Diane Fitzgerald giveaway! (No, we’re not giving away the actual Diane Fitzgerald. Our lawyers won’t let us.)February 27, 2012, 08:07 am Posted by Lark Jewelry & Beading
Diane Fitzgerald’s Favorite Beading Projects: Designs from Stringing to Beadweaving is the brand new book from one of the world’s most popular beading designers and authors. It presents 25 beading projects for a range of skill levels and with a range of techniques. Everyone will find a lot to love in this book, from new beaders to very experienced ones! Here’s how Jennifer VanBenschoten described the book last week in a review on her great VanBeads blog Jewelry, Art and Life:“These projects represent the very best of Diane’s extensive technical knowledge when it comes to crafting beaded jewelry. There are knotting projects, beadweaving projects, and assemblage projects that use some basic wire skills to create. Not all of the projects are technically challenging for an advanced beader, but they are most inspiring. In the Buddhist tradition of getting back to a ‘beginner’s mind,’ some of these projects will provide a wonderful and welcome break when you just want to bead something beautiful. If you want to expand your general jewelry-making skills to include work with fibers, fabric, and knotting, this is the book for you. Diane has really allowed herself to develop as an artist over the course of her career, and this book is a delightful compilation of all the skills and techniques she has mastered along the way. For any serious bead artist looking for something new to try, Diane Fitzgerald’s Favorite Beading Projects will provide hours of enjoyable beading projects.”
You can preview the book at two other blog posts: download a PDF of the Fortune Teller Beads necklace project from the book here AND see a preview of photos of projects in the book and download a PDF of the beautiful Midnight Snowflakes necklace project here.
We’re giving away a signed copy of Diane Fitzgerald’s Favorite Beading Projects paired with a signed copy of Diane’s classic book Diane Fitzgerald’s Shaped Beadwork: Dimensional Jewelry with Peyote Stitch, which was the best-selling first book released in Lark Jewelry & Beading’s Beadweaving Master Class series.
How can you enter for a chance to win the pair of two outstanding books from Diane? Easy: Leave a comment on this blog post by 9 p.m. EST on Wednesday, March 7. Any comment counts, but in the spirit of some recent posts from my colleague Nathalie Mornu, it would be great if you’d tell us which bead store is your favorite — and what makes it so good.
One winner will be selected at random and announced on Monday, March 12. Click here for the official rules. Thank you for being a part of the Lark Jewelry & Beading community, and please connect with Lark Jewelry & Beading on Facebook.
UPDATE, March 9, 2012: Congratulations to Christine Forgo of Mansfield, Texas. Christine is the randomly selected winner of the two signed books from Diane. Thank you to everyone who participated! ~ Ray