Reviews & giveaway: all about rings! (US only)

cover art for Lark Books' Beadmaille and 30-Minute RingsHere is your chance to win two more of Lark’s exciting books. This giveaway is dedicated to rings! First up is a copy of Beadmaille, Jewelry with Beadweaving and Metal Rings. Cindy Thomas Pankopf came up with the beginnings of ‘beadmaille’ while on vacation. She imagined a design using right-angle weave to make strips of woven beads. Back home she began exploring the concept of adding bead-stitching techniques to chainmail designs and beadmaille was born.

Cindy says, “Metal rings add a whole new feel to seed bead jewelry, as the additional weight makes each piece much more substantial and luxurious. Beadmaille truly is a unique hybrid of the two techniques.” With the beautifully diagrammed instructions, you’ll soon be creating gorgeous pieces from Cindy’s book and designing your own. If you are so excited you can’t wait to try it, Lark Jewelry & Beading has a free project you can try now!

Next up is another book in Lark’s 30-minute series: 30-Minute Rings! This book gives you 60 very interesting pieces that can be made quickly. If you are busy and have a hard time setting aside time for your jewelry making, this series from Lark is a must! The projects in 30-minute Rings are sure to get your creativity flowing and finishing a project will likely have you setting aside more time for jewelry soon. The project instructions help you get ready, get set, and go! (See the review for 30-Minute Earrings and 30-Minute Necklaces.) From fun and trendy to elegant and refined, there is surely a ring you’ll want to try. Lark Jewelry & Beading has a trio of free projects to tempt you now.

To enter for your chance to win, leave a comment telling how you find extra time in your busy days to create. The giveaway ends July 17, 2011. So sorry but this giveaway is open to US residents only.


  1. Karey says

    To find time I usually work on projects before my husband gets home from work. It gives me uninterrupted time to get stuff done!

  2. says

    Naptime is BIG for me! Two hours to (sometimes) spend as I choose, and it’s so valuable. I also sometimes get some things done after the kids are in bed at night.

  3. Heidi Johnson McAllister says

    I LOVE making jewelry, especially for friends and family as gifts. I am expanding my jewelry making ability and would love these books!

  4. Beth T. says

    Now that the days are longer, I find myself quilting later in the evenings. During winter, when it gets dark so early I never spend the evening at my sewing machine. I’ll have to remember how productive these evening hours were, so I can make the most of them during the fall and winter.

  5. Vickie Wood says

    I am a night owl and find there are no interruptions when working and creating. No distractions, is the best.

  6. Liz says

    I create after the chores are done. Then again in the evening after the dishes are done and the kids are busy. It is a time to wind down and relax.

    Thanks for the opportunity – I have a bunch of jewelry to make and need some inspiration! ;7)


  7. Sigrid says

    During the school year, it’s the time after lunch and before I have to go pick the kids up from school. I’m awake, I’m alert, and best of all, no interruptions, lol.

  8. Terase says

    I have a lot of free time in the evenings to craft since I am a night owl married to Mr Early-to-Bed! I also have one day a week that I craft with friends for a few hours. Being a little older with no kids at home helps!!

    Both of these books look like they would be great to own and learn from!

  9. says

    I am a very busy working mom like many people. I take the time to work on craft projects a few minutes at a time after dinner, once the kitchen is cleaned up. I keep a project in a small tote bag that has all the supplies that I need in a large zip lock bag. I guess you can call it a home-made craft kit that can be worked on as time permits; either while a favorite TV program is on or instead of spending hours on Facebook.


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