Review and giveaway: two new Kalmbach Books!

cover art of Making Wire Jewelry and Contemporary Cube Bead DesignsKalmbach Books is giving you a chance to win a copy of two of their exciting new titles: Contemporary Cube Bead Designs by Virginia Jensen and The Absolute Beginners Guide: Making Wire Jewelry from Martine Callaghan!

Contemporary Cube Bead Designs will teach you ladder stitch, herringbone, step stitch, and other stitches with 29 fun projects. Working with flat beads, many of these projects have a smooth, supple texture. Mixing other bead shapes into the projects, Virginia creates interesting three-dimensional pieces that have a less rhythmic texture but lots of visual appeal. Master these techniques with Virginia and you’ll be crafting really exquisite finished pieces like the ones featured in this book, too.

Making Wire Jewelry from Kalmbach’s Absolute Beginners Guide series will have you creating gorgeous wire jewelry in a jiffy. This book truly tells you everything you need to know to get started! With 29 detailed projects and ideas for variations, there’s no end to the creative places Martine can guide you as you begin working with wire.

To enter for a chance to win both fabulous books, leave a comment telling me your favorite Kalmbach Book titles. The giveaway ends April 22, 2012. Sorry, this giveaway is open to US mailing addresses only.


  1. Sue says

    I couldn’t possible choose a favorite book! I love many books! I think the cube bead book in this giveaway might just be my next favorite!

  2. says

    Im just getting started in wire and would adore that wire book! ok I would love them both lol Im a jewelry making addict 😀

  3. says

    I love the Stitch Workshop Series and Creative Beading books. Besides Kumihimo, my love for beads started with buying a pair of beaded earrings, taking them apart and weaving them back together again. If I had had one of these books, it would have saved me a lot to time.

  4. Connie says

    The cube bead design book looks interesting. I would also love to have the herringbone stitch book.

  5. Nan Jacobson says

    I’m new to your site. Love these books and your site. Many great ideas.
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. I’ll be back!

  6. Linda Celeste says

    “Seed Beads” and “More Seed Beads” have been my seed bead bibles for the past couple years. You can’t beat Beth Stone’s creativity, clear and concise directions and the photos are incredibly helpful. In fact, I just finished one of the projects in “More Seed Beads” last night. Yea for me!!


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