Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Bead book giveaway



Hi everyone. It's time to give away the last of the three books that Interweave Press generously sent me to review. I've thoroughly enjoyed this one -- my kind of bright colors and I've always liked Dustin's projects when I've seen them in bead magazines. The book is:

Getting Started With Seed Beads
by Dustin Wedekind

http://www.interweavestore.com/Beading/Books/Getting-Started-with-Seed-Beads-Paperback.html


I already know a lot about seed beads, so when I read the book I snapped into my editor mode, looking for errors and omissions. I didn't find any. I liked the way the book was organized, starting with a history of seed beads and explaining how to shop for and organize your supplies. This is a good introduction for beginners.


The projects start with an easy technique for attaching beads to little tins and get progressively more advanced. He covers all of the basic stitches and gives you interesting projects (mainly jewelry) to make with each stitch. There are even a few projects that involve beading on fabric. Some of the stitches are netting, peyote, ladders, right angle, brick and tubular herringbone.
 
 

I was going to try this "Supple Tiles Necklace" but haven't gotten around to it yet. I have started on a beaded tin, though, using double-sided craft tape. The tin will make a good travel kit for my embroidery and beading supplies. If I didn't have to give this book away, I'm sure I'd dive into it many times over the years for inspiration or to actually (gasp) follow directions! 

Leave a comment ...

for a chance to win it. I'll pull a name this weekend. If you can't figure out how to comment, you can email me at sherriequilt@yahoo.com

Good luck!

14 comments:

norma said...

It sounds like a great little book. PLease put me in the drawing.

Susan said...

I'd definitely love to win this book, sounds like it has lots of good information. I'd love to make a beaded tin. I love tins for storage etc.
Thank you for the review and the chance to win.

Susan Parker jdprkr@pacbell.net

Debbie Langsam said...

I'll be very curious to see the results of the "great necklace project" --- it looked pretty cool in the book.

Thanks for the review and the giveaway...

Deborah

Nancy Gilpin said...

Looks like a helpful book. I have loads of seed beads and could use some ideas to get started on projects.
Thanks for making the book available.
Nancy
nygilpin@gmail.com

Kathy said...

I've recently come to realize how much I DON'T know about beading and I'm eager to add to my library. I'm happy to have a chance at this book. Thanks.

Rosalie said...

Thank you for your generous gift. Hope I will be the lucky winner.
Rosalie

Beth M said...

Looks like a great book. I'd love a chance to win it.

Merrie Jo said...

I've got lots of seed beads...looks like I need this book!! Thanks for the chance to win it.

Quilter Beth said...

I'm always up for learning new ways to use beads. This book looks really interesting.

hueisei said...

Love to win. Thanks for the review

Claude Larson said...

Seeing as how I know very little about seed beads, this would great to have.
Claude

Linda Mac said...

I have lots of seed beads and need ideas. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

Renee G said...

This sounds like a great book. I'd love to give this a try.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Debbie said...

I have a lot of seed beads. This book looks like the answer. Thanks, Sherrie!