I normally blog on Mondays, generally alternating posts of interviews with jewelers and beaders with posts featuring giveaways of Lark jewelry and beading books. But my deadline ran past me this week, and my dereliction of duty has become your bonus opportunity: an extra giveaway this month, and a fantastic one to boot.
I’m very pleased to be giving away a bundle of fantastic recent Lark beading titles—Beadmaille by Cindy Thomas Pankopf, Bugle Bead Bonanza by Jamie Cloud Eakin, Metalworking 101 for Beaders by Candie Cooper, Laura McCabe’s Embellished Beadweaving by Laura McCabe, and Beading with World Beads by, well, me and various terrific project designers—PLUS Joanna Gollberg’s terrific The Ultimate Jeweler’s Guide. And all the books are signed by their authors!
To be entered for a chance to win these six great books, leave a comment on this post by 9 p.m EST on Monday, August 16. One winner will be selected at random and announced on Thursday, August 19. Click here for the official rules. If you already have one or more of these titles, don’t let that stop you: signed books make fantastic presents for friends and fellow crafters. And, as summer starts to ease away, can the gift-giving holidays be too far away?
Your comment can be about anything, but just for fun I invite you to share the highlight or highlights, crafty or otherwise, of Summer 2010 as we wind our way through August.
I’ll start it off by sharing some of mine: watching my son, Nicholas, perform on stage as Michael in Peter Pan at a community theater; hikes with Nicholas and our friend Kristi, and sometimes my wife, Loree, and our friend Sarah, around the gorgeous wilderness of the mountains here in western North Carolina (some of these hikes were recorded in photographs by Kristi and shared on the Lark Crafts blog); having TWO members of our Lark Jewelry & Beading team marry; and evenings poolside. During this oh-so-hot summer I’ve learned to love the pool!
Your turn now. Leave a comment, and please enjoy every single one of the remaining summer days. And, if it’s a rainy one, after going down the Slip ‘n’ Slide come inside and enjoy the reward of browsing around the websites of the artists whose books we’re featuring: