Big Jewelry Book Giveaway!

February 10, 2016, 16:23 pm  Posted by Ardi Alspach

It’s time for another giveaway! We have two packets of books for two lucky readers with mailing addresses in the US or Canada.

The first packet is for the aspiring metalsmith looking to learn some new skills for jewelry making as well as tips for how to start his or her own jewelry line! The books included in this packet are How to Create Your Own Jewelry Line by Emilie Shapiro, Metal Jewelry Made Easy by Jan Loney, and Making Metal Jewelry by Joanna Gollberg.

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The second packet is for the avid beader. The books included are Beading All-Stars: 20 Jewelry Projects from Your Favorite Designers, Seed Bead Chic by Amy Katz, and Earringology by Candie Cooper.

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To enter for both giveaways, simply comment below and tell us about some of your favorite jewelry designers! Winners will be selected randomly on February 17th!

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42 Responses

    Cathy says:

    some of my favorite designers are Nicole Starman – who does wonderful patterns with czech beads and Jamie Cloud Eakin – who does wonderful bead embroidery patterns. Would love to win some books!

    Kathy S says:

    Although I’ve worked for years in both metals and seed bead jewelry, I’ve also attended workshops in polymer clay jewelry design with Tory Hughes and Loretta Lam-both wonderful jewelry artists in an interesting medium.

    Nancy says:

    I love Jill Wiseman. She has beautiful designs and lots of easy videos to follow so one can learn new skills.

    Rose says:

    Really like Amy Katz’s work – have taken a couple of classes with her and liked her style.

    Allison C says:

    I don’t have any favorite artists, but I love working with metal. For a while I had a thing for concrete and metal jewelry. I really like the contrast of the two materials

    Kimberly D. says:

    Well I’m still new to jewelry making so I don’t have any favorite designers but maybe I’ll find some with these books!

    Angelina says:

    Two of my favorite designers are René Lalique and Louis Comfort Tiffany. I love the Art Nouveau style.

    MelodyJ says:

    I’m a beader. I like Katie Hacker’s simple jewelry designs.

    Norma says:

    I used to do mainly seed beading and have many favorite designers including Marcia DeCoster, and Laura McCabe…I also love mixed media so Cynthia Thornton is a big favorite of mine!

    donna markle says:

    Count me in! I love the beading books

    Stephanie says:

    I love working with seed beads, especially making beaded beads. My hands down favorite designer is Cindy Holsclaw, Bead Origami. Close seconds are Sabine Lippert and Diane Fitzgerald.

    Lynnette says:

    Who’s my fav? Love them all!;) Love learning new techniques from them and books are my favorite way to be inspired.

    Zan Caperton says:

    Great giveaway! Love Nicole Strand and Tory Hughes.

    Julia McIntyre says:

    My favorite Designer/ Instructor is Kim St. Jean. One two day workshop with Kim is equivalent to a semester of a college level jewelry course, but a lot more inspiring and fun.

    Maureen says:

    That’s a rather difficult question as there are so many, but to name a few: Sabine Lippert, Cynthia Rutledge and Melissa Grakowsky Shippee. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Kelli says:

    I have a love for books, but beading books are my greatest love. Thank you for a chance to win these beautiful bead books.

    I love the intricate work that Laura McCabe does. Also on the lighter side is Candie Cooper. Her work makes me feel like I am seeing a rainbow! It’s just so fun. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Karen Huber says:

    I love Sherry Serafini’s work and Debbie Benninger’s.

    Annabel says:

    Lisa Hopkins. Her calligraphic jewelry pieces are amazing!

    Kitten With A Whiplash says:

    Are we supposed to choose whice set of books? If so I’d like the bading books. I don’t follow other designers work, I just try to do my own thing with my jewelry. In fact, if I win, these will be my first books. Even if I see someone wearing a piece I like, that inspires or influences me, the person wearing it often doesn’t know who designed it, just where they got it.

    Patricia says:

    Joanna Gollberg is the best teacher! My students and I love her directions and designs.

    Rebekah Burr-Siegel says:

    Favorite designers? Too many, but they include Marcia DeCoster, Kate McKinnon, Sabine Lippart, Anna Dreager, Cath Thomas, Met Inman, Nancy McCain, Jill Wiseman, etc.

    Melissa Ward says:

    I loved Tabra when she was creating beautiful pieces; and have been intrigued with Thomas Mann and his TechnoRomantic line. I love supporting my local jewelry artists and have been learning silversmithing basics from Aaron Poovey, local jeweler/rockhound.thank you for your most generous giveaway.

    Isabel Rowan says:

    Love Melissa Grawkowsy Shippi, Laura McCabe, Cynthia Rutledge, Kimberly Stathis, Sherry Sarafini, and Melanie Doerman!

    My favorite designer is Mary Ann Scherr who was the first jewelry to create bio-wearables. The metals books would be incredible in the FSG library. Check us out at FSGmetal.org and join to borrow books and DVDs from our library.

    Rene Henry says:

    My all time favorite art jewelry is by Alexander Calder, and my contemporary favorites are Amy Tavern and Kat Cole.

    Cindy Leonardelli says:

    I like Sabine Lippert’s designs. They look beautiful and are relatively easy to make.

    Cryss Thain says:

    I have several beaders that I really admire and love their patterns:
    Sig Wynne-Evans
    Erin Simonetti
    Deb Moffett-Hall

    Cynthia R says:

    I love Thomas Mann’s whimsical creations. I’m also a fan of Susan Lenhart Kazmer and Cindy Wimmer.

    Denise B says:

    Lovely set of books. I have enjoyed designs and classes with Kim St. Jean and Robyn Cornelius.

    Mona Arnott says:

    I’m a fan of designers who work in several different style and media, Elizabeth Hay, Joanie Kisro, Lesley Watt, Jane Theis

    Michelle Breck says:

    I like the designs of Sharilyn Miller for wire jewelry. And for wire weaving i like Nicole Hanna. I also enjoy Tiffany designs by Paloma Picasso.

    I love jewelry from Tesori and Lori Anderson. They both have such a sense of style and color.

    Melanie says:

    One of my favorites is Nicole Hanna! She does amazing wire weaving and her designs are beautiful

    Karen Taylor says:

    I love types of media, I am still new but these would help me a lot in this craft <3

    CraftyHope says:

    Gracious, what a lovely selection. I’m inspired by so many designers. I find inspiration in almost every design I see. But, if I have to pic a few (and I hate to leave anyone out) I guess Lorelei Eurto because of her unique designs, Lori Anderson for what she’s done for the online beading community (not just her beadwork, but her life and work with the bead soup blog party is fabulous), and Heidi Kingman’s work is absolutely stunning as well. Oh goodness, I could just go on and on!! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

    Hanna M says:

    I Love learning new techniques. There are so many great designers. At the moment my favorite are Nicole Hanna and Sharilyn Miller.

    Susan Parry says:

    I am a glass artist who wants to learn silversmithing and cold-working techniques so I can take my work to another level. I greatly admire Thomas Mann’s work. On the other extreme, I find Amee Sweet McNamara’s work with Soutache interesting and of course, Sheri Serafini and Heidi Kumli.

    Caitlin C says:

    I’m somewhat new to jewelry making, but I enjoy Jill Wiseman’s designs and instructional videos on YouTube. I’ve been doing a lot of seed bead weaving on and off loom as well as work with leather, but am hoping to get into metal and resin molding as well.

    I really love it! What a giveaway!!

    Rhonda Scott says:

    Sometimes I think I admire so many other jewelry artists it would be hard to list. But I’ll try

    Mary T says:

    I’d love to win packet #2. I adore anything by Rachel Smith Nelson & Marcia DeCoster – designers that think outside the box. I’m a self-taught beader – you know, Santa left you a loom for Christmas, & you just couldn’t stop after one project. When I was done, I took the project apart to bead something else! Then when you found beads at Woolworths – there was no stopping me! I think each designer brings something wonderful to the table, so I’d have to say they all inspire me. What a wonderful contest; thank you!

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