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UPDATE: Congratulations to Twyla Harbick of Springfield, Oregon, the randomly selected winner of this giveaway. Our sincere appreciation to everyone who participated. Thank you for being a part of our community. If you like these books or have feedback about them, please let us know!

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We’re celebrating the release of the newest book in the Beadweaving Master Class series: the spectacular Jill Wiseman’s Beautiful Beaded Ropes, a September 2012 release and already a No. 1 bestseller among beading books.

Here’s how we celebrate around here: We give things away. So it makes sense to me to give away a COMPLETE SET of the Beadweaving Master Class books. But how can I make it special for people who already have some or all the books? Hmm. Well, how about this: All the books are signed by their respective authors.

The Beadweaving Master Class books being given away are:
Diane Fitzgerald’s Shaped Beadwork (signed by Diane)
Marcia DeCoster’s Beaded Opulence (signed by Marcia)
Laura McCabe’s Embellished Beadweaving (signed by Laura)
Sherry Serafini’s Sensational Bead Embroidery (signed by Sherry)
Maggie Meister’s Classical Elegance (signed by Maggie)
Rachel Nelson-Smith’s Bead Riffs (signed by Rachel)
Japanese Beadwork with Sonoko Nozue (signed by Sonoko)
Sabine Lippert’s Beaded Fantasies (signed by Sabine)
Jill Wiseman’s Beautiful Beaded Ropes (signed by, you guessed it, Jill)

And, just so the lucky winner doesn’t feel like she or he is missing out on anything, I’m throwing in copies (unsigned) of three wonderful gallery books, filled with photographs of gorgeous beadwork:
Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry
Masters: Beadweaving
500 Beaded Objects

That’s a dozen books! As I mentioned, we realize that if you’re interested in this giveaway you might already have some of these creative-juice-stirring books in your home or studio. No worries: Enter anyway for fabulous holiday gift-giving opportunities. Or you can donate the books to your local bead society or library.

Also, people tell me sometimes they get frustrated: they enter a giveaway, forget to check who the winner is so the giveaway never really “closes” for them, and then later realize they’d forgotten to buy a book they really wanted. Easy solution: Click through and wishlist the books you’re interested in right now. If you don’t happen to win, you’re giving yourself a reminder. And if you do happen to win, you’re all set already!

How can you enter for a chance to win the set of 12 books? Leave a comment on this blog post by 9 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, October 17. Any comment counts as an entry, but I encourage you to write about what you see as the most exciting trend in beading or jewelry these days. That will be fun!

One winner will be selected at random and announced on October 24. Please “Like” the Lark Jewelry & Beading page on Facebook to be alerted to free projects and giveaways and to see digital pics of many fabulous jewelry and beading creations. You can click here for the official rules. And good luck!

500 Beaded Objects

 
 
 
 
  • Julianna

    I’ve just learned some tubular stitches so I’m really itching to get my hands on that Beautiful Beaded Ropes book!

  • Kate217

    What an amazing contest. I can’t even afford second-hand books at the moment and I’m lusting for these. Good luck, everybody.

  • http://www.facebook.com/carol.passaro.7 Carol Passaro

    Oh wow! How i would treasure these books! I am always excited to learn about new techniques. Please enter me in the draw xxx

  • Stephanie Pierret

    I really love how beading is so artistic and can really be a fabulous work of art as well as wearable, decorative pieces.

  • weewanona

    Really can’t think of anything beady that would be better then this set. Wow………thank you so much for the chance to win them. :D

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  • http://www.facebook.com/itsdeanie Deanne Short

    This is an incredible contest thank you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/yadasi Yadasi Beads

    Oh my goodness a whole beady bunch of wondeffulness! Bring it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/janet.farris1 Janet Farris

    Beautiful set of books. I look forward to some elegant statement pieces that pull an outfit together.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rose.thorn.14 Rose Thorn

    wow such a collection of books to inspire to reach higher….am humbled and would any of them as mine…….thanks for the offer

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344202587 Shelley Pleines

    What a fantastic selection of books!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/avroch.lea Lea Avroch

    What an amazing offer!! To own any of these books would be great, but to have the chance to win ALL of them?? WOW! Hope I’m the lucky winner!

    The trend I see in beadwork is for statement pieces, where the necklace, bracelet, etc (usually necklace though) is so outstanding that you can wear with a plain white T-shirt or a gown & the design will stand alone on it’s own.

  • gill colling

    oh wow wonderful selection, I am so into trying new things and finding out what I like/enjoy making that I don’t really watch trends. As I bead for a hobby not to sell I guess trends are less important than what I want/like.

  • Mary Ruth Gray

    Beautiful set of books. Thanks for offering them.

  • Mary Ruth Gray

    Beautiful set of books. Thanks for offering them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/goldd.locs Bead Chaser

    OMG…it doesn’t get any better than this giftwise. I’ve already made a spot for them in my bead library. lol You gotta claim it if you want it.

  • Sue

    The most exciting trend in beading or jewelry is the “bigger is better” look. Big turquoise, silver and layering are trending now…yeah for me since that is what I love to wear. Check it out here http://news.yahoo.com/jewelry-trends-fall-2012-spring-2013-150528784.html

  • Christine Forgo

    Those are top of the line books! It would be wonderful to have them in my library.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vickysugarbean Vicky Sugarbean

    the most exciting trend I have seen is the indonisian beads that are starting to appear they are adding a new dimention to bead projects

  • http://searchbyburke.com/ Charlene Burke

    Dimensional beading is where I’m headed and these books are powerful inspiration!

  • Beadsophisticate

    Bigger is better, yes, and I’m also loving the bright colors we’re seeing now.

  • Christine O’Connor

    Would share the titles I already have. The others would be dogearred before they got to the shelf.

  • e h faust

    oh wow, that’s a powerful beading library and all signed too! please put my name in the hat for this one! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/Beadweaver.co.nz Leeanne Gray

    Just absolutetly drooling at the prospect of all these beautiful books on my shelf amongst my stash of beads. Talk about inspiration overload and developing ideas just thinking about it.
    What do I think is trending right now… the 70′s relived to the max, its all the rage in fabric fashions at the moment and you only have to look around at what jewellery & accessories are being produced to compliment it all, Big Bright Colorful pieces of Flower Power! What will come next? generally after a colorful explosion we tend to want to be a bit more subdued in our color paletes but I would love to see classy art noveau, but not your typical gold, silver, white and black, for get that and add pastels to the mix…. pastelise it….nice!!! Ok I om off to the design board now I got myself thinking lol…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/MeowMeowBeads Meow Meow Beads

    I LOVE LARK BOOKS!!! These bead projects are truley a piece of art!

  • Gillie Hardbattle

    OMG how happy would I be to receive these books. I don’t have many books so would really help me to broaden my scope and ability. I am loving the 70′s style that is all the rage at the moment and all the beautiful bright colours. Good luck to all those who have entered this give away :)

  • Dori Benner

    I would totally love to have this set, I don’t think I even have any of them yet!! I have always loved color in my jewelry so the use of all the awesome colors and the melding together of the fashion world and jewelry world is such a plus for both areas.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kelly.rosier.7 Kelly Rosier

    Lark Master Class books are the best. They inspire me beyond belief. However, this poor school teacher doesn’t own any yet and she would really like to!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Susan-Jaisle/100002683944412 Susan Jaisle

    I can’t tell you how I love these books!! I couldn’t decide which one to buy first!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dotty.woody Dotty Woody

    I have Jill’s book and love it. I’ve seen some of the others, but don’t have them. They would be a wonderful inspirational addition to my bead library.

  • donnaj

    Oh my gosh – what a treat!

  • http://www.facebook.com/susan.sassoon Susan Lifton Sassoon

    These books look awesome! I’d love to have them!!! Just recently bought Beaded Fantasies and have some of these others on my wish list already!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.voecks Mary Voecks

    This would be an unbelievable series of books to win. My studio happens to just be a table in the family room but I am very interested in these artists and already have some of their publications. The new trends…hmmm…since precious metals are so expensive, and cheap jewelry is plentiful, I think that my projects, which are most enjoyed are anything with impact, quality and ar unique.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dona.delaura Dona Sackett DeLaura

    Mine, mine, mine, mine! Seriously, I would love to be the owner of this fabulous collection. For the books that I already own…I would give these to my friends as holiday gifts. Thanks so much for offering!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1187289883 Carolyn Haushalter

    I am really enjoying all the great jewelry made with the new twin beads and Tila/tile beads.

  • Marg

    Hey Ray – How about offering a giveaway for those of us who DON’T live in the USofA? If I could win a haul like these wonderful books, I’d happily pay for the postage to Canada.

  • goddess41

    Love all the inspired directions for the fabulous jewelry alternatives! I’m hooked on tilas at the moment, but everything with crystals always turns my head :)

  • Beth T.

    To me, the exciting trend is the number of people who see themselves as artists now, who are creating and sharing and opening up new possibilities.

  • Tammy Stevens

    I can’t even imagine winning such a wonderful Gift. I use to design and make beaded necklace sets, nothing as wonderful as the photos on the front of the books above, but I enjoyed it – then we lost our only son 3 1/2 years ago and I haven’t been able to get back into making beaded necklaces with matching earrings, I just lost any joy I had in it. I truly do feel this set of books would give me inspiration to get started back making beautiful jewerly sets. I , along with all the others that have replied, would love and cherish such a gift as this set of books. Thanks for letting me enter the contest~Tammy Stevens

  • Cathy Henke

    I would love to win the set. I spend hours pouring over ideas then I make something from a mix of what I have on hand.

  • Phyllis

    When creating a new piece of jewelry I love to look at other bead artists work for inspiration. It would be so awesome to win this collection so I can be inspired from some of the greatest bead artists today! I will keep my fingers crossed!

  • http://www.facebook.com/coral.t.egelund Coral Tuttle Egelund

    Oh my goodness what a fabulous giveaway. I have been so excited about the trend I have been seeing with Soutache Embroidery. I am trying to learn it right now but the information highway is very limited as to what is available to learn from. Nearly all of it is in a foreign language which makes it seem like we are just flying by the seat of our pants in trying to learn it. It is so beautiful that I’m determined to learn. Thank you for this tremendous opportunity to possibly win these wonderful teaching materials.

  • Cynthia

    I love the book 500 Beaded Objects. The circular medallions are my favorite. They remind me of mandalas.

  • http://www.facebook.com/deborah.commander Deborah Commander

    Looks like bright colors and clean shapes are in. I love it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/eileen.wellnicki Eileen Wellnicki

    An entire collection of inspiration! As a designer venturing out into more complex designs, these are the bead artists I look to when I need a boost of creativity.

  • Renetha

    Wow, that’s a lot of great beading/reading!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rae9597 RaMona Verity Woolson

    Spectacular giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Debbie

    You have the most awesome books I have ever seen. Winning this collection would put me in bead heaven.

  • http://www.facebook.com/susan.maas Susan Maas

    I’m seeing more artisan jewelry rather than commercially available gold or silver – which makes me happy!! It also shows that people are appreciating the hand made more.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thedixonchick Stephanie Dixon

    I would love to win this set! As I already have some of the books, I would giveaway the doubles on my blog. The trends that I am seeing are the use of TILA’s and Twins together in beaded beads, necklaces and bracelets. Spikes are HOT – and I think there are lots of way to still explore how they can be used. I’m a big lover of beaded beads – so I would love to see a Lark Book dedicated to them.

  • Heidi

    Pretty, pretty pretty!!! Thanks so much for allowing this opportunity fro some lucky person!

  • Bev Moon

    While i do have several of these books I don’t have them all. I see a big trend in beading toward more complicated components that are then combined into spectacular jewelry.

  • http://www.facebook.com/heatherelectra Heather Bernard

    I have a couple of these books already – they’re a great source of inspiration! One trend I have seen in the various competitions is for over-the-top designs; while I can appreciate the work and design effort, I can’t imagine actually wearing them! But the designers in this series have a great mix of trendy design and wearability that I love!

  • http://profiles.google.com/annabelkina Anna Belkina

    I would say Tilas are the hottest trend!

  • Shirley Moore

    I definitely see shaped beads taking a big chunk of the spotlight…tilas, peanuts, spikes, cubes…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1545995236 Cynthia Bourlier Williams

    I see innovative artists taking beading in all different directions, rather than any obvious trends. Which I think is just wonderful!

  • http://www.facebook.com/yvette.fontenot Yvette Waller Fontenot

    What an amazing give-a-way! Would soooo love to win this one. I just love making beaded jewelry and watching the trends. Maybe one day I will be able to predict them. For now, I’m just enjoying my bead therapy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ConcettaRinaldoWilliams Connie Williams

    what a terrific giveaway! love love love ALL of your books!

  • Teri Lawson

    Woo Hoo, add me to the list!

  • maber

    Beading at the end of a busy day that has had little resolution feeds the inner spirit.

  • maber

    Beading at the end of a busy day that has had little resolution feeds the inner spirit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/patty.briggs.50 Patty Briggs

    I don’t have the full series of these so when I win I’ll pass along the doplicates to my beady friends.

  • http://www.facebook.com/karen.linhart.9 Karen Linhart

    This is the best book give away I’ve ever seen. Best of luck everyone.

  • lisa g

    How fun to have more books. Inovative beadwork moving away from all of the “free form” random tangle.

  • John Ang

    Liked on facebook, this book will surely open many possiblities.

  • Robynne

    Oh if only…

  • Janet

    Wow!!! What an amazing Prize! Thank you for coming up with all of your wonderful giveaway’s

  • Sue

    Beautiful books – I already own a couple of them – but would love the set! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/candy.surdez Candy Surdez

    I would love to have, no, I NEED every one of these books!!!! I am fascinated/obsessed with/enamored of beadweaving and shaped beadwork….the colors, the details, the richness; am particularly intrigued with beaded reproductions of flora and fauna of the natural world

  • Maureen

    Wow, winning this set of books would keep you busy for a long time! Thanks for the giveaway. It seems like beadwork pieces these days are getting bigger and bolder.

  • http://www.facebook.com/AliensRus Sarah Dockery

    LOVE BOOKS and BEADS… I am feeling a WIN WIN situation here….!

  • Zsanett Halupa

    I’d like to get all! :) Nowadays I need some inspiration.

  • Simona achim

    I am not interested in trends as I think that jewellery is a form of art to express yourself. On the other hand this is just a hobby for me, I suppose I would think slightly differently if I was to live on this. This is a great set of books, I would love to have them to learn some new stuff. Thanks

  • http://www.facebook.com/joann.loos Joann Loos

    I like the geometric trend.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mc.fado Mc Fado

    that’s really exiting! I don’t follow trends! I follow my head! Most of the time, I am lead by colours! Thanks for this game! Cristina

  • Pamm Horbit

    My personal trend, for more than 10 years, has been geometric structural form. Glad to see jewelry is heading somewhat in that direction. Great contest Ray. Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1119421266 Kathie Skipper Prout

    What an exceptional lineup of talented Bead Artists books! I unfortunately do not own any of these, although I have looked at them at the book stores and yes would buy them IF I could. Each artists shows a different perspective through their work and inspire so many others to create. It is hard to say there is a trend since each artist has their own ever changing style; expanding their creativity and scope of design with different projects, color palettes, beads, focals and stitches; all the while incorporating something to surprise and admire with each new creation. It is not only the design that stands out, but also the construction of all the elements that tie it altogether for the finished piece, that shows the quality of their work. I would love to own this collection and appreciate the opportunity through this giveaway!

  • Nicole

    Oh wow. I’m a little ‘speechless’ – wordless? This is being typed, after all. What an amazing giveaway! I am Canadian, so I suppose that disqualifies me from having a chance at winning. (sigh.) Good luck to my southern neighbours! ;)

    I love how trends for jewellery are so fluid. People do unconventional things to find their personal style, or just to try something new, and the results are always interesting.

  • Kim Reid

    I would love a chance to enter, I could use some inspiration!
    Thanks for the fabulous giveaway :)

  • Alexargai LH

    wow, it’s an amazing giveaway… I am French, can I participate?
    Thank a lot…. I will be happier if only for once, I won … if only … (I’m dreaming here!)
    Alexargai

  • Jennifer

    What a drool worthy give away! I love them all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lj.hollen Lj Hollen

    Color everywhere and beautiful shapes, I love it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/olkowska.zuk Żuk Olkowska

    wonderful giveaway! i’d love to have these amazing albums..
    all of them would be my precious :) i would like to share
    with you mine latest inspirations- i’m planning to do whole set of jewellery with
    stones or grey shell with crystal glass. and greys with pumpkins :) i’ve got my fingers
    crossed for my lucky in lottery :)

  • mel

    I love to bead , You are all amaizing

  • Isabel Rowan

    Lark has the ultimate books in jewelry making!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/beadjewelled Rebecca Williams

    Fabulous set of books. I love all things beady, but gorgeous beaded Rivoli’s seem to be all the rage and I’m hooked :)

  • Georgette Sahm

    Love these books. They would make great gifts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Klazine-Verdonschot/100001574239321 Klazine Verdonschot

    This series is a great one. I have learned so much from it. The trend in using ‘normal’ materials to create something special is my favorite at the moment. Jills book of ropes is a great example to create special ropes!

  • Marilyn Earhart

    Since I started beading in 1986, I’ve noticed a steady increase in the fantastic beaders from other countries gain favor in the US. Their skills and talent have improved the skills of beaders everywhere. I hope to see beaders from more countries with books in the Masters series.

  • Ellen Weinstock

    I am a therapist that works full time with disabled children and am addicted to beading on the side. Beading is my creative outlet, my joy. Wish I had more time and money to devote to it. The book collection looks fabulous. I own one of them. Would love to have the rest. I sometimes look for ideas online, but that is very time consuming and I do not have a lot of time. I am surprised to see just so many of us beadweavers that are out there all around the world. When I read blogs, I am impressed by the creativity, caring, and thoughtfulness of so many of them. I hope I win this, but if not will be happy for another beader that does.

  • Leah Tees

    OOOhhh, all of the books on my wishlist in one package…I would be so thrilled!

  • Fran Galin

    I am a beader living in FL. Beading is my passion and my therapy. I have travelled far and wide to take classes from some amazing bead artists, including some who have written these wonderful books. What a treasure to have this collection

  • Steve Shannon

    I am so excited for the opportunity for this giveaway. I am just bubbleing inside. I don,t know about the jewelery trend, I usually go by the colors for interieor desigh for the holidays. This year seems to be white and grey or blue for xmas. Just guessing though. Thanks again for this opportunity.

  • Alicia Hartley

    Such an AWESOME giveaway! Can’t wait to see who the lucky winner will be! FABULOUS opportunity for anyone who loves to bead!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1330512530 Alicia M. Hartley

    Such an AWESOME giveaway! Can’t wait to see who the lucky winner will be! FABULOUS opportunity for anyone who loves to bead!

  • Ellen G. Yunker

    Wow! Another great opportunity from the best book publishing company around! Thanks for all the great titles and offers youall come up with, and keep up the good work. As far as beading trends go, I’m seeing two: use of mixed media – really, anything can become jewelry! – and shaped beadwork. Not content with just embellishing rivolis, ropes, and drops, designers are creating stand-alone pieces which literally stand alone! How great is that?!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=757066702 Terry Oostdyk

    Wow – what an awesome collection! I’m all about using lots of bold bright colors!!

  • Roberta Siegel

    This is an awesome collection of beading books. I hope I win!!

  • Janice

    What a great collection and an awesome giveaway! Lots of great techniques all in one collection!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1549703600 Laura Irenze

    Want! I’m jazzed by bricolage including seed-beaded components.

  • http://www.facebook.com/memerrigan Mary Ellen Merrigan

    How exciting to have the opportunity to win this library! In my world, I see sharing as a huge beading tred – social networking makes it easy to share projects and ideas. The books take compilation to a new level. Once again, though, social sharing allows for review of new materials, making it easy to select that which speaks to you.

  • Rebekah Burr-Siegel

    The most exciting trend to me is the explosion of bead stitching and endless possibilities. It seems like I come across some new technique, concept, bead, etc. every day. I couldn’t be happier to be involved with the art at this particular point in time; I consider myself very lucky.

  • Cathy V

    It’s an awesome giveaway but I really hate that we Canadians are not eligible to enter as other American sites do allow it!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bonnie.miller.7798 Bonnie Miller

    Thank you for the opportunity to be inspired by this fabulous collection of Master Series books. They are certainly the best resources out there, and I would love to have the complete collection. To me the best part of being a beader is not to follow, but be inspired to create something unique. This collection seems designed to teach you the techniques that can open the path to your own creative vision.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Laurathomas61 Laura Dienstbier Thomas

    Thank you for the giveaway! Im hoping I win! I love looking at how other beaders have used colors and found objects to make amazing items! Sometimes I look at a color combination and realize that although I would never have thought to put those colors together they work so perfectly you wonder how you never thought of it before!

  • k. salomon

    would be wonderful to win a set of inspirational and creative books to complete my library. I use Lark books on a regular daily basis to help me design bead weaving projects of my own.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dora-Muller-Harrison/1147027254 Dora Muller Harrison

    Thank you for the opportunity for a great set of books…..

  • Liz Hart

    I would love to have these books. Several are already on my wishlist.

  • Carol Paris

    What a fantastic opportunity. I am newish to beading so I don’t have any of these books yet but I will be hinting strongly around Christmas time. Please enter me in the prize draw.

  • Sue

    I have seen these books on Amazon and several other places and drooled over them. I’m new to beading, but not to jewelry making and would love to be inspired to continue this new skill!

  • Yulia Odnosteblitsa

    Wow, what a gorgeouse collection!
    I like a lot when there are different technique combined in jewelry: textile decorations together with knitted/crocheted ellements and beaded parts.

  • Stacey Deoudes

    Most of these titles are already on my personal “wishlist”. I so want to get my hands on Jill Wiseman’s Beautiful Beaded Ropes! What a great giveaway!!!

  • avalonne83

    Great giveaway! I’d love to be entered.

    Please count me in. Thanks.

    avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

  • Sally Anderson

    I have on my “want” list so many of these books but actually only own two, one a gift. I would so love to win this! Thanks for hosting it. It’s an awesome set of books!

  • Beth Dewey

    What a dream addition to my library. Even after 20 years I’m so pleased to see the entheusiasm and creativity continue and to continue to grow.

  • http://twitter.com/lucidmoonstudio Lisa Petrillo

    Happy to find your facebook page…now I will know about your giveaways and be in the loop. These books are beyond what I have tried with beads, but I would love to try some of the projects! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • Cyndy Perlman

    Thank you for the gracious opportunity! These books are all SO
    wonderful. It will be a dream come true for the winner. Thanks again. This is REALLY exciting!

  • Sharon Siqueiros

    I only own one of these books and would be thrilled to have all of them!! I really like how jewelry is taking a “no holds barred” attitude, if you like it wear it and wear it with pride!! This attitude is wonderful for artisans who are mixing things up and using all sorts of media to create wonderful pieces of “art” jewelry
    Thank you for this great opportunity!!

  • kcisis

    OMG, talk about a beader’s idea of heaven! I already own two of the books, so if I’m the VERY fortunate winner I’ll share my joy with my local bead society and give them the duplicates for their library–although they may get the older unsigned copies :-p

  • Irene Barnett

    Oh wow! So many of these books are on my wish list, I would truly love to win this prize.

  • Kay Crichton

    I am excited that there seems to be more interest in bead embroidery. I have been doing bead embroidery for years and was frustrated by the lack of resources. Glad to see that is changing.

  • Jennie P.

    Oh my, I would be in heaven if I won all these books! I started beading at a very young age. I’ve always enjoyed it. In recent years I haven’t done so much because I took a break to learn other crafts I’ve been interested in. However, these books make me want to start again right away.

  • http://www.facebook.com/karanparker67 Karan Parker

    I see the trend being more towards bead embroidery and soutache. Would love to win these books

  • Heather R

    for me at least – the trend seems to be for crystal and shine, everywhere I look I see people wanting to add a little extra pizazz to their outfits with accessories, and even casual outfits deserve some crystal now and then!

    Diane Fitzgerald always has something exciting in her books – can’t wait to get my hands on the latest one!

  • Tami

    I see embellishment as the trend. I tend to favor simpler designs. Now it is layers and layers of beads that shimmer or sparkle. It is all beautiful and I would love to see more as it is designed. I really love Diane Fitzgerald and Marcia DeCoster

  • Sue

    I am seeing lots of embroidery with vibrant colors. Using bright colors in new combinations seems to be evermore popular. I’m loving it. Would love to have the books offered, too. What a nice thing to win!!

  • lytlemom

    I love love LOVE these books – such inspiration on every page! I think the trend is towards Dimensional work, creating texture where not existed before. I wish the manufacturing trend would be unbreakable needles!!! It is way cool to look through the showcase books and say – wow, i made somthing like that last year…..

  • HeatherA

    What an amazing giveaway! I too am seeing alot of beading that includes more fibers and embroidery. Gorgeous pieces!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1762952300 Dorrie Baker Shuster

    As a self-taught beader, I use books as a resource to learn different stitches and to get inspiration. I would love to have these books to add to my growing library. There are so many creative people out there and I hope someday to be able to design and create my own thing. I am trying bead embroidery now.

  • Sue Snell

    Sabine Lippert’s new book left me drooling and heading to my bead room to start one of the gorgeous designs

  • Ziva

    What a wonderful array of books to have!

  • http://www.facebook.com/laura.farrell.967 Laura Farrell

    i would love to have the entire set of beading books, i have been amature beading for about a year now and love it. I want to learn more intricate work and these books woould be very helpful.

  • http://www.facebook.com/venus.soberanes Venus Soberanes

    I’d kill to have all these books! These are amazing!!!

  • Ellen

    What an amazing giveaway!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sherry-Hernandez/100000411320324 Sherry Hernandez

    New trend right now is the SPIKES !!!!!!!! love those babies !!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/islandeagles Bonnie Vance

    Wouldn’t it be great to win these 12 awesome books. I love the new tila’s and the twin beads. Have not found a place in my country yet to buy the new spike beads. Good luck to everyone. It’s about my time to win these so…make sure you enter other contests lol B

  • Penney Bidwell

    Wonderful Giveaway. These are wonderful, hope I’m the lucky winner.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RedRosesBeadHaven Lizz Swanson

    There are so many new trends; all spurred by production of new beads, or new uses for older products..for me..I still just love my tiny seed beads

  • http://www.facebook.com/vampriss29 Valarie Meltzer

    I have seen a lot of Kumihimo lately looks very interesting I have seen a lot of beautiful designs using this bead weaving technique and I would like to learn this. Plus I have seen lots of woven beads made into pendants and woven beads as components in necklaces. I also love the woven toggles I have been seeing a lot of lately. There is so much I want to learn to do so these books would totally come in handy.

  • Cleopatra Kerckhof

    Wonderful giveaway!. For me personally, the mixing of techniques is very exciting. Beading with wire wrapping, metal smithing with wire wrapping or crochet work mixed with beads or wire wrapping. The outcome is always different and an inspiration to take things further.

  • robin

    I love the ability to create with beads things that make people happy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pestkaj Jessica Pestka

    I love the variety of seed bead projects available today!

  • Janet Hart

    This is an amazing giveaway! Of course I’d love to be the lucky winner!! Being a fairly new inductee to the exciting world of beading (and I’ve already become a serious addict), my personal “new exciting trends” along my beadweaving journey are component and structural beadweaving. I don’t think there are many, if any, beadweaving stitches I haven’t worked in. I was so fortunate to be able to attend one of Jill Wiseman’s classes this summer…. what a great experience!! Owing an autographed copy of her Beautifu; Beaded Ropes, as well as the other 8 Beadweaving Master Class books in your giveaway celebration would be beyond awesome!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.voecks Mary Voecks

    My beading group would LOVE these books. The trends now are for uniqueness, color, texture and impact. We all work hard at all of that and so enjoy the art and end results of our projects. We like new ideas but find it difficult and/or we do not have time to get what we want online. Thanks so much to Lark Crafts for offering this contest.

  • Nelly

    What an awesome draw this is! So much inspiration from these master beadweavers. I would be so grateful! The exciting trends I see are large pieces of jewelry and multiples in bracelets which I love the look.

  • http://www.facebook.com/samiestuessel Samantha Rose Stuessel

    I’m most excited to start on next years trends http://news.yahoo.com/jewelry-trends-fall-2012-spring-2013-150528784.html

  • Pattimac1

    Don”t know if this is a trend, but my most exciting beadweaving technique right now is bead embroidery. As a quilter, bead embroidery combines hand applique with beading.and the result is a beautiful piece of jewerlry-and it went much faster than making a quilt.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kafactor Karen Factor

    I am always excited to try out new stitches and forms of beadweaving. These books would be an awesome addition to my growing library. Love these giveaways! Thanks Lark Crafts!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonatha.caspian Jonatha Caspian

    Ahh, such inspirational books. I always find myself picking them up in the store, even if I have copies at home. They are great kick-starters.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kristen.m.ho Kristen Ho

    This is a wonderful giveaway! I think the big trend right now seems to be bead embroidery. I see it everywhere!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jwpurdie Jameka Wrisbon Purdie

    Personally, I believe that Kumihimo braiding has really crashed onto the scene and is only going to get bigger in the upcoming year. However, I am most excited about the return of chain maille (not that it ever really went away). I would like to learn more about both of these techniques. It’s already on my 2013 resolution list.

  • http://www.facebook.com/LesleyBrisco.Blackpool Lesley Brisco

    Lovely selection of books. Many different ideas, trends and design aspects! I love to incorporate beading with lots of other things. In my sewing, toy making, doll making and household stuff like bunting, cushions and decorations. Think outside of the box and get as many crafts as you can into one thing! Love having a taster from lots of the books too, a great idea and I bought the Diane Fitzgerald book after trying out……. Love your stuff Lark Crafts. Keep on ………

  • http://www.facebook.com/becky.griffith57 Becky Griffith

    This is the most awesome giveaway ever! How do you spell I would llllooooovvvveeee them! I am excitied to see more depth and dimension in bead embroidery…new ways of creating texture and added dimension!

  • John Cascella

    These Books would be a great addition to my Collection. I collect Autographs, so what better way to add to it. I enjoy making many types of Jewelry and enjoy it most because it takes my mind off of the Pain I have on a daily basis. It is the best Therapy for me so having more Books I can read and get new ideas would be nothing less than fantastic. Thank You for giving me the opportunity to win such a great collection of Books. John :)

  • lilymay

    I love Lark books. I hope to some day have all the beadwork books. Maybe that day will come sooner than later.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.voecks Mary Voecks

    Thanks for doing this Lark Crafts! My bead group are droven by the art of interweave. We think the influences right now are the cost of metals, color, texture, and shine/bling. Another influence is the desire for individuality. The books would be such great references for those of us who are too far from master beader classes. They also provide better illustration than the time consuming searching on internet!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tanya.mcguire.92 Tanya McGuire

    thank you this would be an amazing collection to have.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kim.carnes.12 Kim Carnes

    Amazing give away! I love the upcycling trend. It’s so much fun to mix old with new. Would love to spend the winter snuggled up in the evening with these books!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kim.carnes.12 Kim Carnes

    Amazing give away! I love the upcycling trend. It’s so much fun to mix old with new. Would love to spend the winter snuggled up in the evening with these books!

  • PetrinaBeads

    I am so inspired by the level of complexity and creativity shown in the designs I have seen in these books. It is equally as humbling. Lovely work.

  • PetrinaBeads

    I am so inspired by the level of complexity and creativity shown in the designs I have seen in these books. It is equally as humbling. Lovely work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sShaiha Shaiha Williams

    I love the new trend in using fiber in jewelry. It is so fresh and fun.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sShaiha Shaiha Williams

    I love the new trend in using fiber in jewelry. It is so fresh and fun.

  • http://mirandack.com/ Miranda Ackerley

    I am noticing a trend towards more elaborate and large pieces and I LOVE IT!

  • http://mirandack.com/ Miranda Ackerley

    I am noticing a trend towards more elaborate and large pieces and I LOVE IT!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rita-Spratlen/100001125526538 Rita Spratlen

    Love this giveaway!! I love to bead!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rita-Spratlen/100001125526538 Rita Spratlen

    Love this giveaway!! I love to bead!!

  • Brenda

    These books would give someone a life time of ideas for their beautiful beads. So inspiring! Thanks for the offer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/christine.grinkerotoole Christine O’Toole

    It would be so entirely lovely and wonderful to win these awesome books! What I think are some of the most exciting trends includes upcycling found objects (especially vintage jewelry!!) and including new-found items as well. It is thrilling to see jewelry taking a step up in fashion trends. Our simple wardrobes can last longer and season to season just but making statements with the jewelry we wear! Bold and bodacious or simple and sweet…can all be said in the jewelry we choose and how we wear it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dracowin Laura Norman

    WOW! It would be amazing to have all of these (or even some of them)! One of my favorite trends is seeing more and more beaded beads. Each one is a little piece of art and can make a beautiful focal piece for a larger work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sparklepretty Marla Gibson

    I recently received Jill’s Book and it is fantastic! I would love to win this set of signed books! Signed! How cool is that!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lindsey.hawkins.90 Lindsey Hawkins

    What a wonderful giveaway! I’ve got a few of these books already but I LOVE the idea of donating the books I already have to the library (if I win).

    I love how so many designs these days are dripping with crystals. Sparkly isn’t just for special occasions anymore – you can wear sparkly jewelry with anything.

  • Lupe Meter

    Awesome giveaway!! I love the new trends of using ribbon, cording, and filigree in jewelry designs…vintage too! I think it would be great to win a book…lot’s of inspiration!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sueann.capela Sueann Capela

    Love the trend of using mixed medias

  • karen

    complex beaded beads rock! And are great “brackets” for polymer clay cabochons! This set of books you are giving away are the best instructional books on the market!

  • Casy Catalano

    What an amazing set of books. I have only been beadweaving for a little over a year – and would really love this set. I think beaded kumihimo is really cool and I am seeing it everywhere. I think that Adrienne Gaskell’s kumihimo work is beautiful and very inspirational.

  • Donna Laird

    Wow! That would be super to win all of these creative books…, !

  • Sheila Summers

    What an amazing give-away! I have a couple of these books, and they are hands-down the BEST beadwork books I’ve bought, and I have a few. I love seeing more intricate seed bead work lately, especially faux museum replicas. I have nowhere to wear them, but they are so much fun to make!

  • Ann Chan

    The latest trend in beading is remaking the vintage designs of the great classic jewels of the world’s monarchies in beads so that the common man can wear and enjoy them. The ordinary person can feel like a princess or a queen.

  • Ann Chan

    The latest trend in beading is remaking the vintage designs of the great classic jewels of the world’s monarchies in beads so that the common man can wear and enjoy them. The ordinary person can feel like a princess or a queen.

  • Sandra williams

    I love it all.. But if I had to choose I think free form bead weaving is the trend . What ever the artist creates at that moment … It’s amazing to me to see how many different beautiful and awe inspiring pieces can be made from the same beads by different artists. This set would help me in my exploration in the world of beading. As well I’m sure everyone else who’s commented would gain a world of knowledge… So good luck everyone.. Can’t wait to see who wins.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=672567441 Lori Wishart Finney

    Oh, I would be THRILLED if I won these books! I have started my collection, but have not yet completed it. The newest trend in jewelry? I don’t think it’s a particular STYLE of jewelry; I think it’s the comfort with wearing jewelry ALL the time. In years past, jewelry was somewhat of a dressup occasion thing~now, there is a style for every occasion and every outfit, and it’s great to see! From layered organic bracelets to OTT bling to manipulated metals; jewelry is the new black! :-)

  • Kell Morin

    What a generous giveaway!!! I would love to win even just one of the books, let alone all of them. Right now, I love all the chunky jewelry. It seems like the trend is moving away from delicate jewelry and is more about large statement pieces.

  • Cindy

    Thank you for this opportunity to win such incredible books full of inspiration and instruction…I am in awe of beadwork and would love a collection of books (and signed!) by the Masters. Thank you, Lark Crafts, for this opportunity to win!

  • Kristal Wick

    Love it! Thanks LARK!

  • http://www.facebook.com/meg.waff Meg Waff

    Hey! The most exciting part of beading is that everyone including me never stops experimenting ways to create. But of course any book new & old always helps with that inspiration. Would love to expand my book collection : ) Hope this gets through, seemed like a hiccup when I tried posting… thanks

  • CJ Bauschka

    What a true blessing it would be to receive such an amazing library of beading knowledge. Thanks Lark for making someones day a whole lot brighter!

  • H Kimbrey

    I cannot pass a bead book with out a look inside, to have 12 at once WoW. I think the latest trend will be to just keep on experimenting and refining.

  • Vardaam

    The most exciting trend I see are all the different shaped beads that are released by manufactures – tila, drop, twin , superduo, cubes ….So many beads, so many ideas, not enough hours in the day to bead…

  • Vardaam

    The most exciting trend I see are all the different shaped beads that are released by manufactures – tila, drop, twin , superduo, cubes ….So many beads, so many ideas, not enough hours in the day to bead…

  • Carmi Cimicata

    Now this is a giveaway! I will share the news.

  • Buffie

    I would love to have that bood Beaded Fantasties. It is so relaxing to finish a day of work and sit down with your beads and just ‘bead’.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jenny.argyle Bead Mad Jen

    Dimension is key in beadwork – would so love these additions to my collection

  • http://www.facebook.com/pam.caton.7 Pam Caton

    The shaped beads that have come out in the last couple of years bring a whole new perspective on beading to the table; an opportunity for more variety & creativity in my beading. Thank you for bringing such a remarkable bead education to someone—-I hope its me!

  • Karen Whitney

    Bead Embroidery is what I am most interested in….love the look of Sherry Serafini’s cuffs! This is a wonderful giveaway and thanks for the chance to add these books to my collection :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/heather27410 Heather Martin

    I love all of these books and have them all in my wishlist on Amazon. Especially Beaded Fantasies. I love to stitch, and weave, and want to learn embroidery, i love working with all different types of media and would find these very useful in my creations with helping me come up with my own designs by giving me a basic knowledge of where to start. Thanks for considering me.

  • Oksana

    Thank you very much for this opportunity. It is a dream to fill the library such wonderful books. Each book is truly a masterpiece. I hope to get lucky

  • Andra Weber

    I love all the Lark master series and would enjoy making my dreams come true by having them in my collection and be able to share them with friends. Right now, I think that bead embroidery is a growing trend. Also, I think that artists are stretching the limits with their designs in order to incorporate multiple beadweaving techniques in the same peice.

  • Cece

    Wow, what a giveaway! I think shaped beads, different bead shapes (peanuts, twins, etc), and offering color coordinated palettes , and single color bead offerings in all sizes,( 15, 11, 8, 6, E’s) will be a trend, people are so busy that they need simplicity, ease of selection, so they can spend more time creating, rather than searching for the perfect color bead.

  • Awatts

    Beading is my latest passion and since i started its been amazing to see the plethora of beads, patterns, combinations that are mind blowing for endless creativity…Love the publications of Lark Crafts – I see the trend of classic and contemporary, mixing with each other to produce some uncharted new areas of design in beading!

  • http://www.facebook.com/donna.fronke Donna Fronke

    How exciting to have this opportunity, I love having a book in my hands and the anticipation of what beautiful art I am going to see and be able to use has inspiration for jewelry pieces! I am in awe of the jewelry creations that others make!

  • Lois

    Oh my, all my wish list books in one place! I primarily seed bead, but I also work in metal, wire, polymer clay, and just about anything else that I find to make into jewelry. I have been starting to see more and more bead weaving combined with other jewelry arts.

  • sally

    OMG, what a great prize, i make jewelry and love to use beads!

  • Brenda

    I can’t stop looking at this contest….I would be sooo thrilled to receive this prize. Even just one book would be wonderful! Thanks

  • Susan Spiers

    Wonderfully generous giveaway! Luv the more simple, but elegant styles in necklaces & bracelets. However, something spectacular to wear on a special occasion is always fun to work on. Thanks Susan

  • Joni

    I would love to win these exciting books. I’m always looking for new patterns that would challenge me. These books would do that for me. I get so excited to learn something I haven’t done yet

  • Elaine

    Thank you for the opportunity to win such a stunning collection of beautiful books with fantastic patterns and ideas.

  • Deb Floris

    Wow! Amazing collection of books! Would love to win!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Roxie-Osborne/100002931491803 Roxie Osborne

    Awesome collection of books! Would love too add this medium to my other jewelry making experience. Always looking for new and exciting techniques to learn.

  • Willow

    OMG!!! I cannot believe you are offering us such an incredible opportunity…I would love any one of them let alone all of them!!! Thanks so much…Good Luck everyone!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kim.flesner Kim ‘Russell’ Flesner

    As a new beader, these books would be fabulous to learn from, giving me great ideas. Good luck to all!

  • Pat Upton

    What a great giveaway! I am new to beading and am enamored of the spiral rope.

  • http://www.facebook.com/omabertha Bertha Will Hawley

    Thanks for the giveaway. I am always looking for new projects!

  • Amelia

    I love beading and find it so relaxing….I just startedd beading 3 months ago….I love learning new ways to make things out of beads….thank you for offering this giveaway….Good luck everyone!

  • Bert

    I would so love to win this!

  • http://www.facebook.com/gloria.deanda.73 Gloria DeAnda

    Wow, rather your new or experience to beading the excitement we feel to see new works of art and learn new techniques. I so look forward to turn every page slowly and spark my imagination in new directions.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jmsnephew Jingle Mayo Nephew

    WOW! what a great trend!
    btw, thank you for this opportunity. and GOODLUCK TO ALL as well ! one of the great things about beading is it’s a great therapy. and what a great feeling it is when you are able to create something so beautiful and able to make ppl happy with your creations.

  • Deb Bowden

    Fabulous books, great inspiration. Would love to win these as am fascinated by how creative some are and how beautiful beads can be. I find them very architectural and here in NZ most pieces are simple but very colourful so guess downunder this is how we are !

  • http://www.facebook.com/MelangeByLisette Lisette Root

    I would simply love these books! Beading is very important to me, and a large part of my artistic life:) Thank You for the chance to win!

  • Debbie

    Oh my God! What a great give away! The chances are small to actually win, but oh my, only the thought…. Love the books

  • foxxybeader

    I recently checked out Jill Wiseman’s from my public library. I think this is a wonderful contest for jewelry makers have the desire to learn different stitches and techniques. Way to go LarkCrafts!!

  • Anneke

    Really marvellous.
    All the books are so great!
    I am really a “ropemaker”, so I go for the Beautyfull beaded ropes.

  • kelleygray

    I think beadweaving and statement jewelry are the best in the newest trends for jewelry. Nothing makes an outfit like that key statement piece. Also, beadweaving is so intricate yet it looks great from a distance too.

  • Debra B

    I think large pieces, with bead embroidery and cabochons, are the best news. I like the look of beadweaving, but prefer to work in a less structured way. The bead embroidery is open to personal interpretation.

  • Karen

    It would be wonderful to have these great books at my finger tips…

  • Jen P

    What a treasure trove of books! – What I am seeing in beading/jewelry pieces today is a trend towards vintage style. People are looking for classic designs that represent a bit of nostalgia. I often hear “that reminds me of something my mother or grandmother wore”

  • Veronica Jonsson

    Oh my… how could anyone choose out of all of these? It is actually impossible. And why do I want them? Because they would give me a boost forward, kickstart my creativity and just let me bead better. And since I participated in Showcase 500 beaded jewelry I thought I would give my grandpa the extra one so that he can show the village how proud he is :)

  • Beadfairie827

    I see a lot of imaginative uses of recycled found objects used in seed beading

  • BeadHostage

    Large necklaces are still trending…thank goodness

  • Bead Fiend

    If you count personal trends…mine is using seed beading.

  • Book Fiend

    I would say this collection of books speaks to what is trending in the bead/jewelry community.

  • Books4me

    These books would help me stay on trend with what is going on with jewelry, give me direction for basic skills, expand my library, provide gifts for those I would have duplicates of…the list goes on and on…thanks Lark for another great giveaway

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Valerie-Randall/1030983859 Valerie Randall

    If I win these books, I am not coming out of the house until I make one of everything!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lbsingley Laura Bomboy Singley

    This is fantastic!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kathleen.copeland2 Kathleen Copeland

    I love Beadweaving!!! Love these books!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Veerle-Haems/1000805956 Veerle Haems

    These books look great, I’dd love them to inspire me for my future beadwork <3

  • Alainn

    These books look amazing. I try to look for new techniques/patterns at least on a weekly basis – though with moving lately I haven’t been able to implement any lately – which has just led to a huge list of “need to try”. I hope to add these to my collection and continue expanding my abilities!

  • RSolis

    I absolutely love all these books!!! This is an amazing collection and I would love to have them in my library for instant inspiration. I especially love working with seed beads and I know these books would inspire my creative spirit.

  • Bizute

    Wow!!! What a great giveaway. I will be retiring soon and can’t wait to sit all day and make beautiful art! These books would be such a great inspiration for me.

  • Hanneke

    What great books you are giving away! I would be very inspired to make dozens of great new pieces when I would be the lucky winner!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509660821 Sue H

    Just retired – this would be a perfect way to start!

  • http://www.facebook.com/julie.hunkar Julie Hunkar

    Love these books – bring it on!!

  • Cindy L.

    These books look great. I love all the color in them.

  • Heather Taylor

    Wow – all great books by great authors!

  • http://www.facebook.com/heathertaylor5 Heather Taylor

    Wow – all great books by great authors!

  • Katie Nielsen-Nunez

    Oh, goodness – I would think I’d died and gone to heaven! Sabine Lippert’s book has been on my wish list for a few months now, as has Marcia DeCoster’s book.

  • Lorrie

    Wow … I’m totally blown away … what a fabulous giveaway … a dozen books, hmmmm, and signed no less! Beading offers a never ending fountain of talented artists whose creativity insures everyone will be on top of any trend in the beading world. Lark will be there to keep the inspiration flowing. Thanks Lark, you’re the best!!

  • Josanne Mitchell

    I would love to win these books! I’ve recently started beading, and I am in love!! Every chance I get, I’m beading…I find that alot of tribal typed beading patterns are what’s ‘happening’ right now.. I don’t know the process of getting the final product (I’m still a newbie) but that’s what I’ve noticed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000740174146 Datz Katz

    Wow!!! It would be fantastic to win such a great library of books!!! I love to bead. Every chance I get I am trying to make something different. I think making jewelry with unique and different elements is what’s “hot” right now.

  • Deb

    What a wonderful set of books! I would love to win them! my favorite “trend” is the use of so many new shapes of seed beads.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ali-McCarthy/1182309346 Ali McCarthy

    I have never seen such a huge giveaway! Thanks for giving us all a chance to win!

  • Kathy B

    What a fabulous set of beautiful books! AND signed by the authors too! Thanks for the chance to win them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lori.tilly Lori Tilly

    What an incredible opportunity to own such a collection! I’ve been reading Sherry Serefini’s book – such an inspiration! Her work is unbelievable. I can’t wait to try these methods.

  • http://www.facebook.com/BEBEDESILES Virginie Bergar

    what a wonderfull contest, i’d love to receive the bead books dedicaced so i enjoy to participate. I share it yet and i’ll have a look to the facebook page to like it. Thanks you so much

  • Anne

    What a great giveaway !!!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful set of books!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=653421204 Lynn Nolan

    What a wonderful giveaway!

  • Gabriel

    What an incredible and wonderful giveaway! I would love to win this for my Mom she enjoys beading and this would be an excellent way to inspire her to continue.

  • mavis weber

    Our granddaughter is a bead fanatic.This is a great conduit for my wife and Sarah to bond
    over a hobby.Hope to share the books that are going to offered as prizes.

  • Pati Akers

    In these days of such high stress it’s a relief to be able to sit quietly and create something beautiful and an item that will be around forever. I would love these books because I have the materials but need the guidance to create the beauty. Thanks for the opportunity. Thanks again for sharing your creations with us.

  • anita

    What a wonderful set of books! The person who wins it is truly lucky!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/weavedixon Linda Dixon

    I would be wonderful to win these books for my beading library.

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  • Sheila

    I would love to win these books. The trend I’ve seen lately is knitted beaded jewelry. As a knitter, seeing knitted jewelry with beads has led me to want to get back into beading jewelry, which I haven’t done in years. Winning these books would give me all the resources I’d ever need to regain my skills.

  • AmyO

    This is an awesome giveaway. I like the trend of combining knitting with beading. I just need to try it myself.

  • Izzysmum

    I would love to win this as i am just learning more about beading and it would be a great way to learn more, thanks :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chrissi-Matusevics/100002112166894 Chrissi Matusevics

    couldn’t pick just one or two as every one has something within it which could inspire a new creation- or a way to tweak an old design into something wonderful

  • Bev

    I’m just a beginner so I’m just learning about the current trends. Would so great to be a winner!!!

  • Bob’sgal

    After Carpal Tunnel surgery the rehab was totally boring… then I found a simple Peyote stitch pattern…. that was all it took… goodbye rehab… hello beading…. haven’t stopped since…. :D

  • koudryj

    A complete library of beading books. I would so love to win this.

  • Wendy

    Wow…what an awesome collection. Used tobe a metalsmith and would love to get good at beading.

  • Anonymous

    I’d love to have this fantastic set of books! I could get lost for days, weeks, years! :) I see more large, bulky pieces with mixed elements lately, and I love ‘em. Thanks.

  • floyfreestyle

    Got to win these! I think bead embroidery is getting ever more popular and I love it! But off-loom weaving seems to inspire the most creativity!

  • Sherri Stokey

    OMG – what a FABULOUS prize! Incredible – I so want to win!!!

  • Rita Munoz

    Wow! What a great give-away. Would love to win and share these with my daughter.

  • smmw

    Would LOVE to have these for my library. Very inspiring.

  • Elena Tucker

    With two of my kids off at college, I am ready to place more focus on improving my skills and challenging myself. This collection would be a great resource to help me! As for trends, I am still enjoying steampunk and repurposing old items into new designs.

  • Tamara @ The Jewelry Lab

    Amazing giveaway! I’d love to win these! I’m new to the home jewelry business and these would be so awesome get get my creativity flowing!

  • Jen Ren

    What a collection! It would be awesome to win this! I think the most exciting trend in jewelry design is how anything can be used to make a great piece. I seen some really interesting pieces created with spoons, packaging materials, and tape. I just like looking at the creativity of the mix media artists out there!

  • Ricki Duke

    What a great collection of books to have. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Eleanor Jackson

    To the winner – who is unlikely to to be me – I promise not to hate you :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Deci-J-Worland/1230244871 Deci J Worland

    Extreme embellishment

  • http://www.facebook.com/gladys.ruediger Gladys Ruediger

    I love beadweaving. Getting away from sterling silver because of the costs are important now with the skyrocketing metals market. It’s amazing what one can do with some very inexpensive seed beads and a needle and thread.

  • JerseyGirl08085

    Boy would that be Merry Christmas to me. I would definately share with my beadie friends.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lyne.paulsen Lyne Paulsen

    I am in awe of these! In the 70′s when I first started working/playing with beads, everything was pretty straight forward. There was a pattern and there were colors. Now there is pattern colors and DEPTH. It’s a WOW!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lyne.paulsen Lyne Paulsen

    I am in awe of these! In the 70′s when I first started working/playing with beads, everything was pretty straight forward. There was a pattern and there were colors. Now there is pattern colors and DEPTH. It’s a WOW!

  • http://www.facebook.com/linda.follette.9 Linda Follette

    these would be so awesome to win

  • http://www.facebook.com/linda.follette.9 Linda Follette

    these would be so awesome to win

  • Rosemary Garrison

    Wow,Fantastic giveaway!!!

  • Rosemary Garrison

    Wow,Fantastic giveaway!!!

  • Stephanie Pierret

    Awesome opportunity. I love the opportunities that beading allows in the design of jewelry. These books would be a fabulous help in expanding my knowledge and work. Love seeing patterns and designs of others to jump start my own designs. Thank you

  • Stephanie Pierret

    Awesome opportunity. I love the opportunities that beading allows in the design of jewelry. These books would be a fabulous help in expanding my knowledge and work. Love seeing patterns and designs of others to jump start my own designs. Thank you

  • Amy

    This is a SPECTACULAR giveaway indeed!!! I have had several of these on my ‘wish list’ for some time!!! It’s hard to say what’s the most exciting trend, however, two holed beads in many shapes and sizes seem to keep turning up!!

  • Amy

    This is a SPECTACULAR giveaway indeed!!! I have had several of these on my ‘wish list’ for some time!!! It’s hard to say what’s the most exciting trend, however, two holed beads in many shapes and sizes seem to keep turning up!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1310919348 Lori Callahan

    Fantastic giveaway! With seed beads, the possibilities are endless.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rhona.lawson.75 Rhona Lawson

    Oh, yes please! This is serious eye candy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/GoodQuillHunting Good Quill Hunting

    What a fantastic array of books!! I think the trend seems to be ‘extreme beading’. Simplicity seems out right now. It seems larger in dimension, the more stitches used and original as it can get is the trend, in my eyes.

  • Janeen Burlingame

    What a wonderful treasury of beadweaving books.bead embroidery and sculptural beadweaving is something I’ve wanted to “play” with and these would be a great way to start out. Thank you for offering such an awe inspiring group of books.

  • http://www.facebook.com/anamarcela.herrera Ana Marcela Herrera

    I would love to have all these books,I think the most exciting trend in jewelry design is how textures are mixed to have a one of a kind product.

  • ellonwheelz

    Wow, I would LOVE to have these books. I think that the best trend in beading today is the variety.. but more than even that the ease, the availibility of products to the public, the open exposure of materials & guidence, mentorship open to the public. There are more people “creating” today than ever before. Yeah! Power to the (creative) people!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kristin.l.hug Kristin Peterson Hughes

    Excellent selection of books! One trend I love is square beads (of all sizes!). Thanks for offering this contest :)

  • Lynne

    Love Lark books. There’s a lot of inspiration in every one, and the patterns provided are easy to follow for all levels. I think one beaded jewelry trend is to use “architectural” or geometric forms. The DNA necklaces are one example, using bugle beads to create a geometric design.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rosalyn.harwood Rosalyn Harwood

    I am such a fan of Sherry Sarafini”s work and awestruck with her techniques. I would love to win her book and also a signed copy of showcase beaded jewelry…simpy inspiring work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/venus.soberanes Venus Soberanes

    I love the combination of stone and beads, like framing a cabochon or a druzy crystal and adding it to a piece…

  • http://www.facebook.com/julie.moyer.9 Julie Moyer

    Oh la la! I’m new to beading and looking at these books is like being a kid in a candy store! :0)

  • Jamie Dulski

    This would be an awesome prize to win.

  • http://www.facebook.com/caroline.french.75 Caroline French

    OMG I would never emerge from this selection.Death by bead book,what a way to go.x

  • http://www.facebook.com/caroline.french.75 Caroline French

    OMG, I would never emerge from this selection. Death by bead book. What a way to go. x

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.bullard.9 Lisa Bullard

    I am absolutely in love with bead weaving! My husband bought Japanese Beadwork By Sonoko Nozue for my birthday. I am in hog heaven! I thrive on new bead challenges.

  • Peeli

    I have all but 2 of the books, but I wouldnt mind an extra set of all of them!! they are that good :)

  • notenufftime

    this would be an awesome set to win- seriously add to my beading book collection!

  • http://www.facebook.com/stacey.dowhowergibson Stacey Dowhower Gibson

    I don’t follow trends all that much, but I am interested in precious metal clay and chainmaille combined with beads… I will always be a beadweaving artist first and foremost ;)

  • Jane S.

    What an inspiring set of books! I love trying new techniques and these books look like they are jam packed. Thanks to Lark Books for the fantastic giveaway. :)

  • Linda Magi Made

    I’ve been making jewelry for over thirty years and am seeing a trend toward using all kinds of alternative materials and bigger, more colorful neckwear.

  • Cherry Chick

    Wow! This is an unbelievably generous giveaway. How awesome! I’ve always loved Diane Fitzgerald’s “Shaped Beadwork” book and I’ve felt like it’s taught me so much. As for trends, I’m clueless. I just keep doing what I’m doing with glass lampwork beads as long as my clients are still buying from me. Good Luck to everyone!

  • http://www.facebook.com/marie.waterman.9 Marie Waterman

    I don’t have enough knowledge to say what trends are popular. However, i like the combination of seed beads with larger elements, such as cabochons and lampworked beads. I feel that crafts people are creating more elaborate pieces and/or matched sets. I would love to win these books!

  • Ellen Baker

    OMG….as a novice jewelry maker, this would be incredible. I anxious to learn, soak up the knowledge of the masters!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tammy.bowman1 Tammy Bowman

    I am excited about the combination of beads and chain maille and the use of color and form in chain maille jewelry design. Everything from buttons to found objects can be incorporated into maille designs with stunning and original results!

  • Helen Rogan

    I love bead weaving and want to incorporate it with my new passion -polymer clay. I hope I win these books. Thanks for such a generous give away.

  • clrimmer

    I like the trend I’m seeing of combining beadwork and chains and/or chain maille, and also of pieces incorporating multiple beadwork stitches. These books would be an invaluable addition to my beading library and a fabulous source of resource material.

  • Georgette Sahm

    I love these books. Would love the complete set. If not, I’ll keep adding them one at a time. ;-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1434631938 Connie Miller Keck

    What a wonderful give-away.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jill.a.vater Jill Ann Ferguson Vater

    Combining beads along with any mixed media always creates a flow to a masterpiece

  • http://www.facebook.com/lourdes.montanez.1 Lourdes Montanez

    no words needed

  • Helen

    I have most of these books, but having copies signed by the artists would be beyond ???

  • MamaChamp

    Awesome set of books! I have a couple which I will be happy to gift. :) Thanks for the opportunity.

  • http://www.facebook.com/diane.murphy.5688 Diane Murphy

    FIBER!!! is the most exciting trend, it is so versatile! I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope, I hope . . .

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Peggy-Wilcox-Russell/1841074588 Peggy Wilcox Russell

    pretty please with beads on top?!

  • Jacqui

    What a wonderful give away. I’m new to beading and jewelry – but I love all of the bright bold colors – bold designs – not your mamby pamby jewelry :)

  • Donna S.

    What a fabulous selection of books! I’m currently teaching myself a couple different varieties of wire work right now and have not yet found my jewelry-making niche. My possibilities are endless and these books represent inspiration.galore

  • http://www.facebook.com/kate.ball.505 Kate Ball

    I SO need these !! Please let the random fairy pick me !!!!

  • Harriet Peoples

    What a wealth of information and ideas.

  • http://www.facebook.com/teresa.medlock1 Teresa Medlock

    Love these books!

  • Anonymous

    Beadweaving is beautiful, tons of inspiration to gleam from these Masters

  • http://www.facebook.com/ghennah Jennifer Starchvill

    I’m still a beginner beader but I have found I can’t get enough Rachel Nelson-Smith and am starting to branch out & getting into Sherry Serafini & Marcia DeCoster’s work as well.

  • Kathy

    Love the new duo beads. Lots of possibilities!

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  • Karen

    I’m in awe of all these bead artists. They’re so talented.

  • Phylart

    I’d love to add the books in this wonderful set that I don’t already have and share those I do own with the local library so more people can be inspired by the fantastic beadwork that is being done by people all over the world.

  • Evelyn Grafmüller

    Oh all this wondeful books and the beades projects. I want them all :O)) Greetings from Germany

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1049979029 RuthAnn Kowalski

    I’d love to win these books. I enjoy stretching my abilities by learning from the masters. I especially love the demensional designs that seem to trending. Also the uses of out of the norm materials. It seems also they are getting more wearable.

  • C M

    This giveaway is AH-MAH-ZING

  • artist1946

    How awesome these books would be. I see bead embroidery in my list of things I really want to learn. I think all of the books would give me inspiration to start my project.

  • Chris

    Wonderful books. They offer inspiration on every page.

  • Gail

    A dream library, that’s for sure!

  • Cathy Griffiths Stanley

    One of the very exciting aspects of beaded jewelry I’ve been seeing lately is folks thinking outside of the box, breaking the rules, and making genuine works of art that can be showcased anywhere.

  • Karen Firnberg

    What a fabulous giveaway! You are so generous. Any one of these would be a treasure but an entire set is truly something wonderful. I am loving the new bead shapes that are being developed now. I love seeing how everyone uses them in their designs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cindy.ashley Cindy Ashley

    Would love to win just one of these wonderful books they are so inspiring

  • http://www.facebook.com/pye.squire Pye Squire

    Wow I would love to win this I am an mixed media artist ,and have tried beading and would love to do more.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lola.timko Lola Timko

    I think that the trend of bigger, wider jewelry is fantastic and I would love to win this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-A-Johnson/100001400816201 Mary A Johnson

    I have some of these books, but I’d love to have the others too …

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.ohara Lisa Beegle Arase O’Hara

    I think beading is turning into an Art instead of a “craft”. That’s where it’s headed. I would love to win those books, even though I already have some of them.

  • Charlene Anderson

    To. Die. For.

  • Shelly Upson

    Wow! Great Books. The jewelry trend that I am most excited about right now is tassels.

  • Deb Johnson

    What a fantastic set of books! Diane Fitzgerald’s shaped Beadwork was my first intro to dimensional beadwork. It opened up a whole new world of jewelry and beading. Several of the artists/authors in this set have gifted tutorials from their books. Each one has been a major learning experience (in a good way). I thought I knew how to bead utnil I met Lark Craft Books. Now I am learning how much there is to learn, and so many ways to express my artistic sense with bits of glass and threads. Larkcrafts and these artists/authors have brought a whole new dimension to beading.

  • Deb Johnson

    What a fantastic set of books! Diane Fitzgerald’s Shaped Beadwork was my first intro to dimensional beadwork. It opened up a whole new world of jewelry and beading. Several of the artists/authors in this set have gifted tutorials from their books. Each one has been a major learning experience (in a good way). I thought I knew how to bead until I met Lark Craft Books. Now I am learning how much there is to learn, and so many ways to express my artistic sense with bits of glass and threads. Larkcrafts and these artists/authors have brought a whole new dimension to beading.

  • Bizute

    I love every type/style of jewelry. They’re like chips to me – can’t just have one! Love to bead

  • http://www.facebook.com/sherry.bunch.7 Sherry Bunch

    What a great giveaway! Good luck to all.
    I think Steampunk is going to be an even bigger trend than it already is, not just in jewelry but in fashion and even home design!
    We’ll see….thanks again

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeanne.evans.5 Jeanne Evans

    Wahoo!!! A great giveaway, even if I already have all of the books but one! Thanks, Lark, for the opportunity – here’s hoping! Jeanne

  • Sandy Spivey

    I also have several of the books already but would love to donate the ones I already have to the Central California Bead Society to which I belong, they would be a great addition to their growing library.
    As for trends in beadwork, they come and go so fast I hardly have time to keep up. Even when I do have the time I tend to hop and skip around the different beading mediums. I am into bead embroidery then RAW, then peyote (though not to long there as peyote is slow going for me). I am like a kid who gets bored with one thing after awhile. I think I stay an obsessed beader BECAUSE I skip from one type of beading to another. And if I stay away from a certain type for awhile then come back, it’s like a whole new thing except I already know how to do it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Kelkearn Mary Kearney

    What a great prize to giveaway!!! I have some of these books and they’re awesome!! I think long intricate rope necklaces are making a comeback. I know I love them!

  • Candice St. Jacques

    Thank you for offering this opportunity to get a set of your fabulous books!

  • Cindy G

    I’m fairly new to seed beading but I’m really hooked. What a great set of books.

  • Ginger B.

    I love the idea of mixed media beaded jewelry. It’s creeping up in a few places and I love love love it!

  • Terre

    I am amazed and enchanted with beading as an art form — which it truly has become. Each artist’s work is distinct, recognizable, and magnificent. There was a time when “beading” was considered “just a craft”. It is so far beyond that, to me. There are pieces which make me gasp, pieces which excite, pieces which give me a sense of calm. So many incredible artists, and this series of books, which I covet, beautifully displays the diversity of possibilities, all which start with a teeny tiny piece of glass (or metal!) with a hole in the center.

  • sgfarr

    Add me to the list of bead book lovers who would love to add these to my collection!

  • http://www.facebook.com/klimanova.tsk Анастасия Климанова

    So crazy big giveaway!!!
    I want to join.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mar.ya.morevna Marina Mikhailik

    The most exciting trend in art beads can be seen in the search for new forms and spatial solutions in the alloy and the avant-garde tradition. I keep an eye on this creative process.

  • http://www.facebook.com/PatriciaHWilliams47 Patricia Williams

    I am soooo excited about this give away. Thanks so much Larks! To me the most exciting thing on the beading landscape is all of the shaped beadwork! I am trying hard to learn all the geometric shapes. Perhaps winning these books would help me. Patricia W., NC

  • http://www.facebook.com/mandibeads Mandi Ainsworth

    What an amazing giveaway! There’s enough inspiration here to last a lifetime :) The most exciting trend I see now is all the design possibilities with the new bead shapes. Spikes and and gumdrops and twin beads etc. A trend in my own work is combining other types of media with beadweaving.

  • Ellie

    Each book is more inspiring than the next!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cbmaj Christine Boyer Maj

    Sweet! The next best thing to taking their classes in person!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Ssorca19 Shannon Saunders

    My beadwork has been fairly stagnant the past few weeks… this would be just the jumpstart I need! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ShirleyCook Shirley Cook

    oh my – what a fabulous giveaway! i have some of these wonderful books, i’d love to have the others in my collection. my bead weaving skills are at the beginner stage – i make a small amount of jewelry, but use bead weaving and bead embroidery to embellish my felted work. i am a lampworker and have used various bead weaving techniques to turn my focal beads into jewelry. i love mixed media that includes bead work and look forward to learning more advanced techniques. i’ve been obsessed with beads for about 17 years now. adding these books to my collection would absolutely thrill me!

  • Sandy Pardo

    Lark Books are great additions to anyone’s bookshelf. A trend I’m enjoying now is the use of the interesting new bead shapes being produced. Spikes, Twins, SuperDuos, Tilas, all are sparking wonderful creativity from bead artists around the world.

  • Kharis

    I’m fascinated by the beauty of these books! Thanks for this opportunity … I’m currently working with the RAW technique: it’s so versatile!

  • http://www.facebook.com/janemichael Jane-Michael Ismyfirstname

    I think the most exciting jewelry trend right now is the vibrant and growing international online artist community!

  • Elena

    What a wonderful giveaway!
    Now I see 2 most exciting tends in jewellery and beading:
    - multi media (to reconcile the contraries (which is very interesting for me));
    - vintage (back to the past but with modern materias).

    I don’t know who’ll be a winner, but I’m happy that somebody will get so great set of wonderful books!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Tammy

    OH Please toss my name in the hat for this drawing, need some new inspiration to get me going, what a wonderful thing to offer with fall/winter weather approaching, how awesome it would be to win and use these through the winter months and be ready for spring with some new designs!! Thanks a million, ~Tammy

  • http://www.facebook.com/Sees.Beyond Marianne Oswalt

    What a great giveaway! Thank you! Trend? Hmm… possibly that there is not exact trend in jewelry, but a trend in diversity and international sharing!

  • Ronit

    would love to win any of these fabulous books!!!

  • Suzi C

    I have Jill’s book and I love it!! Super easy to understand and loads of fun!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=551696444 Regina Jiron

    Having signed copies would be just over the top awesome!!! I really hope I win this time. As for trends, it’s wonderful to see a convergence of techniques and ideas, taking the traditional art of bead weaving into modern, pushing the envelope levels in terms of skill, colors, designs and multi-media. The future of the art is limitless in the hands of the masters and their followers. Happy Beading!!!!

  • slransdell

    Count me in! Great giveaway!

  • goddess41

    Wonderful offer – count me in!

  • Debbi Gola

    Awesome contest and prize package! The trend that I am most interested in is the wrapped bracelets made with Tila beads. Thanks!

  • Bev Moon

    I would love to win this gift package of books. I do have some of them so the duplicates I would give away to those in my beading group who need one of the duplicates.
    As for trends–18 years ago when I first started beading it was amulet bags almost exclusively and now the trend is going toward–anything goes. I love all of the new shaped beads and combining techniques into one project.

  • susan

    Great question. I don’t know about any other beaders, but for me my trend has always been for “one-of-a-kind” look in my jewelry. And taking inspiration from so many other beaders I would like to expand my beadwork to be more sculptural.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bonnie.peeling Bonnie Peeling

    Wow! What a fantastic giveaway. I like the fact that necklaces seem to be bigger – more of a statement piece – recently.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1705551242 Iggy Gunther

    Enthusiastic Comment!!!!!

  • Gail Gondek

    I love the trend in ropes and flat bands, the collection of books is a great prize!

  • davida

    What a wonderful give away. I like the multi-dimensional trend in jewellery such as embellished RAW.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sharon.kalske Sharon Kalske

    What a wonderful gift to receive all those beautiful bead artist books, the work they do is simple amazing! I went to Rachel Nelson-smith open studios and was totally blown away by her talent!

  • http://www.facebook.com/njdiehl Norma Diehl

    These are the most beautiful bead designs I have seen. I HOPE TO WIN THE BOOKS!

  • http://www.facebook.com/terri.muchmore Terri Muchmore

    Having only been beading a few months it is very hard to identify the newest trends, although the bezel set cabochons are truely remarkable, so very professional, and unique just like the finest jewelery. Nothing lacking in their appearance.

  • Guldem Vaccaro

    Awesome giveaway! The trend is within the each artist, so I cannot say there is anything more exciting than each artist’s own imagination!

  • Jane Turnbull

    Wow what an amazing giveaway, someone will be very lucky indeed! I still find anything that’s new to me in beading very exciting so I can’t really pick a particular trend.

  • Diana

    I love everything about beading and jewelry! This selection of books looks so great.

  • fancygrancy

    Wow…beauty and inspiration! Count me in!

  • Brenda Shreves

    Thanks for offering this giveaway! I am interested in those conical beads that look like spikes. Looks like a interesting item for bracelets.

  • Rose

    Trending towards more geometric based work.

  • sewbijoux

    A trend? Maybe for finding new shapes of beads. I love the masterclass books, to get them all would be amazing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WatersWaves Susan White

    Thank you for the wonderful contest opportunity. I would love these beautiful masterclass books so much. As for trends, I believe I see a trend towards more 3 dimensional beadwork. I enjoy making pieces that have some depth to them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/linda.bierlein Linda Tryon Bierlein

    Wow!! What a great giveaway! I’ve always wanted to learn how to do some of these, does it come with a personal teacher too!?!

  • Stephanie Trice

    What a fantastic giveaway. Great bead artists and great books. Congratulations to your newest author Jill Wiseman. She is a talented and generous bead artist.

  • Mariela

    Wow, this is fabulous I’ll love to have this collection!
    About trends I’ll love to have a book on soutache.
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  • Wanda Harvell

    Wow, that is a fantastic give-away! I’d love to win this collection! Maybe I could learn a few more stitches, good luck to everyone!

  • Georgia

    I especially love the bead jewelry that mimics the fine, high dollar stuff at the jewelry store and the tapestry type work that looks like fine art.

  • Kay Robinson

    How awesome for the winner of these books! Being fairly new in the beading world, I really don’t know about the trends that have happened. One thing that does get people into a new design wave is when new bead shapes are introduced (ie: peanut beads, twins, tilas, etc). Thankfully there are so many different styles out there that there is alway something to please everyone. Thank you for all of the inspiration!

  • http://www.facebook.com/carol.haiar Carol Haiar

    I love the incredible variety of styles & materials available today — and I’d love this set of books!

  • Amanda B.

    To me the most exciting trend is the return of big, bold pieces. I love the creativity that goes into making a piece that no one is sure to miss.

  • 24klady

    Looks like really big necklaces are popular now: chunky beads, or “statement necklaces” that fill in a neckline. Means much more work for us seed-beaders!

  • t k

    I think the biggest trend I have noticed is how big and chunky necklaces seem to be getting. Not really my style as I like smaller, daintier items.

  • L Willits

    Wonderful prize package. Crossing fingers hoping for a birthday gift.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mtokumaru Mary Tokumaru

    Looks like there are some really beautiful projects in this set of books. I’d love to win it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lesha.mcphearson Lesha Baker McPhearson

    The most exciting trend for me right now is chain maille and wire wrapped jewelry using alternative metals such as nickel, brass, aluminum and copper since the price of gold and silver is cost prohibitive.

  • Deirdre

    It’s good to see so many books now with more advanced projects using seed beads. I like to look at all types of jewellery but seed beads are my favourites.
    Deirdre

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12455103 Emily Mazur

    I love anything with Montees!!

  • Bette Wetherspoon

    Great Give Away! Just starting in beading. Just love the textures that are achieved in weaving beads!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeanine.southall Jeanine Southall

    I’ve been seeing all sorts of ideas for beaded wire jewelry.

  • Annie Hesse

    Wonderful giveaway!

  • gfoodie

    Wow! I surely would love these books in my library. I just got started beadweaving and these books would be a great resource to own.

  • Renahda Z

    I wish I could win this giveaway. What a steal. I love the art of bead embroidery it’s so intricate and beautiful. I’m just beginning these books would definitely come in handy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/p.caceresfuentes Pati Caceres

    wooow! Amazing giveaway!!! Thanks so much Lark Crafts. Your question is difficult though, because there are so many trends nowadays in beadwork – and specially depending on the kind of beads each artist prefers to work with, the projects are very different. But all in all I see how important the shapes have become, how artists are trying to add a 3D touch to their projects, and I find it amazing the way some of the latest beadwork projects look like real engineering works… just beautiful!!

  • Linda Amezquita

    Just came across Jean Yates’ blog (great blog) and lo n’ behold ran into this great give away of the Complete Beadweaving Master Class series (author signed) plus “three wonderful gallery books, filled with photographs of gorgeous beadwork”. Naturally, I’m signing up! Before signing up thru this comment I looked around at some other sites/blogs and ran across the resin casting tutorials offered through ETI, wow love this too! Thanks for the chance and for all the great info and ideas!
    Your new fan, Linda

  • Melanie Johnson

    I think the most exciting feature of recent jewelry trends is the use of so many custom-made components. With artists creating their own components, they are free to develop nearly ANY concept they want! Being able to work freely with such a wide array of mixed media is like being a kid in a candy store- it sets your imagination & creativity free!

  • Linda Amezquita

    Just came across Jean Yates’ blog (great blog) and lo n’ behold ran into this great give away of the Complete Beadweaving Master Class series (author signed) plus “three wonderful gallery books, filled with photographs of gorgeous beadwork”. Naturally, I’m signing up! Before signing up thru this comment I looked around at some other sites/blogs and ran across the resin casting tutorials offered through ETI, wow love this too! Thanks for the chance and for all the great info and ideas!
    Your new fan, Linda

  • Twyla Harbick

    The biggest trend I see in Jewelry is it heading in a direction of bold, colorful statement pieces that apply a variety of techniques, fibers and textures! I also see a trend of global camaraderie amongst the beading community, which is so nice! Anyone would be lucky to have any one of these books, but to have all of them…. my cup runneth over ! Thank you for the opportunity.

  • http://www.facebook.com/venus.soberanes Venus Soberanes

    This is so wonderful!

  • helene

    I love these books!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robin-Coxon/100000246473501 Robin Coxon

    I would love to win these books. There are so many beautiful items displayed on the cover that make me just want to jump in and give everything a try. Hope I’m the lucky one. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • AlixR

    wow. thank you. I look forward to reading all of these, whether I win or not…

  • Ellen Rosenberg

    This is a fantastic opportunity! I’ve enjoyed many of the Masterwork books in the past and own a few. I love the geometric trend, as well as, well, as well as just about all the trends!

  • Elizabeth Steiner

    Maybe not a trend exactly, but the thing I find most exciting about jewelry today is that anything goes. Beadwork, traditional goldsmithing, plastics, found materials, it’s all valid and there are artists making incredible work in all these niches. It’s our diversity that I find most compelling.

  • Buddy’s Mom

    I’m in love with the beautiful beadwork from these authors !! Would love to own the collection and will happily donate my recent purchase of Jill’s book if I happen to be the lucky winner!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/LYILHA Kelly Rodgers

    Honestly, I think that its exciting just to see that jewelry design (beading) is in-and-of-itself a trend right now. I am only 30 and I remember when I first started beading 15+ years ago that finding beading supplies was not easy at all. In a day and age where creativity in schools and American made things are becoming by-gones….its nice to see our artists (not just in the US) spring up all over the world and becoming a creative, self-made, unique and talented community.

  • http://www.facebook.com/islandeagles Bonnie Vance

    I love the new tila and twin beads. They give so many possibilities when beading. Thanks for the chance to enter this wonderful contest. B

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Johnson/100000156981518 Dylan Johnson

    What a diverse set of books! Amazing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/paula.blesi Paula Blesi

    I would love to win this!!!

  • Amy B

    What a great giveaway!
    Beading trends that include mixed materials is exciting

  • randi kander

    Wow gorgeous stuff. I’m a bead junkie–love all those books!

  • Elka

    My dream its to be part of this great time!!

  • miriam

    an amazing collection of books a bit obsessed really just love em all

  • Carolyn DeGroff

    Beading is something I enjoy doing and I much prefer to make what I like and not necessarily to follow the latest trend or fashion.

  • Eva Reiter

    First of all, thank you for this opportunity, Jewelery is a part of me, is in my soul, I love all the proyect that you share with me, since I met you I went to sleep thinking in jewelery so I dream with jewelery! the most exciting trend is that you can make jewelery with a lot of materials, everyday I think what material can I use for make my ring or my neckless and that is wonderfull, wood, textil, stones, rubber, plastic, that is exciting! thousands ideas come to my mind everyday!

  • jeanne

    I would loooove to win this collection! There seems to be a trend of more sculptural use of beadweaving – at least it seems like I’ve been seeing more of that lately.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.white.336717 Chris White

    Thanks for the great giveaway! ‘ love the new colors and types of seed beads constantly popping up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/molly.w.schaller Molly Warnes Schaller

    I love the new book that you posted about recently: Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk! I can’t wait to get out my Sharpies, colored pencils and shrink plastic!

  • Kay Pucciarelli

    I am a fairly new beader and the opportunity to have all of these books in my library is awesome! What inspiration and instruction!

  • soe

    The trend I see here in Amsterdam is that beaders in Europe have discovered the USA. I see more and more patterns, beads and beading accesoiries mentioned in American books and magazines available in Europe. Make site your books are readily available in the shops here!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Melody-Armstrong-Jewellery/1626130240 Melody Armstrong Jewellery

    Amazing collection of great books! Someone will be very lucky winner!

  • http://www.facebook.com/laura.whelan.549 Laura Whelan

    It would be wonderful to win so many gorgeous books by such talented authors! The trend I love at the moment is incorporating different techniques and stitches into one piece.And I also adored all the chunky jemstone jewellery Chanel had in one of there recent shows !

  • Monica Navarro

    Hilarious ! thank you! I think the big trend is so many techniques you can reach by internet and make richer the bead’s world. You can find whatever you want without travel talking about supplies and jewelry finished products.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lauramartinjewelrydesign Laura Martin

    What a fantastic Giveaway! As for trends I’m really not sure. I am a colour girl though so for me, the bolder and more colourful the better!

  • Patricia Gannon-Hildbold

    I would love to win these – I’d add them to our beading group’s library!

  • Katherine Marion

    Terrific giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity.

  • http://www.facebook.com/BillieHenson Billie Henson

    Big, bold, and natural.

  • http://www.facebook.com/BillieHenson Billie Henson

    Big, bold, and natural.
    Billie
    bghenson1@yahoo.com

  • Madeline C

    I Love Lark beading books. Great photographs of the work of some of the most skilled, and most innovative beadworkers and teachers. Even if I do not make any of the projects the works are so inspiring.

  • Renata Tomczak

    Hi, I’m from Poland and I am delighted to win such wonderful books that are definitely a great wealth of knowledge. I think that the most interesting with beading is a great variety of materials and the possibility to combine them together.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bonnie-Balluff-Hanlin/100002684749326 Bonnie Balluff Hanlin

    My favorite trend is “organic” design, such as on the cover of ‘Masters Beadweaving’. Thanks for this contest.

  • lindaschiffer

    I’d love to win any of these books.What a great give away!

    :) Linda

  • Janice Bryant

    I would love this set of books. I would like to see more seed bead jewelry in fashion. I love to work with seed beads and I think they look very elegant.

  • http://www.facebook.com/visnja.timkivspoljar Visnja Timkiv Spoljar

    I would like this books,I do felted jewelry and decorete with beads ,and having good books like this give we ideas ,I like colours and it is great to see much more colours in fashion this season.

  • Yvonne

    A beautiful collection! What an offer.

  • http://mirandack.com/ Miranda Ackerley

    I would love to win any of these!

  • Brenda Shreves

    Wow, what a wonderful prize this is…lots of inspiration here. I think anything hand made with beads is hot!

  • Lorraine Coetzee

    I love Lark books. I have various of these great books and would love to have them all, eventually. These books have helped me to do what I am doing now – bead weaving and bead embroidery. Thank you for your awesome books.

  • Brenda

    Who won this contest???

  • Brenda

    Who won this contest???

  • Brenda Shreves

    Congratulations to Twyla Harbick of Springfield, Oregon!!! Enjoy your books…..looks like a great collection!!

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  • Tammy Hempel

    I really enjoy the beading trend these days. The jewelry is not so stuffy and predictable. Thank you for the giveaway.