Monday, September 10, 2012

LAST set of Lark beading books to giveaway!

The first giveaway is done, but you can still try to win on the 2nd set of books by clicking here.



I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Lark Books for sending me 
these amazing books to review!
It's been an honor!


NOW!  The last three books for review and giveaway!  Read up and then go to the bottom of the post to see how you can win!



"Color, Texture & Casting for Jewelers:  
Hands-on Demonstrations & Practical Applications"
by Carles Codina

Casting is a specialized jewelry technique, so right away you must know this is not your ordinary jewelry book.  That, really, is one of the things that makes it so special!  I mean, how many times have I looked at a cast piece and wondered "HOW do they DO that???".  Now you can learn!


This 128-page paperback book is in two parts.  Part 1 covers color, texture, and finishes.  Part 2 covers modeling and casting.  Plating and Mokume Gane were fascinating to me and seemed surprising accessible.  YES you will need special equipment, but if you are ready to really take your jewelry design to another level, this is an invaluable resource.



"Beading With Crystals: 36 Simply Inspired Jewelry Designs"
by Joan Campbell and Katherine Aimone

Holy moley.  What a lot of eye-candy!  And guess what?  It's good for anyone at pretty much any level!  Some projects are very simple, and some involve more skill, but it's a fabulous book for any crystal and bling lover to have!

This 142-page paperback book is beautiful and STUFFED with information.  I found it easy to follow.  The designs range from the wear-every-day to the opulent-night-out styles.  Truly, something for everyone.  Hard to give this one up!



"Heat, Color, Set, & Fire: Surface Effects for Metal Jewelry"
by Mary Hettmansperger


Oh man.  I totally had intended to keep this one.  But I showed it in the collage above, so I'm sticking to my word and giving this AMAZING book away.  Sniff, sniff.

A hardback book with 128 pages, this book is for metal-lovers everywhere.  It goes into different surface treatments such as etching and torching.  She even uses grout and concrete!  (I should have kept this book, I should have kept this book....)

There are 21 unique projects, and they're all very cool.  The first 51 pages are full of techniques and tips, so combine those two and you have a book you're going to be reaching for ALL the time to take your jewelry adventures all over the place.  Oh I envy you!



Here's how to win one of these books!

1) Leave a comment
2) Blog about it
or 
Facebook about it.

(If you are a non-US reader, I can ship you this book 
if you would share in the shipping cost.

You can figure shipping at www.usps.gov.)

This is a fast giveaway!  
Winners will be announced on Sunday, September 16th.
Good luck!
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Lori Anderson creates jewelry and bead kits as well as collaborative mixed media art with her son, Zack.  Visit her shops by clicking here.  She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party®   and author of the book Bead Soup.

Join her at the Facebook group Bead Soup Cafe for bead chat, swaps, challenges, and lots of eye candy!

59 comments:

  1. Nice! me, me, me!! i would love that surface effects book! :)

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  2. Oh those last two books sound like so much fun! Please toss my name in the hat.

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  3. I shared on FB.

    https://www.facebook.com/sShaiha/posts/474135352611187

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  4. I would love to win the Beading Crystals Book! Thank you for being so generous!

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  5. I would love either of the metal books. Heat color and set fire looks amazing! so does color texture and casting! pick me, pick me;)

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  6. Oh I would LOVE to win the last two books, they look a-ma-zing!

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  7. Yes ma'am, pick me for metal books too! Thanks for the chance!

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  8. Can never have too many books,even when you are running out of shelf space.

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  9. Ooo-la-la! I would love to win either of the metals books!

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  10. I have entered all three of your giveaways. Thanks, Love the selection of books. I have blogged about the giveaway.

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  11. Oh! I would love to win the Heat, Color, Set & Fire.

    Thank you for the opportunity Lori!

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  12. I've always wanted to work with metals, so that last book is calling my name!

    Although like the others, I'd love a chance to win any one of these great books :)

    Thank you so much for the opportunity!

    TheEclecticElement AT yahoo DOT com

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  13. Ok, I will have to find the second one too but here I am at the last giveaway:) Gotta say the metal one looks like it would be my favorite too. Of course I love to look at jewelry making books and magazines in general so any of them would be fun.

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  14. Me!!! I want them! Pretty please!
    =)
    I Facebooked it!

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  15. I'd love either of those last two books. Books, book, books. I am such a sucker for books!

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  16. I also posted the give-away on my FB page! How exciting, free books!

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  17. I would absolutely love to win.

    Thanks for offering to give this..

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  18. Your generosity with these books the last few days is making it feel like Christmas! Thaks again Lori :)

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  19. Beading with crystals?? Yes pLeasE, and thank you! Christie

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  20. Shared on Facebook!

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  21. Posted on my Blog!

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  22. Ooh, I'd be thrilled to win any one of these great books.
    So generous of you to offer them to us all.

    Lynda

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  23. Crossing my fingers that I win this time around. thanks for the opportunity.

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  24. I would love that Heat, Color, Set and Fire book. You make it sound great.

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  25. Thanks again for this giveaway, Lori!
    all books are great, I cannot even point which one I like best! Probably the #9 :)

    Annabel
    (FB)

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  26. I have had the "Heat, Color, Set, and Fire" book in my cart for awhile at Amazon, your review made up my mind.
    Thanks again for the reviews and the giveaways!
    Gina Hockett

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  27. I also shared on FB. Thanks!
    Gina Hockett

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  28. Oh I would love either the crystal book or the metal treatment one. thanks for being so generous! Sonya

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  29. Back again would love that last book, concrete, you don't say, would love to try that

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  30. Awesome giveaway Lori! Good Luck everyone!

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  31. Amazing books! I would definetely be happy with these books.
    I really couldn't decide which book out of the first and the last would want. They sound great! And maybe you should just kept one ;)
    Thanks for sharing!
    I am blogging a d sharing on FB.

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  32. Oh, I'd love to win one of these books - especially the one on metal!

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  33. Joanna-Gloria6:49 AM

    Fantastic books!!
    Please enter me!!
    FB sharing link:
    http://www.facebook.com/gloria.grahame1/posts/435844649791176

    Joanna-Gloria, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

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  34. DESPINA6:55 AM

    All 3 books are fantastic!!
    My FB link: http://www.facebook.com/despina.vnt/posts/466977123324014

    DESPINA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  35. I don't have any of these books and would love to win one!! Thanks for the giveaways!!

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  36. Thanks for this giveaway!
    all these books are awesome but I would love to have the Color, Texture, Casting for Jewelers or the Beading Crystals!

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  37. These look really fun! The chains book look like something really unique :)

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  38. Anonymous9:21 AM

    Yea! Wonderful books! All of them!
    Please enter my name for the drawing.

    Thanks!!!

    zanc@att.net

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  39. Metal, metal, metal!...would love Mary, Mary or Carles.

    Thank you, thank you!!

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  40. Heat color set and fire! I've had my eye on that one.

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  41. Thanx for the chance to win "Beading with Crystals". I blogged about your great book giveaway.

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  42. all 3 books are great and I would love to win anyone of them

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  43. I blogged:

    http://teejewelry.blogspot.com/2012/09/lark-jewelry-books-giveaway.html

    TheEclecticElement AT yahoo DOT com

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  44. Yay, I love books! Sign me up please ; )

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  45. I have casting on my list of techniques to learn and the other metal book, I would be happy to share with you:-)!!! Thanks for the reviews, posting on fb too!!! Hope you are feeling better.

    PS If I am lucky enough to win you can bring the book to ArtBliss.

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  46. Did Lori say 'giveaway'?? I think I can only try for any...gotto love crafts...
    tina

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  47. Beading with Crystals please! :)

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  48. I'd really love a chance to see that Heat, Color, Set & Fire book - looks very cool. Thank you Lark and Lori! ~~T

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  49. Would love to win one, if I'm not too late!

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  50. Heat, Color, Set, Fire sounds like a lot of fun...Please pick my name, please pick my name :)

    Thanks

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  51. These books sound amazing! I'd LOVE to be in the drawing!

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  52. I would love to win the Beading with Crystals book--pick me, pick me!

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  53. Thought I signed up...might not have gone through....great reviews BTW!

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  54. Cindy6:12 PM

    Heat, Color, Set, & Fire sounds great! I shared on FB.

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  55. Oh, wow! The Mary Hettmansperger book looks amazing! I have one of her other books and I love her style! I would love to win this one!!

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  56. Oh yes, please count me in! I LOVE the look of the Colour book, absolutely gorgeous :-)

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  57. Shared this giveaway on my FB page kristen{dot}ho{at}gmail{dot}com

    thank you!

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  58. Oohhh I would love to win. I love books and tutorials that teach you new designs and techniques. Its amazing how you can read the book an incorporate your favorite parts into a new design of your own. Every book looks awesome and full of so much inspiration. Thanks for offering such a generous giveaway.

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