched and odd shaped beads. I’m sure these books would give me some very creative ways to use them. Thanks.

  19. Diana sanner on November 22, 2012 8:26 am

    I have been away from my beading and wire work. These just might jump start this procrastinator.

  20. sandra k williams on November 22, 2012 8:38 am

    i am new at beading and i could sure use these books. thanks for the chance.

  21. Theresa on November 22, 2012 8:46 am

    Would love to win one of these fabulous books!!

  22. Zan on November 22, 2012 9:41 am

    Love all of these books! I have really wanted Bead Soup and the Wired Pendants books!

    Thank you for offering these books as a giveaway!

  23. p.l. thalenberg on November 22, 2012 12:35 pm

    Just thinking about doing the projects in these beautifully-done books, makes me feel peaceful and happy…and very excited about being able to make holiday presentsthat are so personal AND so inexpensive! As a Sandy survivor, those are VERY important considerations! hooary.

  24. p.l. thalenberg on November 22, 2012 12:37 pm

    oops..I meant “hooray!” Happy Thanksgiving, everyone, anyway. :-)

  25. Linda on November 22, 2012 2:00 pm

    How great! I have been trying to improve my beading skills and have been practicing with wire, but I need to learn the techniques from the pros! This would help so much.

  26. Arcia F on November 22, 2012 2:14 pm

    Oh the lovely pieces I could make using these great books

  27. Jessie on November 22, 2012 4:13 pm

    amazing books i would love to have copies!

  28. Cindy M on November 22, 2012 4:18 pm

    Great looking books.Would be fun to work on over the winter months!!

  29. geri actor on November 22, 2012 4:30 pm

    so many different patterns to try!

  30. Sharon R. Linder on November 22, 2012 7:20 pm

    Sweet giveaway! I am always on the search for knowledge and wisdom!

  31. Violet Williams on November 22, 2012 8:55 pm

    Looks like they are brimming with inspiration. Just what I need!

  32. Carmen Lucero on November 22, 2012 9:20 pm

    Just got into making artsy bracelets, I would love to win one of these books! Thanks for the chance.

    Carmen L

  33. Christina on November 23, 2012 4:25 am

    These books look great!

  34. Shelley on November 23, 2012 5:22 am

    I’d love to have them also!

  35. Kelly on November 23, 2012 7:38 am

    thanks for a chance to win!

  36. lynaeve on November 23, 2012 9:03 am

    thanks for the chance!

  37. adrienne z on November 23, 2012 12:09 pm

    love instructional books!!! especially the earring one – that would be the one I would open first!

  38. Janet Pierce on November 23, 2012 12:14 pm

    What cool books. Thanks for the giveaway.

  39. Tami McDaniel on November 23, 2012 8:56 pm

    I would definitely need a book if I were to tr this craft. tfs Tami

  40. Elena T on November 23, 2012 9:02 pm

    I would like to try my hand at wire pendants, and the other books look equally fun and inspirational

  41. RuthInKs on November 23, 2012 10:47 pm

    These look like a bunch of great books to give me some new ideas!

  42. martha on November 23, 2012 10:54 pm

    Bead making the more i learn ,the glamour i feel,love it.

  43. PatriciaJ on November 24, 2012 1:23 am

    This is a really great giveaway! Thanks!

  44. Carah Kristel on November 24, 2012 1:59 am

    Oooh, image all the shiny things I could learn how to make!

  45. Mary Rok on November 24, 2012 4:36 am

    What a great set of books and would love to have them.

  46. Amber Trusty on November 24, 2012 9:34 am

    Would love to learn more as I just stocked upon supplies!

  47. Janet on November 24, 2012 10:00 am

    My daughter has recently took up jewelry making. ( this is a ‘me time’ project, as she is a busy mother of 4 herself !) These wonderful books would give her so much inspiration. !

  48. Kanda on November 24, 2012 11:57 am

    I love these books. Kanda

  49. Susan on November 24, 2012 2:56 pm

    These look so interesting! I’m intrigued!

  50. Jen on November 25, 2012 6:41 am

    Would love to win these. Pictures on covers look great.

  51. Lee on November 25, 2012 8:16 am

    A fabulous giveaway! thank you!

  52. Chris on November 25, 2012 8:17 am

    What a great giveaway – tons of inspiration in this array of books! thanks!

  53. Shaiha on November 25, 2012 4:41 pm

    What a wonderful selection of books

  54. Karey on November 25, 2012 4:55 pm

    Wow, fabulous books! I love working with beads and I see lots of creative ideas just from the covers of those books!

  55. mindy on November 25, 2012 11:00 pm

    I love the idea of bead soup. I always have a few left over beads or find random beads that i forgot to put away after a project.

  56. Joan on November 26, 2012 6:24 am

    The covers are inspiring! Hope to see more!

  57. Red Carousel Lion on November 26, 2012 9:06 am

    OMG – I don’t know which one I want most.

  58. Jack Palmer on November 27, 2012 1:53 am

    I would love to win this for my beautiful daughter Amanda.

  59. Marina on November 27, 2012 7:26 am

    Please Please Please!!!!!
    I don’t have enough beading books! Feed my creativity.

  60. Ann Devine on November 27, 2012 12:04 pm

    Pick me! This collection would be the final touch for my Christmas gifts for my daughter! And just maybe I’d get those bracelets she’s been promising me.

  61. Jack Palmer on November 28, 2012 2:39 am

    Thank you so much for the giveaway, I hope I win for my daughter.

  62. Angi Mullis on November 28, 2012 8:32 am

    Thanks for the giveaway! Pretty please count me in!


  63. Jennifer Root on November 28, 2012 1:13 pm

    You can never have too many sources of inspiration!

  64. sandy price on November 28, 2012 3:33 pm

    Collecting beads for years, would love to learn wire working. These books would be a blessing

  65. Dinonut on November 28, 2012 7:51 pm

    Wow! This is some offering! I’d love to win this!

  66. Paula C on November 29, 2012 11:29 am

    I would love to win these books. Thank you.

  67. Diana on November 30, 2012 6:01 am

    Would love to win these. Thanks!

  68. Kristin on November 30, 2012 2:52 pm

    I have just started to get into making jewelry. I am now obsessed! So fun to create.

  69. geri actor on December 1, 2012 12:36 pm

    All of the books look so neat – thanks for the giveaway.

  70. Arcia on December 2, 2012 8:08 am

    great looking projects thanks for the books

  71. Shawn Johnson on December 2, 2012 4:20 pm

    I have always thought about giving jewelry crafting a try!

  72. Dennis on December 3, 2012 12:08 am

    I could use all four books but the wire wrapping is the one that I need the most because my skills are lacking it that field. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway.

  73. vicky edwards on December 3, 2012 5:28 pm

    What a fabulous giveaway. Would love to win.

  74. Carolyn D. on December 4, 2012 12:48 pm

    What fun! My daughter would love these for Christmas!

    Thank you,

  75. kathy pease on December 4, 2012 1:41 pm

    I have always wanted to try making jewelry but never know how to get started

  76. tammy on December 4, 2012 4:02 pm

    I would love love these books. I’m just starting to get into jewelry making and these would be great helps!

  77. Shannon Baas on December 4, 2012 6:22 pm

    I would like this.

  78. Gianna on December 4, 2012 10:06 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  79. Angel Deigh Lint on December 5, 2012 2:49 am

    Love crafting! I was making chokers for awhile & handsewing the beads on, I’ve always wanted to get more involved in the wire side of jewelry making, so many great ideas!!

  80. susan smoaks on December 5, 2012 7:58 am

    yes i would love to win!

  81. rosanna hogan on December 5, 2012 8:19 am

    Awesome Giveaway!

    Would love to win to share with my friends and family and make it into a PROJECT to do before Christmas. Being I supply the materials…and whatever my guest makes they can have! :)

  82. heather c on December 5, 2012 9:20 am

    Winning this would give me time to make gifts for next Christmas! Thanks!

  83. Sarah Yurga on December 5, 2012 11:28 am

    Being creative relieves my stress from having 3 kids, aged 17 to 9 months. I would love to have an outlet to relax and do some beading.

  84. Ed Nemmers on December 5, 2012 1:36 pm

    These would be for Carole!

  85. Candace Butler on December 5, 2012 2:30 pm

    I am a volunteer at a small rural art guild and this would be a great group of books for the members to share.

  86. Ellen on December 5, 2012 4:36 pm

    I should be ashamed that I can’t remember when I last opened my crafts closet.

  87. Veronica Garrett on December 5, 2012 8:04 pm

    They sound great. Thanks for the giveaway.

  88. Stacie Hooder on December 8, 2012 9:35 am

    Congratulations, Penny! You are the winner :)

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