Monday, September 10, 2012

More Lark Books to Give Away!

The first round of the giveaway closes tomorrow, so hurry and click here to enter!




Today I'm reviewing two more books to give away!



"30 Minute Bracelets" by Marthe Le Van

This 136-page paperback book contains a whopping 60 projects for bracelets.  While most of the bracelets are made with metal, there are some in cut from leather, some are strung, and some use simple bead-weaving techniques.  Each projects states clearly at the top of the page what you'll need to know in order to complete each bracelet.

The projects are for the most part quite unique (one uses an antler tip, one uses sewing snaps) but here's my main problem, and it's a big one -- there are no step-by-step instructions.  There are also NO instructions for any of the basic techniques, and there are a lot of techniques.  Most jewelry designers will not have all the skill sets necessary, so I would use this book as a Look Book and a jumping-off point for your own creativity. 




"Dimensional Bead Embroidery -- A Reference Guide to Techniques"
by Jamie Cloud Eakin

This 160-page hardback book is a gem for seed bead lovers!  You'll learn surface stitches, bezel stitches, edge treatments, and attachments.  Following these in-depth instructions, you'll find nine projects (including one for a brooch and one for a purse).  The gallery is inspiring and gorgeous (as is the entire book).  

This book will appeal to all skill levels.  After looking at this book, I think I may have to try some of this out!



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 Friday, September 14th.
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!

84 comments:

  1. I'm sure the book about bracelets is full of so much inspiration but I've got my eye on that Dimensional Bead Embroidery book! Here's hoping!!
    BTW, see you at ArtBLISS in two weeks! You wouldn't even have to ship the book! ;)

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  2. I already own and love Dimentional Bead Embroidery, But woulf love to get 30 Minute Bracelets, as I haven't read it yet! Thanks for the wonderful give aways! I will share on facebook

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  3. Could always make room for a couple of inspirational books, so add me to the mix please

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  4. That bracelet book looks pretty cool!

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  5. ('d love the Jamie Cloud Eakin book! I haven't done any bead embroidery and think it's time I learned!
    Thanks, again, Lori!

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  6. Would love some inspiration!!! That bracelet book looks yummy!

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  7. Would love some inspiration!!! That bracelet book looks yummy!

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  8. I would LOVE to win the seed bead book - thanks for the opportunity!!

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  9. Too bad the bracelet book doesn't have step by step. I know several people who just wouldn't be able to figure out how to make something by just looking. The beaded embroidery one sounds interesting and something I haven't done.

    Great reviews.

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  10. That 30 minute bracelet looks like an amazing addition to my library as I am back to work and so trying tutorials and stuff to learn as much as I can.
    Thanks again for a chance of winning a great book!

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  11. I'd be happy to win either book:). Though I should try my hand a bead embroidery to reduce my seed bead stash, lol.

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  12. The 30-Minute Bracelets book sounds fantastic. I like the idea of working with metal and leather.

    Thanks again for the reviews and giveaway-both are appreciated!

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  13. These would be wonderful resource books to have around!

    tcrowley122 at hotmail dot com

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  14. OOOhhh I don't know which book I like the best. It's great to read your reviews Lori!

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  15. I can see myself using the 30 Minute Bracelets Book lots and lots!!

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  16. I can see myself referring to the 30 Minute Bracelets Book lots and often!

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  17. The bracelet book would be a nice dose of inspiration.
    Thanks again, Lori!

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  18. That dimensional beading book looks amazing! I'm a book junkie, though, so I'd love either!

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  19. More great stuff! Thanks for sharing! The bracelet book sounds very cool.

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  20. I would love, love, love to have this bracelets book. Please put my name down for it:)

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  21. I would LOVE to have that beading book....looks fab!
    Sonya

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  22. Now where will I find an antler tip?
    Isn't yours such an interesting life? Getting to review intriguing books and share them with friends!
    Thank you for this chance.

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  23. Yummy! I want the bracelets in 30 minutes. I wish i could bead and make something that quick. I usually spend 30 minutes just sorting a few beads... Lol!

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  24. Did my first comment go through awhile ago? If not,i oh so want the Bracelet in 30 minutes book. Hopefully, i can make one in 30 mins too because it usually takes me a long time to make one. Lol!

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  25. 30-minute bracelets is definately for me - and since by B-day is Friday..... ;-).

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  26. These books are awesome, great giveaway!

    Deana

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  27. Ohhhh! I would love to win! Thank you!

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  28. 30-Minute Bracelets? I would love to learn the secrets!!

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  29. What a fabulous opportunity! Even with all the beading books I own, I don't have any of these. Would LOVE to win! Such a generous giveaway!

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  30. I'd love either one of these books. Thanks for the chance for a great giveaway again.

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  31. I have had my eye on the bracelet book for a while now. Would love to win :-)

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  32. I'm also posting on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/beetiqu

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  33. would love to win, bracelets most but either would be ok by me Lori! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  34. Books are my other addiction. Count me in.

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  35. Love this colelction of books, please drop my name in the hat. I have blogged about your giveaway. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  36. I just love learning new things and techniques and then passing my knowledge on. It is great that you are doing these give aways. Books are Great.

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  37. Glad to see your review since the bracelet book looked very interesting. I'd still take it though if only to look at:)

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  38. I'm a big fan of bracelets myself, so I'm drawn to that 30-minute bracelet book!

    Although I've also always wanted to create beautiful works of art with seed beads, so that second book is pretty great, too :)

    Thank you for this fantastic opportunity!

    TheEclecticElement AT yahoo DOT com

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  39. I would love either of those books, but that Jamie Cloud Eakin book has been on my "want" list for about a year. I took a class last fall and it got me started and hooked on beaded embroidery!

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  40. I also posted on FB about how much I would love to win a book! Especially that Jamie Cloud Eakin book!

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  41. Would love either book but really like the bracelet book. Thanks for the opportunity Lori.

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  42. FB comments published....

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  43. Wow- these books by Lark are amazing. Thanks for reviewing and sharing- the bracelet one looks full of inspiration! Christie

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  44. Oh I have my eye on th bracelet book. Thanks for all you do!

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  45. I have my eye on that interesting bracelet book. Thanks for all you do!

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  46. Although I don't do bead embroidery, both of these books look great. Thanks.

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  47. I would LOVE to be added for a chance to win. The bracelet book looks wonderful!!
    Thank you!!
    Sue

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  48. So awesome! Thanks Lori!
    (FB-ed it :)

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  49. I would like to share the shipping fee for the "Dimensional Bead Embroidery -- A Reference Guide to Techniques"
    by Jamie Cloud Eakin
    It looks interesting!! Thank you Lori.

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  50. Never enough bracelets or days of inspiration...would love the bracelet book. Thank you for the opportunity

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  51. Although I haven't worked with seed beads very much, both books look very interesting. Thanks for the review AND the giveaway! Gina Hockett

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  52. Commented on FB!
    Gina Hockett

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  53. Yes please! I've had the Jamie Cloud Eakin book on my wish list since I first saw it was coming out. I can't wait to see it.

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  54. Joanna-Gloria6:51 AM

    I'd love the bracelets book!!
    FB link:
    http://www.facebook.com/gloria.grahame1/posts/259005184220759

    Joanna-Gloria, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

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  55. DESPINA6:54 AM

    I'd love the bracelets book!!
    My FB link: http://www.facebook.com/despina.vnt/posts/119175701563013

    DESPINA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  56. The bracelet book looks really interesting! I would love a chance to win :)

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  57. I would love to add any of these books to my library! Pretty please count me in!

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  58. All the Lark books are fabulous -- I'd really love to win a copy of Dimensional Bead Embroidery.

    Julia
    julia@artofthefirebird.com

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  59. Thank you for the opportunity! It would be so nice to win one! I've shared it on my FB account

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  60. Thanks for the opportunity! I've shared on FB. kristen{dot}ho{at}gmail{dot}com

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  61. Ellen9:41 AM

    I would love to win either one! The look awesome!!!

    Ellen

    elvetter01 @ aol.com

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  62. I've seen the bead embroidery book at my library and there are so many wonderful patterns in it. I'd love it in my collection!
    Alice

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  63. I became fascinated with bead embroidery when I was in SE Asia and watched the artisans create gorgeous beaded dresses with layers of sequins and beads. I actually had one made for me - the skirt weighs almost 5 lbs! I'd love to learn more techniques, so Jaimie's book looks wonderful!

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  64. I would love to win a copy.

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  65. I blogged:

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

    TheEclecticElement AT yahoo DOT com

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  66. Yay, I love books...sign me up please!

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  67. Both of these look great! I would love to win either one.

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  68. I already have "Dimensional Bead Embroidery" & I agree with Lori it is a gem. It's my favorite of all the bead books that I have & it taught me really a lot. I would like a chance to win the bracelet book though.

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  69. Would love to win the bracelet book! Thanks!

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  70. Would LOVE the bracelet book!! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  71. Ana santiago9:23 PM

    Love, love to have a copy

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  72. This would be fantastic. Any book would be awesome, but I'd love the one on casting!

    valerietylerdesigns AT YAHOO (dot) com

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  73. Debbi Gola9:29 PM

    Wonderful books! I'd love to win one! Thanks so much!

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  74. What great books! I'd LOVE to add them to my jewelry making library...please sign me up for the giveaways!

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  75. OMG - I'm DYING for some new inspiration! These would rock!

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  76. Count me in =)
    No problem with the shipping charge.

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  77. I would love to win the embroidery book! I love her cabochon book.

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  78. Don't know if it's too late, but please enter my name. Thanks

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  79. I would LOVE the bracelet book! It looks amazing.
    (I know I don't comment much but I do really enjoy your blog!)

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  80. Oh, it's a fantastic opportunity. I focus on Sabine's book. It would be marvellous to get it.

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  81. Cindy6:08 PM

    30 Minute Bracelets looks good. All I really needs is a "look book", so that works for me!

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  82. All of these books look great! Especially the 30 Minute Bracelet book. For some reason I always make necklaces and earring, but bracelets seem to "stump" me!

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  83. I would so love to win the bracelets book! They are my favourite thing to design - plus, I know my friend Jo is in the top one and I haven't seen it yet! Thanks so much Lori for your wonderful generosity :-)

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  84. I would LOVE either book but I've had the Dimensional Bead Embroidery book on my Amazon wish list for a while

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