The 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.