Anneta Valious

We’re celebrating the release of the new book Soutache, written by Anneta Valious, with a fabulous giveaway! Three lucky winners will each receive a copy of the book, still hot off the presses. And—drum roll, please—one extra-lucky person will win a copy of the book PLUS a piece of jewelry made by the author and featured in the book, the gorgeous Zenith Bracelet shown below!


To enter for a chance to win one of the four prizes described above, simply leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 23, 2013. The winners will be selected at random from among all eligible entries on May 24, 2013. Click here for the official rules.



141 Responses

    I have been waiting for this book! And what a wonderful contest. =^.^=

    Linda Hollen says:

    I would love to learn this:-)

    Irene Barnett says:

    I have been wanting to learn about this ever since I first saw it! what a fantastic book and giveaway!

    So fun and colorful! I can’t wait to read this book.

    Jennifer F says:

    Very interesting. I would love to learn this.

    kate217 says:

    I would love to learn this technique. The jewelry is really striking.

    Marta says:


    Julie Tanksley says:

    This looks like a wonderful book, I can’t wait for it to come out, I am so excited!!! Thank you for writing it for us!

    I have this book on my “wish list”!! I would love to learn how to do this!! :)

    Carole Carlson says:

    I am looking forward to seeing the book.

    Beautiful work! I can’t wait to take a peek!

    Brenda Shreves says:

    I have been following this lady’s work for a while online….glad to see a book. Beautiful works of art!

    Sigh… this is so beautiful! Yet another direction to go creatively, if I am lucky enough to win!

    I’ve seen some soutache pieces and always wondered about the technique- definitely something I want to learn, so I can’t wait to see the book

    Fantastic Giveaway!! I can’t wait to read this book :)

    Sara Elvin says:

    would love to learn this cannot wait for the book to come out

    Such a wonderful contest. This book is just what I need to expand my work.

    Shelley Sears says:

    The designs in this book look beautiful! Can’t wait to see the book!

    Kelly Frimel says:

    Yeah Anneta! Your work is beautiful and has high quality craftsmanship. Thanks for sharing your technique.

    Dawn Able says:

    I’ve always wanted to learn how to do soutache!

    Cindy Leonardelli says:

    Love that bracelet.

    Lyndsey Herron says:

    I would love to win this amazing prize especially the book which looks fabulous with stunning designs. I recently purchased my first piece of soutache and really want to try & make my own pieces so this book would be the perfect addition to my library and help me get creative.

    Doreen Benoit says:

    Just started Soutache and I’m loving every minute of it. Having this book would broaden my creativity.

    Anonymous says:

    I would love a chance to win one of these wonderful books! Thank you :)

    I’d love to win a copy! I’ve admired soutache, and would love to learn!

    Kammy Olive says:

    Stunning work. I want to make something! My son is getting married, I hope I can make my future DIL a gorgeous necklace.

    Nathalie says:

    I would like to win a copy. The jewelry is gorgeous

    anjou says:

    Loving soutache and would love to win a copy of the book!

    I’m waiting anxiously for the publication of this book. Love soutache!

    Mario Vento says:

    Being new to beading and jewelry making in general, this would be an excellent resource for learning more about beading and jewelry making techniques. I do hope I win this!!

    Tanya says:

    This book is on my wishlist. I would love a chance to win it. :)

    Phylart says:

    I’m taking a soutache class at Bead and Button and would love to have this book for more ideas.

    I’ve been dying to learn how to do this!

    Wow! Absolutely gorgeous work! I love the graceful curves… so looking forward to finishing my first piece :)

    This book looks amazing!

    Lisa P says:

    Beautiful bracelet! I would love to win both :) Thanks for the giveaway!

    Jamie Spires says:

    Oooh so nice! You can never have too many beading books!

    I have admired this technique for some time. I would Love to begin to learn and create! This Book is just what I need, it looks Wonderful!

    Anita says:

    Beautiful – i have been seeing more and more of this technique in the beading community, I think it is here to stay!

    suzanne m. m. warner says:

    I am really fascinated by this artform and have not been able to find supplies or much about here where I live. I have been a beadweaver for over 35 years and really want to explore this lovely way to create! Good luck to me!

    Heidi says:

    Ooooo – would LOVE to have this book! Thanks for this opportunity!

    Ginny says:

    Love love love this!

    That bracelet is amazing! I’d love to have a better look at the book. Thank you.

    That bracelet is amazing! I’d love to have a better look at the book. Thank you.

    Zan says:

    Love this technique and would love to learn it!

    Zan says:

    Love this technique and would love to learn it!

    This is such a rich and unusual technique that can lead to amazing patterns.

    This is such a rich and unusual technique that can lead to amazing patterns.

    Gwen says:

    Thank you for the chance!

    Linda B says:

    I love to do soutache and a new book would be great!

    Kaja says:

    Anneta’s work is a big inspiration and it’d be great to get this book! Thank you!

    Bobbi Jansky says:

    oh my gosh!!! What an incredible opportunity! I adore her work!!!!
    I want to

    win so badly!!!

    This is a stunning piece of work I only wish I was as good.

    SaraBeth Cullinan says:

    Thank you for a chance to win this book. I’ve been waiting for a book about soutache and I’m so glad the wait is over. I have the soutache and I’m ready to roll.

    Wonderful designs! Beautiful!

    Annabelle Besnard says:

    I admire the work of Anneta she create real wonders, if I win her new book, I’d be in heaven!!

    Bev Moon says:

    I’d love to win this book–have been wanting to do some of the Soutache/beading. A local bead shop has classes but I couldn’t take the upcoming classes so I hope to get in the next ones taught. And I love this bracelet–I think I can find a good home for it on my wrist!!

    Kym says:

    I wanna learn this!

    I would love to win, I have wanted to try soutache.

    Paula Singer says:

    Can’t wait for the book to come out! Looking forward to learning how to do soutache!

    Would love love love to win this!!

    Would love love love to win this!!

    Would love love love to win this!!

    Would love love love to win this!!

    Susan Sassoon says:

    Love soutache – can’t wait to see this book!

    Ange Mckenna says:

    What an amazing prize. I love the bracelet. A unique design, beautiful colours and texture.

    Myra says:

    Look forward to learning something new! Soutache looks beautiful and I would love to be one of the lucky winners!

    Maureen says:

    Never done Soutache, designs look beautiful!

    elena mary siff says:

    What stunning work…would love to learn this technique!

    Poly Kardia says:

    I have had this book on my Amazon wish list, waiting for it to be published.

    Cathy Henke says:

    Would love to win this! Another way to make jewelry is always a good thing!

    would love to win this. I saw a collaborate soutache necklace from Europe and it was so amazing! would love to incorporate into my bead embroidery !

    I love Anneta Valious design…hope i can get the book ;-D

    Anonymous says:

    I really want to try this. Beautiful design.

    Deborah A. Weaver says:

    Wow what a great giveaway, love Annetas’ work, she is the reigning soutache queen! Going to share this with others.

    Tamara Allison says:

    This would be perfect for me! I’ve been looking for new soutache inspiration and Anneta is always worthwhile. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Joann Loos says:

    I love the way soutache looks. I’ve used it in soutache embroidery on clothing before.

    Sharon Driscoll says:

    This will be a fun book – I’m taking a class (at B&B) on working with this wonderful braid so I’m looking forward to seeing this publication.

    Anna Beall says:

    This is elegant and beautiful. I can’t wait to look through the book and drool!

    VickiT says:

    What an awesome looking book and that piece of jewelry is simply gorgeous. Someone will be a very lucky winner to receive that. Thank you for the chance

    Melissa Ward says:

    This method is beautiful and I would love to explore it. Thank you for your generous giveaway

    rrjane011749 says:

    This is so beautiful! Would love to learn how to make these lovelies!

    This is something I haven’t tried before. I wonder if I’ll be able to find the materials locally. It looks very interesting and unique.

    Susan Beth says:

    I have been waiting for this book for a long time. I came across Anneta’s jewelry by chance online. I googled Anneta and followed her directions online a couple of years ago to make a soutache bracelet just like hers. It was in French so I learned from her pictures because I could not translate into English. And now I will get a chance to really read about her techniques for making soutache jewelry. She is the queen of soutache–making spectacular jewelry. I hope that I can win this book. Thank you for this give-away!

    usairdoll says:

    Ohhh, gorgeous! I would love to learn something new. Thus book looks awesome!

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


    I have always been amazed by this style of jewelry! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this book.

    Lisa T says:

    What gorgeous jewelry! I would love to learn the techniques in this book and incorporate them into my jewelry-making.

    Pilar Burg says:

    I’ve been wanting to learn how to do this technique!!

    Pilar Burg says:

    I’ve been wanting to try this technique in my jewelry design!!

    Laurence RIVALS says:

    I have tried this technique and I loved it!!!!
    To associate with the other techniques in my jewelry!!!!

    Rose Thorn says:

    Love to try this new craft, look at the color blend………..hmmmmmm

    Angelica Montingelli says:

    I’ve been following Anneta for sometime now, she’s definetely the undisputed Queen of Soutache. I’ve tried my hand at soutache but learning from the Queen herself is a chance i wouldn’t want to miss. This book has been on my to buylist since i first heard it was coming out. Thank for this great give-away!

    Is the new book available??

    Colori,poesia,arte, fantasia tutto espresso con la seta soutache,complimenti Anneta

    ann says:

    wonderful! I have the cords just need inspiration on where to start!

    Susanlacewing says:

    I am always interested in new techniques. This looks like a fascinating book,♥

    Gee says:

    Would love to add this book to my collection! Congrats! ;D

    Ellen Yunker says:

    Wow! Soutache is my new favorite technique, and I’ve been waiting for this book to release.
    How wonderful to win a brand new copy – please pick me!

    M Lorenz says:

    This is my first look at this craft and it is fabulous!! Lark Posts has the best books and artists!

    Glass Horse Ranch says:

    ah, a way to expand my beadwork techniques and a new way to present my lampwork cabochons. <3 I would love this book

    Ilona Hegedűs (Ilka) says:

    I love Anneta’s jewelleries and this book is a great idea! I would be glad to have it!

    Dot Lewallen says:

    I follow her on FB and love every single thing she post. Can’t wait to see this book.

    Heather Taylor says:

    looking forward to this great book!

    crafty girl says:

    thanks for the giveaway!

    Sandra Moe says:

    I would LOVE to learn how to make this type of jewelry. Very cool and unique! Sandy

    Mary Kearney says:

    I’d love to win the book & jewelry! I really want to try soutache!

    My grandmother used to make all sorts of items using the soutache technique. Sadly, at the young age I was, I wasn’t interested in then. Wish I had her back to teach me!

    ziva says:

    I really want to try soutache! Very cool!

    Nita Weller says:

    Finally a book that can help the soutache novice. Thank you Anneta and thank you Lark Books.

    So beautiful just learning about it…….

    MaryLou Holvenstot (time2cre8) says:

    I’ve seen some beautiful examples of soutache lately and have been dying to try it!

    I’ve bought all the supplies, not just have to get up my nerve and start! Can’t wait for the book.

    Such beautiful items! I would love to learn how to do soutache!!

    I just beaded my first (very primitive) soutache piece and am anxious to learn more. I’ve wanted to do this for ages!

    Jenni says:

    Looks like a fabulous book and would make me want to use those Soutache materials I bought a year ago!!

    Carol Berger Taylor says:

    very cool!

    Lissa Atkins says:

    Love this and would love to win the bracelet and a copy of the book!

    Eugenie says:

    I’d like to learn how to do this.

    Carol says:

    I really want to learn how to do this, but with my husband off sick, we’re short of pennies, but it’s on my wish list! Good luck to all.

    Corey says:


    Ellen C says:

    What an amazing bracelet!!!

    I love working with fiber and beads, soutache is s perfect fit for me. I started s cuff last year and love how it’s coming out. Would love to know more about technique.

    Lynn Mason says:

    Just beautiful. Would love to have both the book and the bracelet.

    Greta Marullo says:

    Thank you for this chance. Hope I win!

    Linda says:

    Fun , new (to me) technique!!

    Amy Blevins says:

    This is an exciting publication !
    We just stocked 30+ colors of soutache & looking forward to goo ideas

    would love to get my hands on that book!

    Pat Ritter says:

    I’ve been intrigued by this technique and would LOVE to learn more about it.

    Erica Batchelder says:

    I’m really looking forward to reading this book!

    Niall says:

    This artist was the first to inspire me to try Soutache – her work is absolutely beautiful. I’d love to win this!

    Kathleen M. says:

    I’m intrigued by the beautiful look of this technique. I would enjoy learning this skill from the book. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

    Angie Glenn says:

    I love learning new techniques and this is gorgeous! I would love to win.

    TrillianB says:

    Simply stunning!!!

    CatherineandTerry Bond says:

    Looks like a great book! I’ve tried a little of this, but really need some inspiration to get back into it.

    Beth says:

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    (via Beth 5.22.13)

    Alexis Gopal says:

    Gorgeous work!! I’d love to learn this technique!!

    Kristina Killström says:

    I just made my first soutache-piece and would love to have more inspiration :)

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