>Win a Copy of Marcia DeCoster’s ‘Beaded Opulence’!

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Today, I am announcing my last Lark Books giveaway of the month!

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This week, one lucky reader will win a brand new copy of Marcia DeCoster’s Beaded Opulence.

Lark Books Christmas holiday giveaway Marcia DeCoster Beaded Opulence beading beadwork bead embroidery jewelry making book
This hardcover book really is a beadweaving master class for serious beaders!

Lark Books Christmas holiday giveaway Marcia DeCoster Beaded Opulence beading beadwork bead embroidery jewelry making book
Start the New Year by learning how to create elegant jewelry using the right-angle weave.

Lark Books Christmas holiday giveaway Marcia DeCoster Beaded Opulence beading beadwork bead embroidery jewelry making book
Follow clearly written instructions to create projects from the book. Then, experiment with beaded fabrics, ropes, and beaded beads to create your own necklaces, earrings, and bracelets!

Lark Books Christmas holiday giveaway Marcia DeCoster Beaded Opulence beading beadwork bead embroidery jewelry making book
The photos in this book are so beautiful, that I think I’ll even try some of these projects myself!

To enter to win:

*Please leave a comment on this blog post by 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, December 26, 2009.

*Please leave your email address in your comment, or make sure your email address is posted on your Blogger profile so that I have a way to contact you if you are the winner. Entries without email addresses will not be eligible.

*To enter more than once:
Please post the news about this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook, and/or your own blog by clicking the Share button at the bottom of this post. Don’t forget to let me know where you have posted the news in your comment on this blog post!

*One winner will be randomly chosen & notified on Sunday, December 27, 2009.

Thanks for your interest, and good luck! :)

*Please note: I have received the above book free of charge from Lark Books. This is my honest review of the product and I have not been paid for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received.

>Win a Free Copy of ‘Bugle Bead Bonanza’!

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Today, I am announcing my 3rd Lark Books giveaway of the month! This week, I am giving away a brand new copy of ‘Bugle Bead Bonanza’ by Jamie Cloud Eakin.

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This is a fascinating book which clearly explains how to create beautiful jewelry using the intriguing glass bugle bead. This book is a fantastic addition to any beader’s library because it provides easy-to-understand instructions about how to string a bugle bead without worrying about its sharp edges. And, since bugle beads are longer than regular seed beads, many designs take much less time to create!

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Enjoy a gallery of photos providing inspiration, then learn how to create unique necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings! And, after reading this, I bet you’ll be daring enough to try your own designs! I can’t wait to see the pieces you create! :)

Lark Books Christmas holiday giveaway Bugle Bead Bonanza beading beadwork bead embroidery jewelry making book

To enter to win:

*Please leave a comment on this blog post by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, December 18, 2009.

*Please leave your email address in your comment, or make sure your email address is posted on your Blogger profile so that I have a way to contact you if you are the winner. Entries without email addresses will not be eligible.

*To enter more than once:
Please post the news about this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook, and/or your own blog by clicking the Share button at the bottom of this post. Don’t forget to let me know where you have posted the news in your comment on this blog post!

*One winner will be randomly chosen & notified on Saturday, December 19, 2009.

Thanks for your interest, and good luck! :)

*Please note: I have received the above book free of charge from Lark Books. This is my honest review of the product and I have not been paid for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received.

>Upside Down Artbeads Giveaway

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Thanks to all who entered my beading book giveaway of the week! Congrats to GraceBeading from Ft. Wayne, Indiana! She will receive a brand new copy of ‘Beading with World Beads’ by Ray Hemachandra (courtesy of Lark Books)! I will announce my next book giveaway on Monday. I hope you’ll stop by to enter! :)

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Today, I listed a new item in my Etsy shop – a fun pair of beaded Upside Down Christmas Tree earrings! These consist of bead embroidery on felt using primarily triangle-shaped seed beads. The reason I made these was because Artbeads.com recently sent me some beautiful Cubic Zirconia beads, including the Lavender Stars in the photo above. As soon as I saw them, I wanted to use them on a Christmas tree, but when I got them, I realized that the drill-hole was going through one point of the star rather than through the entire star. So, I had to had to turn my design upside-down! Either way, the Cubic Zirconia Star adds a beautiful sparkling finish to a rather simple design idea! To view more photos of my beaded earrings, please check my Etsy listing! How do you think they look? :)

And, speaking of Artbeads.com, I would like give you the opportunity to win a $25 Email Gift Certificate to their online shop! Use it to buy beautiful beads or a jewelry-making supply that you have always dreamed of! :)

Artbeads.com Beads and Jewelry Supplies

To enter to win:

*Please leave a comment on this blog post by 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, December 9, 2009.

*Please leave your email address in your comment, or make sure your email address is posted on your Blogger profile so that I have a way to contact you if you are the winner. You may also leave your etsy shop & I will convo you. Entries without email addresses will not be eligible.

*To enter more than once:
Please post the news about this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook, and/or your own blog by clicking the Share button at the bottom of this post. Don’t forget to let me know where you have posted the news in your comment on this blog post!

*One winner will be randomly chosen & notified on Thursday, December 10, 2009.

Artbeads.com $100 Gift Card Sweepstakes

For the opportunity to win a $100 gift card from Artbeads.com, stop by their Facebook page to enter their Holiday Cheer Giveaway! See, I told you this month was full of giveaways! Thanks for playing, and good luck! :)

*Please note: I have received the above products free of charge from Artbeads.com. This is my honest review of the products and I have not been paid for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received.

>Win a Free Copy of ‘Beading with World Beads’!

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Last night, I finished beading my white English Bulldog pin & listed him in my Etsy shop. It turns out that bulldogs are hot sellers – he is already a reserved item for a repeat customer! You can see the finished item HERE. :)

And, today, I have some exciting news! About a week or so ago, I was contacted by Ray Hemachandra, senior editor at Lark Books. He offered to send me four of their latest beading books to giveaway on my blog! So, every week until Christmas, I will announce which book I will be giving away along with my brief review & all you have to do is enter to win! :)

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This week, I am giving away ‘Beading with World Beads’ written by Ray Hemachandra himself! This is a wonderful hardcover book which provides information about beads from all corners of the world, including techniques & materials used to make them.

Lark Books Christmas holiday giveaway lone beader world beads beading beadwork bead embroidery jewelry making book
Learn about beads from India, China, Czech Republic, Italy, Africa, & South America. Then, check out the projects in the book to make some of your own ethnic jewelry!

Lark Books Christmas holiday giveaway lone beader world beads beading beadwork bead embroidery jewelry making book
Here are a some of my favourite projects in the book, including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and brooches.

Lark Books Christmas holiday giveaway lone beader world beads beading beadwork bead embroidery jewelry making book
Easy-to-understand beading instructions teach basic wire-working, stringing, & knotting techniques which create beautiful pieces!

Lark Books Christmas holiday giveaway lone beader world beads beading beadwork bead embroidery jewelry making book
If you have some ethnic beads in your bead stash, this book should provide you with new inspiration on what to make with them! Which piece would you like to make first?

Lark Books Christmas holiday giveaway lone beader world beads beading beadwork bead embroidery jewelry making book
To enter to win:

*Please leave a comment on this blog post by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, December 4, 2009.

*Please leave your email address in your comment, or make sure your email address is posted on your Blogger profile so that I have a way to contact you if you are the winner. Entries without email addresses will not be eligible.

*To enter more than once:
Please post the news about this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook, and/or your own blog by clicking the Share button at the bottom of this post. Don’t forget to let me know where you have posted the news in your comment on this blog post!

*One winner will be randomly chosen & notified on Saturday, December 5, 2009.

Thanks for your interest, and good luck! :)

*Please note: I have received the above book free of charge from Lark Books. This is my honest review of the product and I have not been paid for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received.

>Third Blogaversary Giveaway

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I just realized that today marks my 3rd year of blogging! When I first started blogging, I never thought I’d still be doing it 3 years & 805 posts later! So, this weekend, I would like to celebrate by hosting my first giveaway! :D

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To say thanks to all of my loyal readers, I would like to hold a drawing to give away a Lone Beader tote bag from my CafePress shop! These cute tote bags are great for carrying books, knitting, or crafty projects wherever you go! The winner will have their choice of the Orange Truck or Rudy’s Dream. These images are taken from my original beaded art. Which one is your favourite??

To enter, simply sign up for my mailing list (on Poplist) either HERE or in the sidebar of this blog. On Marathon Monday morning, I will randomly pick one email address from the list & notify the winner! Thanks for your interest in my beadwork, and good luck! :D