Monday, September 15, 2014

Book Giveaway from Interweave/F + W (three awesome books!)

Today is another wonderful chance to win some of the newest books in the beading industry, this time by Interweave/F+W.  I'm excited to have been able to read these cover to cover, give you my opinion of them, and then have one book sent to three different people (US only, I'm sorry).


First up is the 144-page "Wire + Metal - 30 Easy Metalsmithing Designs" by Denise Peck and Jane Dickerson.  Both of these talented ladies really do bring it to this book!


Along with Denise and Jane's work, you'll find other awesome tutorials by favorites such as Keirsten Giles and Cassie Donlen, to name just a few.  Techniques include working with flame, texturing, forming, cold connections, patina and color, and finishing processes.


The designs truly are accessible to beginner and intermediate.  Beginners will find ample instructions to get you started, and intermediate to advanced designers will find a ton of ways to adapt the tutorials to their own taste.  Here are just a couple of examples of the work you can find in the book:

"Camelot" by Jane Dickerson

"Pink Petals" by Denise Peck

If you can't wait and have to buy it now, click here!





Next up is for all you seed beaders and those who would like to learn this amazing art.  "Mastering Herringbone Stitch -- The Complete Guide" by Melinda Barta covers 21 projects incorporating various applications of the herringbone stitch.  There are 167 pages in this beautiful book.


I know next to nothing about seed beading, although I did make a caterpillar bracelet once using square stitch.  I learned very quickly to appreciate the thought and the process that goes into each little masterpiece.


There are 22 pages of basics to get even a beginner started, including seed bead size charts and must-know terms.  Melinda then goes on to cover creative tutorials in flat, circular, and tubular herringbone as well as my favorite, the twists and spirals.  


A portion of Melinda Barta's "Gilded Blossoms" necklace

A selection of Melinda's "Tambourine Bangles"


Joining Melinda Barta are Jean Campbell, Kelly Wiese, Lisa Kan, and more!  Don't be afraid if you're a beginner -- there are tons of diagrams showing you how to make the stitches.  Want it now?  Click here!





Finally, a real treat -- a hardback book of 255 pages!  "Patina: 300+ Coloration Effects for Jewelers and Metalsmiths" by Matthew Runfola is absolute eye candy while being an encyclopedia of color.  


Where do I even begin?  The plentiful chapters contain a coloration gallery, information about how to set up a safe workspace, aesthetic decisions, and color theory.  He compares common metals and their patination processes and then digs into the really great stuff -- how to create all those amazing patterns and patinas properly.






The remainder of the book shows examples of coloration examples using NINE different metals. If you thought you knew it all about patinating metal, you're bound to learn something new and exciting in this amazing book.  And you won't be stuck wondering how he did it -- Matthew Runfola gives a comprehensive listing of colorant formulas, and throughout, beautiful gallery photos of finished jewelry by a wide range of jewelry artists.


Want it in your hands now?  Then click here!




In order to win, please leave a comment below
with the name (or names) of the book you would like.

YOU MUST have a way for me to contact you.  


 I will pick the winners (with Zack, of course) on Friday night, the 19th,
so hurry and put your name in!


Let's give some love to Interweave/F+W and post this giveaway
on your blog
on Facebook
in your beading groups!


Thank you so much to the publisher for providing these books and being so patient with me as it took me quite a bit longer to get this on the blog than I'd planned.  You guys rock!


Ready?
Set?

COMMENT!



Legal stuff:  I was not paid to write these reviews and the opinions stated are my own.  Books were provided to me free of charge.


Lori Anderson creates jewelry and bead kits as well as collaborative mixed media art with her son, Zack. Visit her shops by clicking on the right side bar of this blog (please and thank you!). She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party® and author of the book "Bead Soup" via Kalmbach Publishing.

89 comments:

  1. I'd love the Herringbone Stitch book or Patinas. They all look like great books, but those... I could use!!

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  2. I would love to win Mastering Herringbone! That's one of the few stitches I don't know.

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  3. Wendy Roy8:08 PM

    "Mastering Herringbone Stitch - The Complete Guide" - for some reason this stitch intimidates me, I really want to learn it!

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  4. Anyone of them would work for me, thank you!

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  5. Hello there. I know nothing of seed beading, but the Patina Book would be oh so wonderful as would the wire and metal book. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a book. You can contact me by email at coffeefreek53@yahoo.com.

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  6. Enter me for Patina, please ! :) Redraw if its taken by the time my name comes out

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  7. Any of the three books would be wonderful and help me on my journey in each area. But I'm swooning over Wire + Metal the most. Thanks for the giveaway and reviews!

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  8. I'd love to get my hands on either the patina or metal book. Pretty much all my metalsmithing has been self taught via experimentation, with the occasional you tube thrown in. Some proper instruction would certainly help refine my skills.

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  9. I would love the book about patina. Thanks Interweave for making this giveaway possible.

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  10. Patina! Luck be a Lady. :) As always, thank you for the opportunity. windbent (at) gmail (dot) com

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  11. Lovely lovely books Lori. I'd take either the first (wire and metal) or the last (Patina) off your hands in a heartbeat! Is this an international giveaway? If so, add me to the draw! (melissa_trudinger at yahoo dot com)

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  12. Oh, what wonderful books! I would love to win any of them--those are all areas that I know very little about, but would love to learn. Thank you so much for this opportunity! :)

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  13. would love to win the patina book as i love all things rusty

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  14. OMG I so want that patina book. I really like the metal book too. Ugh.. Patina win's... LOL

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  15. Heeringbone is one of my favorite stitches so a whole book devoted to it would be a joyful treat.

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  16. I'd love Wire+Metal, or Patina. Both look amazing!

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  17. I'd like either book besides the herringbone - I don't do that =)

    Thanks, Lori!

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  18. oh I would love to win the Mastering Herringbpne book. I love seed bead projects so much...and I know next to nothing about wire, metal, patinas... lol. Thank you!! Jenn ou812amp (at) yahoo dot com

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  19. I would any book would be appreciated very much thanks !

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  20. I would love the Patina Book , I own the one by Denise Peck and it is great!!!!

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  21. I would like to win either the first one but LOVE to win the third one. Thanks for the chance!

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  22. I forgot the patina book would be lovely thank you Regina
    Wood

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  23. Allison Raposa9:46 PM

    They all look fab! What a great giveaway!

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  24. Allison Raposa9:48 PM

    They all look fab! What a great giveaway!

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  25. I would really love to have the Wire plus Metal book or the Patina book. It's wonderful that you are having this give-a-way---thank you so much!
    Lynn Carling at lecarling@verizon.net.

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  26. Oh how fun! I'd love the Metal and Wire book, or the Patina book, or even the Herringbone book-looking for ways to broaden my horizons! Thank you for the chance to win! <3

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  27. I would love the herringbone book. I've done a little bead weaving and want to learn more, please!
    Judy
    jcunning1@cox.net

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  28. Actually any of the books would be great. In order of preference: Mastering Herringbone Stitch - The Complete Guide, Wire+Metal, Patinas: 300+

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Carolynscreations@live.com

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  29. Talk about some books I have had on my wish list! I would love either of the ones dealing with metal but especially the one about Patinas since that has been what I am playing with now. I did share this contest on FB

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  30. Would love to have them all, but especially would like the patina book

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  31. I would love either "Patina: 300+ Coloration Effects for Jewelers and Metalsmiths" or "Wire + Metal - 30 Easy Metalsmithing Designs".
    They look like wonderful books!

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  32. Hi Lori, Thanx for the chance to win these great books. I would like either "Wire + Metal" or "Patina"
    B(dot)PancakeBeads(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. Would love the Herringbone one. One of those stitches I think I would love if I just understood it more!

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  34. My fave is the metalsmithing one. Next fave is patinas. I'm afraid I don't do bead stitching.

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  35. I love Denise Peck's book, since I already have it, but I would LOVE to own Matthew Runfola's patina book. Thanks Lori for the chance to take it home =-)

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  36. "Mastering Herringbone Stitch " I want to learn it!
    Maria

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  37. My picks are the Patina or the Wire+Metal. Thank you for your reviews Lori, and F+W for providing the giveaways!

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  38. Would Love Love Love Matt Runfalo's book on Patinas!! I've heard so many great things about him, his art, and his classes. Please email me at ljordan00@aol.com or on FB. :)

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  39. I would ADORE the book on Patinas! With the wire and metal book a close second! So much to learn, I am like a jewelry making lessons sponge! hahahahaaa

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  40. Please, add my name for the patina book? I love coloring metal and can always use new ideas.

    Cathie

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  41. Ohhh what lovely books. I have to say that I am very intrigued by the patina book since I just started my metal jewelry class 2 weeks ago and I would love to learn how to get beautiful color to the metal.
    mary@govaars.us

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  42. I defiantly need that wire book...although the herringbone would be really nice and patina book surely I could use that one also

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  43. Wire + Metal, please :)

    My email address is ienmaginations.jewelry@gmail.com

    Thank you so much Lori!!

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  44. I would love, love, love the Patina book or Wire and Metal. Thanks so much Lori! I'm glad you're feeling a little better. And thank you Interweave!

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  45. Shanon Gibbs4:06 AM

    Hi Lori, I am working on my first Herringbone bracelet now and would like that book to make other things. Its a really interesting stitch.

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  46. So glad to see you back in action, Lori...

    Anyway, I already know that first book is terrific (own it), so I wouldn't mind learning more about Patinas.

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  47. I'll take that herringbone one, off your hands, Lori

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  48. Patina! Thank you for the opportunity!!!
    Shelley
    Shelleykatsh@gmail.com

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  49. psssst.....Zack.....over here...it's me, Lee, and I'd love to win that Camelot book or that Patina book. I can't seed bead and already have wire and metal. Everybody seems to want the patina book so while they are all looking at that one, put my name on the Camelot, LOL. Seriously Lori, another really nice giveaway.

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  50. I would love the Wire and Metal book....but actually I'd love any one of them! maryredman@tds.net

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  51. Hi Lori and Zack, I am really trying to get a foot hold in seed beading and would love the Herringbone Stitch book. Thanks Lori for a great giveaway!

    maloneve at gmail dot com

    You guys are the best!

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  52. I'd love to win the Herringbone book! I have tried and tried and just can't seem to master that stitch!

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  53. Books are wonderful sources of learning and growing...I would love to win a book...I always want to expand my knowledge and grow!

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  54. Oh, Lori! How wonderful! I would love the wire and metal book, but the herringbone stitch book is a very close second! Thank you!

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  55. I think the Patina book would be an awesome reference book to have.

    I can do everything on the cover of the wire and metal book but think it could very well serve as inspiration.

    So I'd be happy to have a chance at either :)

    Mail info should be in my profile but on the off chance it isn't.....

    winddancerstudios (at!) centurytel (dot) net

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  56. I've been lusting after the patina book.

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  57. So kind of you to do another giveaway . The metal -wire book works for me...a runner up would be the patina. Thanks for the chance!

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  58. Hi Lori! just wanted to say you're awesome for doing another great giveaway so soon after the last one! I'd really like the Herringbone stitch book, because I'm just starting seed beading! :) You can reach me over at www.firandraintalk.wordpress.com . Thanks so much!
    Ammu

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  59. All the books look great, but the Herringbone would be my first choice. Haven't mastered that one yet.

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  60. Another awesome book giveaway! Thanks for the insight inyo each of them, they sound like wonderful books. I would love to win either the Wire+Metal or Patina. The Patina book has been on my wish list but ooh the Wire+Metal sure does sound great as well! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  61. Mastering Herringbone has been on my wish list. Thanks for the opportunity! Hope you are doing well, Lori.

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  62. I'm torn between the patina book and the herringbone book. I have read Melinda Barta's previous book, so I know she's awesome. The patina book looks great. I imagine I'd find plenty to learn in any of the books, they all look good. Best of luck to everyone!

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  63. I would love, love love, totally love Wire + Metal or Patina. Thank you!

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  64. Patina one or wire one for me please - they both look veeerrry interesting (and I don't have the patience for seed beads!)If I win you can contact me best at Maigret Lampwork on Facebook xx

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  65. Lots of great books. I would love to get the Patina book. Thanks for the chance to win.

    thepetersons13@mchsi.com

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  66. Any of them would be a great addition for my skills & learning books. I have less than 6 books in my beading collection. 99bobotw.kb@gmail.com. Live never seen any if these books & I happen to work at Michaels. I do frequent my Bead Soup book often for inspiration & relaxation.

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  67. These all look awesome!! I would really like Mastering Herringbone Stitch! Thanks for another awesome giveaway!

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  68. Thank you for the giveaway and reviews! I already have the Herringbone book, it is awesome. I would love either the Patina or the Wire and Metal book. They are both going on my wishlist :-)

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  69. Hi Lori, I can't tell you how much I appreciate an opportunity to win one of these outstanding books. I think the metalworking book would be my first choice, but I really really would be happy to get any one of these!! Thank you so much!

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  70. Mastering Herringbone Stitch or especially the Patina book, are ones I could really use. :)

    I will PM you my phone number, but in the meantime, here's my email: zenithjade AT yahoo DOT com.

    <3,
    Andrea

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  71. Awesome giveaway Lori! I'd love a chance the patina book. It looks just scrumptious!!! Thanks for the opportunity. I hope you're well these days.

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  72. Lori...I'm a seed beader for sure and I'd love the Herringbone Stitch book.
    Please through my name in the hat and thank you for the opportunity.

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  73. I would love love LOVE to win either wire + metal or patina! They look amazing!

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  74. Would love to check out the Wire+Metal book. Looks interesting.

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  75. Hi, I am sharing your giveaway on my blog. :)

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  76. Ooh!! That Wire + Metal looks like it would give some great ideas!!

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  77. Ooh!! That Wire + Metal looks like it would give some great ideas!!

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  78. I would love to win the Wire + Metal - 30 Easy Metalsmithing Designs or the Paltina! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  79. I'd love either the Patina or the Metalwork book. Winning would keep me from having to buy 2 books at once! The look like they both NEED to be in my library! Thanks Lori.

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  80. Oh, Lori--I'd LOVE Melinda Barta's book, Mastering Herringbone Stitch. I've started with flat herringbone, but tubular herringbone confuses me!

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  81. Herringbone Stitch! I haven't gotten comfortable with it yet. Not certain why. Thanks for the chance!

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  82. Hi Lori . I will like to learn more about wire and patina too..Thank you for all you do for Us..Love...
    MEdina Medibeads,

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  83. MORE awesome books!? I would really love the Patina one, though the wire and metal one is interesting too. Thank you so much for this opportunity! :)

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  84. I'd love a chance at Wire and Metal - thanks Lori! ~~T
    creatingcures@gmail.com

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  85. And after a second look I'd like to put my name in for Patina too! Thanks again for the chance Lori! ~~Tricia
    creatingcures@gmail.com

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  86. Winning wire & metal would make me clap / cuz I'd learn to texture, twist, and wrap!

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  87. Hi Lori, I'd love to win the herringbone book, but I'm sure I could find a use for any of them. ;)

    Thanks for another nice give away. Your generosity always amazes me.

    Karen

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  88. Melinda Barta's Mastering Herringbone Stitch: The Complete Guide has been on my list of coveted books for a little while. That or the Patina book would be lovely as a new adventure in jewelry design. Thank-you for hosting this contest, Lori!
    Shawna
    iluvstrawberryfields@yahoo.com

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  89. Any of those books would be wonderful! Thanks for having a giveaway!

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