Review and giveaway: 3 books from the Beadweaving Master series

3 Beadweaving Master Series books from LarkIf you love beading then you are sure to want a chance at this giveaway! I have three of Lark’s Beadweaving Master series to give away including Laura McCabe’s Embellished Beadweaving, Sherry Serafini’s Sensational Bead Embroidery, and Maggie Meister’s Classical Elegance!

Embellished Beadweaving is luscious! Lacy, fringed, and opulent interpretations from both nature and imagination, Laura’s work is anything but plain. Rich colors, abundant textures, and even an antique prosthetic eye or two become embellished works of art. Laura says the aim of this book is to, “provide knowledge and inspiration to take your beadwork to the next level by embellishing beads with yet more beads—to create a multidimensional realm of beauty and adornment, all made possible by starting with one single bead.” One gorgeous bead after another, Laura certainly creates beauty in every work. Take a few minutes to read an interview with Laura McCabe and get a free project from Lark Jewelry & Beading now! You can also see more of Laura’s work at Just Let Me Bead.

Sherry Sarafini’s Sensational Bead Embroidery delivers what the name promises. With Sherry’s broad background in art, it is no wonder her beaded creations are wearable art. Sherry says bead embroidery drew her because of the freedom it allows for “the creative restless soul.” Sherry shares both step-by-step instructions in her book for 25 projects along with basic rules and stitches for you to explore and develop your own creative voice. Read the interview with Sherri at Lark Jewelry & Beading and see what a star she is! You can also make her gorgeous Arizona Sunset Earrings with the free project from Lark. Take a look at more of Sherry’s work at  Sherry Sarafini Beaded Jewelry.

Inspired by her time in Naples, Maggie says, “I was surrounded by ancient history. The fragments of Roman columns, mosaics and frescoes are my inspiration and I am grateful for those ‘ancient voices.’ ” Maggie Meister’s Classical Elegance is filled with sumptuous designs that are reminiscent of a museum collection of rare and exquisite jewelry. Read the interview with Maggie and learn more about how she works or make her lovely Artemisia Earrings with the free project from Lark Jewelry & Beading. You can learn more about Maggie at Amphora Designs or see more of her historically inspired work at

To enter the giveaway for these three fabulous books from Lark, leave a comment telling which book or artist is most interesting to you and why. The giveaway ends August 28. Sorry, this giveaway is open to US residents only.


  1. Linda says

    I have seen some of the projects included in Classical Beadweaving and would like to try to make some of them.

  2. A Rose says

    Embellished Bead Weaving looks like a great place to start. I’ve not done much beading lately.

  3. Starr Reynolds says

    I would love to win these books….I got kinda bored with my seed bead work….Maybe this will spark my interest back up!!

  4. Alison T. says

    I am most interested in Laura McCabe’s Embellished Beadweaving. I think I would enjoy the designs from that book the most.

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  5. Pamela says

    I have always wanted a way to express myself in bead work, but never had the courage to try. I have tons of beads and work like to try and accomplish this art.

  6. Patti Harrison says

    They are so wonderful looking,Laura Macabe,techs would be interesting to learn as would the other two.Thank you for sharing!

  7. Janet Pierce says

    All three books look fabulous. I love history and I love anything classical so these would be fantastic to win. Since I know alittle about bead weaving this would be a giant step up for me and would be a great learning tool for me. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Nora Pero says

    Picking my favorite of the authors is like picking my favorite of my children- I love them all!

  9. says

    The Embellished Beadweaving would be very helpful in using my Swarovski beads. All 3 Books would be great for all my beads and findings!

  10. Billie Lombardo says

    I would love to read Laura’s Embellished bead book as I am combining my photography with my beading skills to combine some beautiful items. I could certainly use her expertise and guidance in this often difficult project! Thanks for the opportunity!

  11. Ivis Mccarthy says

    I think the embellished beading book would be very interesting..would love to win and expand my horizons

  12. Connie says

    They are are great artists. It is hard to pick one, but I would have to say I like Maggie Meister’s stuff best. I love the way she puts a new spin on traditional designs.

  13. says

    The Embellished Beadwork would be my choice (although any of the three would be fantastic to own). Thanks so much for this opportunity!

  14. Leslie J. Austad says

    An offer to receive 400 pages of incredible bead ecstasy inspiration?!! I had to bite my hand to contain my excitement. I discovered bead weaving later in life than perhaps others (56). Progress has been been steady. Soon I will be able to take on projects by these incredible bead artists!! Like the carrot dangling before the horse, even one of the books offered will inspire me to keep moving forward. What a fantastic gift this will be for one lucky reader!! I’ll keep my fingers crossed. Just seeing this offer has brightened my day! Thank you

  15. Lucy Schwartz says

    Sensational Beadworking beccause of the step by step instructions for 25 projects. I learn best with hands on and sometimes have 2 left thumbs.

  16. patricia says

    I would LOVE to get any of these incredible books. I’m sure there is great inspiration avaliable in each one. Thanks for having giveaways.

  17. Claire says

    These are such great books, with so many projects. I am one of “125” other people that also think this, but I hope that I am the one and only one that gets to own these books…

  18. Barbara Wright says

    I would like the Maggie Meister’s Classical Elegance the most because the designs are less elaborate and there’s more of a chance I could convince my sister to make some of the designs for me from it :-)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. says

    Embellished Beadweaving is my choice although all look fabulous, I think with Embellished Beadweaving you would be able to make heirlooms for gifts that the receiver would be proud to pass down in their family.

  20. Lynn Endres says

    Classical Elegance…because when I think beadwork, I don’t think “classical” or “elegance” and I would love to see what they’ve done to create these elements!

  21. Jessica Givan says

    im trying to start a business and would like some good staple books to have in my “library

  22. Jaque R. says

    I like Maggie Meister’s designs. The colors, textures and presentation have the feel of Victorian America. :-) Thank you.

  23. kelly knapp says

    Wow. these are really nice. I am facinated with Sensational Bead Embroidery. I love wearable art, and to be able to create my own sounds fabulous. Thanks for the opportunity

  24. spirit_kim says

    The Embellished Beadwaving sounds the most interesting to me. I have have wanted to try some beadwork. I have not yet.

  25. Holly Bowen says

    Embellished Beadweaving definitely! I am very interested in the different ways to make beads work “differently” lol!


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