Share the news! Two beautiful new beading books in Lark Jewelry & Beading’s acclaimed Beadweaving Master Class series have just released to local retailers, as well as on Amazon and BN.com: Maggie Meister’s Classical Elegance and Rachel Nelson-Smith’s Bead Riffs.

To celebrate, we’re enjoying an assortment of chocolates selected from my file cabinet drawer. And, if you happen to miss out on that, we’re also giving away two sets of all six books in the series:

Diane Fitzgerald’s Shaped Beadwork

Marcia DeCoster’s Beaded Opulence

Laura McCabe’s Embellished Beadweaving

Sherry Serafini’s Sensational Bead Embroidery

Maggie Meister’s Classical Elegance

Rachel Nelson-Smith’s Bead Riffs

These inspirational and best-selling titles from leading beading master teachers form an essential library of books for all beaders, as well as great gifts for beady friends! How can you enter for a chance to win one of these two fantastic bundles of books, all of which have been signed by their respective authors? It’s easy: Leave a comment on this blog post by 9 p.m. EST on Wednesday, September 28. Any comment will do, but how about this: Tell us what trend you find most exciting right now in the world of beading.

One winner will be selected at random and announced on Wednesday, October 5. Click here for the official rules.

Want to get a taste of these books? We’ve posted plenty of content related to them on this blog. Sample some!

For Rachel’s book:

Get PDFs of the book’s Billie’s Bounce necklace project and the Rondo Neckpiece project

For Maggie’s book:

Get a PDF of the book’s beautiful Artemisia Earrings project

Get a PDF of true BONUS projects (not in the book but made for it!) of Maggie’s Fiore Earrings and the Liternum Brooch

Read our interview with Maggie Meister

For Laura’s book:

Get PDFs of the book’s A Well-Kept Secret necklace project and Star Flower Earrings project

Read our interview with Laura AND get a PDF of the book’s Herringbone Cluster Earrings project

For Sherry’s book:

Get PDFs of the book’s Arizona Sunset Earrings project and Rock Star Cuff project

See a preview of six other projects from the book

Read our interview with Sherry Serafini

(I know what you’re thinking: We really need to post some projects for Diane and Marcia’s books, which were released shortly before our current blog debuted. You’re absolutely right, and I promise we’ll do it very soon.)

Finally, I’m pleased to announce two upcoming Spring 2012 additions to the Beadweaving Master Class series by brilliant and popular international beaders: Japanese Beadwork with Sonoko Nozue and Sabine Lippert’s Beaded Fantasies. These books are finishing their production right now and will be exciting parts of Lark Jewelry & Beading’s Spring 2012 list.

Please leave a comment on this post to enter our giveaway; connect with Lark Jewelry & Beading on Facebook; and know we’re very grateful that you’re a part of our community!


UPDATE: THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Congratulations to Juanita Finger of Roswell, New Mexico, and Mandy Duffy of Elkridge, Maryland, randomly selected winners of signed copies of Diane Fitzgerald’s Shaped Beadwork, Marcia DeCoster’s Beaded Opulence, Laura McCabe’s Embellished Beadweaving, Sherry Serafini’s Sensational Bead Embroidery, Maggie Meister’s Classical Elegance, and Rachel Nelson-Smith’s Bead Riffs! Our thanks to everyone who left a comment and participated.




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