Thursday, June 30, 2011


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Part Two on the Book Review

Hi again Everyone!
The second book that I read through from cover to cover is Creative Beaded Jewelry. This is a beginners book for all types of stinging. However, the finishing touches to each piece is something that all jewelry makers should and must know. I was impressed with how the author, Sigal Buzaglo, put across each detail. Again the photography is excellent! If you want to get serious about your jewelry making, then this is a must have book. There are 9 bracelets, 15 necklaces, 7 earrings and ring patterns. Each one has precise instructions. The amount of knowledge in this book is paramount to your creative endeavors.
Leave a comment for a chance to win this book and the one below.
Both are worth having in your library!
You can purchase this book at Amazon

I love this ring

Hi Everyone!!!
I can not believe that 8 days, a whole week has gone by since I last blogged. Hmmmm two feet to walk on has taken me away from the computer. LOL Really can you blame me???  I have been so very busy, getting ready for an art gallery show, visiting with friends, actually going out of the house with two shoes on and just getting back in the swing of things.

If you follow my blog you will know that Tara Cuskley from Sixth & Springs Books sends me new beading publications to review. I just received two new beading books that I think will enhance some of your beading skills. The other good part of this review, is that I get to give one of each book away to my readers.
Today I will tell you what I think of Creative Wire Jewelry.
I am quite impressed with this book. The author, Ariella Nachson, takes you step by step through basic wire working. With her instructions and the perfect photographs anyone would be able to accomplish the techniques Ariella demonstrates. This book is packed with not only information on wire working and tools but the patterns consist of 14 necklaces, 8 bracelets, 8 earrings, and 7 rings and brooches. Each piece has a specific quality that I don't find in a lot of instructional books. Photographer, Roee Feinburg, took great care in making sure each photo is clear and focused on the item the author is speaking about. There are 144 pages of easy to follow instructions for some very up-to-date designs for jewelry. This is a book that not only inspire you as a jewelry maker but has the impact to make you want to do more.

If you think you would like this book simply leave a comment for a chance to win a copy. If you can't wait you can purchase this book on Amazon

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  1. Glad you are up and dancin-- Or out strollin about at least! Dont Over do it!!!

  2. This book sounds great.
    I would love to own a copy, so please count me in.

  3. Can't miss this chance! :)
    Happy to read your foot is better!

  4. I am glad to meet you via Dawn Doucette sharing your link with me ! She knows I'm a huge into wirework right now and this book would be right up my alley as I build my skills. I Aldo have a gallery show in a couple of months, so I look forward to following your blog and experiences. :)

  5. Nicole.... I tried to contain myself, let others leave comments and drool over this book. But my restraint has left me. I love it... wire fascinates me and I often mix wire with seed bead work to make the "chain" of necklaces and such!

    Enter me? Pretty please with sugar on top?

    Hope your foot is still feeling fantastic and you're shoes are having one heck of a reunion party!!! :)


  6. Hi. Are you sure about the post's date? It is written - 20/6/2011... ???
    Anyway - can't miss this chance (as Csirli said)... count me in.

  7. The books look interesting, especially the wire one....and thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment...I do play with making jewerly too, but it's been awhile...I do more in the summer...

  8. Looks like a great book - thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  9. I really would like to give wire work a go, I've been meaning to for a while! Is it open internationally? I'd love a chance to win if it is.


  10. The book looks absolutely awesome! I would love to win it!

  11. I am not surprised that you have been free of the computer. You can finally get around.

    Both of those books sound wonderful but the one about the wire jewelry looks like it is right up my alley. I am just learning with wire.

  12. What a great post! These two books look very interesting...thank you for the review as I was not familiar with either of them. I'd love a chance to win. Thank you!

  13. Thanks for the chance to win the books! Appreciate the review. I would love to win them!

  14. hugs from Germany.
    Your work is so great.


  15. hugs from Germany.
    Your work is so great.


  16. hello,

    i would like the opportunity to win this book. thanks so much!

  17. Yes sometimes we do need to break away from our computer and/or our beading table. :)

    Wishing your Gallery showing a great big success and I'm sure it will be. :)

    Wow this wire work book would make THE ideal addition to my beading-jewelry making library.

  18. Hi!! I have to take a break from my computer, too! If we don't do that we will get mAD !!! Fulfil your batteries is needed and healthy!!!
    Oh! Can i also be count to the draw!!! Both books are fantastic for me!! I want to learn beading but i also want to learn about wire too!!! So, whichever i win it would be really cool!!!
    Thank you for this chance!!
    HUgs & kisseeeees! :o)))

  19. Thank you for joining my blog. Love your work. Count me in for a chance to win a copy of this book.
    Hugs from Romania!


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