Tuesday, September 02, 2014

MASSIVE Book Giveaway from Sterling and Lark Publishing

This is WAY overdue but as the saying goes, better late than never!  In this post, I will be reviewing AND giving away SIX fantastic and diverse books from Sterling + Lark (also known as Lark Crafts).  Clicking the title link for each book will take you to Barnes and Noble for more information and other reviews.


First, we have Break the Rules Bead Embroidery by Diane Hyde.  This book includes "22 jewelry projects featuring innovative materials", and they certainly aren't kidding!


One of my favorite things about this book is the abundance of photos of found objects -- everything from keys to vintage belt buckles to tin toys.  I was reminded of many trips I've made to huge antique malls, and if you like the unusual, this book is for you.


There are not only instructions for stitching but how to work with bits and pieces of things you may find, like cutting into china.  You'll also find beautiful gallery photos of exquisite pieces in galleries throughout the book. While nearly every piece requires some level of seed beading, it's not impossible for a novice, and there are many ways you can alter the designs.  This book is geared towards those who have a degree of comfort in making jewelry but want to take it to the next, rather unique level.  



The second book is Vintage Jewellery Sourcebook (designers, styles, and stockists for costume and fine jewelry) by Caroline Cox.  The book covers a range of jewelry from 1890 to the fun years of the 1980's.  



Each decade covers a few key looks (I particularly loved the Miriam Haskell jewelry) and gives advice on how to shop for these special pieces.  Finally, it lists where to buy all over the country and an extensive glossary of jewelry terms.  No tutorials, but a must for the jewelry aficionado, whether you are a collector or hoping to sell estate jewelry.




Third is The Beader's Guide to Jewelry Design (A Beautiful Exploration of Unity, Balance, Color, and More) by Margie Deeb.  



This gorgeous book is just full of inspiration.  Merely flipping through the pages will give you tons of ideas, whether it's a new design or colorway.  While many of us jewelry designers know a pretty bead when we see one, this book explains how to make things work better, from how to successfully create a repetitious rather than cacophonous design to how to use color to your best advantage, from what style necklace looks best on your body type and standard sizing for various types of jewelry.  While the book does not include tutorials per se, it's a valuable tool for those who want to understand why things work and how to make things extra special.  (Plus, the gallery is out of this world!)





The fourth book is one I've long been anticipating, Dallas Lovett's Woven Bead and Wire Jewelry.  Dallas Lovett is an amazing wire artist I've admired ever since I began making jewelry and I hope one day to take a class with him.  But now you can have a book with his gorgeous designs in them -- a full 25 projects.



This book is full of luxurious jewelry using a combination of wire, seed beads, and crystal and is not for the faint of heart.  But never fear.  If you are adventurous but new to wire, try some of the earrings first.  Work yourself up to the extravagant necklaces after you've spent some time getting used to his various techniques.  Some of the instructions are a tad sparse, so I recommend not using sterling or gold-filled wire at first, but experiment with the same gauge in a less expensive wire.  



The fifth book is a fun, accessible book called Earringology (How to Make Dangles, Drops, Chandeliers, and More) by Candie Cooper.  I wear earrings every single day, even if I spend the day in pajamas, so this book was particularly fun for me.



Cooper separates her styles into Playful, Laid Back, Bohemian, Be Bold, and Chic categories.  The beginning of the book covers important basics like how to make your own ear wires, how to custom color metals, and how to make connection ends for leather and cording.  The many earrings are quite unique, using everything from embroidery, chain, wire work, simple stringing, and mixed media to design her creations. Designs run from beginner to the more advanced.  You'll have a blast with this essential book!




Finally, I reviewed Simple Soldered Jewelry and Accessories by Lisa Bluhm.  I love the look of soldered charms made with glass and copper tape, and this book takes the simple to the special.


This book requires special materials (namely, a soldering iron, flux, solder, etc), but once you set yourself up with the soldering essentials, you'll find a variety of techniques, from soldering a simple square charm or pendant to working with irregularly shaped china shards, glass circles, and the like. The book also covers how to make decorative edges with solder and wire.  An exceptional book that will allow you to practice with simple paper to more advanced mixed media.



(First, due to shipping cost, this is for US residents only.  I'm sorry!)


I cannot guarantee that you will get the book you request,
but in the comment below,
list the book (or books!) you're most interested in.


If you already own one of these books, 
please let me know so I don't duplicate.

Please feel free to share this giveaway on Facebook, Google+, or your own blog -- I'm grateful to Sterling Publishing/Lark Crafts for providing these books to me to review and pass on to you!




I will choose winners on Saturday, September 6th, so don't delay!


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.

144 comments:

  1. I don't have any of these books and would love to in one!! My fave would be Simple Soldered! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. CARLA KREMER3:58 PM

    They all sound good to me, but Earringology would be my first pick. Thank you, Lori, for doing the giveaway.

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  3. I would love the Dallas Lovett book! Or any really for my Little Free Library:)

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  4. I would love the Dallas Lovett book! Or any really for my Little Free Library:)

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  5. I'd love to win the Simple Soldered book!!
    Thank you ~

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  6. Dear Lori.....I would love to have Beaders Guide, Simple Soldered, or Vintage :) Thank you for all that you do for everyone! BLessings to you and your family!

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  7. These all sound great, but my top three in order are Vintage Jewellery Soyrcebook, Dallas Lovett' s Woven Bead & Wire Jewellery book then Break the Rules. Several months ago you offered to send me a book you had reviewed, and I said please invoice me for shipping. It stopped there. I'm still very happy to pay for shipping. Thanks for the chance.

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  8. I just want to win!!1but maybe bead design or break the rules

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  9. Break the Rules by Diane Hyde would be my top choice. Thanks, Lori. Jayshree Paramesh.

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  10. I don't own any of these so I'd be happy to win any one of them! :) what a great giveaway Lori!

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  11. Thank you, Lori. I'd be mist interested in Dallas' or Margie's book.

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  12. Wow, what an awesome giveaway! Thank you so much for the opportunity to try and win one! My favorite would be the Vintage Jewellery Sourcebook--but, honestly, any of them would be fantastic!! :D

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  13. they all sound fantastic, I am especially interested in the wire jewelry book, but would be happy with any or all

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  14. Too many great books to choose from! Thank you for the opportunity to win one. It's hard to narrow down, but I think Vintage Jewellry Sourcebook, The Beader's Guide to Jewelry Design, and Simple Soldered Jewelry and Accessories would be my top choices.

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  15. Vintage Jewellery Sourcebook would be right up my alley. I'd love that. I'm also intrigued by the Beader's Guide to Jewelry Design. Thank you for the opportunity. Hope I'm lucky.

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  16. What a great giveaway! I would love to own either earringology or Simple Soldered. Earrings are something I don't create enough of, perhaps this book will inspire me! I own all the components to solder but still struggle with it. The word "simple" in the title appealed to me right away! ;)

    I'll share this on my fb page.

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  17. I'm an earrings every day kinda girl too, and they all look fun books, but I'm most interested in the beaders guide to jewelry design. Good design tips are always welcome.

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  18. I would love to win "The Beader's Guide to Jewelry Design". Thank you for this opportunity, Lori. :)

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  19. Simply Soldered would be wonderful!!!

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  20. I've started to make soldered pendants. The soldering book would be great!

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  21. I do not have any of these books so any one of them would be a treasure. But I think I would like the Woven Bead and Wire one the best.

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  22. What a lovely set of books, and reviews! I'd love either Earringology or Break the Rules. Thanks for doing such a great giveaway! Best, Ammu

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  23. I would love to have any of them but the one I would use the most is The Beader's Guide to Jewelry Design. The 6th is the 20th anniversary of being married to the greatest guy in the world so I am already a big winner.

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  24. Jackie5:04 PM

    I would LOVE the Vintage Jewellery Sourcebook or Dallas Lovett's book! You continue to amaze me with your coolness and kindness!

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  25. Oh I am definitely all about Breaking the Rules. And Margie Deebs book is on my birthday wish list! Awesome giveaway, Lori!

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  26. I don't own any of the books listed. I think the Simple Solder would be my first choice, then Vintage Jewelry. I would enjoy any of the books though and would be happy to win any of them!! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  27. Lori this is fabulous to be able to win any one of these books of which I own none. Thank you and the publishers for this generous offer. I would be happy with any one of these books. Creative Jewelry Bliss...

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  28. This is awesome! Thanks! 1) Benders Guide to Jewelry Design 2) Woven Bead and Wire Jewelry 3) Earringology

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  29. What a great giveaway. If I had to choose it would be breaking the rules.

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  30. OOOOH! How fun. I loved Necklaceology sooo my first pick would be Earringology :P

    <3

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  31. All of these books seem interesting, and I don't have any of them in my collection. I think I admire them in the reverse order you listed with soldering being my favorite and working back from there. I'm back in the US now, but I'll see if I can find you an entry from Japan for your map next year. If you feel up to a BSBP of course. All the best-gb

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  32. I would love to win Earringology or The Beaders's guide to jewelry design. Would be happy to win any of these books.

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  33. Hi Lori! Good to see you :)
    Would love to win the Woven Bead and Wire Jewelry or the Simply Soldered. This is a fabulous contest, BTW!

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  34. Very cool looking books, all of them. I don't own any, and would love to win the Margie Deeb book about Jewelry Design.

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  35. Oh, I would so love the simple soldered book! Thanks for the opportunity! :)

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  36. 'would love to win Margie Deeb's newest book ..Guide to Jewelry Design, or Dallas Lovett's Woven Bead & Wire Jewelry.
    Thanks for the great opportunity.

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  37. Fantastic giveaway!!! So I'll throw my hat into the ring for a chance to win one of these lovely book. Break the rules or Vintage jewelry popped out to me. Thanks Lori and to Sterling Publishing/Lark Crafts for making this giveaway possible!

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  38. hmmmmmm if I have to choose one I have to be a rebel and choose Break the Rules!!! lol Seriously it sounds like a pretty cool book. Cover projects have my interest piqued too. Throw my name in there if you would please!

    Thank you ma'am!!

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  39. I'd love the vintage one most but I'd take any of the others as well.

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  40. I would probably like any except the soldering one, since i won't be doing that, at this point. Glad to see you back and on your way to greatness once again!

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  41. The two books I am most interested in are Simple Soldered Jewelry and Accessories and Vintage Jewellery Sourcebook. The first book is on my list to get. My dad has soldering supplies, and I think it would be fun for us to do projects together. The second book would be such fun to look at. One of my favorite books I own is the coffee table book from a museum show years ago about jewelry. So beautiful. I still love to get it out and look at it. I find it relaxing! All the books look great. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  42. Thank you for the reviews. I would be happy to win Earringology or The Beader's Guide to Jewelry Design or any of the books as they will expand my knowledge.

    Thank you.

    Carolyn
    Carolynscreations@live.com

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  43. Great books! The 2 I would be interested in the Soldering Book, ( on my wish list) & the Vintage Jewelry book. I will share this on my business Facebook page. Thanks for the opportunity to win!


    ~ Kim

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  44. I actually don't think I own any of these, but I'm drawn to Margie Deeb's The Beader's Guide to Jewelry Design. She's got such an amazing sense of color! I can just imagine all the wonderful tidbits to be picked up in this book. Thanks so much for the chance!

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  45. These all look great but my first choices would be the Dallas Lovett book or the embroidery book. I already own the Margie Deeb book.

    Thanks for the reviews - and the giveaway.

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  46. Ooooh - I would love to win - especially the Margie Deeb book or the Earringology book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  47. I'd love to read any of them, but Simply Soldered or Break the Rules would be my first choices. I might buy Simply Soldered anyway!

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  48. Very tough to choose. I think I would say The Beader's Guide to Jewelry Design would be my first choice by an infinitesimal margin.

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  49. I would love to win one!!! Fingers crossed.

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  50. Kimberly Hare7:00 PM

    Any of these books would be wnderful as I am just starting out but the soldering one may be too much for me now. What a great giveaway, bless you!

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  51. Kimberly Hare7:04 PM

    I am just starting out so any of the books would be great, except the soldering book, that should be left for the seasoned jewelry artists! What a great giveaway, thank and bless you!

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  52. My first wish is for "Break the Rules"; second is "Simple Soldered" and third would be "Headers Guide to Jewelry Design". Would love anyone!

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  53. Hello Lori,
    I've just entered the world of beading. I don't have any books at all yet. I would like to have the bead embroidery book. Thanks for offering the books up.

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  54. Hi Lori
    I hope you feeling good today or as i say when my pain is in Control " having a good day " anyway i did not see how to sign up for the book give a way
    Simple Soldering is my favorite

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  55. Hi Lori
    I hope you feeling good today or as i say when my pain is in Control " having a good day " anyway i did not see how to sign up for the book give a way
    Simple Soldering is my favorite

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  56. Lori, I would love to have any of these books! However, if I were to pick just one, it would be the Earringology book by Candie Cooper.

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  57. Hi Lori, I mainly do bead embroidery so that is pretty much the only one I would be interested in. I have arthritis and can't do wire work even though I love it, and can't afford the soldering equipment. The only other one I would like is the Vintage Jewelry one. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!

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  58. I would be interested in The beaders guide to jewelry design.... or any other book!

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  59. Wow they all look good, but I'd go with Break the Rules.

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  60. I didn't see my comment, So thanks for the great giveaway. I would love any book, or The one on Jewelry design.

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  61. Thank you so much for all you do Lori. I,d. Love any book above to learn new techniques. First would be the solder
    Book then design, earrings. Etc

    Hope you are feeling better

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  62. I'd love to win the Dallas Lovett book or the one by Diane Hyde. Thank you for this opportunity Lori.

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  63. Gotta love a giveaway, Lori! Great reviews! Would love any of the books - to pick one, I'll go with Earringology since a gal can never have too many earrings ;) Peace, Sue

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  64. I would love the Earringology or the Simple Soldered books! Thank you for the givaway!

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  65. Have none of these would love one

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  66. Hey Lori - I'd be thrilled with any of them - thanks so much!

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  67. Marde7:58 PM

    Hey Lori, I've Ben thinking about you..so many entries so little chance to win..but here goes, if I could pooisbly win either of the last three would be a tremendous blessing! Marde

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  68. I'm new at all of this and would love to win the Wire woven book... I hope I entered this correctly. Good luck everyone :)

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  69. I'm new at this and hope I am doing it the right way. I'm new at jewelry making also and so could use a great book. I like the Wire Weaving one and the Earringology. Good luck everyone!

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  70. First choice would be Lovett's Woven Bead and Wire Jewelry. Second would be The Beader's Guide to Jewelry Design. Thanks Lori.

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  71. I think Break the Rules Bead Embroidery would be a fun book to have. I don't have any of these books. Thanks so much for offering this opportunity on Creative Bead Chat.

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  72. Would love to win any book, but especially simple soldering or earringology. Thank you.

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  73. Janet Calardo8:31 PM

    Would love to win Simple Soldered Jewelry & Accessories. I have all of the supplies needed but no book to use for help and guidance. The front design looks great and would love to learn how to do this. Thanks.

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  74. Lori this is s nice of you to do. All of the books look very interesting. I would love to have The Beader's Guide to Jewelry Design. This is the book that would most interest me. Thanks so much! Lisa

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  75. Would love to win any of them. If I have to pick one it would be Earringology. I am always looking for new earring ideas. Thanks Lori!

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  76. The reviews of all five books would
    encourage me to add them all to my library! If I were lucky enough to win one, I would choose Earringology or Simple Soldered Jewelry and Accessories as my first two choices. You can NEVER, have too many earring designs and the soldered jewelry seems like something new and fun to try. Thanks.

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  77. I recently purchased your Ebook, Bead Soup, I am loving the recipes. I hope to recycle vintage pieces to my new passion: kumihimo. Kind regards, beth

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  78. ArtHouse/Laura10:49 PM

    Would be honored to win any of them, but my favorite would be' breaking the rules'. After all, that's where the greatest ideas often come from! Thanks so much for continuing on your
    site with your beautiful, honest writing! Always rooting for you!!

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  79. Hi Lori, I am so glad to see you back. Thanks for a chance to win some great books. My first choice would be Dallas Lovett's Woven bead and wire Jewelry. #2 would be Vintage Jewelry Sourcebook. I have both A Beader's Guide to Jewelry Design and Break the Rules Bead Embroidery. I highly recommend both of those books to all beaders. You are welcome to call anytime day or night.

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  80. Lori,
    All of them are interesting - my favorite of the lot is: The Beader's Guide to Jewelry Design by Margie Deeb. Very nice of you to host this.
    ~cryssT

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  81. Lori,
    All of them are interesting - my favorite of the lot is: The Beader's Guide to Jewelry Design by Margie Deeb. Very nice of you to host this.
    ~cryssT

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  82. Oh, sooooo much fun! I don't own any jewelry books and there are so many to choose from. I would love Beader's Guide to Jewelry Design, Earringology, or Vintage Design. Thanks so much for sharing and creating so much excitement.
    Judy

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  83. Oh, soooo much fun! I don't own any jewelry books and they all look wonderful! My choices are: Beader's Design, Earringology, or Vintage Jewelry. Thanks so much for sharing and creating so much excitement!
    Judy

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  84. Break the Rules Bead Embroidery by Diane Hyde
    The Beader's Guide to Jewelry Design
    Both sound like books I could really use!!

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  85. Break the rules, earringology or Dallas Lovetts book would be great! They seem to all be so unique. Would love to win one. Thanks Lori

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  86. Wow, great giveaway! Don't have any of them so any book would do...if I won.

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  87. WOW, thank you for the give-a-way!! I have (or don't do that type of beadwork), but the one The Beader's Guide to Jewelry Design looks very cool!! THANK YOU again for your giving away these books and for keeping us inspired in every way!!! :) ~KM

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  88. Wow what a great giveaway, would love to have Beaders guide to jewelry design or Simple soldering but would be more than happy with any of the books :)

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  89. Wow what a wonderful giveaway, I would love to have Beaders guide to jewelry design or Simple soldering but would be more than happy with any of the books.

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  90. I don't have any of these books, but I would love the Margie Deeb book.

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  91. I would love to win the earringology book. -- Looks so interesting! Thank you for offering this!

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  92. Allison Raposa6:36 AM

    Wow....what a generous and lovely thing to do. All the books look fab, but if I had to choose one, my first choice would be Simply Soldered.

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  93. My picks in order of interest.

    Beaders guide. Yeah, this looks amazing! An explanation of the 'je ne sais qua'!!
    Soldering
    Earringology
    Wire weaving
    Bead embroidery
    Vintage

    Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway. Even if some aren't my fave styles to make, I'm always up for some eye candy!

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  94. Simple Soldered Jewelry & Accessories: 40+ Creative Projects
    Earringology
    The Beader's Guide to Jewelry Design are my top 3 picks.

    Thanks for doing this giveaway. I appreciate it.

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  95. I would love Simple Solder but like so many others, any of them would be welcome! Thank you!

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  96. What a great choice of books to review & give away! Each seems very interesting indeed. I would like to win the Earringology book because no one can have enough ideas for ear adornment. Glad you're back to blogging, Lori. Have a good week.

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  97. What a great choice of books to review & give away! Each seems very interesting indeed. I would like to win the Earringology book because no one can have enough ideas for ear adornment. Glad you're back to blogging, Lori. Have a good week.

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  98. These all sound like wonderful books! My favorites would be the Dallas Lovett book it Simple Soldering. Thanks for doing a great giveaway!

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  99. What a great give-a-way Lori! 1st up - I'd love the Vintage Jewelry Source Book, it looks fabulous! 2nd and 3rd would be either Earringology or Dallas Lovett's Woven Bead & Wire Jewelry (he's fantastic!), 4th - Beader's Guide, 5th-Simply Soldered and 6th-Break The Rules. All of them look like true Gems!!

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  100. This is so neat. I would love Margie Deeb jewelry design or Lovetts woven bead and wire. Thank you for sharing.

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  101. Anonymous9:44 AM

    Oh thank you. I would appreciate Dallas Lovett, Dallas' work is incredible or break the rules or for my husband that is learning stringing and has shown an interest in earrings-earringology. But anyway, thank you. jerseydevil1974@yahoo.com

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  102. They all look wonderful and I'd love any one of them but my favorite would have to be Break the Rules as it sounds just so me.

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  103. The earringology book looks like fun. I love making earrings. Crossing my fingers.

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  104. Thank you for the giveaway any book would be a blessing beading string soldering what fun gina

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  105. Oh wow! what wonderful books. If I HAD to pick from these, I would choose the 'Break the Rules' and the 'Beaders Guide to Jewelry Design' ones. I already own 'Simple Soldered Jewelry'
    I hope you are doing well!

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  106. I would love the earringology! Thanks

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  107. I'd love earringology :)
    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  108. Joyce Horton1:46 PM

    I would love to win any of these books, but the Earringology and the Beaders Guide would be the ones I would most like! Thank you for offering this giveaway!

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  109. I would like "Earringology" or "The Beader's Guide to Jewelry Design". Actually, any of them would be okay, but those are the two I like the most. Thank you so much for the giveaway! Gina Hockett

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  110. Awesome giveaway! I would love to add the earring book to my shelf. I know it's calling me - hear it?

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  111. Hi Lori,
    so glad to see you decided to keep blogging.
    As for the books I would love a chance to win Break the rules, vintage jewellery, or simple soldering, in that order, but would be absolutely thrilled to win anything. And I would be more than happy to re-imburse for shipping, Thank you, Jenn

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  112. Just loved reading your reviews of the books, thank you! You've got quite an assortment there. My order of interest would be Margie, Dallas and Candie. Can't go wrong there! ☆☆☆☆☆

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  113. Ooh, what a great choice! I would love to win the Margie Deeb book.

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  114. All these books sound wonderful! But my total fave would be the Vintage Jewellery sourcebook!!! I have been using vintage pieces in my designs as well as collecting vintage pieces. Would sooooo love this book!

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  115. I would love to have The Beaders Guide to Jewelry Design, it looks great and I love learning why/how things work. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  116. What a great giveaway and thank you so much for hosting it! I have Earringology already (It has some great ideas!) and I tend to avoid seed beads because the little ones are too hard on the eyes. I would love The Beader's Guide to Jewelry Design, Vintage Jewellry Sourcebook, or the Simple Soldered Jewelry and Accessories.

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  117. Really great giveaway!
    Earringology looks mighty interesting! LOL

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  118. I would love to win earringology
    I am an earring freak

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  119. I like the vintage jewelry book...been collecting at tag sales....many thx!

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  120. Oh what a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity. Earringology, bearers guide to design, and breaking the rules all look awesome.

    I hope you are feeling better!

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  121. I would love any one of these books but the Bead Embroidery book by Diane Hyde would be my very first choice.

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  122. Hi Lori,

    I would love the Vintage Jewellery book or the Woven Wire book. I found a new interest in vintage pieces and am starting to experiment with wire!

    Thanks for the chance to enter!

    Laura

    VenetianMemories (at) cox dot net

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  123. I am a big fan of Candie Cooper; have taken my 1st online class with her and was amazed how simple and easy she makes it for us to learn. Not to mention the motivation she has given me with positive comments about the pieces I make and show her. I would love to have her Earringology book and I also love working with wire, so Woven bead & wire is another choice.
    thank you for this :)

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  124. The Beader's Guide to Jewelry Design, Vintage Jewellery Sourcebook, Dallas Lovett's Woven Bead and Wire, or Earringology thank you

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  125. I'm glad you are writing again:)I would absolutely love to win the Simple Soldered Jewelry and Accessories. Thank you for having such an awesome giveaway!

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  126. I hope you are feeling better!! I would love the Dallas Lovett book, or the Margie Deeb book most. I don't have any of them currently. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  127. I already have Earringology (I love it and highly recommend it) so I think Break The Rules is my first choice though they all look fabulous!

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  128. All the books look fabulous, but Earringology would be my first choice!

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  129. Great posting! Thank you for the Giveaway.... I would love Earringology, it would be a challenge for me, because I always make tons of necklaces, just a few bracelets and almost no earrings.... Maybe I get inspired with this book... Thank you again Lori!

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  130. I like Simply Soldered and Earringology! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  131. I haven't been on the blog lately - wow, the things I miss. I'd love Dallas or Margie Deeb. Whoot whoot - what a great offer Lori.

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  132. Wow! What an awesome giveaway! I would love to win the Break the Rules Bead Embroidery book (expanding my horizons!) or the Woven Bead & Wire Jewelry book (again, working with tinier beads to expand my repertoire!)
    Many hugs and happy thoughts your way~
    Heather

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  133. I love Candie Cooper so I would love her book.....but any of these books would be great to add to my collection....:)

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  134. Earringology! I love making earrings, they are fast and I can manage that with babies around.

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  135. I don't have any of the books...I really like the Break Rules book...

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  136. All of the books look like they are stuffed full of fun projects. I would probably pick Diane Hyde's "Breaking the rules" first.
    So glad to see you blogging again!!!
    Have a GREAT day!

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  137. My top picks would be Earringology ,The Beaders's guide to jewelry design and woven wire book. But i never met a bead book i didn't like! Would be happy to win any of them.

    Maria

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  138. My top picks would be Earringology ,The Beaders's guide to jewelry design and woven wire book. But i never met a bead book i didn't like! Would be happy to win any of them.

    Maria

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  139. I'm sure they are all excellent books. I would particularly love Diane Hyde's Bead Embroidery Book.

    Thanks!

    Dixie Hamilton

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  140. Great books! I would love Earringology or The Beader's Guide to Jewelry Design. Thanks for the reviews!

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  141. Like you, I wear earrings every day ... most of them I make myself. It would be great if I won Earringology. All of the books sound interesting ... so if it was one of the others, I wouldn't say no LOL!
    Thank you for your generosity in doing this give away.

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  142. Hi Lori, I'd LOVE The Dallas Lovett Book or Earringology. I work mostly with wire and would love to learn more about incorporating the smaller beads in only designs. Might motivate me out of this slope!, xxxxoox,
    Natalie Purington, Rindge, NH

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  143. I don't have any of these books but I really like the Vintage source book and Earringology(love the title). Anyway, I didn't know about Lark Books. Now I have a new source for fantastic books. Yay. Karen Walker Boerne,TX

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  144. Any of these would be great!
    1) Break the Rules Bead Embroidery
    2) The Beader's Guide to Jewelry Design
    3) Dallas Lovett's Woven Bead and Wire Jewelry
    4)Earringology
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