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We’re doing another major giveaway for the holidays: this time the prize is a bundle of 38 favorite Lark Jewelry & Beading jewelry books. The set will form a great, diverse library for jewelers and crafters of all kinds, an orange grove’s worth of creative juice. And, if you happen to have some — or many — of the books already, this set will expand your holiday gift-giving ambitions, so your arms are filled with presents for your friends who are jewelers or crafters.

The books in the jewelry bundle are:
21st Century Jewelry: The Best of the 500 Series
30-Minute Earrings
30-Minute Necklaces
30-Minute Rings
500 Silver Jewelry Designs
Anodized!
The Art & Craft of Making Jewelry
The Art of Enameling
The Art of Jewelry: Polymer Clay
Bronze Metal Clay
Chain Mail Jewelry
Chains Chains Chains
Color, Texture & Casting for Jewelers
Contemporary Bead & Wire Jewelry
Creative Silver Chains
Elegant Wire Jewelry
Fabulous Jewelry from Found Objects
Fabulous Woven Jewelry
Felted Jewelry
French-Inspired Jewelry
Jewelry Design Challenge
Leather Jewelry
Making Metal Beads
Masters: Gold
Metal Clay Beads
Metal Jewelry Made Easy
Mixed Metal Jewelry Workshop
New Directions in Metal Clay
The New Jewelry
The Penland Book of Jewelry
Prefab Jewelry
Ring a Day
Simple Soldered Jewelry & Accessories
Steel Wire Jewelry
Stitched Jewels
The Ultimate Jeweler’s Guide
Wood Jewelry
Wrap, Stitch, Fold & Rivet

(See the covers of most of the books below, and click on them to find out more.) How can you enter for a chance to win this fantastic bundle of 38 books? It’s easy: Leave a comment on this blog post by 9 p.m. EST on Wednesday, December 14. Any comment will do, but it would be great if you’d tell us what you like best about making — or wearing — jewelry.

One winner will be selected at random and announced on Friday, December 16. 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.

 

21st Century Jewelry: The Best of the 500 SeriesRing a Day: 700 Photos from a 365 Day Jewelry ChallengeThe Penland Book of Jewelry: Master Classes in Jewelry Techniques

30-Minute Earrings: 60 Quick & Creative Projects for JewelersSimple Soldered Jewelry & Accessories: A Crafter's Guide to Fashioning Necklaces, Earrings, Bracelets & MoreThe New Jewelry: Contemporary Materials & Techniques (Arts and Crafts (Lark Books))Metal Jewelry Made Easy: A Crafter's Guide to Fabricating Necklaces, Earrings, Bracelets & More (A Lark Jewelry Book)30-Minute Necklaces: 60 Quick & Creative Projects for Jewelers (30-Minute Series)30-Minute Rings: 60 Quick & Creative Projects for Jewelers (30-Minute Series)500 Silver Jewelry Designs: The Powerful Allure of a Precious Metal (500 Series)Anodized!: Brilliant Colors & Bold Designs for Aluminum Jewelry (Lark Jewelry Books)The Art & Craft of Making Jewelry: A Complete Guide to Essential Techniques (Lark Jewelry)The Art of Enameling: Techniques, Projects, InspirationThe Art of Jewelry: Polymer Clay: Techniques, Projects, InspirationChains Chains Chains: 25 Necklaces, Bracelets & EarringsColor, Texture & Casting for Jewelers: Hands-On Demonstrations & Practical ApplicationsBronze Metal Clay: Explore a New Material with 35 Projects (Lark Jewelry Books)Chain Mail Jewelry: Contemporary Designs from Classic Techniques (Lark Jewelry)Contemporary Bead & Wire Jewelry (Lark Jewelry Books)Steel Wire Jewelry: Stylish Designs * Simple Techniques * Artful InspirationCreative Silver Chains: 20 Dazzling DesignsElegant Wire Jewelry: Contemporary Designs & Creative Techniques (Lark Jewelry Books)Fabulous Jewelry from Found Objects: Creative Projects, Simple Techniques (Lark Jewelry Books)Fabulous Woven Jewelry: Plaiting, Coiling, Knotting, Looping & Twining with Fiber & Metal (Lark Jewelry Books)Felted Jewelry: 20 Stylish Designs (Lark Jewelry Books)French-Inspired Jewelry: Creating with Vintage Beads, Buttons & BaublesJewelry Design Challenge: 10 Materials * 30 Artists * 30 Spectacular Projects (Lark Jewelry Books)Leather Jewelry: 30 Contemporary Projects (Lark Jewelry Books)Making Metal Beads: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration (Lark Jewelry Books)Wood Jewelry: 30 Stylish Projects (Lark Jewelry Books)Metal Clay Beads: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration (Lark Jewelry Book)Masters: Gold: Major Works by Leading ArtistsMixed Metal Jewelry Workshop: Combining Sheet, Clay, Mesh, Wire & More (Lark Jewelry Books)New Directions in Metal Clay: Intermediate Techniques: Stone Setting, Enameling, Surface Design & More (A Lark Jewelry Book)Wrap, Stitch, Fold & Rivet: Making Designer Metal Jewelry (Lark Jewelry Books)Prefab Jewelry: Easy Projects Using Readymade Parts (Lark Jewelry Books)Stitched Jewels: Jewelry That's Sewn, Stuffed, Gathered & FrayedThe Ultimate Jeweler's Guide: The Illustrated Reference of Techniques, Tools & Materials (Lark Jewelry Books)

 
 
 
 

909 Responses

    ErikaB3 says:

    i have never made jewelry before, but with a library like this I would most definitly start!

    Ah, perchance to dream! I would use the heck outta these. Love it!

    Anonymous says:

    THANKS FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN!

    Annita says:

    wow, this is a wonderful thing, would LOVE to win.  Thanks for the chance!

    Melonkelli says:

    Wow! What a library. I would love to explore new techniques.

    Oh my, I would love to win these books!

    Melonkelli says:

    Wow! What a library! I would love to try out some new techniques.

    Gina says:

    I love that nobody else is wearing what I’m wearing when I have on something I’ve made!

    plcahill says:

    I love making jewelry and wearing jewelry!

    Gail Crosman Moore says:

    I see so many of the books that I already know and love, with a bunch of books that I would love to know. Thanks for the opportunity to possibly own All of them!

    MaryLou Holvenstot says:

    I love love love Lark Books!  I have a pretty good collection of them myself, but there are a bunch in this set that would be great additions.  I make beadwoven jewelry, and the Lark books are a constant source of inspiration.  :-)  MaryLou

    Ann Sherwood says:

    I love buying the individual components and then using them to create my own look.  I also love sparkle and shine.

    Catherine says:

    Wow.  Winning this would be insanely fabulous!  Thank you for the chance.

    I like to make jewelry because I can create whatever I want.
    And I like to wear jewelry because it makes me feel prettier and is a fun form of self expression.
    Thanks for the chance!

    What a fab collection! I just love learning to do new techniques! This collection  would be perfect for me!

    I love making jewelry because it is an artistic expression that stays with the wearer all day long. It is visual, tactile, and often kinetic. It is an art form that is cherished and passed on through generations.

    I love Lark Jewelry books because they are beautifully art directed, clear and definitive in concept. I often use them as a starting point in my creations. Thank you for this opportunity to obtain more of your wonderful publications!

    Kaylamj27 says:

    Wow! What a fabulous give-away! I am a jewelry student and love lark books!!

    Anonymous says:

    wow-they cover just about all the bases!!! my mom was a gifted crafter–wish she could see what its blossomed into—I make jewelry and love the chance to be creative and express my love for the ultimate gifts of nature–gemstones.

    Wow what an awesome Library this would make!!!

    Kayla Johnson says:

    Wow! What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win! I am a jewelry student and these books are my favorite! I have a few in the studio and would love to grow that collection!

    Lynette Holzer says:

    The half dozen of these books which I already own are among my absolute favorites, and I’d love to have a lot of the others.  The duplicates would, indeed, make great gifts.

    Melissa says:

    This is way beyond a personal library. If these books come my way, they would have to go to one of the two Art Centers I belong to as reference books for workshops taught.  Thank you for your most generous and amazing giveaway.

    Lori says:

    This wonderful collection would provide endless inspiration!

    Rachel M Dow says:

    Great grouping of jewelry books! As a contributing artist to a few of these books in this bundle, I do have to say Lark publishes outstanding jewelryhow to, instructional books.

    Marcia says:

    Who wouldn’t want to own such an incredible collection of books.  It’s a very generous giveaway and will be thrilling to the lucky winner.

    Jean Hutter says:

    I love making jewelry but funny I hardly ever wear any.  I don’t know why that is as I sure do have a lot of it ; )  I guess I just love the color and feel of the beads and the challenge of making something beautiful with them. This is an amazing give a way – thanks for being so generous.  

    Lara Kulpa says:

    An amazing library! I absolutely love making jewelry for myself and for gifts, but the best is when someone sees a piece and instantly thinks of someone they an buy it for!

    Cindy Cima Edwards says:

    Wow!  What a fantastic give away.  What I like best about making jewelry? I love that I have finally found my passion!  I live and dream jewelry designs. I be creative with so many different elements and materials. The learning is never ending. Best of all, people can wear what I make and enjoy it!

    Quercussilver says:

    I love making jewellery because every piece has a story to tell by the maker and more importantly by the wearer.

    Joy Funnell says:

    Wow – great giveaway!

    Ann Gilbert says:

    I love beading because it takes me to another world – one inside my head that doesn’t get out to the light unless I turn my own creative juices on.

    Pat Moore says:

    wow. very cool.  

    Marla Gibson says:

    Wow!  I would love this.  Thanks for being so generous!

    Sarah says:

    I love beading because of the calmness I feel when I’m totally absorbed in a project.  I also love to find new projects, and these books would certainly help with that!

    Heike says:

    I love the library, it takes me in another world and I hope to win these books

    Karen Olsen Ramsey says:

    Your books are so much fun, and very inspiring!  I make jewelry…it is my passion.  Anything that gets my creative juices flowing is welcome in my hands, and your books can do just that.  For me, making jewelry is about transforming one thing into something else that then speaks to a wearer and a beholder. What fun to be able to speak that language!

    R Roush says:

    Sometimes I can come up for ideas for jewelery on my own. When I need help, I turn to the work of others to inspire me. Lark Crafts books are some of the best inspiration I’ve found.

    Donna Craig says:

    I love seeing something cute created from a block of clay, I also love to play with shiny beads and obviously am proud to say that I made it when people admire my pieces. xx

    Wow, I would love these books!! What a library this would be.  I make wire wrapped jewelry with crystals and beads and I want to branch out into metalsmithing.  Hammers and saws and fire, oh my!!

    Pat Riesenburger says:

    OOH! OOH!  OOH!  I wanna play!  The thing I like most about making jewelry (bead embroidered fibery stuff, generally) is the Zen state that always seems to envelope me as I stitch away…..

    Carol Jack says:

    What a great giveaway, would love to win each and everyone of these books,  Good luck to each and everyone of us.

    Jamie says:

    Love jewelry making…. remember  “Friends don’t let friends wear ordinary jewelry”. 

    Liz Thompson says:

    What I love about making and weatring jewelry – the looks on people when you say “Thank you, it’s one of my designs” – that’s the moment that I love.  Winning books?  A great way to morph what I know into something that I didn’t know I could do that!!

    Amy says:

    I love to wear & make jewelry….each piece has a story..

    I have been a silversmith and amateur jeweler for some time, but what I like best about jewelry is making it.  I love the focus that derives from inspiration and I get inspired by the oddest things.  I have a hard time selling it, because my main goal is the creation, not the sale.  I end up with loads of jewelry to switch out and always get tons of compliments, then I am off after the next inspiration!  I gift a lot of it as well and its gratifying to see someone’s eyes light up at an unexpected bit of sparkle and shine.  I would love to win the books (as books are another passion of mine, fiction, non fiction and learning).  Another fabulous source of inspiration and creative thinking!

    Francesca says:

    Wow – jewelry making is my meditative time, when I can get quiet and set aside all distractions. I would LOVE to have all these books – they represent years of potential studio time and although I’ve read through several of them in the studios of friends, I don’t own a single one of them!

    Nancy Duke says:

    Wow, this is such a great collection! I like to make my  own jewelry because I can use things that I love. And books are such an inspiration to me! There are so many new techniques that I would love to try.

    Staceylhaq says:

    I love your books….my best resources are your books!

    Sandy Spivey says:

    I love creating my own jewelry because it is a fun way to channel my creative thoughts as well as sparking conversation everywhere I wear it. I like all different mediums for creating my jewelry, such as beading, wirework, micromacrame, metalsmithing, metal artclay, polymer clay and on and on.  Winning this set of books would give me a fabulous Library to expand my creative processes with!  This is an awesome opportunity!  Thank you Lark Books!
    Sandy Spivey

    Sandra Sweeney says:

    Oh, wow, I would probably faint dead away with that many idea books. I love making jewelry and having jewelry books because it makes my right brain happy happy to have pretty pretty things around me and keeps my cheap cheap left brain quieter than if I try to buy pieces from a true artist.

    Janet Bocciardi says:

    Although I have many of these, I’m always looking for new ones to add to my library.  Your books are fabulous!  This is going to make someone a very happy holiday!

    Lisa says:

    This is a jewelry maker’s dream!

    Tlc2468 says:

    I would like this to be my starting library of jewelry making boosks.

    Ellen Crosby says:

    This would be such a great foundation for an Idaho Metal Arts Guild lending library. If I win (or any other IMAG member???) I volunteer to curate the collection. 

    Cynthia says:

    Making jewelry is meditative for me – it calms me down and lifts me up. Plus, I love pretty shiny things, so beads make me happy! As do books. Lots and lots of books . . . like these.

    Emiky C. says:

    I love jewelry! I particularly love the filigree rings, with a jewel on top.

    Sarah (Saturday Sequins) says:

    My goodness. If I won those books, I think I’d faint from happiness!

    Patricia Nowogrodski says:

    Your books are fabulous, fun and very inspiring,
    I love jewelry making and love love love your books !!!!!!

    Making jewelry is more than just creating something to wear. It is learning how to talk to the materials, how to create space and movement where there once was nothing. It’s a never ending process of learning; melting, molding, twisting, hammering. Most of all it’s about sharing with others. 

    Theholebeadshop says:

    I adore the authors and books published by Lark. What makes me want these books? I just gave most of mine away on our blog!

    Maria Johnson says:

    Wow!  That is a great collection of books for anyone who loves making jewelry.  Thanks for hosting the giveaway!  :)

    Jewelry is about movement, space, art, culture. Making jewelry is about sharing a piece of yourself with the world.

    Ellen Stoune says:

    I am obsessed with making jewelry of all different mediums so this would be a most welcome win. Good luck everybody!

    Lisa O'Hara says:

    I could certainly use a few of those in my library.  I like the creative inspiration I get from looking at these kinds of books.  The imagination is a wonderful thing!  When I get a good idea, and then see it come to life – amazing!  

    Cyndi says:

    What I like best about making jewelry is learning new techniques!

    Sheree Cooke says:

    Making and wearing jewelry is one of the most fun ways to express your personality. It nearly boggles my mind to think of all the mediums and possibilities for creativity!

    This is a most generous prize! These would be priceless in enhancing skills and creativity!

    I love jewelry for the fact that it is an extension of my love for art. I especially love pieces that have strong, solid form and read as sculpture. I look for pieces that have a sense of monumentality about them, as if they could be 20 ft tall or one inch tall.  I especially love the stores, www.galleryloupe.com in Montclair, NJ and  www.aaronfaber.com right across the street from the MOMA.
    The art in our homes remains a secret to most of our friends and acquaintances. Jewelry is one way that we can express ourselves and share art with the world around us. 

    Yvonne says:

    I love beading because it offers endless ways to express my creativity.  I also feel joy when I give a handmade gift.

    Vicki says:

    Wow, what a great selection of books! Someone will be very happy this year!

    Glenda Bollivar says:

    WOW!! This is SUCH a generous prize! Not only would they make great reference books, but beautiful coffee table books. I love to make jewelry with components that are repurposed. Also, I love to take jewelry that someone has, that once belonged to a cherished family member, and give it a modern twist. The look on the customer’s face is what makes me so proud of what I am able to do.
                      Happy Holidays

                                 Glenda B

    Deserttubs says:

    I don’t have any of these books. I would love delve into them all. Please pick me.

    Cvet_p says:

    I love making jewelry- creating with my hands in general… I find it very meditative. I would love to explore these books to spark my imagination.  

    Sigrid Harris says:

    I’ve always been a jewelry ‘ho, and have a MIL who’s crafty to the nth degree. I got tired of not being able to share that with her, so this past summer, I picked up a basic jewelry kit at Michael’s and promptly got addicted. I’ve been taking classes and learning ever since, then sharing it with my daughter who got her crafty nature from her grandmother, lol. Would love to have more resources. :)

    patty gamburg says:

    Fairly new beader.  Need all the help I can get.

    Pick me!

    Kaypasa says:

    What an amazing, generous giveaway. I would love to add these to my collection.

    Mike Burns says:

    This would be the ultimate Christmas gift for my wife.  The sheer amount of knowledge she could obtain from the quality of authors is unbelievable!  I can’t believe I ran across this give away shopping for her Christmas gifts. Thank you so much for this chance! 

    Nina Gibson says:

    What a great pack of inspiration!  

    Sharon Wagner says:

    I love making and sharing new jewelry pieces with my beady friends! We love to share ideas and beads! Fun, friends and beads, what could be a better way to spend an afternoon? 
    I would love to win these books and gift the ones I already own.  Or perhaps donate a couple to my Guild library! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the lovely people at Lark!

    Linda Wade says:

    Where to start!  So much to learn, so much to try!
    The best part of making my own jewelry is when people try to buy it right off my neck!

    Clrimmer says:

    What a wonderful giveaway!  I love making jewelry because I know I’m not going to see the exact same thing that somebody else is wearing.

    Collee says:

    Fingers crossed. Oh, Santa. I would love a beading book.

    Marciaslager says:

    What an awesome giveaway for one very lucky person….hopefully me!

    Melody Fugazzotto says:

    This set would be a wonderful addition to my growing collection.  Beading is just

    KimVanAntwerp says:

    Oh My! What a wonderful giveaway. Good luck to us all! :-)

    Rmmquilts says:

    This is fantastic – how generous.

    Christy Herpin says:

    What a fantastic gift you guys are giving away! I’ve borrowed a few of these from the library, but my book budget is sadly, well, extinct. I have to pick between books or beads, and beads always win! I adore making jewelry and beading because its so relaxing, and because there are so many different techniques and styles to try out, it never gets boring.

    Marcie Abney says:

    This is so awesome! Some of my favorite artists and some locals (for me) are in these books. It would be awesome to own the set!

    I love doing beadweaving!  I find working with seed beads to be relaxing.  :o)

    I love doing beadweaving!  I find working with seed beads to be relaxing.  :o)

    june says:

    Honestly, I love everything about making jewelry!  Such an amazing collection of books, Fantastic!!! I have several of them already and would love more!

    june says:

    Honestly, I love everything about making jewelry!  Such an amazing collection of books, Fantastic!!! I have several of them already and would love more!

    Anonymous says:

    great library…reference, instruction, inspiration … perfect

    Anonymous says:

    great library…reference, instruction, inspiration … perfect

    Shana Sawh says:

    These would be awesome to own

    Shana Sawh says:

    These would be awesome to own

    Lauragstaley says:

    What an amazing library this is! Oh, how I would LOVE to win it!! Making Art Jewelry is my passion. It’s a form of self-expression and creation of beauty that I can sell to beautiful people to make them look and feel even more beautiful. 

    Wow. What an incredible giveaway!  Thank you, Lark!  As for what I like best about making jewelry:  it is my creative outlet, my zen place, my connection to the world. ;)

    What a wonderful range of books – I cannot believe that I don’t have any of them

    Sandra Naujal says:

    Wow, what a generous giveaway! Thank you :)

    Stacey says:

    OMG! TREASURE BATH!!!! lol I enjoy making things that I know will make someone happy, and this is an incredible opportunity learn and try new techniques that would make my gifts just that more special. Thank you for offering this!

    Christinesbeadworks says:

    What a fabulous giveaway, thank you for hosting this.

    Becky Lohman says:

    I am not very good at drawing or sculpting….but making jewelry makes me feel like an artist

    Formysweetdaughter says:

    I would love to win!!!

    Jeanette says:

    Lark is very generous. I love making jewelry – it’s my time to be creative.

    Rachel A. Buckley says:

    Thanks for choosing me!  This books will offer endless inspiration for my beady mind and hands!

    Maria Ling says:

    I like making jewelry with the wearer in mind. Their life and spirit inspire me and out of that comes something that resonates with their inner and outer beauty. I like making jewelry because it expresses my inner creative spirit as well as it making me happy when the see the eyes of the beholder light up.

    Mljeichner says:

    When I was a kid…I would draw pictures of jewelry..as I grew up I became fascinated with stones and beads. I have always tried different techniques throughout the years. Mostly giving them to friends & family. It is quite a therapeutic hobby.

    Darcy Horn says:

    What do I like most about making jewelry? There’s so much to learn. Techniques, materials, patterns, inspiration…

    Mimsie_86 says:

    Wow this is an awsom give away I’d love to be considerd Thank you

    Caramel00416 says:

    I would love to win these books, it would be a great start for my library…

    Maria Ling says:

    I love making jewelry as it expresses my creative spirit and seeing the piece of jewelry bring joy to the wearer.

    Susan Blessinger says:

    This is the give away of the century!  I’m crossing my fingers!

    Anonymous says:

    So much inspiration!

    Kimberly E Van Antwerp says:

    Beautiful.  Fingers crossed.

    Anonymous says:

    I would love to win these books to start my library…

    WOW! What an incredibly generous giveaway! 

    Susan Adams says:

    WOWZERS, what an exceptional gift!  My disabled husband and I are working towards the day when my beadwork can be my sole occupation…having such resources at hand would surely help my family in achieving that goal.  Thank you for offering such a generous opportunity!

    Angie Terry says:

    I love my beadwork! I love hearing people gush over it when they or I are wearing it! I work primarily in off-loom weaving, but would love to add more techniques to my skill set. My birthday is this week, and this would be the best gift ever. If you’d like to see my work, check out my FB photo albums. Just search Angie Terry in Chillicothe, OH.

    I love to make jewelry of all kinds and am always interested in trying something new. I’m especially interested in creating with metal clay.

    Anonymous says:

    That is amazing. I’d love to win these books, get the creativity mode in full swing!

    Maggi 54 says:

    I like making and wearing jewelry because it is my way of expressing my creativity. When I wear jewelry, it is wearable art. Making it allows my artistic side to express.

    Jturner295 says:

    I love the entire process of creating a special look with the jewelry I make from browsing through books finding the perfect pattern, to choosing the beads. I love to handle the beads for their sparkling beauty and varied textures. Following a pattern my fingers feel a rhythm to each piece as it unfolds into a work of art and allows my soul refreshment from the creative process.

    Debbie D says:

    Wow!   Just in the list of titles I see new stuff I’d never have thought of.   I love learning new techniques.  I think I actually like making jewelry more than wearing.  I’d love to win this set.   Thanks for the opportunity.

    The thing about making jewelry is… it never has to EVER be the same. You can make jewelry out of just about any material and it will never be the same as before. Totally unique. Would love this collection as a palette of inspiration and information!

    Louise Little says:

    Ok, me too.  I love books; i love to bead; i love to make jewelry.  And i have an empty shelf on a bookcase.

    Froggi Donna says:

    I am a new jewelry maker…so much to learn. What a great bundle of books!!

    I just love making and wearing jewelry that I wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else.  I especially love flashy bronze leafy jewelry.  It reminds me of art nouveau inspired costume jewelry.

    Lisa J Mills says:

    Hello, my partner of over 16 years was in an accident 10 years ago and is physically disabled. One of the few things she is able to do is make jewelry and we’re always on the hunt for great ideas and techniques. These books would make a fabulous addition to our collection, and provide great learning tools. Thank you for considering our entry. Lisa J Mills, Tu Spirits LLC.

    Leebeads says:

    Amazing,  Lark does such wonderful books and now to offer them like this is fantastic.  Imagine being able to read every page of wonderful ideas and techinques.  Thanks Lark!

    Jackie Stults says:

    I get a double kick out of making jewelry…first its the creative drive and the inspiration that I can make come to reality in a piece of jewelry and then its the reaction I get from the people that the jewelry speaks to….the point when they say “Thats mine” and draw in a breath…you know you have done well. I like making jewelry more than wearing it.

    Jeannie Bench says:

    What an amazing giveaway! Thank you!!

    Wow!  Sensory overload for a book lover and jewelry maker!  Oh, the places my imagination would go with these as inspiration!

    Microangela_1 says:

    Making jewelry satisfies my desire to both wear unique items and to make things for gifts. I love exploring new techniques, and Lark Books offer great inspiration!

    Lmkordus says:

    Beadweaving and chain maille are very relaxing and stress-relieving!!!

    Avital says:

    One of the things I love about making (and wearing!) jewelry is that it connects me to the earliest humans–jewelry and adornment have been around since prehistory!

    Tycialk says:

    I’m fairly new to jewelry making and would love this set to help learn different methods. Thanks for the chance to win. You guys rock!

    Tycia

    Sue says:

    Wow this would be awesome to win!!! I would love to add these to my collection.

    Rbuff says:

    I LOVE Wrap, Fold and Rivet!  And have been collecting the 500 series, but don’t have the one listed here.  Lark, thanks for publishing such wonderful books!!

    Mara says:

    Wow! These books would be great inspiration as well as teaching tools. If there was a book I couldn’t use, I’d definitely give it to a friend that could use it. :)

    Janel G says:

    There’s nothing like making your own jewelry and then having someone ask where you got it!

    Making jewelry can be instant gratification or complicated and show depending on your mood or time you can invest.

    Jessica says:

    I would love to win. It has been a while since I have made jewelry but I loved being able to make beautiful wearable art for my friends & family.

    Juellesdesigns says:

    This is wonderful! I only have just a couple of these books since what I do now is bead weaving and a little polymer clay, this could open up a whole new venue of jewelry making for me! Whoo hoo!!!

    Wendy Drake says:

    When it comes to making and wearing jewelry, I am always trying different techniques and styles. This library would be instrumental in getting past those creative blocks!

    Wendy Drake says:

    When it comes to making and wearing jewelry, I am always trying different techniques and styles. This library would be instrumental in getting past those creative blocks!

    Ooooh…. I hope fate smiles on me!  I own a few of them, but if I won I’d be the envy of all Charlotte, NC;)

    Darlene Wise says:

    I enjoy making my own jewelry as I can make it to suit my personality and color choices. It also feels good when people compliment me on the jewelry I am wearing and ask where I got it.  

    Jkseese says:

    I make resin and wire jewelry. I love to hear people’s reactions to my works. I would love to win these! Fingers crossed.

    I love to use beautiful materials to make beautifull objects.  and drooling over beautiful books is a bonus too!

    Elke Leonhardt says:

    My favorit is Right Ange Waeve :-) Just published my first book :” RAW – Die Architektur der Perle” by Creanon-Verlag :-)

    Hedy Latos says:

    I love the smiles on people’s faces when they wear my sterling silver and Swarovski crystal jewellery.

    Forestpapr says:

    Love to make jewelry! I would love these books!

    mary says:

    I can’t believe the size of this giveaway!  I would be excited to get any one of these books.  I read jewelry making books like novels, I can pour over them again and again.

    Tycia Kesterson says:

    I would love to win these. You guys rock with such a wonderful give away.

    Pam Cooper says:

    What a wonderful treasure trove of goodies!  As a fairly new jewelry maker, this would greatly expand my knowledge.  I really enjoy the making of jewelry, even though I rarely wear my creations!

    Judithb says:

    Wow, what a giveaway! I love both making and wearing jewelry, and I can see just from the titles that some of these books would give me a whole set of new ideas. Wow wow wow.

    Barb Claytor says:

    I love to bead and teach beading and wire working. I have a few of the books already but the local beading group and my students sure could find uses for them. thank you

    The best thing about making jewelry?  Aside from the joy I get when I learn a new skill or finish a piece and am totally pleased with it, is the looks and compliments I get from friends and family when I present them with a piece I’ve made.  I would love to win this treasure of books!

    Verônica Filipak says:

    Oh!!! If we had just a part of those books in Brazil… I’d love to win them!!! I really love making jewelry and beading…

    Verônica Filipak says:

    Sad to read its just for US people…:-(

      Yellowunicorn25 says:

      I was about to enter, then i saw your comment. 
      I think it’s terribly unfair that it’s only for the US, makes me cross :-(

    Carol Dotin says:

    Lark books never disappoint with beautiful photography that inspires new ways of working within the many different mediums to which I have become addicted!
    Carol Dotin

    DHigg says:

    What a great giveaway!!  I love making jewelry because you can customize ANY WAY YOU WANT!! The options are limitless…

    Jewelry making gives me the opportunity to express a long suppressed creative spirit.  I enjoy seeing pieces I make with certain people in mind really matching their inner spirit and watching their eyes light up affirms our joy in sharing beauty with each other!

    info says:

    Hi, my favorit ist Leather Jewelry…:)

    Cruzermom02 says:

    Oh my gosh!!! I cannot imagine all the lovely’s I could create with these books!!! So Fabulous

    Dman2th432 says:

    Oh how I would loe to win these books I am learning how to make jewelry with wire and beads :)

    Holly Danner says:

    To me, making jewelry not only gives me a sense of accomplishment and pride, but when I give away something I’ve made it gives to that person a tiny piece of me. I will have shared with them some of my personality and creativity, and perhaps on that particular day, some of my attitude. For me, just knowing that person will wear it, and share a little bit of “me” with others, is a gift beyond words.

    Ldarmes says:

    I love the satisfaction of making a beautiful piece and proudly wearing it for all to see!

    Anonymous says:

    Fabulous prize, especially for a beginning beader!

    Elena Tucker says:

    I have several Lark books and they are wonderful! There are many here that I would love to add to my library. I like to use many different techniques to make jewelry, including flameworking, weaving, wirework and so on

    Linda says:

    Great giveaway!  Jewelry is the best craft.

    CanCan says:

    Oh my goodness!!!!  What a wonderful gift it would be to win all these!!!!

    Kristi says:

    I love making jewelry that fits me (just my size and personally). As I am always learning, these books would be wonderful!  Thank you for the chance to win.

    I Neeeeeeeeeeeeeed these books!! :D I LOVE the moment the solder flows!!

    Wileybead says:

    What a great selection of books. What great creative impetus . Great idea. Thank you.

    Koejke says:

    what a wonderful collection of books to win, Oh My!!!!!!!!

    I would love winning these books!

    What I like about beading is when I see someone looking at my jewelry and say oooh I love that where did you get it…. which then I say I made it and go on to tell them how I make jewelry and if they would like to purchase some they can. The look on their face is priceless… I like how me giving them an opportunity to buy homemade jewelry gets them excited.

    Dana Chasteen-Younkman says:

    Fantastic collection!

    Teresa says:

    What a great set! So much to learn and this library would be an awesome way to do it!

    ravenmoone says:

    Would LOVE these!!

    KJ L says:

    Oh!  I have beads and I have books.  I would love to add to my collection.

    Judy says:

    What do I love about making jewelry? I love expressing myself creatively in a wearable form of beauty :) Would lovvvveee to win all of these books! Count me in ;)

    Kate says:

    Oh wow! I live to do beadwork, and it would be fun to learn more about some of the other media featured in some of these books :)

    Joyce Pusel says:

    What an awesome giveaway!

    Jenn says:

    The best thing about making jewelry is seeing the look on the faces of those I give or sell them to! Thanks for the great giveaway! Hope I win!

    Slicey91 says:

    Lovely selection and generous giveaway.

    Michelle Morrison says:

    I would looooove to win these!! Living in NZ means I cannot buy decent jewelry making books anywhere!! Lease please please pick me!

    Angelica H says:

    My favorite part of making jewelry is that there are endless possibilities and there is always something new to learn. 

    Dmwdesigns says:

    I love making jewellery for gifts, the smile on thier face is just amazing.  To win this prize would surely put a smile on my face as well !!

    Faryl says:

    I love to make my own jewelry because it is unique and always like to learn more!!

    Charlotte says:

    Making and wearing jewelry is wonderful because it’s a direct reflection of who you are : )

    Cyndy says:

    Fantastic giveaway! Just like my favorite thing about baking cookies is eating them, I think the thing I like best about making jewelry is getting to wear it afterwards.

    I love the versatility of the materials. you can do so many thing with a single bead

    Nelad_bd says:

    Ooooh, yes to get abd to share, impressive gifts.  Good luck everyone!

    Fourpawsglass says:

    I
    am a glass artist and I love to make jewelry with other mediums that
    mix so well with glass. This collection would help me design terrific
    items to go along with my beads and pendants. I made the decision
    several months ago to make my hobby into a full time business. I would
    love to find something that catches consumers eye to sell my one of a
    kind pieces.

    Carrie Pursell says:

    This would be awesome!

    Carrie Pursell says:

    This would be awesome!

    Sherry Hernandez says:

    Jewelry is the expression of ones self.. :))))

    Elle says:

    I love making  because I like exploring color (first and foremost), design and construction.  I love wearing the pieces that I make that feel express those elements best.  I have several of the books, which I often use for inspiration or problem-solving. I’d love to expand my library with the ones I  don’t have and gift the ones I have for others to enjoy.

    When I first started making jewelry, I think people thought it was a nice hobby… now they can’t wait to see what I’ve made next, and that is such a great feeling that only makes me want to do more!

    When I first started making jewelry, I think people thought it was a nice hobby… now they can’t wait to see what I’ve made next, and that is such a great feeling that only makes me want to do more!

    Marianna Menkol says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Marianna Menkol says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    joyce says:

    I really NEED these books!   =)

    Reanelle Harris says:

    What a great giveaway! I would love to win the books! I think the best part about making jewelry is the ability to express yourself in each piece of jewelry you create.

    Carolyneeaves says:

    Gosh I would love to win these books ! I had some unfortunate circumstances happen to me and I lost all of my beading books that I had and I had quite a few and now I have none. I really love to bead. It gives me the perfect creative outlet and it brings me so much joy whenever I’m able to make a piece that someone just absolutely adores and loves wearing.

    cindy says:

    would love the opportunity to win these books–
    creating embellishments is a very rewarding pastime–
    thanks–
    cindy c

    Susan says:

    I admit it!  I am addicted to beading and finding new unexplored ways to use them.  Most of my inspiration comes from books.  Looking at other artists work is the perfect way to begin.

    Jane Marley says:

    Wow, what a collection !!! I started making jewllery back in February 2010 after a spell in hospital. I was bored and decided to pop to a craft store, I saw some acrylic beads and after buying them I made some jewellery sets and donated them to the Macmillan Cancer charity. By the time I had finished the sets I was hooked. I set about learning different techniques and materials and that’s what I love about jewellery making, exploring different materials and techniques which allows me to build up a totally eclectic and unique collection of jewellery. Since my acrylic bead days I have learnt wirework, bead weaving, macrame, polymer clay, gemstone and silver and bead stringing, next for me is lampworking, precious metal clay and silversmithing and anything else I can find.

    Marca Smit says:

    OMG what a great and generous idea, I’d love to be included in the draw. Thanks!!! Making jewelry is my zen :-)

    Kelly massman says:

    Jewelry making is so creative and helps women feel great about themselves!!!! Wow! What a wonderful giveaway! I feel I would have to share these!!!! Thanks so much for a chance to win!

    Cher Whittle says:

    Yay! I love Lark Books! I used to have a lot of these books but had to give them up, I sure miss them. Lark books teach genuine, solid skills that a jewelery designer needs. I love the process of creating a piece, letting my vision evolve and expand until it finally becomes what it was meant to be! I like to use precious metals and natural stone, and a wide variety of techniques, so your books are amazingly helpful! This year has been a real tough one, and my birthday is the 16th. Thank you for the opportunity to enter such an inspirational giveaway!!!!

    Love making things for friends and loved ones. Gives a special joy to share.

    I’ve just been away on a 3 day bead retreat learning lots of new (to me) bead techniques.  So much inspiration…so now I need to practice and improve my new techniques.  A library like this would certainly help me on my way.

    Leora says:

    What a great collection!  And it covers so many specialty areas.  I love it!

    Karen Firnberg says:

    Wow! What a great giveaway! 

    The thing I love about making jewelry is it’s exactly what you want it to be. Whether you are talking about color, metal, size, person or occasion, you can make it.

    Karen Firnberg says:

    Wow! What a great giveaway! 

    The thing I love about making jewelry is it’s exactly what you want it to be. Whether you are talking about color, metal, size, person or occasion, you can make it.

    Jenna Gordon says:

    i’ve been making jewelry for about 10 years now, on and off. i’m really getting into weaving chain and doing more intricate work. this library of books is making me drool a bit. whomever wins is going to be so lucky!

    Jenna Gordon says:

    i’ve been making jewelry for about 10 years now, on and off. i’m really getting into weaving chain and doing more intricate work. this library of books is making me drool a bit. whomever wins is going to be so lucky!

    What I like about making jewelry is that it is unique to me and reflects who I am. And i love to cull over books for inspiration and to lean new techniques. What a great giveaway!!

    Brenda says:

    I have many lark books but can always use the ones I don’t have!!! The others will go to my guild library. Keeping my fingers crossed!

    Caroline says:

    My bookcase is bulging now with beadind and jewelry books, but I can always use more!

    Gr8ful4grace says:

    Wow! What a great bounty of books! Just thinking about them makes me want to get busy creating. I love the process of creating jewelry and learning from others ways to incorporate new techniques and materials into my designs,

    Normaturvey says:

    what an wonderful give away! I would totally love to win this one! I love books, and love to make jewelery so its a win/win situation!

    Niccola says:

    I have a number of the great Lark books and like making my own jewelry because it will be unusual and interesting.

    Tanya says:

    What a wonderful Christmas present this would be.  I know just the person the duplicate copies will go to as well.  Lark is the reason that I make glass beads.  Many many years ago they had not only books but a kit in the catalog that I would get in the mail.  Beads and jewelry are now an obsession.

    Zen says:

    Awesome. I am a 100% disabled Marine. I started doing lapidary because it kept my hands and mind busy… I have always had an interest in geology and this hobby was a natural progression. To take a hunk of rough stone and shape and polish it into something beautiful to wear is a very very old creative process. I am always learning new techniques and want to learn silver smithing next. I give much of what I make to friends and family and it is always rewarding to hear folks say how pretty a necklace or bracelet is !

    Haley Hertz Kraft says:

    Making jewelry gives me the freedom to create art that I can enjoy and display on my own body, or spread it around to others for them to enjoy.

    Clubohara says:

    Blinging my own jewels rocks!!  

    Charlene says:

    Lark books are the best! What an awesome giveaway, thanks for the chance!

    Yvette F says:

    Wow! What an awesome collection of books. I love to make and wear jewelry, always have. I get a calmness about me when I am working with my beads. The rest of the world, including all my problems, just seems to melt away.

    I know that the person who wins this prize is going to be so happy. I hope that it is I!

    Cyndi Nason says:

    Sweet!

    Anonymous says:

    I love making jewelry!  I love sharing my knowledge with others.  I olso love hanging out with the girls making new things and catching up!  This is also my stress reliever!!  Nothing is better than gettin a new magazine and challenging myself!!!

    Regina Jiron says:

    It would be like going to handmade jewelry heaven if I won this stash! I’ve been away from beading due to family illness and just recently thinking of going back now. These books would help me get jump started again! Wish I’m the lucky gal!

    Thea says:

    I love making because I love to create in general. I love jewelry making because it allows me to mess with colors and textures, throws in the consideration of making it practical, and you can do some pretty amazing things with jewelry. I love to wear jewelry because it allows me such customization of what I express to the people who see me. These would make a world of difference in my jewerly making- here’s hoping!

    Sue Kirby says:

    This is a wonderful opportunity.  Thank you.

    Jodyk says:

    What a fascinating array of books!  It would be endless fun to learn, do, and share! 

    That is an amazing compilation of books.  What a wonderful giveaway.  I always love to try something new when making jewelry and any one of those books would be a treasure trove of ideas.

    CMD says:

    I’m a new student of metal smith jewelry, so I’ve just begun my journey into the (amazing) world of jewelry blogs.  I recognize some of these books from my professors stash, but I don’t own any of my own as yet.  The titles alone have set my fingers tingling to get started making something lol.  I’ve always been fascinated by hand made jewelry which is why I added this class to my art education, though oddly I don’t wear much myself.  I’m thoroughly enjoying the textures & designs I’m learning to create, and just the feeling of creating a wearable piece of art is exciting for me.  I just finished my first self designed piece – a steampunk bracelet.  Though I had problems with the rivets and many other things and it took 2 months to complete, every class was a new adventure for me. 

    Thanks so much for this amazing opportunity!!

    J9ohagan says:

    I love to bead.  The joy of creating something truely unique feels incredible and watching a friend or family members face light up when they recieve a one of a kind gift….great.
     

    Janel says:

    These would more than likely inspire me to start creating jewelry again.

    SBurwash says:

    There’s some wonderful books in this giveaway. Making jewelry (and making glass beads) preserves my mental health and gives me a way to personalize what I wear.

    debb rosemarino says:

    Oh my goodness what an eyeful of delight looking at all these!

    Anne Stinnett says:

    I love making jewelry!

    Bek says:

    I love Lark Books!  They are such a treasure and such a treat! Not only do they highlight some amazing artists and their art, but they always inspire.  My favorite thing about making jewelry is coming up with a somewhat vague idea and then putting it together, using my brain and body to, in some cases, reinvent the wheel, but organically learning new-to-me techniques gives me such a triumphant feeling.  My favorite part about my finished jewelry is sending it out into the world where hopefully it brings light to the spirit of the person who is wearing it, even if that’s 1/100 as much light as the process brings to my heart and soul, that’s still enough to light up an average city!

    April Abate-Adams says:

    Wow,  I would for sure Never leave the house if I had this set of books in my library.  Thanks for the giveaway offer!

    Amalia says:

    I love making jewelry.  Right now I am learning various beading styles.  Would love to  learn other types of beading  and crafts. I am retired and have the time to explore the various styles and ideas shown in books and videos.  Thank  you for the opportunity to enter this drawing.

    Lflodin says:

    just learning to felt beads …. would love to win the books to explore other mediums

    cscaccio says:

    What can I say? You can never have enough inspirarion!

    Susan Lambert says:

    There is always something new to learn when you make jewelry!  I love the challenges of working with new mediums.  

    Melissa says:

    There are so many wonderful books here! I started making jewelry because I love wearing it, and making jewelry gifts for others is one of my favorite parts of the holidays. The projects in these wonderful books are tiny works of art!

    Christine Bolin says:

    I’ve never been much on wearing jewelry, but after seeing all these beautiful books, I could start.

    Christine Bolin says:

    I’ve never been much on wearing jewelry, but after seeing all these beautiful books, I could start.

    erin says:

    I like making jewelry because it makes me happy to see my friends and family wearing the stuff I make them.

    Brouse2801 says:

    I love making jewelry, it’s relaxing!

    Janice Bryant says:

    I like making my own Jewerly because it is a relaxing end to my day. I am currently a sophomore in college(@51) and I work full time. I also like to here the gasps from patients at our office when they find out that I have made my Jewerly.  Also it is just plain fun to make my Jewerly. :)

    This is a real treasure!.  I love to explore jewelry books and trying new methods of creating wonderful jewelry.

    Trish128 says:

    hi
    I love making all jewelry including bead weaving and wirework. It would be amazing to get ahold of those books

    Anonymous says:

    WOW this is an amazing set of books for some lucky person! (Maybe me!!) Happy Holidays!

    Anonymous says:

    WOW this is an amazing set of books for some lucky person! (Maybe me!!) Happy Holidays!

    Sandilbates says:

    jewelry is as old as civilization and having all these books means I can continue to make sparklies and beauties that will far outlast my time here. thank you for this give away.

    Shirley Walker-Combs says:

    How can it be that I only have one of those books! Making jewelry is one of the most satisfying crafts I’ve ever done. Everything turns out!

    Llhyde44 says:

    I love the lark books and would love to have one of each.

    Irene Lenihan says:

    Oh My Gosh.  This would be an awesome thing to win.  I have a couple but those could go to our library here.

    Angela Mize says:

    I started making jewelry to help me with my arthritis in my hands. I instantly fell in love with the craft. I now make gifts for people to give a way and have a small business. I would love for it to become more than small. It feeds my creativity part of my soul.

    Jann C. says:

    I love the creative process of making jewelry and being able to wear something that is unique.

    Bje213 says:

    Totally addicted to reading, creating, teaching, purchasing, etc. anything having to do with beads!  Help!  Would love to continue growing in this field by adding more nourishment.  LOL.  Thanks so much!

    Vestus says:

    Thanks for the giveaway.  I can always use fresh ideas since I am a newbie to making jewelry.

    VickiT says:

    Wow. Those are some amazing looking books.
    I love making jewelry because it is relaxing although I dont’ make very much. My MIL and son’s fiancee both make much more jewelry and both love doing it. Everytime I see my MIL she’s giving me something new like earrings or a bracelet. She loves it because it gives her something to do. I’d be super thrilled to win these books as they would be split between the three of us.

    Stacy in KS says:

    I love wearing and Designing Jewelry. I am a Stay at Home Mom of 2 very active boys-so jewelry making helps me decompress and unwind in the evenings. I love to check out Jewelry Designing/Beading, etc books from the library for New Ideas/inspiration. As a Stay at home mom-we have a pretty limited budget-so my “design/inspiration” library is pretty limited to what I can find at the library. I would LOVE to win this!! :)

    Anonymous says:

    shiny.  enjoy creating my own designs and learning new techniques. 

    mainly pretty jewels make me feel pretty.

    Melanie Schaffer says:

    I enjoy that there is always more to learn when it comes to making my own jewelry. Books like these excellent choices, have helped me learn and grow in ways I never thought possible! I’m certainly hooked on reading as many beading/jewelry books out there that I can find! I’m also grateful for the chance to win such a fabulous prize…thank you! 

    Lisa Ward says:

    Wow, this is a fabulous giveaway.  I prefer to work with seed beads.  Picking out the colors, seeing how they work together, really gets me going.

    I love to make jewlery, it calms me down when I need it. It keeps me busy on days when I don’t feel well. It also keeps me thinking about new designs ans keeps me learning about new techniques.

    Carol says:

    Wow, what a nice lot of books. Beadweaving is my passion but I’d love to try other media.  Thanks for the opportunity!

    Oh what a treasure trove. I think I would be so lost in inspiration that I might not get anything made!

    Dani says:

    I’m not much of a jewelry maker, but I am a broke college student!  My mother makes jewelry, and this would make a GREAT Christmas present for her!

    Nancyrp says:

    I love Lark books. They are such quality publications.

    LLSTARKEY53 says:

    I am a wire artist and always searching for new inspiration and ideas. I am sure these books would offer plenty!

    Carol P says:

    What a FABULOUS prize!! I have several Lark books in my library, but only one that’s in this entire bundle. What I enjoy most about beadwork, jewelry creation, and wearing my handmade pieces, is the gratification it gives me to know that I crafted the pieces with my own hands. I feel great wearing my beadwork because I wear what appeals to me most and it’s the perfect size! Beading relaxes me. It’s my “me” time, and I really look forward to it. I’m always working on a project, and I start thinking ahead about which project I”ll tackle next. I’ve explored a variety of mediums in beadwork & jewelry-making… wire wrapping, fusing, resin, riveting, macrame, weaving, embroidery. There is a big, big world out there in the land of handmade jewelry and beads, and I’m having a most enjoyable time on my beading journey =) Thanks for such a cool give-away, good luck to all the participants, and Happy Holidays!!

    Dthorp1956 says:

    Oh My!  What a wonderful gift to me these would be!

    DonnaJ says:

    Oh my gosh – what a treasure trove. This time of the year, I feel so lucky to be able to make handmade gifts for friends & family – I hate shopping and supporting the big-boy stores – so I just don’t!!  Fingers crossed - 

    I love making jewelry – especially whimsical earrings – and I love wearing my own creations, as they express my interests and my enjoyment of particular colors and motifs.

    What an incredibly generous giveaway!  I have eyed several of these books for a while, and didn’t know many of them were out there.    What do I like about making jewelry?  Being able to put myself out there in a way people don’t normally see.  I love wearing my pieces, and the works of others, to also express who I am.

    C Clarke says:

    I love the beautiful chain mail bracelet that my daughter made for me. She would LOVE these books!

    Chris says:

    What a fantastic collection.  Thanks for this great giveaway.  I hope to win!!!
    Happy Holidays!
    Chris

    dj says:

    YUM!!!!!

    dj says:

    YUM!!!!!

    Alicia says:

    Oh, I wish you had open it to Canadians as well – I have a few of them, but I would be delighted to get the others :) Goof luck everyone else…

    Dana Zachary says:

    I love being able to reuse materials, like paper from discarded books, giving it new life in jewelry pieces. Lark books are, by far, my fave craft books! Best instructions of any. 

    Jane says:

    What a great selection of books.  Wow there are even a few that I do not own!!

    Moon2bead says:

    I’d love to win this set of books–I see many which I would use and others that I have friends who would like them so I would give these to them.

    Brianna Hull says:

    this is so cool! I love making jewelry because I love working with my hands and seeing that one person who’s face says “now I know what I was looking for, and that’s it! Love it!” Finding just that one happy person is a wonderful feeling :) I just love making this wearable form of art. Self taught though, would love some books to help me where I am catching  :) good luck to all who comment and enjoy these wonderful looking books who ever does win! Happy Holidays!

    Cathie_schultze says:

    I would be so excited to win these books, Lark has published some of the most beautiful books.   They are well written and the photographs are outstanding.  I have been beading for numerous years and enjoy looking at all the beautiful things other people have designed.  

    Anonymous says:

    Very cool give away, quite the library for someone looking to expand their skills. Like me. :) Good luck to everyone out there and happy beading.

    Jacquelyn Caldwell-Guerrero says:

    Oh wow this would be great! I would enjoy these books do much! As far as what I like best about making or wearing jewelry, with a house filled with males with the exception of my daughter it is the one thing I have to myself. Or even brief periods of sharing with my four year old girl. It makes me feel a great sense of accomplishment and that I succeed at something web I finish a piece especially when someone says they like what I did. I also like making pieces from my grandmas old jewelry as a part of her is with me when I wear it. The others that I will give out have found a new life. It makes me feel good.

    I like making my own jewelry because it’s fun to wear and share something unique.

    Tanya Murphy says:

    aside from the fun of wearing something (or gifting) unique, i adore the outlet creating jewelry gives me! :)

    Dreamon64 says:

    She who dies with the most bead books wins! I love making beaded jewellery, and anything beaded for that matter, as I find it both rewarding and relaxing. I like being able to make a piece to go with a particular item of clothing or for a particular occassion too.

    I love making jewelry because I like wearing one-of-a-kind pieces rather than the same thing that everyone else has on. I often will pick what I want to wear for the day to emphasize or enhance today’s mood or attitude.

    Yanamom says:

    This would be an AWESOME prize to win.  I love making gifts for others.  When they know you have made them something, they know you put a lot of thought and effort into the gift, unlike just walking into Wally Word and picking up the first thing you see that you think they MIGHT like…

    Trudi says:

    What an incredible give-away! I love the opportunity to express my creativity in making jewelry, and the chance to use mixed media is exciting!

    I would LOVE to win this!  I guess the thing I like most about making jewelry is that it relaxs me.  You can do just about anything, if you try!  And I like to make necklaces best because it is a perfect showcase for a piece of jewelry to be worn on the neck for everyone to see.

    Kerry Collett says:

    What a great collection of books! Pick me! Pick me! :)

    Kim Hil says:

    Wow!  I luv jewelry books!  Even though I have….ahemmm…”many”..I don’t have them ALL!  And I know plenty of people to giveaway any dup copies to!  Jewelry making is great because it is a way to express your self creatively or help people express themselves in wearable art.  Jewelry is a small canvas that reflects the inner soul and a way for everyone to feel or be creative in making it or displaying it!
    Kim Hil (cre8ivespace@yahoo.com)

    Jean says:

    I would be so happy to win these books!  There are 4 generations of beaders in my family, and I love seeing the creative ideas of others.  Good luck everyone!

    Mia says:

    I would love to expand my jewelry making abilities. And have books that don’t relate to my college science classes. :)

    Carolyn Blakelock says:

    I love finding unusual focal beads and then creating a piece that really sets them off.

    Babyfishmouth4 says:

    These look like they’re all great books. I have a few of them

    Jo says:

    Looks like a great collection, would love to win it!

    brenda muntz says:

    Lark is one of my favorite book companies! Lark is the more innovative of resources available, yeah for Lark!!

    Andra Weber says:

    WOW this is a great giveaway.  I would love to get chosen.  i have been beading for six years now and am into bead embroidery and beadweaving,  Lark books are the greatest.  They have clear instructions and really help to fuel my imagination!

    Kcbakes says:

    Awsome gift to the lucky person. I do have some of the books already and that’s because they are
    wonderful.  !!!

    Jenn W says:

    Fabulous!

    judy c says:

    That is an entire library! I do have some of these books, but I could spread the love to some beader friends. I love making jewelry, but then there are so many other beady projects, too. Seeing all the different color combinations is so inspiring! I love to create things to fit each person/personality.
    Thank you, Lark, this is amazing.

    Meanjean321 says:

    I would love these books for inspiration. Making jewelry is truly a passion of mine

    Kathy says:

    Always looking for new inspiration.

    Janeen Burlingame says:

    I like the ability to make something beautiful to give to family and friends that is designed especially for them, is one of a kind not to be repeated again, and love the happiness they experience because of what I’ve made. These books would be a great source of inspiration. Thank you for giving back.

    Phylart says:

    Lark books are generally beautiful, inspirational, and practical.  My shelves are pretty full, but you can never have too many resources for inspiration.  Beading is a big part of my life and I am very grateful for its role in my life: meeting people, being creative, and having infinite excuses for not doing housework!

    marymac says:

    My husband would have to build me new shelves for all these wonderful books if I won.  As for making or wearing.  It would be wearing. I need alittle help with the making part but these books would be a big help.  Thanks for such a great giveaway

    lizhart says:

    Wowser!  I like making jewelry because it lets me play with form and color.  I have a ball.
    mollyhartatkippercatdotnet

    Amanda Jensen says:

    I love the freedom when creating jewelry – I get to do anything!  And the more I learn, the more the possibilities!  Thanks for the opportunity to win an amazing prize like this!

    Kathryn Guler says:

    What a wonderful selection of inspirational books! Thank you for a chance to win! My passion is to create wearable art, it makes my world go around.

    This collection is amazing. The best part of making jewelery is that it represents the creator and the wearer. It is an art form that is celebrated across the globe. Jewelry designs have been around since the dawning of civilization and represents an inner passion to create something unique.

    Sjgraff says:

    Who wouldn’t love to win this fantastic collection! I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed. I enjoy designing & making my own jewelry.

    Marilyn Tompkins says:

    Jewelry making and wearing is my obsession.  The creativity and beauty jewelry brings lifts us out of the hum drum of our lives and takes us into magical places.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed for this one!

    Sreardon15 says:

    wonderful assortment of books and I would love to win them.

    Sharman Martin says:

    What a great give-away!!    I am a bit of a magpie.   I love little sparkly bits and pieces.  After stringing and weaving beads for several years, I recently took up silversmithing.  I am always game to learn something new.  I have to create.  It feeds my soul.  

      Mountviewfarm says:

      Since I started making jewellery I have turned into a magpie also, just cant resist anything that just might be useful one day

    Zoe Hodgson says:

    Wow, an amazing prize, someone will be over the moon so I’ll cross my fingers :) I love making jewellery for myself so I have something unique to wear & I love making jewellery as gifts so I have something heartfelt & handcrafted to give.

    O my this would be amazing! I have been making jewelry for 34 years. To add all these wonderful books to my library would be over the top! I love to try new things and this would inspire me to make some great jewelry!!! What a great giveaway!

    Zoe Hodgson says:

    Wow, an amazing prize! I love to make jewellery as gifts so its personal & unique, & I love designing and making my own jewellery, its my ‘me time’ I’m not being Mum or Wife, just simply Zoë.

    Off_the_beaded_path says:

    This is a great giveaway! Thank you for doin this. I would love to start out 2012 by adding these books to my collection!

    Hi, Lark! I came across this contest while searching out how to fabricate metal jewelry.  I have been making beaded jewelry since I was a child, but because I let life get the better of me, I stopped for 15 years. I am now living my life the way I always should have, making the right healthy choices for myself- and Jewelry Making brings me peace during those times of struggle.  I would LOVE the opportunity to expand my jewelry making horizons. Thanks, Lark, for your consideration.

    Jeannie Brimacomb says:

    Glad to know I’m not the only one drooling over this give-away!

    justval says:

    My gosh, what a fantastic give-a-way! I am just beginning to learn about jewelry making, every medium is covered in that fantastic selection of books. Being creative creates a sense of calmness and peacefulness within me.

    Dawn Edwards says:

    Oh my…A book and jewelry lovers paradise!!!!! Please do enter me in your give-away…I would be thrilled beyond belief to win such a marvelous assortment. Love hand-made jewelry and would love the inspiration to give it a try myself. Thanks so much.

    Bcmkc59 says:

    I really like mixed arts  so many ways to create so little time

    Charlotte says:

    Hi there,

    I have done some wire working and love it and when I saw seed bead jewellery, I really thought that I wouldn’t like it to do it. I don’t know what attracted me to start something, but I did. I then bought Maria DeCoster’s book and had never done R angle weave and I actually made the fabulous square ring and it looks great! Am on my third now ;) Always love to try new things. Thanks for the contest.

    Lois says:

    Amazing!  I love making jewelry and this giveaway would be a great addition to my library with a few books to give to my friends.

    sunottin says:

    How many times has my mood been set by the jewellery I choose for the day, the evening, the event?  It is forgiving – have I gained or lost weight, my jewellery doesn’t care – I can feel good about myself, raise my mood, have a great conversation starter for those times when I’m feeling less than confident.  I love wering jewellery, for the way it makes me feel but also for how it tends to open the lines of communication with other people no matter where I go!

    Lisa W. says:

    Oh wow how I would love to win these books !  I make jewelry and love to look at how others make it and learn from this.  I know some of my friends have their jewelry in those lark books and I would love to see that too. 

    Mkm Ky Abc says:

    These book covers are beautiful.  I love jewelry, and would really like to add to my collection.  Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of this drawing.

    Mary

    Kathleen M. says:

    Wow! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway opportunity!  I enjoy considering the mechanics and wearability of a piece of handmade jewelry, along with the style to suit the recipient. 

    Michele says:

    Awesome giveaway!! I would love to learn how to make original jewellery pieces. Thanks!

    Betty Maple says:

       As a jewelry maker this give-away would increase my skills. Those books not in my speciality I would donate to my local Planned Parenthood fund raiser!

    Buffie says:

    Love the idea of the book giveaway. I am a self taught beader and I find it has become my world of sanity.

    THESE ARE VERY INTERESTING BOOKS. I WANT TO LEARN TO COMBINE OLD JEWELRY PIECES WITH NEW.

    Valerie M says:

    Oh my! What a delicious pile of books! I want them!! :)
    I love making jewellery for other people more than for myself, because I like to think of the person I’m making for, which informs the piece I’m making, and it’s nice to make something I think they’d like, rather something I’d wear myself. It also lets me use colors I wouldn’t normally use! The jewellery I wear has all been given to me by other people! And each one has a story. That’s what I love most about wearing jewellery. Being a little different and talking to people who ask about where I got it from! :)

    Kara says:

    You know, last night I went out and I wasn’t feeling that great about it, so I put on a pair of enamel and wire earring that one friend had made and a PMC bracelet that another friend had made, and one of my own necklaces. Instant attitude makeover–not only did I look a lot more interesting, but I had my friends along with me–at least in the abstract–reminding me that they think I’m fabulous. That’s what I like about wearing (and making) artisan-made jewlery. You carry the maker along with you when you wear it.

    Oh my goodness someone’s going to have an entire winter’s worth of wonderful reading.  I don’t know why I like to make/wear handmade jewelry, but I do know I just turned down diamond earrings, and ask my husband to get gift certificates to my favorite suppliers for the amount instead.  Curious what will be under my tree.

    Cindy Perkins says:

    Wow thanks for the chance to win. I love to create new pieces and give them as gifts, it makes me smile :) 

    Teresa Maletich says:

    What a great collection to inspire me even more! I love to make jewelry, it is an escape for me. I am strictly an amateur, but you have to start somewhere, right?

    cindi marinez says:

    My favorite medium is clay, but I would love to learn to work w wire!!

    Jaanl8 says:

    I have only recently started making my own jewelry.  I would be grateful to receive such great books to add to my very meagre library.

    Laura5+2 says:

    What a wonderful giveaway.  Anyone, including me, would be to happy to recieve any of these for their collection.  I love making jewelry, and not a day goes by that I don’t pick up my beads to make something.

    Bottoc says:

    I need them all……….PLEASE

    Mandy L. says:

    This is an amazing giveaway. I am looking to expand my jewelry making techniques and these books would be a fantastic start!

    Palmtreequeen says:

    I am a glass bead maker that LOVES new books!!  Especially ones that I can use my creative juices with! Rock on for the book give away!! 

    Nita says:

    I am a paper crafter but would love to learn how to make beautiful jewelry for my daughters and grandaughters.Thank you for the chance to win.

    Leslie says:

    I’m a fan of Lark Books. They are very helpful. I like to find new refreshing ideas on reusing found items.

    Dragonfiremail says:

    WoW! What a fantastic collection.  Lots of inspiration to be found here – that’s why I LOVE making jewelry, you can never get bored, there are so many mediums to work in! I’m a silversmith/lapidary/enamelist, who got hooked on PMC back when the first silver came out in the late 90′s.  As I am also an instructor, this would be wonderful to share with my students!

    Lisamarieluther1 says:

    What a fabulous collection of books.  Full of inspiration.  I love all types of crafts but jewellery making is my favourite.  I particularly love beading and creating glass sculpture and fabric from tiny glass beads.  My next ambition is to start creating with Metal Clay.  Making things just makes my soul sing!

    crafter1953 says:

    What a wonderful giveaway. Thank you Lark Books for doing this, it shows just what kind of publisher you are a really great one. I just hope that I win but if not thanks anyway. Happy Holiday to You and Yours.

    Becky Green says:

    I LOVE wearing jewelry!!!! It tops off an outfit PERFECTLY! Brings the whole outfit together!!!!! AND it makes me feel like a QUEEN!!!!!!!! Now WHO doesn’t want to feel like that??? :)

    Kim R. says:

    I’d love a chance to enter this amazing giveaway! These books would provide much needed inspiration for my jewelry making!
    Thanks :)

    These look like great resources! I’m somewhat new to jewelry making and I’m looking to learn as much as possible! Great giveaway!!!

    Carlie says:

    WOW! What a giveaway! I have wanted to try my hand at making jewelry and if I win this will be my chance!

    Sandi Leonard says:

    This would truly be a wonderful gift.  Not only would I benefit, but my daughter and a close friend love to make and wear beautiful jewelry.  We each have our own style, which makes it interesting when we work together.  We learn from each other.  These books would further inspire us.

    Susanmmissey says:

    I don’t have any Lark books but now that I’ve seen them I can’t understand why not!  I love making and wearing my own jewelry to have something that’s unique and me!

    Hanagizmo says:

    I would LOVE to have this amazing library…jewelry making gives me a creative outlet and some much needed “me time”

    Anonymous says:

    Amazing give-away and treasure chest of the finest Jeweler books available.  When I am in my studio the world recesses to another place, time passes without awareness, and a peaceful joy encapsulates my spirit.  It is in this peace I create jewelry and all else that inspires my muse.  It is as if one technique or creation leads to another, until the pangs of hunger pull me out of tranquility and into the kitchen.  Thank you Larkcrafts for the opportunity to expand my library of creation.      

    Aaron says:

    I make a lot of custom wedding rings and it is seeing the joy on my clients faces when they pick up their rings that really is exciting for me!  I also love exploring wood as my newest medium.  All those patterns and colors – it’s such a visual feast compared to just gold/platinum/diamonds!

    Anonymous says:

    I’ve got several of these on my “someday” book shopping list! As a self-taught-through-books jewelry-maker, this prize would be a spectacular boost to my abilities! My favorite part of making jewelry is giving it to friends and family. It always seems to make them happy – and it justifies my obsession to my husband! :)

    Clamworks says:

    I’m currently working on a lot of metalsmithing with jewelry…form folding, mainly.  I find it relaxing…hammering away is a great stress reliever!

    Cece says:

    Like seeing people get excited about one of a kind designs and I get to play with COLOR.

    SHERRY MCKINNEY says:

    I love creating with beads and polymer clay! What is running around inside my head, gets to come out in the form of all kinds of colors, shapes, and textures! Awesome feeling to share it with others too! This is a fantastic give-away! Thanks so much!

    EAkers says:

    What an awesome and so very generous holiday giveaway. I love beading and time flies by so quickly when working on a project. I have been wanting to try making felted beads and also to try chain bracelets, but quick and easy gifts I usually make earrings, bracelets and necklaces. I really enjoy creating Spiral beaded bracelets and necklaces. Elaine Akers  EAkers@aol.com 

    Anonymous says:

    I love being able to put my own spin on homemade jewelry.  Take a pattern, mix it up a bit, and you have a very unique piece of jewelry.  Would love to have these books on hand for inspiration!  Thanks.

    Traci Staves says:

    I don’t wear a lot of jewelry, but I love creating it, love sharing it and love the responses I receive from it. The need to create is a fire within me and jewelry making is the fuel.

    What a fabulous collection of jewelry books!~!~  I swear by some of them.  I am addicted to designing and making jewelry and have been for many years.  Ever since I realized that jewelry didn’t have to be all beads and “pretty”.  I used found objects, findings and parts from vintage and just plain old jewelry. I combine everything to make the style uniquely my own.  My favorite places to shop?  Estate sales, flea markets, garage sales and parking lots (for run over bottle caps and lottery tickets!).  Thanks for publishing such versitile books for jewelry makers.  

    Rebecca says:

    What a wonderful give-away.  I love to try all new ways of making jewerly.  My favorite is still the beadwork – though I am sure if i had the space it would be metal working!  Too many wonderful things to decide.  Ill keep my fingers crossed

    Val T. says:

    I love to make unique jewelry an then wear them or give frends or family as a present. Thank you for wonderful giveaway!

    Naomi Kitcher says:

    What an amazing giveaway!! I’ve been making jewellery for about a year and I love the creative aspect of it and being able to give friends and family unique pieces that I’ve made especially for them.

    Bryndelmano says:

    What I like best about making jewelry is the challenge of taking disparate pieces and combining them into a visually coherent whole.

    Justquiltingaround says:

    i have been wnting to try the anodized alum, bought it could use the book/

    Wendy Edsall-Kerwin says:

    What I love best about working with metal is being able to take a flat sheet or plain wire and manipulate it into a work of art.  Using a hammer and a torch to transform it is amazing!

    Linnplous says:

    Wow!  who wouldn’t want to win this?

    Lindsey says:

    The thing I like best about making jewelry for my close friends and loved ones is this:  those close to me know how much time and thought goes into my jewelry making.  When they receive a gift of jewelry from me they know that I think they are someone really special because I have created something just for them.  They truly appreciate it and wear it with pride.

    Bàrbara Albareda says:

    Hi! that’s amazing!

    I am a felt maker, crocheter, knitter, origami lover and diy addict. Now I am studying metalsmithing, to complement the textile techniques that I love with metals, in order to create from beginning to end my jewelry pieces.

    Ooooo, what a great giveaway – I’d love to win some books for some new inspiration for 2012!

    It’s hard to explain why I enjoy making jewelry – I have tried to “expand” by using my skills and techniques to make functional/decorative pieces but always come back to personal adornment. It’s just what I love to do! This collection would be a wonderful addition to my library – lots of techniques here that I have always wanted to learn and this would be a nice way to get the creative juices flowing.

    Paula Rudy says:

    Lark you’ve overwhelmed me again with your generous offer! When I create a pattern of color & texture with beads that someone wants to wear, I feel the greatest satisfaction. Lark books help inspire my creativity. Thank you for the give-away!

    Sharonrosecherweniuk says:

    Hello! What a great giveaway, just in time for Christmas! And speaking of Christmas,,, today finds me busy making jewelry and prayer beads as gifts for my family members. I like to personalize the items and jewelry with beads that mean something to the recipients, Much nicer than a store bought gift!

    kathrynn polfer says:

    I love books and jewelry so this would satisfy two desires. Thanks for the opportunity to win

    Cnfuzn says:

    I would love to win this collection! My work is mostly in fused glass but I find there is so much cross referencing between mediums it is helpful to read books on any medium.

    I can’s believe how large the Lark jewelry-making library is. I have some of the books, but it looks like I’ll to save my pennies to improve my personal stock. Wow! I love making jewelry because I can create things that I can’t find in stores, things I just make up in my mind and then produce.

    Diana Britt says:

    Lark is so generous to do this for us jewelry addicts!

    Claire says:

    OMG!! What a superb prize. Talk about being very generous at this time of the year. I know I would be proud to win it. Thanks very much for this chance to own it, and of cause I must say Merry Christmas…

    Jewelry making has always been a form of art that continues to amaze, and inspire me.  The versatility allows you to create and share something that is uniquely wonderful, and will hopefully go on to inspire others to create and explore.

    I hope to win the book giveaway because I just gave away ALL of my LARK books on our blog for our Blog giveaways! So I would LOVE to get my books back and have others – to giveaway and share! Share the LOVE and Pay-it-forward -Christmas style! Thanks Lark!

    Julia Borzenko says:

    Creating jewelry is my beloved job and adorable hobby. Isn’t it great to make the world around us every time, one piece better!? ;)

    Shaniiii_b says:

    I have been an artist all of my life, but I have just recently discovered the joys of jewelry making.  I have gone a little wild with beading and I can’t wait to get supplies to start metal work and glass work.  This is a great give away that would truly help beginning and advanced crafters alike.  I am making library space now!! ;)

    Poppy says:

    Jewelry is a great way to individualize your look.  I love making original pieces, they are wonderful conversation starters.  Awesome giveaway, thank you!

    Dstuffstuff says:

    This is such a diverse grouping of books. I thought I owned most jewelry books, but I guess not. What I love about creating jewelry is that there is always something new to learn. I like exploring many different techniques, so I am always busy.
    Deb

    What a terrific and diversifed offering.  An entire shelf would be dedicated to Lark Books.

    Rosemary Gonzalez says:

    I have several Lark books. Have mostly the handmade bookmaking ones. But recently I have looked into a jewelry class and would love the opportunity to have these books.Thank you for the opportunity to win. 

    Being an art jeweler, gives you an opportunity to bring a little bit more art in to somebodies everyday life.

    Mellisa Essenburg says:

    Wow, what a wonderful prize! I just love beads of all kinds, that has to be my favorite thing about jewelry making!

    Leanne says:

    This is totally awesome – I am NEW to making jewelry and I have made a few simple pieces for Christmas gifts this year. This collection would totally enhance my creativity and give me much to work with. Good luck to us all in this awesome giveaway!

    Teri Baskett says:

    My favorite part of making new jewelry is when I have learned a new technique or design method, or when I have figured out something I wanted to do and had problems getting to work.  Other fun times are when I’ve completed a design that is a bit unusual, like a design challenge that focuses on the a connector (toggle or clasp) as a main component.

    I love to collect how-tos and design ideas, not to explicity copy anyone else’s work, but for inspiration.

    This is a fantastic give-away, thank you for the opportunity.

    Teri
    wordpress.com/borntobewornjewelry

    Kelli Scholl says:

    My love of jewelry started almost 11 years ago when I found beads by accident while scrapping. I still love scrapping but my beads have taken over – my house, every room, every table, every corner! Thanks LARK!!!!

    Csexton3031 says:

    Oh to win even one of these books would be wonderful, but all of them?  WOW.  Count me in and thanks lark for offering these.

    Betty says:

    I like making jewelry because my creations are unique, one-of-a-kind.  I can create perfect items to match outfits.  Thank you for the generous giveaway.

    101rosebud says:

    What a wonderful collection this is.  I hope I win since this seems like a wonderful chance to develop more and more skills!

    Loretta Lopez says:

    I wuld love to win the bead and jewelry books … I love making jewelry.  When I wear one of my creations, I feel soo beautiful!  I feel proud of my talent when people compliment me on my jewelry — especially at a bead show!  And when I make jewelry, I get very excited when the piece turns out looking like the picture in my head.  Thank you for this contest.

    Sylpoff says:

    I have been making handcrafted jewelry for a bit over 20 years now and need to do a little something every day to keep my muse with me.  While I have taken a few (very few) classes, carefully chosen, nearly every thing I know has come from books, many of them published by Lark, including Creative Silver Chains, Making Metal Beads, Wrap,Stitch, Fold and Rivet,  These very books have taught and enabled me to progress from simple wire work to metal work to combine with my lamp work beads.  This is an awesome library and any one who wins this will be very lucky indeed. 

    Drfernandez says:

    I would love to win these books so I could learn a few more new tricks.

    Gale says:

    awesome giveaway!  making jewelry relaxes me and they make great gifts. Thanks Lark!

    sarah dockery says:

    What do I like more than BEADS, BOOKS about BEADS….!

    Abfabfreak says:

    Wow! What an amazing giveaway! I love making jewelry for many reasons… I love to see people enjoy my creations, I love that I have a creative outlet to destress me from my cubicle life and most of all, I love the community of people that have enriched my life through jewelry classes and groups.

    I would feel guilty having all of these books for myself, so if I did win, I would love to be able to pay it forward to others who would also love making jewelry.

    Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

    Denise

    Yadasibeads says:

    Such a great way to top off 2011! It would be wonderful to win these! Some to keep, some to gift and some to donate to my Guild library!

    Melanie says:

    WOW, what fantastic books!  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, and I can’t stop drooling!

    Northern Ben't says:

    Holy cow!!!

    Wow! What an amazing giveaway! I love making jewelry for many reasons… I love to see people enjoy my creations, I love that I have a creative outlet to destress me from my cubicle life and most of all, I love the community of people that have enriched my life through jewelry classes and groups.

    I would feel guilty having all of these books for myself, so if I did win, I would love to be able to share with others who also love making jewelry.

    Thanks for such a generous giveaway!
    Denise

    Marina says:

    OMG all these fabulous book… I love playing with beads, creating my own jewelry, trying new technics and materials. Cross my fingers and hope to win this incredible give-away!

    Dana says:

    I love making jewelry because it gives me a sense of peace and tranquility and all my cares go away.

    Kerry Bogert says:

    WOW! What an awesome collection!! Excited to be entered in this.

    Smcmanus2 says:

    OMG I’m drooling on my keyboard just looking at the titles of these books.  This is an amazing sweepstake.  As for making jewelry – for me it’s a creative outlet and a way to unwind from a hectic schedule.  I love creating new things and sharing them with others.  I teach for a living and need the time to regroup.  I love to wear the creations as it makes things that much more enjoyable. 

    Jenniferscuisine says:

    Nice assortment of books. great gift for the beaders.

    Southernbubbles says:

    I am overwhelmed with the selections and the idea of sitting down and exploring all of the options. Between my varied interests and those of my daughters we will have a handmade celebration of goodies for a long time. Thank you for your generosity.

    Andrea Guarino says:

    I love your books! I am a glass bead maker/silversmith and find myself making more and more jewelry! There are endless possibilities…… Thanks for the chance in the giveaway!

    Jo says:

    Im very excited to imagine winning these wonderful books. I’m a long time Lark fan, your books are beautiful, accessible and timeless. My children who are now grown, are also crafters, diyers and I would love to share this library with them and their children. I have dabbled in jewelry making for many years, the ability to wear and give away unique creations, is immensely satisfying. Oh please please pick me!

    Ellen Baker says:

    OMG…you are my beading guru.  We are trying to schedule the Arizona show but since my daughter who has been out of work for almost a year might have a job, it’s doubtful we can attend.  We are both novice beaders (?) and would love to make and learn more.  Your FB posts are always an inspiration.
    Hugs and Merry Christmas, Ellen and Laura

    Sarah says:

    Love all the books…now, I could really ‘get my bead on’ with these! 

    Lindly Haunani says:

    What an inspirational collection of books! I have many Lark books in my library…and would enjoy making roo for these. 

    Ruby says:

    It would be awesome to own any one of these books. Thanks so much for the chance and have a wonderful Christmas!

    Fronke says:

    I love getting different ideas to make and share with others! I can make something special for someone I care or or someone I just meet! Thank you for the opportunity!

    wow….I may never see the light of day again if I win…totally amazing give away

    Connie says:

    I recently realized that more than half of my earrings are handmade.  I love the uniqueness of them.

    Candice Windham says:

    I would love to win this treasure trove! I love making my own jewelry using mementos and keepsakes.

    Anonymous says:

    What a great collection and source of inspiration! I find it very satisfying to design and make my own jewelry.

    Debbi Tower says:

    I am such a magpie!!!!  Collect all things shiny/sparkly and always looking for great inspirations for something to use my stash in.

    kitblu says:

    Oh my … I’m drooling. Really glad you didn’t want a comment regarding book most wanted! I admired a woman’s necklace which was the symbol for Venus but with an extra bar to make an equal sign. Years later I met a woman who made silver jewellery. I asked her to make me one. I wanted it a bit different – the circle to be a Mobius strip. She couldn’t do that but she did make the circle non-symmetrical. I love to wear “custom” designs. I also have a broach made to look like a spider (one of my favourite animals).

    Usairdoll says:

    What a great selection of books! I’d love to be able to share some with my sister. Both of us have been making jewelery for many years now. It’s so nice to be creative and show alittle bit of myself in everything I create.

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

    usairdoll(at)gma(dot)com

    Lorena M Barron says:

    My thirst for knowledge when it comes to jewelry making is never quenched.I love books and I love creating jewelry pieces.I have gone through my rather small collection over and over the pages are dog eared in so many places.I would count my self incredibly lucky to win such a collection of informative books as those in your giveaway!

    Sue D says:

    So many techniques,so much inspiration and so little time!!  I could try so many new things with these fabulous LARK books and the ones I already have I could pass to others in my bead group.  Even if I don’t win, it’s given me some ideas for new things to try

    CocoNuts says:

    I love making jewelry because it is such a great way to show my individuality, creativity, and personal sense of style!  My personality shows through whether I wear pearls with a business suit or wear a piece I made of “found objects” painted to be in the same color scheme with a jean jacket…a piece of my quirky personality shows through! I am so inspired by jewelry, and it is such a versatile and quick (mostly) project to do. Thanks for making me think for this!!!

    Cheryl Bannon says:

    Beading is therapy for me- not any cheaper however- I am now starting my book collection so this would be awesome. I love the lark books- they are top of the line and get the best artists.

    Laurapistone says:

    Thanks Lark. I am a relatively new beader which has led me to many books and a lot have been from Lark. Beautifully photographed and informative.

    Candace says:

    About a year ago, I took my first lesson in  lampworking and making beads.  I have created many beads this past year, but have not figured out what to do with them.  Your books look like just what I need to turn these beautiful beads into works of art.  Thank you Lark for a wonderful giveaway! 

    Myers_barb says:

    Love your books they always have a lot of good info. This would be like winning a gold mine.

    Glenda Huffstickler says:

    I love beading because it is very rewarding.  I get lost in what I am doing and it is a wonderful feeling.  A great stress release!!!

    Debe says:

    Beading allows me to express myself creatively. I also find it very meditative. Not to mention the beautiful treasures I get to wear & share with loved ones.

    Premed61581 says:

    Oh my! This prize is a jewelry artists dream. I would love to win something like this. I have a couple of these titles already but there are so many that I have had on my wishlist for so long. Thank you for offering such a great prize. Keeping my fingers crossed that I might be lucky enough to be the randomly picked winner. I never win anything :(

    Kathryn Duckett says:

    I love the Lark Books and have many in my collection!

    Mommaia says:

    Oh, my, after looking at these delicious books, I know what I’ll be dreaming about tonight!  I’ve been a little (ok, a LOT!) obsessed with making stuff, since I was about three years old.  Beading, making jewelry, beadweaving, etc. made my radar about ten years ago, and I absolutely love it!  I love the visual aesthetics, the colors, the textures, the shine, the precision, and the process.  I especially love the big smiles and hugs I get when I give a handmade beaded treasure!  Thanks, Lark, my fingers are crossed for this great giveaway!

    Debbie M says:

    What a treasure! I really like the dressiness of shiny gold jewelry. I enjoy complimenting other people on their jewelry.

    Brenda says:

    Wow…..what an amazing group of books……they would be put to good use in my collection!!!

    Karey Westfall says:

    That is quite a collection of books! I love making beaded things for other people and jewelry for myself!

    AdeleRecklies says:

    Aside from the obvious joy of making something beautiful, I enjoy making jewelry for the surprise of the finished product.  You start with an idea but as you progress, the beads may have a different idea that make the process interesting.

    Donna Meyer says:

    This set would expand my horizons as a jewelry artist SO greatly! I began with bead stringing, then moved on to silversmithing, which I love. I love hammering, forging, folding. I even love soldering (except when I melt things!) I want to learn, learn, learn all I can about making jewelry. Pick me! Pick me!

    MeanJean says:

    I like to make jewlery because I like to craft and create. I like to wear it because I like to feel pretty in my bling. Lol

    Ggirgenti says:

    Wow what a super giveaway!

    Anonymous says:

    When I was 10 (we won’t do the math!), my dad bought me a rock tumbler that included jewelry findings to use with the polished rocks.  Dad was an engineer and would bring home rock samples from the field.  I simply loved it and have continued making jewelry ever since, thanks to the encouragement of my wonderful father.  I am now retired and can spend more time making jewelry and have discovered the very best part of it, the most rewarding part … being able to share this knowledge with my grandchildren.   It would be so much fun to go through all these wonderful books with them to learn even more projects to share!  
    Thank you and Happy Holidays! 

    Cindy Raymond says:

    Oh!   The wonder of it all . . .  I inhale books, especially books on the subject of beading and jewelry.  My husband has put a hold on buying more so I have to find them some other way.  And along comes your second give-away!  Please, save me!  I am desperate!!  Thanks for the opportunity.  

    Creativeflowjewels says:

    This would be a wonderful present to myself and my fellow jewelry makers that I would share it with.  I have always loved to accessorize; I realized my true love for it a couple of months ago when I began making my own pieces that are now being purchased by others.  I love that I am able to pour my creativity into each piece and that a part of me is apart of whoever is wearing it.

    Dorrie says:

    I love beadwork. it started as a hobby after I lost my job from an accident I had there. I crocheted, but wanted something more and I was searching the web and hit upon bead crochet, which i did a bit of, but then I found Bead and Button magazine and a bead addict was born. These books would be a great help to me as I try to design, but have a hard time.. Please let me be the winner fo this library!
    Dorrie Shuster

    BRaineyReader says:

    What a wonderful holiday giveaway!  I love Lark Books and beading has become an obsession.  From bead knitting to wire wraps…. Barbara Rainey

    Pam Holladay says:

    Chaching a Bling! Love making jewelry from repurposed beads.

    Wow! This is amazing!! I have a few of these books already, but that’s not a bad thing. :)  I think my favorite books right now are eye candy books… Larkin Jean VanHorn’s embroidery book is the first to come to mind.

    Leahb2123 says:

    Oh my gosh…what great books. I love to make all kinds of jewelry. I love to use wire and beads and I even do a little soldering. I make stitch markers for my knitting friends and my daughter and I make earrings and bracelets for her friends for birthday gifts. Jewelry just makes any day and outfit better! :)

    Roybeth Savage says:

    I love Lark Books because of beautiful pictures and clear, concise directions…..

    Hajer says:

    Oh! that’s the most generous giveaway I’ve ever saw !

    Kelly says:

    what an amazing giveaway!!!! thanks for the chance to win!!

    Bdckts says:

    This would be one of the best things to win! I always love jewelry books (making ). I love the insperation!!

    Alwaysbeads says:

    Would love to own copies of these beautiful books!

    Julie Vasquez says:

    Merry Christmas LARK, You will make someone’s Christmas Merry and Bright!!! or Bead and Sparkley.  I will share with all of my beady friends at the Texas Beaders Bead Retreat in January!!!!!

    KathyB says:

    Fun giveaway! What I like most about jewelry is wearing small works of art.

    Elliotmcmahon says:

    I love making jewelry for family and friends as gifts for birthdays Christmas and just about any other holiday! I also make remembrance bracelets for people who have lost loved ones!
    Thanks!

    Elliotmcmahon says:

    I love to make jewelry for family and friends for birthdays, Christmas and just about any holiday! I also make remembrance bracelets for friends and family who have lost loved ones.
    Thank you, the books look amazing!

    Mountviewfarm says:

    Show your an individual with an individual style in your jewellery, I love books and love to share ideas, they are a great source of inspiration and it is awesome to see the talent that other people have. 

    Debi Madden says:

    I would love to win the Lark books so that I can start my own real collection of beading and jewelry books. Jewelry making is such an addictive and seductive craft. It opens up your inhibitions and forces you to share the creativity you harbor in your soul. I love to browse over and over the photos in books to help guide me to making the right piece. This a fabulous opportunity, thanks for doing it!

    Susan says:

    Beadweaving and Bead Embroidery are my favorites but I also love to explore other media and designs in books and magazines. The greatest gift is your time and talent to share with someone else.

    this is a wonderful giveaway for a lucky person !!!

    Bobi White says:

    Creating jewelry has been described as meditative. I completely agree! When I wear a piece I’ve created, it’s like a little burst of calm to carry me until I can create again. This is such a fabulous collection of books. A small group of gals locally were just talking about starting a craft group and jewelry was the #1 item everyone agreed would be fun to learn. These would be a fantastic way to get our group inspired.

    Housemank says:

    Hi. I’ve just been told about this website and, wow, it’s wonderful. Even better as you have a give away for wonderful books.
    I really enjoy making beaded jewellery as you can make something unique and in the colour and style you want. Ideal when you have an outfit you wish to co-ordinate. They also make lovely gifts. Recipients appreciate the fact that they have been personally made for them and I have an outlet for my creative nature. 

    Now for browsing the rest of this site.

    Jgentry513 says:

    I love, love new books!!! You can never have too many beading books. There is always something new to explorer. A new medium, new designs and they always inspire me to try something new and out of my box. Just love it. Thanks, Lark.

    Natalie England says:

    Wow!  I love Lark books!   They have wonderful photographs and directions.  I do hope to win this!!

    Debra Johnson says:

    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!

    Amy B. says:

    Wow! Another great giveaway!
    What I enjoy most about making jewelry is the quiet relaxation it brings.

    Linda Heinzman says:

    Boy, do I like these kind of giveaways! I am a creative person and am only a beginner in beading. I really like working with stainless steel wire and glass beads. My creative juices start flowing the moment I find something no matter where I find an object. I find them everywhere. (when I go walking, traveling in the car or just browsing a store.) You just never know where you will find that particular found object. I am always thinking or looking for that unusual object to incorporate in my jewelry. I sure hope I win these books cause they would really get me into the spirit to create even more. Thanks for letting me create and create some more.

    Ellen says:

    What a wonderful idea! The Lark books are always so beautifully produced, and really make us all want to create the projects! I love to make jewelry because I love the seed beads. The sense of accomplishment is wonderful, the joy of sharing beady ideas is great, but most of all, I just love those beads!

    Sharlotte says:

    I love starting with some pretty beads to make something greater than the sum of its parts.  It’s also wonderful to give jewelry as gifts; my friends and family really appreciate the time and effort that goes into each piece.

    Samandsha says:

    What a great bundle.  WOW…how generous and in the spirit of the Holiday Season ;-D  I’d love to be considered in the drawing.  Samma   (samandsha@aol.com)
    @aol:disqus 

    JD Betts says:

    Love ALL your books; I’m a glutton when it comes to trying something new!  I trained as a silversmith and moved into precious metal clay (make and teach); also love to work with wire, mosaics, resin, beads, glass, and more.  Thank you Lark Books for all the instruction I’ve gained over the years!

    Charlotte Dykes says:

    Wearing jewelry makes a girl feel beautiful and special.

    Paula McDowell says:

    I have several of the books already, but I could complete my collection AND start the collection of several other friends.  I love the books – great how-tos as well as inspiration.  When I get stuck (in my head of course), I randomly pull out a LARK book to consult.  A few minutes later….off I go to the studio.

    Amy Tavern says:

    Wow! What a Giveaway! What do I love most about making jewelry…how about, why do I make jewelry? I make jewelry because I am drawn to the materials and techniques of the craft and because of its small scale yet sculptural possibilities. I am also interested in jewelry because it is universal–we all have jewelry that is important to us in some way and we can all relate to its significance in our lives, despite our cultural or economic backgrounds. Jewelry is also a way for us to express our individuality and I find that fascinating. 

    Beadtherapytogo says:

    What a great selection of books!

    I like that jewelry isn’t just jewelry.  It can be sculpture, a statement, a memento, a souvenir…something utilitarian.  It’s not “just” jewelry.

    Kathleen Brown says:

    This by far is the one best give away I have seen this year…. Books. Oh what I would live to ha e a few books. I just started to begin making jewelry and oh what a peaceful and relaxing art it is. I love it so much. I am thankful for my beads they ate one reason I don’t go crazy theough out the day. But to get a bunch of books to help me and help me build my skills on my jewelry making. I am a mom of a 17 month old and books don’t come cheap. Especially when it is between my daughter and myself. I can’t justify paying a 20 bucks on a book for my self cause I feel bad. So this would be so awesome to win.plrase pick me…. Kathleen Brown of Calgary,ab

    Michele Antrobus says:

    I love making things with my hands. I love the creativity and the push it gives you to think outside your own box. Makes me look at the world in a new way every time I’m shown another way to see something and make something out of it. Where you would look at the world and think something was trash or junk, or see no beauty in it, after having your eyes opened by other artists you realize the beauty and chance to show others the beauty in things that otherwise they too.  I believe it opens the world up for not only me, but for others that see each creation made from common or otherwise what was though useless or trash. Creativity opens up the world not just for me but for others that see each creation an artist creates.
    AND WOW! These would be GREAT to have and such a wonderful chance you have given us to win them!

    Skrhoadesdesign says:

    Great giveaway! I would love to win!

    MaggiesFarm says:

    What a very generous giveaway! Oh the new projects and techniques one could learn with this pile of books. I am a beader at heart and a jewelry maker by trade…I tend to make way more than I wear and I also tend to wear the same thing over and over…but I love learning new ways to create!

    Anke says:

    I like to make one of a kind jewelry, because it allows people to adorn themselves with a piece of portable art.  In a world full of visually sterile objects I like to provide a glimpse of the unexpected.  Also, there’s nothing like the sense of accomplishment I experience when I finish a piece.  But that’s just the icing on the cake.

     I’d love to get thousands of pages of new inspiration! Jewellery is something that lasts!

    Anonymous says:

    These books would make a wonderful addition to the lending library of the Florida Society of Goldsmiths.  We welcome all skill levels that do any form of jewelry or metal working.   We offer classes throughout the state of Florida and in N. Carolina as well.

    Bonnie Cooper says:

    I have a real weakness for books about designing and making jewelry and have a couple of the Lark books. They’re fantastic and they give me so much inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win the entire set!

    Nieves Pumarejo says:

    Thanks for this great give-away! My love for jewelry (wear it and make it) start a long time ago when I was child I used to put the necklaces of my aunt and grandmother. Jewelry is an essential part of the human being, not only for decoration but for the spiritual and ritual issues and statements. Is magic how we can transform any material in a beautiful piece of art to wear it. That piece have our essence and our love.

    judi says:

    i’ve been doing jewerly for a couple years now. i have a adult family home where i have up to six elderly women that live in my home. My husband and i take care of them 24/7. Sometimes they like to make jewerly and it’s a great activity for them. Some more ideas on jewlery would be helpful. And i enjoy creating difference pieces. 38 books would be totally awsome.

    Kay Goss says:

    I would love to add to my collection with these books.  Being inspired while learning is one of the great things about jewelry making.  Increasing your beading knowledge never ends and this set of books looks like a great array to help with that!

    nelad_bd says:

    What a wonderful opportunity, thanks!

    Tycialk says:

    I want these books. This would make my christmas or whomever wins this wonderful giveaway

    Lindamagi says:

    I enjoy seeing the incredible range of ideas and materials and all the processes used to make jewelry. I want to try making so much of what I see.

    Dottywiththebeads says:

    I have a few of these books and I love them.  At this point in time my interests are primarily in metal clay, raku, and beadwork.  Making mineature sculpture in earthen and metal clay is very rewarding.

    Josanne Mitchell says:

    This is a SUPER-AWESOME-TERRIFIC giveaway!!!! I’ve always loved “funky” jewelry, love wearing statement pieces. I recently started making my own, so this collection would be the best gift ever!!!!! I love the idea of being able to wear my creativity :)

    Marla Ward says:

    Would love to have these books. It covers all different aspects of jewelry creation.

    Emily Nilson says:

    I love to make jewelry and your books are a wonderful inspiration and are full of ideas for making jewelry.  I would love to own this library!

    salla says:

    One of the things I like best about making jewelry – beadweaving mostly in my case – is the look on someone’s face when you present them with a beautiful piece.

    Donna Stout says:

    I love the site. I just found it today and I love to bead, so what luck!

    Megan says:

    Discovering new and exciting inspirations for making jewelry is one of my favorite things to do and this incredible collection of books might just keep me busy with inspirations for several years! Here’s to some wonderful sharing of handmade jewelry during this holiday season!

    Jane-Michael says:

    I find it comforting to have at least one object of jewelry on at all times.

    Denise says:

    Would love love love to add these books to my collection!

    Erik says:

    No other publication has put together a better collection of concepts and design! Thank you Lark!

    Brooke says:

    These are such beautiful books that celebrate craft and its masters, and further refine our vision of what a craftsperson is capable of.  I want them ALL!!

    Esecoy says:

    How awesome! This would be an excellent start to the library of this recent graduate of metalwork and jewelry! Having recently started a business with my craft, I can use as much info and inspiration as I can get!!

    Ellen says:

    the 500 series is my favorite collection.  I can sit & “read” the pictures without falling asleep like I do words…and I gain 200% more inspiration!  I enjoy making jewelry out of instrument keys.  (please see my line at http://www.flutejewelry.com).  This started when I couldn’t practice as long as I wanted to, due to wrist pain. Now I’m as happy as can be making music & jewelry, teaching how to play the flute & making those special commission pieces.

    Metalgirl18 says:

    Thank you, Lark Books.
    Your books are wonderful!  and so is this give-away.

    CG says:

    Thank you for this opportunity!  Caroline Gore

    This is an amazing giveaway! Thanks for sharing!

    Jeni Mokren says:

    I love the contemplative nature of beading and creating artwork for the body.

    Nisa Smiley says:

    Ooo, this is exciting!  I handcraft one of a kind jewelry to satiate an inner drive to create specific designs that I envision.  It’s not a hobby, nor is it optional; it’s a key factor to my sanity and balance in my everyday, and it’s icing on the cake that others love what I’ve created enough to pay me for it! Life is good :)

    Kelly Robinson says:

    I have been a metalsmith for 12 years and Lark book have always been there to guide and inspire me, thank you Lark!

    Sharon says:

    I like the diversity of the jewelry field, and I love the challenge of making new work!

    Betsy Bensen says:

    what a treasure trove of a collection! I enjoy the entire process of jewelry fabrication, from concept to completion!

    John says:

    The best part of making jewelry is seeing the look in the customer’s eyes when you hand them their custom made piece and they see it for the first time. 

    Kari Rinn says:

    I think the inspiration and publicity Lark offers to the world of crafts is amazing!  Thank you for making crafts more visible and for connecting curious people with amazing work.

    These books would be an incredible addition to my forever growing library of books. And it doesn’t
    get any better then a “collection of Lark Books.”  Especially since the books are a great representation of all the different crafts available and outside my field of beading books. Are you listening Santa????

    Betty McKim says:

    These books would make a great addition to our library at Pullen Art Center where I direct a jewelry /Metals program. We have beginning, continuing, opening studio and specialty workshop. Some of our workshop instructors have been Jayne Redman, Ken Bova, Tim Lazure, Bob Ebendorf, Misook hur, Katherine Osgood, Adriene Grafton, Marlene True, Bruce Metcalf, and Thomas Mann. 

    Anna Lemons says:

    What I like BEST?  I guess its the gratification that I MADE something of such high quality and style that had I not made it, I would BUY it!

    Anonymous says:

    Great library!!   Great giveaway!!  

    What a great collection of books, would love to have these as a resource for our students! 

    Robert Coogan says:

    This is ver generous. If I should win the books would add greatly to our collection here at the Appalachian Center for Craft. My students will have one of thebest resourses in the field.
    Thanks

    Kosgood says:

    This would be a wonderful collection of books for our COA jewelry studio library.

    Hazel j says:

    Would love to win this!!!

    Cohen Alexia says:

    I like the thought of Jewelry pieces having huge Value for the wearer more because of a relationship and feeling towards that piece than the actual value of the materials.

    Stuart J says:

    I love making jewelry because of the emotional connection formed with my client. To experience the emotion when they put on something I imagined and created is better than any drug, and highly addictive :}

    Jodie says:

    Would love to add these books to the library at the Appalachian Center for Craft :)

    Natalie Knott says:

    What a mouth watering giveaway … so generous.  Being a jewelry designer and maker brings peace and joy to my life in this ragged and often sad world.  It is also a way of sharing my creativity with others who wear my jewelry.

    Lovejanejewelry says:

    I can honestly say that I have self taught myself to make many types of jewelry by using your books. I don’t have all of them and just looking at this lineup makes me wishful! Lark literally has the only book on leather jewelry that I could find anywhere! Making jewelry is what I do. When I realized that I could change the shape of metal it was if I had won the keys to the kingdom! Playing with fire. . . even better.
    Everyday is different when you make jewelry. It does not hurt that you always have a gift on hand for a friend or hostess or a donation to charity. There is nothing but good here!

    Anonymous says:

    Nice collection. Would make great additions to our college shop library.

    Anonymous says:

    Wow! Just Wow! SO generous!
    I love making beads, it makes me happy, and I love it when other people like my beads. I’m self taught, there’s a few books that I treasure, because they helped me to make sense of what I was doing/learning. And I would LOVE to win these books!

    Anonymous says:

    PS: I meant to add that I also love making jewelry with my beads!

    Joan says:

    These wonderful books will be a wonderful inspiration for someone.  I read and reread my jewelry books for constant input and refinement of my skills.  Good luck to us all!

    Thomas Mann says:

    I read’em, I write’em, I love’em….jewelry books are my friends, my companions, my inspiration!
    Thomas Mann

    Murphym01 says:

    I love having the ability to transform an interesting form from nature into something wearable

    Bifeicao says:

    Wahh, 38 books, so cool. Everyone talks about where are these books going. I have not any ideas but it really is very valuable to have them from Lark books.

    Karen says:

    I love making jewelry from all types of materials and this collection would be an awsome addition to my library!

    Peggy Wilson says:

    I would love to be aboe to donate these to Pocosin Arts in Columbia, NC. It would be a great gift as they continue to recover from the flood caused by Hurricane Irene!

    Your books have given me inspiration, insight, and a continued enthusiasm about making jewelry.  I have spent hours pouring over the pages, and even more hours crafting my own pieces after finding a ring or necklace that has sparked my creativity.

    Making jewelry is what really makes me happy.  It took me a long time to find that out, your books have helped me along that journey.

    Grace Hilliard-Koshinsky says:

    Metalsmithing is an ideology, a way of making, a means of passing on knowledge, and I’m interested in the state of union of its components. 

    casy.catalano says:

    What a great giveaway.  I have been doing wirework and a little polymer clay (learned all from books).  I just learned beadweaving this July – and am absolutely hooked.  I wear and also give away the items I make.  I love the ability to be creative and make an item “your own” and I believe receiving gifts that are handmade are worth far more than an store bought item.  Thank you for the opportunity.

    Laura Brubaker says:

    I love making jewelry because I can wear what I make and see people react to it!  Love your books and have learned so much over the years from them!

    Paperpeg says:

    It would be nice to share these with other artists who appreciate the art of jewelry making.

    Rachelle Thiewes says:

    Fabulous giveaway. What better than to have an entire collection housed in the metals studios for my students to use in their research.

    I am a retired luthier’s daughter so it’s somewhat natural that I love to create.  I’ve been making jewelry for several years now, primarily wire wrapping and beadweaving. I stumbled across one of your books in a local craft store and found it to be extremely helpful as I continue to grow and explore other mediums and materials.  What a wonderful array of books in this offer!   I especially love the wood and metal clay books.  Dad would be proud!

    Susan says:

    This collection of Lark books indulges my sense of curiosity about materials, how they inspire people to make creative and clever jewlery and how the authors have shared their ideas and expertise.

    Anonymous says:

    What’s not to love about making jewelry?  It’s creative and mind stretching.  I love learning new skills and expanding how I can make things.  It’s a tie to shared history of adornment when the first person stuck a flower behind an ear and later made a flower out of other materials and stuck it onto clothing.  We feel nice wearing it, nicer if we sell something, and nicer still when someone gets or is given a piece and they tell you how much they love it.  Awesome.

    Izzy says:

    I love making and wearing jewelry, because this is where my passion rests. Every time I make jewelry, I love the challenge fact because I have visualized the piece in my mind before execution even though the piece might develop into an slightly different piece, but always for the better. To have your visions materialize is a beautiful event.
    When wearing jewelry, my own or other people’s, I am very sensitive to the energy of the piece, as if I was having a chat with somebody I’ve just met to get to know him/her better. Wearing a piece of jewelry definitely adds to day, and my persona….

    Katie Schutte says:

    Wow, what a great give away!  This collection of books would be a such a great resource!

    Anonymous says:

    Is there anything better to read by the fire?

    Anonymous says:

    I am a newbie at jewellery making, so it does take me some time to reach the end result, but I am loving the challenge and the whole learning process. I am amazed at the endless variety of materials available to allow the creative juices flow. Spectacular :)

    Anonymous says:

    I am a newbie at jewellery making, so it does take me some time to reach the end result, but I am loving the challenge and the whole learning process. I am amazed at the endless variety of materials available to allow the creative juices flow. Spectacular :)

    Kristen Gluckman says:

    What an exciting giveaway! I love making jewelry for myself and others. It is an amazing outlet for my creative expression. Hammer, fire, saw, twist, patina, pickle – so much fun

    Kristen Gluckman says:

    What an exciting giveaway! I love making jewelry for myself and others. It is an amazing outlet for my creative expression. Hammer, fire, saw, twist, patina, pickle – so much fun

    Petrinabeads says:

    What a treasure chest of wonderful titles!  If only I had learned to bead and make jewelry when I was younger; at least I have retirement to look forward to.  Honestly, these books are fantastic; I have a few and just thumbing through the pages gives me such joy.  Imagine actually making a piece–it is really humbling and a privilege to see the talent of these wonderful designers and to be given the opportunity to make a piece just like theirs or to personalize it with a touch of my own style.  A little bit of heaven…

    Petrinabeads says:

    What a treasure chest of wonderful titles!  If only I had learned to bead and make jewelry when I was younger; at least I have retirement to look forward to.  Honestly, these books are fantastic; I have a few and just thumbing through the pages gives me such joy.  Imagine actually making a piece–it is really humbling and a privilege to see the talent of these wonderful designers and to be given the opportunity to make a piece just like theirs or to personalize it with a touch of my own style.  A little bit of heaven…

    Charlotte Nickerson says:

    The best part of making jewelry is bringing someone else’s vision to life; that type of creative collaboration is fantastic!

    Kelly Conroy says:

    As a grad student at Umass D, and also teaching beginners, this would be the ultimate collection to help my students and of course myself!!  I am thankful for the opportunity to be included in the giveaway!!   Thanks Lark!!! 

    Melinda Alexander says:

    Wow these are a great selection of your books and I have used a few of them as a basis for some of my jewelry classes.  I teach jewelry in Irvine California and been telling my studentd about your books for years and now even a couple of my students have been in some of them.  Please continue with these as new work is created it is great for everyone to have an outlet for their work that can reach so many people.  Thanks

    Melinda Alexander says:

    Wow these are a great selection of your books and I have used a few of them as a basis for some of my jewelry classes.  I teach jewelry in Irvine California and been telling my studentd about your books for years and now even a couple of my students have been in some of them.  Please continue with these as new work is created it is great for everyone to have an outlet for their work that can reach so many people.  Thanks

    Rubina Ahmed says:

    What a great collection. These would be such great resources to perfect my techniques and learn so many more.

    Rubina Ahmed says:

    What a great collection. These would be such great resources to perfect my techniques and learn so many more.

    Donna says:

    My 81 years old mom started making jewelry about a year ago to subsidize her income.  She is having so much fun doing it, I am tickled about it. She sells the items at the swap meet market.  She has never been creative before but she is so enjoying it now.  Would love to win something for her.  Great contest.  Thanks for the chance!

    Donna says:

    My 81 years old mom started making jewelry about a year ago to subsidize her income.  She is having so much fun doing it, I am tickled about it. She sells the items at the swap meet market.  She has never been creative before but she is so enjoying it now.  Would love to win something for her.  Great contest.  Thanks for the chance!

    JHern says:

    What a great collection of books. Happy to be published with you guys.

    Njgraver says:

    I am a seed beader but love trying new aspects of the art.  Your books are awesome.

    Conni says:

    My favorite author for business advice is Simon Sinek who wrote: Start With Why.  He basically observes that all businesses know what they do/make, some of them know how they do it, but very few know WHY.  I have been a jewelry designer/maker for 37 years.  My WHY:  I believe strongly in the positive role artists play in society.  I believe in the importance of bringing beauty into the world.

    Khatchig jingirian says:

    What a fantastic selection of books. Definitely a great addition to anyone’s library.

    I love so many things about making jewelry from the materials to the tools. What I love about making jewelry most at the moment is it’s therapeutic value. Working with survivors of human trafficking and slavery in India, I’ve seen our jewelry programs transform the lives of these young woman for the better in so many ways. There are so many implications for their future lives, but in the present, I watch them ‘smith calmly and get to that “zen” place where making what is in your mind comes to fruition. It’s a beautiful process, with beautiful results and we ALL are forever changed. Needless to say we all love wearing it! : )

    ErinazErin says:

    Inspiration and awe ..

    Kat DiResta says:

    Lark- you have raised the standards on unique, well designed jewelry books. Thanks for helping me get inspired, to help inspire my students, and for including my jewelry in some of your books. Like many other needless, I love creating unique pieces that make others happy. My favorite place is at the bench, with tools in hand.

    Kelly Angeley says:

    Wow! What a generous giveaway! Lark Books has published some of my favorite seed beading books. I have all of the Masters series and look to them for inpiration quite frequently. What do I love about making jewelry? I love the beginning when the idea has just become an idea, when all of my colorful beads are laid out before me and I know the possiblities are endless.

    jcolemanphoto says:

    As a high school teacher, making jewelry is not only a passion, but also something that I am able to share with my students. They are always so excited to learn new techniques. These books would be excellent for our classroom!

    Rockandmineralman says:

    Such a wonderful giveaway.  I would love to be able to donate most of the books to my local library so more people could get involved with jewelry crafts

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this great collection of books.  One of the things I like best about making jewelry is that I find it to be a great freedom of expression to create jewelry for myself and others.  Each piece I make will never be identical to another.  I love that part of it.

    Jo-Ann Maggiora Donivan says:

    Trying to register for Giveaway…Ciao, Jo-Ann Maggiora Donivan

    Dreamweaver says:

    Beading is my hobby and my passion! I am self-taught and started making jewelry about 4 years ago for myself and as gifts for friends and family. I love collecting crystals, gemstones and rocks. My main reason for making jewelry and wearing it was so I could wear my crystals. I love their healing energies. :)

    Denise Oros says:

    The muse in my hands flies when gold and diamonds in piles on my bench lay quietly, the diamonds and gemstones “whisper” how they will fit best. The gold/silver/platinum cascade like ocean waves, engulfing their subjects in perfect fluid harmony, My nimble fingers incorporate the latest idea, trend or glorious Tucson find- from texture to accents….jewelry lets my soul sing through my hands. It is my passion, my never ending quest to be intoxicated by the next OMG! WoW, beautiful piece. My fingerprints are on everything because I never know from where, who or what the next moment of unique inspiration will be born. But the best is to see a well worn piece come back in my door, it is a child I birthed coming home to MOM ~ Learn everyday, try, then try harder because if you don’t do it right the first time…..when will you have time to do it over? Yep, I like perfectDenise Oros
    Master Goldsmith
     
         Linnea Jewelers Inc.
     23 South Ashland Avenue
         LaGrange IL  60525
          PH: 708-482-0007

    Thelaughingmoon says:

    I love making jewelry as a way to express myself and because that expression becomes the most intimate form of art.

    Silver Blue & Gold says:

    We have your books out in the gallery for our customers to peruse. It adds something special to see the jewelry in print as well as in person.

    Silver Blue & Gold says:

    We have your books out in the gallery for our customers to peruse. It adds something special to see the jewelry in print as well as in person.

    Karin Worden Jewelry says:

    I’ve been honored to be featured, and have given the books as gifts to clients. It really makes their purchase special. How fun would it be to have the whole collection!

    Anonymous says:

    Of course i LOVE making jewelry!!!  It is so intricate and you can say so much in such a small amount of space. This is what I chose to do for a living and to teach to others to spread the joy of making!

    Afinalsketch says:

    What a generous giveaway! I have only a couple of these volumes, and as a bookworm and jewelry designer/craftswoman always on the lookout for new techniques and inspiration, this would be the perfect holiday gift!!!

    SueBE says:

    As a self-taught beader, I’d love to expand my skills.  What a great way to do it!
    –SueBE

    Chelsea Hoard says:

    Making jewelry has always been a calming, comforting thing for me. I love creating something that surprises even myself. Your books have always brought me a lot of inspiration.

    Gordon Lawrie says:

    Even after 44 years of making jewelry, I still learn much from your books…. as do my wife and daughterr both jewelers.. with the grand children now making.. these books would be of  great use!  

    Niels says:

    The Lark 500 series books have given me sooo much inspiration. And why I make jewellery? I can’t stop and it tricks my intellect.

    Cintra04 says:

    i lve jewerymaking & i teach itt & metalsmithing for elementary & middle school kids! thanks for your great books!

    LManceL says:

    What a great giveaway

    Szs says:

    Over 50 years making jewelry and it is still my passion. My identity is truly tied in to the art. The other half of my brain is devoted to my practice of Psychology. There is some space left for cooking, eating and gardening.

    Bunny Tobias says:

    Being a multi- media artist and jewelry designer, I use  vintage, recycled material, PMC silver, gold, and bronze, and printed papers for making beads and statement necklaces. I love Lark books for the inspiration, clear cut instructions, and encouragement to be courageous and experimental, to be original.

    Erin says:

    Wearing original jewelry makes a t-shirt and jeans outfit into a one-of-a-kind look.

    Emily W says:

    I love that Lark does these giveaways periodically!  The packages of books always highlight the wide range of methods and ideas involved in jewelry making… every day of making is a different one!

    Krystal Backer says:

    The best part of making jewelry is always looking for the next challenge and the smiles on the faces of those who get your vision.

    Mkayw0205 says:

    Your books would be a great addition to my collection and help with my future jewelry making ventures.

    Rudy C says:

    I love your books! I have a few already, but it would be amazing to have the whole library. They are a great source of inspiration! Thanks.

    Christine says:

    Jewelry as I see it, is mini-sculpture that can be worn–what could be better?!  To be able to make it, wear it, appreciate it, keeps artists like me loving every minute of creating–from idea/inspiration, to the finished piece. 

    Phaupkb says:

    playing with all the dangerous stuff in studio!

    SC says:

    being in the zone while creating

    Tam2819 says:

    I love the self validation I feel after completing a piece. Priceless, as is this selection of books. I will happily donate any duplicates to classes for under privileged youth.

    Renee Y says:

    What a great giveaway prize If I get it, I will giveaway what I already have to other friends. So there will have more people have a happy holiday.

    Egerstein says:

    What excites me most about fabricating jewelry is having the ability to transfer a drawing or sketch into an object that I can hold in my hand.  It is a most rewarding experience that I get to do again and again…

    I had a jewelry business for a couple of years, and I still enjoy getting my creative juices flowing by making jewelry for fun. Just yesterday I made a bracelet and a sweater chain, after having been inspired at a craft show. I have used several of your books for inspiration for previous pieces, as well. I particularly like wire jewelry and simple and colorful pieces from vintage glass. Here are a few of my favorite pieces from when I had my jewelry biz: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lbraith/sets/72157621296058813/

    AxetoGrindDesigns says:

    Jewelry is my life, I am in graduate school for metal design and I honestly hope to make adornment my life. The info in these books would give me a wealth on knowledge to pull from while working on my MFA! Lark books have always been there for me when I had a technique question, having my own library in my house would be sick! :) 

    I love wearing items I made myself with my own two hands.

    Debbie Plyler says:

    I just started making my own jewelry. I would love to be able to make pieces to sell and give some of my profits to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. I am a five year survivor:) These books could inspire me!

    michellaneous says:

    I originally started making jewelry to have something to go with every outfit and eventually people wanted to buy my pieces.  I love making jewelry because it’s a form of self expression you can share with most people.  The Lark jewelry books have provided endless inspiration for me.

    Lori says:

    I started making jewelry about 10 years ago for my niece when she wanted a cat’s eye bracelet on e…….you know…and her mother could not afford it.  I thought that it would be pretty easy to make.  I can’t wear jewelry except some rings and a watch as long as i take it off after about 4-5 hours.  Needless to say, i loved doing this!  I never really got into jewelry before because i couldn’t wear it, but did lots of other crafts.  Once i made this for my niece she of course wanted more, and then her brother wanted something so that is how i got started.   Wow, how things have changed since then!  This has become my niche, i love to make this stuff even though i can’t wear it.

    Robin Bean says:

    This is toooooooo amazing for words I want to win to share this wonderful library and inspire me to finally submit something for one of these publications

    Avery Lucas says:

    making makes my life complete.  http://www.averylucasart.com

    Gabriella Vandiepen says:

    What I love about making jewelry….mmmmm….the zen place I go to when totally absorbed making jewelry.

    Silverspotstudio says:

    I strive to make iconic jewelry that strikes a chord with a symbol, idea, or form that holds a profound meaning for the wearer – the best jewelry is a small artwork that expresses the wearer’s personality.  I love Lark books and turn to them often to get the creative juices flowing.

    Lhcolby says:

    What an incredible assortment of books! As a studio jeweler and instructor, I’d love to own the complete set of Lark jewelry books.

    David Bausman says:

    This coup of books would be perfect as reference for all of my students at LCC.
    The ot reference material they have is what I provide or they bring in.
    This is a great group of books.
    David Bausman

    Dawn Blair says:

    What I love about making jewelry is that there is always something new to learn, a new skill to work on and perfect, a new style to discover… There is no other art more personal than jewelry is. I work at a large public library and have gotten to see many, many wonderful books from Lark come across my desk. Thank you for the wonderful work you continue to do.
    Cheers, Dawn Blair
    http://www.dawnblairjewelry.com

    Wow, what a treasure trove!!!  I’d love to have this library!

    I’m entirely self taught and they would be invaluable.  Jewelry, to me, is an artform.  Each piece I metalsmith is, in my mind, a tiny sculpture.  Hand crafted jewelry has such meaning!  It’s not like mass-produced items you find in stores.  When I’m crafting, I imagine myself in an old world shop, carrying on traditions passed down with time, using traditional tools and methods.

    Beadwork, to me, is like reviving a lost artform.  It’s becoming more and more popular among adults, but we need to teach our children to carry on the tradition.

    Wow, what a treasure trove!!!  I’d love to have this library!

    I’m entirely self taught and they would be invaluable.  Jewelry, to me, is an artform.  Each piece I metalsmith is, in my mind, a tiny sculpture.  Hand crafted jewelry has such meaning!  It’s not like mass-produced items you find in stores.  When I’m crafting, I imagine myself in an old world shop, carrying on traditions passed down with time, using traditional tools and methods.

    Beadwork, to me, is like reviving a lost artform.  It’s becoming more and more popular among adults, but we need to teach our children to carry on the tradition.

    Karen says:

    I have many of these titles, i love reading about jewelry and making jewelry..right now i am using glass from liquor bottles…a fun new line. I would really love to share these books with my local library which is sorely lacking in jewelry books.

    Rachel Fishman Jewelry says:

    I love Lark jewelry books – they are so inspiring.  As I leave school and set off on my own to be a jeweler it would be incredible to have this library as a resource and to have all of these books as my teachers. 

    Chris says:

    What a fabulous addition to our research library this would be.Chris

    Ruth Shapiro says:

    I love taking something that is cold, dull, flat and lifeless, and making into a warm, colorful, living, and breathing, object with a sense of history, that brings joy to the person who decides he or she must absolutely take it home. I’m continually looking for new ways to keep doing this, and I think your series of books contains the necessary “recipes” for my soul!
    Ruth Shapiro

    Laurar37 says:

    This looks like a dream come true for those of us who love to create!!

    Elizabeth says:

    While I own several of these books, I sure would like to have access to the rest of them :)  

    Jan mandel says:

    Thank you for always being there to inspire, excite and………………………………insight riot in my brain.  Creative juices abound when I peruse all your amazing publications. Working alone, one learns to truly value beautiful books such as yours.They feed the soul, and pacify the spirit.                   Most warmly, Jan Mandel

    Jeanne P. Skoczen says:

    I love jewelry and always have. I own the Elizabeth Taylor “My Love Affair with Jewelry” coffee table book and I get lost in it whenever I have the time.  Women, beauty and interesting and beautiful  jewelry should be synonymous.  Correctly choosing and wearing jewelry will enhance someone’s appearance and this has been true since ancient times. Think Cleopatra of the Nile and the Pharaohs. I leave the crafting of jewelry to others but have always been curious if I would have a knack.  What a great world to get lost in and who doesn’t need an escape!  Thank you for the opportunity to be in the running for this great collection of books.  An unbelievable win!
    Jeanne Skoczen

    Ruralart says:

    What a stellar collection of books!  Would love to have these to share with my students, as I pass on my love of working with metal and gemstones to others.  I think sharing our knowledge – whether through books or in person – is a wonderful way to ensure that the joy of jewelry making continues!

    carol coates says:

    My first jewelry making experience was with Bob Engstrom in Michigan.  I did graduate work in metals there and in Mexico and taught jewelry making for 30 years. As time passed, I petitioned libraries to buy many of these books which I couldn’t afford to buy at the time.  Many, I had to read in bookstores.  My hunger for information and inspiration was not a rare one.  Students lusted to have them on hand.  
    I’ve recently returned to work in a Community College.  Its library is badly in need of reference books as it’s in economically-challenged New Mexico.  I’d love to donate this set to their collection.  
    Of course, I’d have access to them as well, so I’m not being entirely unselfish.  New Mexico is a state that is filled with people (both Native and Otherwise) who are very interested in Fine Art and Crafts
    and students who are strongly motivated to learn.

    I personally love designing, making, wearing, showing, and gifting jewelry. I approach my fabrications using both fine and up-cycled metals and materials. I’m currently creating a new body of work approaching small metal and mixed media sculpture in the same manner; with content-driven narratives about human perception to be shown in three parts; “to see”, “to hear”, and “to touch”.

    Sara Studio C Jewelry says:

    Thank you Lark Books for providing such awesome tools for people to learn more about jewelry and the making of it and design. Jewelry design is my passion and fulfills and enriches my life.

    SweetCaroline says:

    What do I love most about making jewelry? Creating something of such an intimate scale that will be treasured by its wearer. As a student, the more inspiration and resources i can get my hands on, the better.

    Dawnlkens says:

    I have learned some of my jewelry making skills from several of these very same books.  This is a wonderful collection of inspiration to draw from., because I try to learn something new everyday. 

    Dawn

    Anyjsmith says:

    I love it when I make something for someone and I see their eyes light up.

    Blair White says:

    One of the great things about jewelry is that it allows the wearer to declare their individuality in a world of mass produced sameness.

    I love making jewelry that makes the women who wear it feel like they can conquer the world.

    Lucyvdesigns says:

    Just found this site through a jewelry making friend, and I will definitely be back. What an awesome prize! I would be in jewelry making heaven with a library like that! It’s my Passion and I’m always looking for new ways to be creative.

    Randi Harper says:

    I love the interaction – with materials, with color, with past/present/future, with life – and with my fellow students/teachers and friends — that’s what I love most about jewelry/making. PS I teach kids and adults — they would so value these fabulous resources!!

    Chriskuhta says:

    LOVE THOSE LARK BOOKS

    Ednakuhta says:

    the books are very inspiring

    Johnkuhta says:

    What a collection

    Cherie Kurly says:

    My sister is a jewelry and metal artist.  She teaches at the college level.  These books would be a wonderful gift for her and her students.  She owns many of these books already, but how fun it would be to give her even more!  Thank you.

    Laryn says:

    What a great giveaway – I would love to have this collection!

    Erin says:

    I love that original jewelry can transform a t-shirt and jeans into a unique look.

    Beadscapes says:

    What an awesome set of books! I mostly make beaded jewelry but have wanted to branch out into polymer & metal clay…these books would really help with that & more!

    Clrkunze says:

    I love your Masters and 500 series.  Thank you

    Jmcmartin54 says:

    WOW! This is a great giveaway! I love the Lark books and it would be incredible to have this collection!

    Off_the_beaded_path says:

    I would love to win this group of books. This is a great giveaway!

    Marniearonheim says:

    inspiring reference books!

    I think jewelry has this incredible quality to make the wearer feel happy and safe, it not only modifies physical appearances but also strengthen physiological feelings, giving them confidence. When I make jewelry I feel it’s a way to get in touch with my inner self, starting from myself to see the world. Wearing and making jewelry brings you on a wonderful journey!

    Lucyvdesigns says:

    Just found this site through a mutual beading enthusiast.  I will definitely bookmark this.  What an awesome give-away! I would be in jewelry making heaven with this library1  I am always looking for new ways to express my passion!!!

    citydetails says:

    I like to make jewelry because I am a beadaholique! It is the best creative outlet I’ve ever experienced.

    Jessica Lee says:

    The thing i love about making jewelry is the ability to create something uniquely your own and everything about it/the end product came from my hands. And of course wearing jewelry is just a must ! :D   

    Jason Francois says:

    Awesome!   I’m getting into jewelry making after several years of lapidary.   These would be very helpful.  :)

    Cynthia Eid says:

    I love jewelry-making.  It’s fun, and good for my soul.  I never get tired of working in metal—-there is always a new design to make, or a new process to learn.  Lark’s books are helpful for both inspiration and technique

    Sue Lacy says:

    Jewelry making is a satisfying and creative form of personal expression that can bring people together.  There is nothing like the experience of watching another person connect with the piece you made, and take it home.  These books are a great resource; I would love the chance to expand my skills with them!  suelacydesigns.com

    Lori says:

    I enjoy creating jewelry because i love to see people’s eyes light up when they see the cool and fantastical items.

    Demidemi Net says:

    these books look great! id love to  own them!
    demi thomloudis

    Kathryn Guy says:

    Making jewelry has given me an identity that I was subconsciously reaching toward even as a child.  There is something about the art of decorating one’s body that communicates one’s self where words might fail, and this is what I try to do when I make jewelry.  In addition, when I make a piece for someone else, I try to put some of what I see in that person into the piece.  To me, it is an intimate form of art, and that is why I love it.

    HawaiianLibrarian says:

    These books would be great additions to our statewide public library system here in Hawaii. Mahalo for the op to win!

    Danielle Dumont says:

    some of these books are familiar and others appear intriguing.  help me add to my collection so i can expand my knowledge and become a better jeweler, designer, and artist!-danielle dumont

    Alison says:

    I love really cool jewelry and I am teaching myself how to do it.  I get most of my books from the library.  Let’s just say they hate me there, I only have 108 checkouts right now.  But I like to try before I buy.  Anyway, rings are my favorite pieces of jewelry and I want to make them my way.  Please, I could really use these books for my own little library

    Iris Perry says:

    Where have you been all my life!  This is an awsome giveaway!  I love wearing jewelry but, most of all I love when people who wear my jewery love it!

    Beth H says:

    What an incredible list of books!  It includes some of my favorites L(Simon & Darty) — and so many others to explore….

    Brockburnell says:

    I have 1 ring published in your book, I’d love the collection for inspiration.

    Sophia says:

    Hi I think the event can encourage a person who is passionate about jewelry but can not afford any of these wonderful books because of finance problem.
    …..Praying…….

    Gawiwasochi says:

    Began making jewelry several years ago and am moving toward being a bonafide money-making professional.  This bonanza library would be heavenly! for ideas, inspiration, techniques, etc.  I am also a member of the jewelry club at Santa fe Community College in Santa fe NM and we could USE these books for our club members!!  Thank you so much for this generous offer.

    Ryan Ricks says:

    It was a thrill to be included in one of the 500 books, and this collection would be great on anyones shelf. 

    Shaiha W says:

     Talk about the ultimate X-mas present.  Oh I have to enter as so many of these books are on my ‘I need’ list.  Please enter me!

    Sashanewkirkjewelry says:

    My favorite part about wearing jewelry is how it accents the body and can draw the eye to areas that are normally overlooked. My favorite part about creating jewelry is the chance to create something beautiful and unique that uses the body as a canvas. This is a great group of books that would serve any metalsmith well.
    Sasha Newkirk

    Nanz says:

    Beautiful to look at,
    lovely to hold.
    But if you want to own them all
    you had better be bold!

    Julesck41 says:

    these giveaways are a beaders dream

    Tycialk says:

    I want these books. They are awesome!!

    Chris Weston says:

    These would be great to have for the new jewelry program I’m starting at a local charter school.

    Chris Weston

    Micki Lippe says:

    I feel very fortunate that I have spent my entire adult life, 40 years, making jewelry. In addition to making my own work, I have mentored many younger jewelers. I would love to give each of them a book.

    Janetlewisdesigns says:

    I love the variety of materials available to use for making jewelry. The range from precious and elegant to recycled and funky is exciting :)

    beautylover says:

     The 500 series is the most unique and inspiring collection of jewelry that I’ve found.  It pays tribute to the art of jewelry making and the spirit of metalsmithing. Love, love this collection of books this books! Food for a creative soul!

    Charlene says:

    Wow what a great give away!  The best part of making jewelry is seeing my visions made into reality.  Wait that isn’t the best part.  Hearing the excitement and appreciation of the people who receive and wear my jewelry, that is very special. 

    Dlfrank5 says:

    Lark Books are wonderful. The books are beautifully produced and an asset to any
    jeweler’s library.  For teachers and students they are a resource that clearly
    explains techniques and ideas.  Lark Books also offers a great opportunity
    for artists to be published.  I personally am encouraged and inspired by
    the books from Lark that are already in my library. I have shared many and
    encourage my students to purchase them.  Receiving this giveaway of 38
    books would not only be incredible but an asset to my teaching from which my students will greatly profit.  

    Erikajuzwiak says:

    I entered and was grateful to be picked for the lark 500 plastic jewelry book. I love this series and the how-to and project books are also great. Keep up the good work! Would love to own this collection.

    Yvonne says:

    Boy, this is one heck of a give away. It would feel awesome to win. It is also a great variety of books covering a nice range of jewelry making topics. I’m crossing my fingers and toes for this one!

    Aurore De Amaral says:

    Thank you for all your giveaway and your great books. I’m from France and I really like make many things by hand… Dreaming with beads … and give handmade presents is a pleasure.
    Thank you

    Mfergusonstudio says:

    Hello. I have been a long-time fan of Lark Books, but I only own one of them. I am a metalsmith and college instructor in the field so having these books as a reference for my students as well as for myself would be an incredibly valuable acquisition. My students really respond to physical books with color images of metalsmithing and jewelry design. 

    Donna Shimazu says:

    Thank you for continuing to publish interesting jewelry books!

    What do I love about making jewelry?  For me it’s about the creative process.. everything from design to fabrication.  At the end of the process, I have a nice piece that holds part of my heart and soul.  What a wonderful giveaway!  Keeping my fingers crossed!
    Nancy Hopkins.

    I have not dabbled with the new metal clays, the addition of some of the books on this topic would push me to try some out.
    Russ Edwards

    Sooter says:

    This is one of the best sweepstakes I’ve ever seen!

    Anonymous says:

    Your books have been a great teaching tool for my students. They also provide an excellent snapshot of what is going on in the field-It would be wonderful to have the whole collection.

    Karen A Cole says:

    I use to be a crafter from way back and got away from it. I have joined the ranks of the unemployed but found a shop named Ornamentea which you can attend Try it tuesdays for just $3. and complete a project.I have never made jewelry and I am so excited to complete,wear and give this jewelry. Yay! I would love these books to learn from and share.

    Ellen says:

    My daughter, 24, would be ecstatic if she actually won these books.  She loves to make & give away jewelry to her friends & family

    Avery Lucas says:

    making completes my life.

    Hope Smitherman says:

    Wow!! This is a mouth wateringly awesome collection of books! I’ve seen several of these before and I think I even own one or two of them, but to have this ENTIRE collection would be amazing. SO much wisdom, so much inspiration, so. . so much! Very cool!

    Nancy says:

    No matter how many Jewelry classes you enroll in you will always need alot of books for reference material. The wonderful things about owning your own books from different artists is that they all have their own way of doing things which allows you to expand your knownledge of doing things in different ways. Sometimes you will be working on a creation and suddenly you think now how did I do that? If you own a reference library you just go search out the information, you don’t have to jump in the car and go to a library or search the net the information is right there at your fingertips.

    donnamariehanna says:

    Thank you for such a generous give away.  I have been lusting after several of these books!  What i enjoy most about being creative is taking raw materials and turning them into a work of art, or at the other end of the specrum, learning from my experiments.

    donnamariehanna says:

    Thank you for such a generous give away.  I have been lusting after several of these books!  What i enjoy most about being creative is taking raw materials and turning them into a work of art, or at the other end of the specrum, learning from my experiments.

    Carole Carlson says:

    I love making jewelry because I enjoy the process, which allows me to focus solely on what I’m working on, and not worry about anything else.  I love wearing jewelry because it makes me feel great.

    Carole Carlson says:

    I love making jewelry because I enjoy the process, which allows me to focus solely on what I’m working on, and not worry about anything else.  I love wearing jewelry because it makes me feel great.

    walter chefitz says:

    What an incredible collection! Great introduction to your site as well! 

    walter chefitz says:

    What an incredible collection! Great introduction to your site as well! 

    Anonymous says:

    Making jewelery is what keeps me sane.  It is my therapy.

    Lcash says:

    being able to create your own adornment is the artists gift :)

    Fofinha says:

    I love the books from Larks

    Judy says:

    i love teaching about making jewelry and your books are just the best inspiration for my classes! I must love them, I have many and you have even put some of my work in one of them.
    Judy Hoch

    Anonymous says:

    Am new to beading and jewelry and would love this set of books to get started!

    Vicki says:

    Wow!! This is an awsome giveaway!!! And!!!! None of the books I have are not on here!!!! I ams elf taught so I buy books, magazines and tutorals on wire weaving and all kinds of diffrent techniques! I’d love to win this!!
    Happy Holidays!

    Beader13 says:

    Beading was a life saver for me. . . Now I get so much satisfaction from making and teaching others. This would make a lovely birthday present for me and Xmas gifts for friends

    Judi Leatherberry says:

    Such a wonderful bunch of books!!!  I love the creative part of making jewelry, and the satisfaction of wearing what I create.  I love it when people say, “How did you make that ____.”  It’s hard to describe the feeling I get, especially when people buy the jewelry I am wearing—right off my body!!

    Duane Collins says:

    As a budding jewelry designer and bead artisan, this would be a tremendous resource and as i have a few Lark books, I know how great they are.

    Mary Esses says:

    Jewelry designing is challenging. Making it; fun. Wearing it; delicious. Understanding it; still a work in progress.

    Scotdog says:

    Wow FANTASTIC!  What a great collection. These themselves would be a perfect library.

    RedCarouselLion says:

    I use jewelry making as therapy from my high stressed job – I even sit at my desk and do bead work for 20 minutes during my lunch to relax and rejuvenate.

    The pleasure that I derive is from many aspects.  I love the way that a design evolves as you work on it - materials, techniques, colors, etc.  I love the look of absolute pleasure on a recipient’s face when they realize that the piece was handmade just for them.  I love that others want me to teach them how to make something beautiful.  I love that I my learning is endless and I can always learn a new style or technique.  I love just taking my beads out and holding them and looking at them and imaging how wonderful they can be as a piece of jewelry or clothing accent or home decor touch.  I love that I can shut out the world when I’m making jewelry and just creatively relax.

    kyle says:

    We put treasure in the world

    Debijo says:

    I am a seedbead ear. This assortment of books would allow me to expand my creativity!

    Loildf says:

    What a wonderful opportunity!!! I LOVE LARK BOOKS!! They are always filled with a wealth of knowledge. I enjoy trying new techniques and this library would be a much welcomed gift.
    Thank you for this opportunity.
    HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!!!
    Dawn McCreary
    loildf@gmail.com

    Shelby says:

    Jewelry is my passion – it’s every breath I take!  To me it’s the best form of self-expression.

    Debbie Martin says:

    Making jewelry is a way to capture a moment… a piece of yourself. Whether you share that with others or keep it as your own treasure, it conjures up a memory or feeling every time it’s looked at or worn. Truly magical!

    OMG…I freaked out when I read about this one! I’m a bookworm and Love jewelry! I’d go nuts if I won these books! Thank you for having this giveaway! I will share! :)

    Once again – only for US!  Sad……

    Pat De Verre says:

    It seams a so exciting bouquet of books for a jewelholic French Frog artisan. It is simply a DREAM

    Helen Breil says:

    Fantastic collection of books – making jewellery is my passion!

    Onye Ndika says:

    Yowza! What a beautiful collection of books!  No one will want for an idea with this collection. If I win I will definitely have to give some books away. Sharing is caring!  Beading is my first love but I love & respect all crafts.

    Candys says:

    I would donate this fabulous collection to my local library.  Very small town means very small/limited library.  :}

    I love doing beadwork.  Earrings, necklaces, 3D items.

    Thank you for the opportunity!

    I would love to have these books as I am self taught through books. I have also taught some jewellery making to my daughter.
    These books cover a good size group of different jewellry crafts some of which I have not seen before.

    Candys says:

    I would donate this fabulous collection to my local library.  Very small town means very small/limited library.  :}
     
    I love doing beadwork.  Earrings, necklaces, 3D items.
     
    Thank you for the opportunity!

    Loildf says:

    I’m 46 years old and can’t work outside my home because I have Lupus, Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis and have been quite ill for the past three years. I love making jewelry because it allows me to be creative and I can work whenever I want. It also allows me to contribute to our household income as well as giving me a sense of purpose.

    GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!!!

    Happy holidays to all!!
    Dawn McCreary

    Jewelry is the smile of my style!
    ;o)

    Sydney76 says:

    thanks for the opportunity….it would be my first lark book :-)

    Angie Simonsen says:

    What an incredible collection!!! I’m a self taught jewelry artist, so something like this would be HUGE in helping me expand my skill set! Thanks for having this!

    ooo have I entered this yet?  I have some of these but would love to share with my beady friends! I love jewwellery making, especially polycay and beadweaving.  pick meeeeee pleeeeease!

    Patricia Williams says:

    Lark Books are some of my favorites…they have helped me learn so many aspects of jewelry making over the years,  I have a jewelry meetup group which is starting into its fourth year this January.  It is called Charlotte Area Jewelry Artists.  I would love to win this bundle of books so I could share them with this great group of jewelry makers.  I love making jewelry because it allows me to follow my own inspirations and inclinations, instead of always having to wear something someone else envisioned.  Thanks for this opportunity.  Happy Holidays to you all!  Patricia Williams, Charlotte, NC

    thank you for your lark giveaways!  i have been fortunate to be in some of the lark books as an artist and i use them as teaching tools and inspiration for students and myself as well.  yay!

    Gina says:

    Making jewelry is relaxing. I have a technical job and 3 young children. Making jewelry is my time and it makes me happy.

    karen hung says:

    I would love this share this collection with my local library…the jewelry making section is quite sparse. 

    The Books from Lark are the best! I would be very happy, if I would win someone.

    Anonymous says:

    How amazing!  I’ve recently started a small business designing and producing jewelry.  My backround is architecture and to me jewelry is like little details or pieces of architecture.  These books would be incredible tools to learn from and to reference. 
    Creating and making is an essential part of who I am.  :)

    Gwen says:

    I just started make jewelry…a lot of it I taught myself and have found pinterest quite addicting! These books will really help!

    Kjchinchen says:

    Way cool!
    I have 2 daughters and this is how we love to spend our time together.  Being creative!

    Kjchinchen says:

    Way cool!
    I have 2 daughters and this is how we love to spend our time together.  Being creative!

    Hazel says:

    What an amazing set of books, I love making jewellery, currently I’m obsessed by chainmail but no doubt a prize like this would spawn a new obsession (or two!)

    Libbey Jazi says:

    I love making jewelry. I also love hooking other people in to making jewelry, no one has complained so far. :) The gratification of it is indescribable and to see someone wearing a piece of my jewelry is indescribable. I always tell my customers that ‘I hope you love it as much as I did!’ because I spend a lot of time and thought on every piece. A book collection like this would broaden my horizons and offer new ideas and techniques, I hope I win! :)

    Tamara Allison says:

    I just graduated with a B.F.A. and would absolutely love to add to my collection of Lark books! I’ve been itching to learn new techniques to combine with beadweaving and plan to jump into jewelry making full time again.

    Rjkraft says:

    What would we do without wonderful visually inspiring books?  I have some of these and they are a great resource for me and my students. Images of contemporary work are such valuable communication! Thank you for making these available to someone.

    Eprophater says:

    Your books informative and inspiring. One of a kind, dynamic pieces of jewelry share the craftsman’s spirit with the wearer.

    Alli22 says:

    Making jewelry is like going to a spa. It’s a great way to focus your mind on the craft, while leaving all the stresses of life behind!

    Lbibolet says:

    I have been beading and making jewelry for many years. It is so rewarding. I have collected beads form all over the world. Your books would be a great collection to assist with my creativity.

    The best thing I like about jewelry is how sexy you feel. Especially, if ti’s made by you! 

    Ursula says:

    Making jewelry is definitly meditation for me and a possibility to express my nature……There is a whole universe to discover and it will never end!!!!!! To wear it or to see women with my jewelry is  form of joy …..I love it!
    Ute

    Lynette Andreasen says:

    What an amazing giveaway!  This collection of books would be a treasure for me and would be a great resource for me to share with my students.  What I love most about making jewelry is seeing the joy it brings other people.  I like making pieces that have sentimental value, that are individual and tell a story.  I also love teaching how to make jewelry and watching people fall in love with the process and finding a new passion.  Thanks! -Lynette Andreasen

    Hadj says:

    what you like best about making — or wearing — jewelry. using diverse materials to create personal gifts

    Tahmi says:

    It’s always great when I get a present and it says Lark on the back. I know I’ll really enjoy the contents!

    Kat says:

    Hi again- don’t think my first post worked. If it did, I’m repeating myself. Lark has raised the bar for amazing, informative jewelry books. They are inspiring both to me and to my students. My favorite place is at the bench and creating work that is special to each customer.

    Liz Steiner says:

    Oh my goodness! What a plethora of amazing books! Whoever wins this will be lucky indeed!

    What I like best about making jewelry is intimacy of scale. What I like best about wearing jewelry is that it makes me feel more outgoing, more confidant or even a bit sassy!

    Leayn Tabili says:

    What a fabulous giveaway! I love all types of jewelry design, particularly bead stitching, wirework, and chainmaille.

    Melanie says:

    How to sum it all up?? It’s about connections. I love wearing jewelery because most of the pieces I own have significance – heirlooms, special gifts from special people, or souvenirs from traveling. They keep special people, places and times close to me. I love making jewelry because ot coonects me to the people who buy my pieces – whether or not I actually know them. My work is something that just “happens”…I start to work and eventually I have a gorgeous creation in front of me…and I know that people have worn the pieces I’ve made on their wedding days, into the delivery room, on first dates, last hurrahs and everything in between. It’s humbling and stunning to me that pieces that sprang from my mind and my hands travel around the world and through life with the people who now own them. We are all connected…

    Muireann says:

    I love everything about jewelry! My husband thinks I’m addicted, I think they make every outfit perfect. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Nikia Angel says:

    yup I love them all!  I would love to donate it to the three bead societies I belong to.

    Nikia Angel says:

    yup I love them all!  I would love to donate it to the three bead societies I belong to.

    Lwood44 says:

    I got into beading and making jewelry 5 yrs ago Thanks to my step granddaughter. Before then I was an avid quilter.Making jewelry transformed my life completely .It was something I could do while at the hospitals with my husband who had cancer.He loved to lay and watch me work and it gave me great joy.I lost him 2 yrs ago but still continue to make jewelry as an extra income.

    Designer_d says:

    This is a fabulous collection! The lucky recipient will certainly touch many people with the projects made from inspiration & know-how straight from the pages of these beauties and even more if the books are gifted other artisans and hobbyists.

    Gina says:

    OMG WOW I would love to win this!!! I have been a fan of Lark books for years theyhave the best books & great customer service!!! You Rock!! thanks for giving us the chance to win this amazing prize.. Good Luck everyone!!! Happy Holidays <3

    Gina says:

    OMG WOW I would love to win this!!! I have been a fan of Lark books for years theyhave the best books & great customer service!!! You Rock!! thanks for giving us the chance to win this amazing prize.. Good Luck everyone!!! Happy Holidays <3

    Beadsong says:

    What a treasure chest of inspiration! I would love to add the ones I don’t already own to my library, and share those I do have with other jewelry fans!

    Kelly Stiles says:

    I’m a young start up jeweler and just looking at this book collection makes me start drooling! This collection would be an invaluable reference and educational tool for me. I love jewelery because it is a wearable form of art that not only allows me to express myself in the pieces I create, but also allows my customer to express their unique personalities in wearing it.

    teresa di bari says:

    Thank you. This is a beautiful idea. I love making jewelry and wearing too. Teresa Di Bari (i bijoux di vddida)

    Pat Jones says:

    What a great lot of books! I have been wanting to learn most of these techniques…it all begins with readiing!!

     I love jewelry and  truly love the art of jewelry making !!  I make jewelry from my heart it gives me such joy and when i wear jewelry it makes me feel great or when I get a compliment and i can tell someone  Where i got the piece of jewelry or the fact that I made it myself !! this collection of books would give me so many opportunities to try new mediums and broaden jewelry making skills!!

    Kathndolls says:

    Lark books are the best!!  What a wonderful opportunity for a lucky someone!!!

    Heather Kenney says:

    Wow….I have only 1 of the books….owning them all would be amazing!  I have so many friends I could share them with and to me it would open more doors to an infinite world of handcrafting opportunities.

    Roxan says:

    I would love to have these books, that way our bead and jewerly society will have access to some wonderful useful books.

    Brittany Golden says:

    I love making jewelry and that moment when something I have made comes alive! I love teaching also and watching students that are insecure about their abilities become confidant artists and skilled craftspeople!

    I am a Jewelry Major at Metropolitan College of Denver and devote much time to the love and care of making inspired works.  This is a amazing group of books and I am proud to be in the upcoming 500 rings book to be released in May.

    Gginkansas says:

    Wow!

    Beaddesign says:

    I would love to have this collection of great Lark Books on jewelry making!  I love the Lark books I already have and would be thrilled to win this collection. Jeanne Evans

    Dona DeLaura says:

    I think these contests are so fun. Leave it to Lark to come up with this!! Thank you for the holiday cheer!

    Lynder45 says:

    Wow! What a library this would make. Whoever wins gets to try all of these great techniques. Oh I hope I win! I hope I win! Keeping my fingers crossed!!!!

    Gginkansas says:

    Dear Santa……..Oh how I would love to see these wonderful books under my tree!  I am sure you remember me – I always leave homemade cookies and wonderful jewelry that I have made for Mrs. Claus!  Merry Christmas!

    Liaung Yen says:

    They are great collections for my students.

    Zukii_designs says:

    I am a big collector of jewelry making/inspiration books and they usually end up being from Lark! I love creating jewelry because it is so relaxing and meditative to design and work with my hands. There is nothing like the creative process and I couldn’t survive without my books. So many more on my wish list to get! I love Lark books, I really do!

    Lauriefauver says:

    Wow, what an amazing giveaway….I would love to own many of these books as well as share the winnings with my friends and Bead Society members.

    Ken Bova says:

    What a brilliant and generous gesture. Making, for me,
    engages so many aspects and interests, not least of which is its demand for
    life long learning. That’s something these volumes have certainly helped along
    in the field.  This would be a
    great library to donate to a needful metals program.

    Gina C. says:

    What a fabulous resource this library of books would be to any lucky winner. Beading and jewelry making clearly enriches our  inner lives to such a degree that I for one can’t imagine NOT doing it, and from the comments here I’m not alone. Our little local group of beaders who meet in each other’s homes weekly are certainly excited about the books, but good luck to everyone! Keep on creating and playing.  

    Jbjewels says:

    That is amazing!!!! I would love to own them!!! :)

    Katie Poterala says:

    What an amazing giveaway!  You guys rock!   This would make such an impact on my (or) anyone’s personal collection and teaching references/library! 

    Katie Poterala

    Carolyn says:

    Your generosity in this give away is amazing. You have included some of the best beading books around.

    Tycialk says:

    Oh I hope I win!!!! But whoever wins will love these books.

    Emma says:

    …an Aladdins cave of beautiful beauty, instruction and inspiration!

    For someone to wear a piece of my jewellery makes me so proud, knowing that they might appreciate the same beauty and proportion that I did but don’t know me at all. It’s like sneaking into someone’s garden and planting a beautiful, delicate flower.

    Artsfarm says:

    Ah, I’m breathless just at the thought of owning these! I’m a jewelry-maker ‘and’ a book nut, so this is just awesome! I’ve been making jewelry since I was a wee one in the 70s (!), out of everything from feathers to chamois leather to crab claws picked up on the beach, to things found in the hardware aisle :o). Now I’m using polymer, all kinds of beads and making assemblages from vintage bits, and am constantly looking for more inspiration. This collection will keep me locked in my room, totally absorbed for a long time and then endless marathons of jewelry-making bliss.

    Collyn Wooden says:

    Happy Holidays and everydays to the person who gains these books – my own side business could well become bigger and better than I can now imagine……..

    Michelle says:

    I am hopelessly addicted to books! And books on jewelry and jewelry making are high up on my list. I am the proud owner of several of these books already and they have inspired me to learn new techniques and new crafts. Making jewelry is my way to escape the world around me and just enjoy whatever project I’m working on.

    Savvyjeweler says:

    What do I like best about jewelry making…there is so much I love about making jewelry! I love the intimate scale of jewelry and the amount detail that can be achieved in a metal medium. There are an infinite number of techniques that can be explored in the jewelry craft, that one could spend a lifetime and not learn everything there is to know. That is what always keeps me so fascinated with this craft. There is always something fresh and exciting to learn.

    Julia Monroe says:

    What an awesome collection of books!!! I’m just getting started in jewelry making. These books would be an amazing resource for me and my crafty friends.

    Oleksandra Sydorenko says:

    These would be amazing gifts for the holidays! What could be better than books from Lark Crafts? I’m a beader, and I’m sure these are every bit (and more) inspirational on the inside as the covers look. 

    Lizzie Edelstein says:

    I like the precision of making jewelry

    Rivkahjewelry says:

    What a wonderful collection of books!!!!

    Jennifer L says:

    This is a great collection. I own some of them and in turn would donate or gift them out if I won.  Making jewelry was always a way to interact with other people to see their style come out. I love learning new ways to make things even if i’m bad at them. What a great idea.

    Making art beads is my passion – it has been a very rewarding career path both creatively and socially.  The friends I have made during the last 6 years have been the bonus I would have never imagined possible.  I love books and I would love to win ALL OF THESE!!! It would make me a happier bead maker than I already am ;)

    asimmons says:

    WOW! I have a few of the books and love them.  To have all of these books would be a dream come true.  I love the creativity of making jewelry and the reactions of those looking at my pieces.

    CC says:

    Yes I would love these books! Pretty Please?

    Jillian Pagnotti says:

    This fun and exciting bundle of books would be perfect for me! I am currently a BFA student and my focus is in metalsmithing. I love being inspired by nature and the surrounding world. Creating beauty with my bare hands is what I do best. These books would really help broaden my horizons and help me learn some new tricks that I could add to my metalsmithing techniques. I think that my ability to create beautiful jewelry would grow from these books. I someday hope to get into SUNY New Paltz to achieve getting  my MFA in Metalsmithing and then to later become a Professor in teaching Fine Art Jewelry and Metalsmithing. These books would be traveling everywhere with me and I would be able to share them with whom ever crosses paths with me in the art world and also whom ever I end up teaching! Fingers are crossed!

    Jillian Pagnotti

    Anonymous says:

    What I like best about making jewelry is that I can wear something no one else has.

    Anonymous says:

    Love Lark and making jewels for many reasons.  The books would be amazing.

    Kortni says:

    this is such a great giveaway! I love making jewelry and I’m currently in my senior year of school for metalsmithing and this would be the start of a great reference library!

    Parttimelibrarian says:

    Wonderful group of books.

    Vivien Noll says:

    What a great reference library.

    Hunterkelly80 says:

    I want to win!!! I <3 1000 Rings:)

    As a jewelry teacher at the Des Moines Art Center, this would be a fabulous collection for my students.  What do I like about making jewelry?  It’s a lifelong learning, and I don’t think any one person can be expert at all of its nuances.  These books would help anyone on the path.

    Dorina says:

    Even if I do not get the books  [ and probably that will be the case...since I never win anything]…I am soooooo happy I found your FB page with such a great information, photos and inspirations.

    Emilyplays says:

    What a terrific reference set!  Making jewelry is great for creative expression in its creation and as adornment.

    I love jewelry…..making it, wearing it, selling it, giving it away…..all good. This collection of books is fantastic…what a treat to win it. We would love to display them in our studio at Creative Journey Studios, so everyone could enjoy them.

    Chelsea Stone says:

    The real question is…what is no to like about making jewelry?  It brings joy to me each and every day.

    Diana says:

    I love to make jewelry because it allows me to play!  I love wearing jewelry because it allows me to express how I feel ~ sometimes pretty ~ sometimes playful ~ sometimes serious ~ sometimes but few times…sophisticated!  

    Peggy Gerbo says:

    What a great giveaway – thanks so much! What I like about my projects is how I might start with one idea, but as the piece is created, it lets ME know what it wants to be. My projects always turn out different – and better – by listening. Sometimes I’m amazed at the directions they take me – a lot of times leading me to do something I have never tried before. I love creating new things, it makes me feel happy and alive, and brings so much joy into my life. I would love these such inspirational books!

    Sarahandgabby says:

    What I love best about jewelry making is learning new techniques.  There is ALWAYS something new to learn, as this incredible lot of books prooves!

    Phyllis says:

    What a great give away – so generous!! I enjoy beading because it is how I can bring out the creative side in me.  I love looking through your books for inspiration for new pieces of jewelry. There is always something new to create.

    Vicki says:

    Wow!!! This giveaway is all I want for Christmas..well almost, except for a tumbler, kiln, tools, photo box….ect. I am self taught, still trying to learn so much! I have a few books, but none of these and they look awsome!!!! Whoever wins this will be truely lucky!!!
    Happy Holidays All!

    Cinthya Cuba says:

    What I love about making jewelry is the thought that I was able to connect to someone in a way beyond conversation or selling techniques. The thought that someone carries my work, my imagination, my craft with them is transcendental to me. And making it… well, that’s pure joy! Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!

    Kerianne Quick says:

    Wearing jewelry is an invitation to those around you to engage. I show my interests
    And concerns through jewelry.

    Wow! Instant jewelry library. I love the creative flow that is an integral part of making a piece of jewelry. Ideas just begin to occur as I start playing with particular beads and findings. Soon I’m rummaging for more bits and pieces. When at last it feels right, there’s great satisfaction.

    Akjbjewels says:

    amazing! I would love to have this collection!!! :)

    Wow, half my wishlist all in one place!!! The best thing I like about making jewellery is that I can make something stunning all by myself, and, never make the same thing (unless I had to ) ever again, because there are so many ways in which you can make jewellery  

    Wow, half my wishlist all in one place!!! The best thing I like about making jewellery is that I can make something stunning all by myself, and, never make the same thing (unless I had to ) ever again, because there are so many ways in which you can make jewellery  

    Kate B says:

    What a great selection! I love beadweaving, and am eager to explore some of the other media techniques in some of these books (especially the stitching, wire work, and metal clay).

    Flwrchyk says:

    What an incredible collection, I would love to win!

    I enjoy making jewelry as it gives me a way to use  my artistic and creative tendencies and it helps me to relax. When someone likes a piece I have made it makes me happy to see that they ae happy about something I made. 
    Barb Grofe

    Norma Jean Dell says:

    Wow!  I love beadweaving and making jewelry!  Problem solving to come up with how to design a specific item is my area of expertise!  If I were to win this library, my world would be broadened to encompass many different mediums of design!

    Marsha says:

    I love the idea of this giveaway.  I’ve bought many of your book and oops, there goes a shiny thing!!  :)

    E Prophater says:

    Art jewelry is a personal statement shared with the artist.

    Melanie J Pierce says:

    When I make things with my hands I “Share my Heart”…I love designing jewelry…I work in polymer clay, PMC and also mixed media…this AWESOME collection of books would be a great addition to my library! 

    Gabriella says:

    Wow, what an amazing giveaway, thank you!

    Vicki says:

    What a wonderful give away! I am a self taught jewelry artist, still trying to learn so much, but nothing has sold yet, so buying more books right now is not feasable. The selection of these books is so perfect for me!! All of the inspiration and lessons would be just what I need to sell more!! Maybe Santa will pick me!! Whoever wins this will be so lucky!!
    Happy Holidays!

    Yebo1996 says:

    creating jewelry is what i live for and on the days when i get to hang out at the studio with friends, we laugh and bounce ideas off of one another, give constructive criticism, troubleshoot, and then we laugh some more. the whole environment we share is conducive to creating wonderful things!!!
    thank you for this opportunity and happy holidays everyone!!!

    Mags says:

    I’m self taught and would love to load up my bookcases with these wonderful books. I work in polymer, but love experimenting with so many other materials and this would provide me with hours and hours of inspiration.

    Notpam23 says:

    I am floored by such a generous giveaway!  I love to make jewelry among many other crafts, and  combining multiple crafts with jewelry is my favorite.  I have always been the type to look at something, especially something expensive, and say I can make that!  I get such satisfaction out of creating things, especially now that I’ve had to retire my nursing job because of Multiple Sclerosis.  But the bright side means that I can spend more time creating, not to mention time to give back by donating some of the proceeds to the M.S. society.  These books are fabulous, I love anything from Lark Books!  Having them in my library would greatly expand by abilities, and teach me new techniques.  Any double copies, and there would be a few, I can use as a “pay it forward’, and give as giveaways myself!  
    Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful selection of books.  Thank you for publishing such quality entertainment, because for me, that’s exactly what your books provide me….entertainment!  Now to cross my fingers and hope!!!!!
    Pamela Manley

    Deb says:

    I’d love to win these books! I want to be able to make gifts for my family and friends! Plus, i”d love to be able to customize my own unique jewelry pieces.

    Queen of Fifty Cents says:

    Yes please!!

    I belong to Capital Area Beading Organization (CABO) in Raleigh, NC.  We have a small library of member donations.  If I am the lucky winner, it would be my pleasure to donate at least half the books to the guild!

    Lenora says:

    Making jewelry and wearing it is a way to express my individuality and a way to broadcast art to everyone I meet.

    Jensmetals says:

    I like creating jewelry that is unique. I enjoy making work that is unlike any commercial jewelry.

    I already use some of these books in my classroom.  Students enjoy the”how to” book formats of many of these books, which make the processes logical and approachable.  My favorites are The Penland Book of Jewelry and The New Jewelry; I utilize them for both explaining technique and for exposing students to various artistic aesthetics.

    Jensmetals says:

    I like making jewelry unlike anyone else’s and experimenting with different materials.

    Dsweigart says:

    What I like best about making wearable art is: unlike painters who hang their work in a gallery we are able to display our work everywhere.

    Robert Dancik says:

    One of my favorite characteristics of all these fabulous Lark books is that they are as inspired as they are inspiring.
    If ever I sit at my bench and am confronted with the “blank canvas” syndrome – all I need do is to turn to any of the many Lark books I already have and it gets my creative juices flowing.

    Robert Dancik says:

    One of my favorite characteristics of all these fabulous Lark books is that they are as inspired as they are inspiring.
    If ever I sit at my bench and am confronted with the “blank canvas” syndrome – all I need do is to turn to any of the many Lark books I already have and it gets my creative juices flowing.

    Ethel Hamlin says:

    I don’t  have a lot of jewelry, but everything I have and wear connects me to a person or event in my life that lives in that piece and generates precious memories. Today I am wearing a necklace that belonged to my grandmother whom I never knew. I am a great grandmother and I am making jewelry for my family today that I hope will connect me to them far into the future, long after I am also only a memory.

    Ellen says:

    I enjoy the sharing created by wearing art jewelry.  It is a link to my personality and the spirit of the artist.

    Jenshaline says:

    This would make my year! What an awesome give away! Its a collection like no other!

    Tonya Muller says:

    Making jewelry “saved my life”.  I became disabled and had to stop working and slipped into a deep depression.  One day I picked up a simple jewelry making kit and after I finished it I was hooked. In the process of learning and practicing jewelry making some of my depression was lifted.  So I would love to win and continue my education.

    Molly Groom Alter says:

    What a great opportunity for jewelers everywhere. I love LarkBooks! For the opportunities they give so many artists to have their work showcased. Thank you Lark. Molly Groom Alter

    Anonymous says:

    Fantastic group of books! There’s nothing better than poring over the pages of a good book to get inspiration for a good piece of jewelry. I’ve got a pile of great beads just waiting for a good idea! :)

    Karenwoods says:

    very generous once again!   The 30 minute earring book would be ideal for our polymer guild library!

    Rose Yingling says:

    Oh my goodness, this is such a wonderful giveaway!  I began making jewelry with my daughter a little over a year ago.  This has been a great way for the two of us to spend time together doing something we both enjoy.  We are always looking for new things to try and these books would be a very useful resource for us.

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to enter to win these great books!

    Miichele1730 says:

    Wow all thos titles would be awesome to win.  They would be great reference books to add to my collection.  I love making jewelry beause it make me feel great to finish something that I made by hand and when I wear something that I made and a person comments I can say that I actually made it. I love making the piece and choosing the beads that go into each one, because each piece is special and different.  I also love learning new techniques so I can grow as a jewelry artist and designer.

    Michele Bernstein

    Miranda Ackerley says:

    All of these books would be awesome inspiration.

    Bern Harrold says:

    These books are great, something my girls and I would really enjoy!! :D

    Lisa says:

    Oh Wow!  This is a wonderful giveaway!

    Eatmetal says:

    Metalsmithing and jewelry Is my passion!

    Bimmerleal says:

    I love the chemistry and geometry involved in metalworking!

    Blazingstars says:

    Wow this would be the greatest christmas present I could ever get. I am always giving but rearly recieving gifts.  What a shame to have such poor friends.  I make jewerly for those who are to poor to buy it for themselves and it feels so good to make them happy. I am running out of ideas and need help.  I love ideas for gifts from items which the cost is little but the finished look is grand.

    Ronda Coryell says:

    At Jewelry Studies Intl in Austin, TX, Lark books are an important part of our library. Students use them to spawn new ideas and inspire them to create and develop innovative designs.

    Karen Pink says:

    Wow! This is incredible. And very generous! I like making jewelry from thread and beads, but recently I have been wanting to expand my skills.

    Karen Pink says:

    Wow! This is incredible. And very generous! I like making jewelry from thread and beads, but recently I have been wanting to expand my skills.

    I like making jewelry because it is like being a magician, revealing tools & techniques to oohs & ahhs.

    Love&Light says:

    Amazing! I would love to use those books to help create many wonderful projects!

    Wendy Stabenow says:

    I love being able to express myself in the pieces I make.  Basically any idea I have for a piece, requires a little more thought and planning to make it work.  I learn new things with each new design.  I believe that if you ever stop learning, you’re dead.

    Datz Katz says:

    Awwwwesome!!!! Love giveaways and this is a superfantabulistic one!!!! I have but one old jewelry ideas book …so any one of these would be a welcome addition!!!!

    Cathy Henke says:

    Your books are great! What a library to have!  Inspiration all around.  Enter me to win!

    Blazingstars says:

    This is a great group of books, I would love the chance to work with them. Thanks for the giving us a chance to win them.

    amy smith says:

    Very generous giveaway – and I would pay it forward and share some of these books with others.  Spread the wealth of the ideas and the potential.  Thanks!

    Katie says:

    Too bad I missed the contest – but my goodness, look at the great books!  Thanks for getting so many in one place – I’ve already ordered 2 from Amazon!!

    Thelmalouiserock says:

    LARK jewelry BOOKS=Inspiration, creativity and simply THE BEST! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Blazingstars says:

    I would love a chance to win these books, it would be a great christmas gift for me.  Thanks so much.

    Anonymous says:

    What don’t I love about making and wearing jewelry?  I love how you can change the look of an outfit just by changing your jewelry.  I love when a complete stranger complements me on my jewelry, especially when I made it!

    shimon says:

    how can I get the books free or it is just hooooooks?

    CeeJ says:

    Is the book drawing still valid? I create jewelry and also sell jewelry making supplies.

    Designsbymtj says:

    This would make my year!  I can not tell you how much fun I could have going through these books!  Thank you for the opportunity – seriously.

    Grearone21 says:

     i am jewelry lover. and i think it’s one stop to learn more about jewelry :)

    Natalie Isaak Knott says:

    Lark Books makes books of unparalleled quality and beauty. I would be more than proud to give these to my jewelry making friends.

    P. Smith says:

    What a dream give away! I have five daughters ages 16 and up and am disabled so spending time with them is always treasured, but learning to make lovely things together is magic. I can only imagine gathering around our kitchen table to dive into these books to learn about and teach each other so very many beautiful possibilities!

    Caroline Bleil says:

    I’m adding my voice to those nearly 900 others who would love to receive this set. I would hope to have enough years left in my life to read, use and enjoy them all!

    Chrissi Matusevics says:

    I never did hear who won these- and as the thread seems to be ongoing are they doing this every year ?

    Mary K McGraw says:

    Would leave to win all of these. I would learn so much.

    Denise Gillitzer Uttke says:

    What a great giveaway! Making jewelry has been a great outlet for me and there are so many other mediums I would love to learn about and explore. This would be a great way to do that. And any books that I already have, I would like to donate to help others also be able to benefit from this offer and what great healing powers are in being creative. Thank you!

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