Sunday, September 30, 2012

Bead Soup Book Blog Tour Starts TOMORROW!





Writing this book was not just about me writing a book.  

Oh no.  Heavens no.

This book is about all of you have participated in the past Bead Soup Blog Party® blog hops, and it's about the talent of the 25 contributors who joined me in bringing this book to pass.  Whether it was their talent for creating beads and soups or their talent for creating jewelry tutorials, everyone is appreciated and should be celebrated -- and that's what this Bead Soup Book Blog Tour is all about.


Starting tomorrow, come here to see who is on the list for the day, who will be giving their take on their tutorial or bead soup.  Each person will be giving away something, from books to beads to discounts in their stores.  Each day, leave a comment here and on the other participants blogs to win -- and for every post you make, you'll be in the running for the Grand Prize, some of which is shown here:



:: Faux sea glass donated from Z-net Shows
:: Cultured pearls and a large brass toggle
:: Handmade necklace from the BSBP6 donated by Sandi Volpe
:: Fiskars square and round mandrel and two nail files for metal work
:: Heavy-duty utility apron with "I'm a Bead Souper" 
:: Handmade notebook with lampwork bead accents
:: Tacky Glue for your tool kit
:: Color palettes donated by Brandi Hussey
:: Polymer clay pendant donated by Erin Prais-Hintz  
:: Wooden bangle Bead Soup Kit 


Plus you never know what might end up in the box!


So please join me all this week in celebrating the book launch
and the amazing people behind the book
without whom it could never have happened.

Thank you!




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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!








Friday, September 28, 2012

Designing Jewelry with Sequins -- The Sequintastic Blog Hop



I had the pleasure of meeting Miss Sarah Sequins at the Bead and Button Show this year.  Absolute doll, completely and totally.


Working with sequins is a daunting task for a) a person with poor eyesight, b) a person with fiddly fingers, and c) a person with cats.  I mention the cats because if I drop a danged sequin, that flipping cat is going to be wearing it.


Therefore, I am very simple when it comes to sequins.  So far, I've kept my work to the realm of earrings:


These were a little tough, because I wasn't thinking clearly about what would keep the sequins ON the integrated ear wires.  So I twirled the wire a little.  Better, but if you toss these in your jewelry box, sequins are still going to dance up those wires like they were on a Flapper's dress.  So I dabbed a tinytinytiny bit of glue into the hole of the top sequin.  This can be troublesome, because SuperGlue can eat up a vintage sequin if you're not careful.  So practice a bit with these.



These turned out better.  I used two different sizes of vintage sequins (I like the matte color) and stacked them with teeeeeeeeeny tiny silver beads (2mm?  The cat is probably wearing a few of those, too, where I dropped them).  You have to be careful how hard you "crank" your wire wrap, though, because you can really wonkify the sequins into some wild shapes.


My next bout with sequins will likely be spacers in bracelets.  I have a few ideas involving thread or linen, but I'm still in the thought process stages of that.


I hope you enjoyed, and please take a look at the rest of the blog hop!


Participants!!!!


Dita... http://alankarshilpa.blogspot.com

Ambra... http://chicandfrog.wordpress.com

Audrey... http://hotpinkquilts.blogspot.com

Stacy... http://iridalsattic.blogspot.co.uk

Karen W...  http://baublicious.blogspot.com

Lisa... http://lisabinkley.typepad.com

Carmi... http://resincrafts.blogspot.com

Dawn Marie...  http://designsbydawnmarie.blogspot.com

Jeannie... http://site.jkdjewelry.com/blog

Shirlee... http://www.shirleestuff.blogspot.com

Linda... http://www.lilysofthevalleyjewelry.blogspot.com

Corrine... http://www.sparkledaysstudio.com

Gutukas... http://atradimutakeliais.blogspot.com

Shannon... http://uptwnsh-fallingintothesky.blogspot.com

Mallory... http://rosebud101-fortheloveofbeads.blogspot.com

Cyndi... http://www.beading-arts.com

Maneki... http://wildrosesandblackberries.blogspot.com

Maryanne... http://zingalasworkshop.blogspot.com

Ine... http://jewelsbyine.blogspot.com

Karen... http://www.overthemoon-design.com

Kepi... http://kepirasmussen.blogspot.com

Jennifer... http://jenniferstumpf.blogspot.com

Misty...  http://thejollyfatelf.blogspot.com

Dot... http://speediebeadie.blogspot.com

Hope... http://craftyhope.blogspot.com

Cynthia... http://antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com

Micheladas... http://www.micheladasmusings.blogspot.com

Shirley...  http://www.beadsandbread.blogspot.com

Karla... http://texaspepperjams.blogspot.com

Eleanor... http://eleanorpigman.blogspot.com

Therese... http://theresestreasures59.blogspot.com

Rita... http://www.toltecjewels.blogspot.com

Robyn... http://rcponders.wordpress.com

Stepha... http://skwds.blogspot.com

Sue... http://suebeads.blogspot.com

Cate... http://fulgorine.wordpress.com

Amy... http://Loraamyjames.com



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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!

Try a Little Kindness

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Kindness should be, and often is, contagious.  As parents we try to teach our kids to be kind, to not hurt feelings, to always be thinking of the other person.  And when we smile at someone, that kindness often gets passed on, and on, and so forth.


But being kind to YOURSELF should be contagious, too.


There are times when I wonder if what I'm doing in The Grand Scheme of Things is a waste of time, and I know there are tons of you out there who wonder the same things yourself as you push yourself to the limit.  Perfection absolutely cannot be achieved so let's let that little issue and worry go to the wayside, m'k?  And even if things in life always seem to plod along and always be the same, I challenge you that they're not.


Last night I lay in bed thinking I'd wasted a day (again), but when I got right down to it and started listing the things I HAD gotten done, the list was pretty decent.  And I don't mean heroic things like made 10,000 cupcakes for the bake sale and sewed my own clothes for the next day and cleaned my entire house with a toothbrush (that's next week's list).


Kindness to yourself should be top-of-the-list, written in big bold letters.  Even though it's not a little thing on the list, it's a doable thing on the list, and one we so often forget to do.




Take care of yourself.



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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!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Winners of Cup of Bead Soup....








Don't forget:

1. Be willing to pay 1st class postage to you (this is a light package).
2.  Post your creation(s) on 
Saturday, November 10th!
 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Beauty of Vintage Acrylic Beads -- Win a Chance to Create With Me!


Some people may turn up their nose at vintage acrylic and Lucite beads, but you don't know what you're missing!!!!

First, the difference between Lucite and acrylic.  Lucite is carved from a rod of Lucite and has no seams.  Acrylic is pressed in a mold like some glasses and therefore DOES have a seam.
 
So many people think vintage is all about rhinestones and things like that.  Don't get me wrong, I love that, but these beads are accessible and wearable and COOL.

I'm thrilled to bring to you a new Cup of Bead Soup with Bead Happily Ever After.    Crystal graciously donated five identical kits (each worth $28, but she's GIVING them to us) -- one for me and four for you -- to make magic with!


Here's how to enter!


1.  Comment on this blog with a way to contact you if you would like to participate.
Sign ups are September 19-23.
 
2.  Be willing to pay 1st class postage to you (this is a light package).
 
3.  YES it's open to international people!
 
4.  Post your creation(s) on 
Saturday, November 10th!


 
Here's a blog button for you!  Just link it back to my blog.
 
 
Bead Happily Ever After specializes in Vintage Beads, Lucite, Glass, Faceted Crystals, and Cameos - along with a lovely assortment of Vintage Findings, many of which feature Swarovski Rhinestones.

Crystal is a beader, too! She uses her experience and her passion for vintage components to select the treasures you will find in her shop: http://www.beadhappilyeverafter.etsy.com




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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!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Kit from Barbara Bechtel for one of my tutorials


I've listed new tutorials for sale (on the right side bar) and you can read about them by clicking here and I'm excited to say Barbara Bechtel of Second Surf (and a bead contributor to the book) has collaborate with me to bring you a kit for one of the tutorials!


In the kit, you get all this for $25:

*2 – round carved nuggets in the limited edition Deep Blue colorway (by Barbara)
*1 – Mermaid’s Key Focal in the limited edition Deep Blue colorway (by Barbara)
*3 – coordinating lampwork spacers (by me)
* ample eggplant waxed linen to complete your piece
* star spacers, daisy spacers in pewter and a sterling twisted ring.






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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!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Bead Soup book is here (and new tutorials!)


The book is here!

I absolutely can't believe it!  Two huge boxes arrived at the door the other night and it is REALLY real!  


I am officially OUT of pre-order books, but I have just listed extra tutorials (on the right side bar).  Three extra tutorials, $10, in PDF form ready to be read online or printed out.

You'll learn how to knot a necklace with waxed linen, make a sterling silver hook clasp, make a leather/strung necklace for holding charms, and two bookmarks with lampwork beads, both sewn and braided.

Barbara Bechtel of www.SecondSurf.com has kits for these! 


Although I am no longer selling the books online, you can still purchase one at my next three events:


Friday, September 21
7-9pm


Friday-Sunday, October 19-21
10-6/5pm


Saturday, November  17, 10-5
Sunday, November 18, 10-3




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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!

Winners of the Lark Books are...

KipperCat wins "Beaded Fantasies"
Silverstone.It Jewellery  wins "Metal Clay Fusion"
Copper Penny Designs wins "Chains Chains Chains"
 
Sally Russick wins "Dimensional Bead Embroidery"
 
Creative Atelier wins "Color, Texture, and Casting"
 
The Eclectic Element wins "30-Minute Bracelets"

For My Sweet Daughter wins "Beading with Crystals"

Sherri Stokey wins "Heat, Color, Set, & Fire"


(Did I forget anything???)

Congratulations!





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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!

Friday, September 14, 2012

The Pink Ladies

Yesterday I was honored and humbled by the blog hop some members of my Facebook group put on for me.  I was drawn to tears by things people said and I can't believe they started a secret group months ago just to pull this off and I never knew a thing!  In short, these ladies went "In the Pink" by putting pink in their hair -- either with dye, hair spray, extensions, ribbons, and PhotoShop.  There were even pets, kids, and a husband who joined in.


You never know how something you do will be taken, or remembered, and I was touched beyond belief.  Thank you, everyone.


 


Thank you!


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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!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

In the Pink

OMG.

I'm in shock because I woke up this morning to my Facebook group literally wearing pink for me.  I'm reading all their blog posts now, will share when I can -- I just wanted to publicly say thank you to all the sweet women who did this.  You have no idea what it means to me.

(the gorgeous bead Lea made for me!)


Tears.  Good ones for a change.
Thank you.




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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!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking

Last night I had the honor of being invited to speak to about 60 members of the Baltimore Bead Society.  I was asked to prepare a PowerPoint slide presentation to speak for about an hour.  I can do that!  I've always been pretty decent at extemporaneous speaking, and so using a PowerPoint presentation to aid my thoughts was going to be a splendidly easy thing to do.


Right?


Well.


I arrived at the venue with my computer and bead soup kits and a few copies of the book and a few pieces of jewelry I'd made in various Bead Soup Blog Parties.  I knew the group had a lot of regular business to conduct before I ended the night for them with the presentation, but I wanted to get there early -- I'm an early bird.  We tried to hook my laptop up to the projector -- and oh dear.


My technology was ahead of their technology and we didn't have the right plug to make it all work.


NO problem.  An absolutely hilarious lady drove me to Radio Shack.  Well, we STARTED to Radio Shack, but we were cutting up so much we ended up eight miles in the wrong direction before we realized it.  NO problem.  We can roll with that.  Found the Radio Shack, bought a connector, and zoom, back to the venue.


And then the projector didn't like Windows 7.


And that's when I started to panic.  A little bit. 


Actually, a lot.

Baby Zack is very, very concerned if mom can pull this off.


I sat down and nibbled a fingernail while I watched two people try to make my computer play nicely with the projector.  It became apparent that it wasn't going to work at all, and I had about five minutes to come up with an ENTIRELY new presentation WITHOUT the help of visual aids.  I frantically thought about the four pieces of jewelry I brought, and what I could perhaps show from the book, and how I'd turn that into a presentation that would entertain a huge room.  Five minutes, girl, and you're UP!


I have no idea what exactly I said.


I do know that at times people laughed (thankfully, not AT me) and there were some REALLY good questions.  The entire time I'm talking, I'm thinking of that really GOOD presentation I had that I couldn't even begin to use because how can I talk about design when I have nothing to SHOW?


It all ended up OK (I've been told!).  I was told by the coordinator that a bunch of people had asked her to get me in to teach (which I love to do).  I answered a lot of questions after the event and drove home in a daze.  What had I said?  Did it come out right?  


I honestly don't know.


What I DO know is public speaking is definitely not for everyone, and I'm fortunate that I like to do it and have had a fair amount of experience with it.  My video about the Bead Soup book, for instance, is completely unscripted.

video 


My suggestions to those who have public speaking in their future:

1) Always have a Plan B.  At the last minute, I tossed jewelry in my bag.  Thankfully!  I also had in the back of my mind one line the coordinator had said in our last email -- see if you can talk a little about the value of blogging and Facebook.  Thankfully, that's a subject I can really talk to.


2) If you're going to give a PowerPoint or video presentation, ask the venue to bring THEIR equipment and load yours on a Flash Drive.  Or two.  Technology is a funny thing -- it gets ahead of a lot of OTHER technology.  So be prepared.


3) Remember that you're talking to people, and you're a "people", too.  I'll bet that the majority of the ladies in that room were a) so sorry things didn't work out through no fault of ANYBODY'S, and b) were really glad it wasn't them in front of the room.  So make a quick joke about it, and move on.  You normally aren't asked to speak, and you normally don't ACCEPT the invitation to speak, if you don't have anything to talk about.  


4)  Chocolate helps.  I add that because when it became apparent the computer was NOT going to show my presentation, I was handed a brownie.  And believe it or not -- it helped.  




Not everyone is a public speaker.  I enjoyed it in college, I enjoyed it in the Air Force, I USUALLY enjoyed it when I was in IT.  If you have a passion for what your subject is, that makes it all the easier.  Take a deep breath, come with back up and a joke, and dive in.  Ask questions when you find yourself in a "duh" spot and hope the audience will give you another talking point.  


You'll survive!


Just pack some chocolate.




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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!




Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Winners of the FIRST round of Lark books are...

KipperCat wins "Beaded Fantasies"

Silverstone.It Jewellery  wins "Metal Clay Fusion"

Copper Penny Designs wins "Chains Chains Chains"

There are two more posts with books to win, so visit them 
QUICK QUICK QUICK!

Just scroll down!

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!

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!

Saturday, September 08, 2012

The Lark Book Giveaway starts!


SO, it's finally here!

I've been given a bunch of Lark books to review, and throughout the next week or so, I'll be posting reviews and giving you the chance to win the book!  There's literally something for everybody.

Today I'm reviewing three books -- "Metal Clay Fusion", "Chains, Chains, Chains", and "Beaded Fantasies".


"Metal Clay Fusion: Diverse Clays, Detailed Techniques, 
Artful Projects (Metal Clay Master Class)
by Gordon K. Uyehara


This is a 144-page hardback book and it's chock full of gorgeous photos.  It's hard not to get slowed down and first look at all the eye candy before getting into the meat of the book.  I've just never seen metal clay like this before!  It's like a trip through a museum -- true works of art.

After a comprehensive overview on fundamentals and lessons on how to work with metal clay (there's even a page on getting your work into juried shows), you get 22 diverse and unique projects.  While some of the projects are intricate, there is honestly something for any skill level.  And it's not just jewelry -- there is a project for making an earring stand and a beautiful spoon, among others.  My favorite project -- the turtle.  If anyone could make that for me, I'd be over the moon.

This book is EXCELLENT on so many levels.  I don't want to part with it but I'm going to so read on to learn how it can be yours.



"Chains Chains Chains: 25 Necklaces, Bracelets, & Earrings" 
by Joanna Gollberg and Nathalie Mornu


I do love me some chain!  This book paperback, 144-page book covers chain creations in depth and will give you a lot of food for creative thought.  You'll learn how to make 25 distinctive chains using simple soldering. riveting, and wire techniques.  There is a how-to in the back of the book, but this book is more for the intermediate to advanced designer.  However, the techniques used to create these chains are not out of reach, so don't let that stop you from learning a new skill!

This is TRULY a unique book, and again, I love it, but I'm going to pass it on to you.  Keep reading, there's one more book today!



"Sabine Lippert's Beaded Fantasies -- 30 Romantic Projects"

This 144-page hardback book is another beauty.  I've always been in awe of what seed beaders can do, and this book will feed the hunger for new styles.  And she's not kidding -- all of the projects are romantic and elegant and opulent.

From what little I've done with seed beading (i.e., one project) this book looks like it will appeal to all levels.  There are certainly a variety of levels of projects!  The gallery is GORGEOUS, and again -- I'd love to keep this book, but now it can be yours!




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 Tuesday, September 11th.

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!

Thursday, September 06, 2012

My copy of the Bead Soup book arrived today!


And while I'm super-excited, I need to fix a few things which, in publishing terms, are called errata and I in human terms call things that can't be mentioned in mixed company. 

As many times as a person looks over a manuscript, and no matter how many sets of eyes look at something (and there were many, many eyes on this book), mistakes get made.  I want to publicly apologize for those right now.

On page 55, Nan Emmett's name is misspelled (she's missing a "t").  It's spelled correctly elsewhere, but not here. 

The first picture in the Gallery is completely attributed incorrectly.  It should be attributed to

Christine Altmiller


with beads sent to her from Amy Freeland. 
The name of the piece is 

"Through Vincent's Eyes"

and it was made during the 4th Bead Soup Blog Party.
 



I couldn't be more sorry for the errors, but I hope you will still enjoy the book!


And did you know....
the contributors don't know yet what their partners made?
Total secret, just like a blog hop reveal!


All contributors and gallery contributors will be receiving their books 
from Kalmbach towards the end of next week, 
and my box of books will be here around then, too!  
So if you pre-ordered a book, you don't have long to wait!  


And there's still time to order -- the button is to the right!




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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!