The verification sample of a book is the first copy off the presses. It’s overnighted to us for approval, and then we cheer (usually) or gasp (rarely but memorably) because the presses continue to roll. The book is sent in a hurry, so it’s not dehumidified in the normal way our books are, and it arrives a little stiffer than later books do.

Receiving the verification copy for Sherry Serafini’s Sensational Bead Embroidery, one of Lark Jewelry & Beading’s lead Spring 2011 titles, was a thrill. The book printed beautifully, and Sherry’s wonderful teaching and projects will be cherished by beaders. I’m so excited about this book’s release. It’s an April book that will begin to ship to stores (brick-and-mortar and online) at the beginning of March, and it’s already available for pre-order on BN.com and Amazon.

We haven’t yet received our advances — the next shipment of about a dozen books we receive — so even Sherry hasn’t seen her finished book quite yet. But right now, without delay, you can get hold of it first: I’m giving away our verification copy of Sherry Serafini’s Sensational Bead Embroidery!

How to enter for a chance to win the book? Leave a comment on this post by 9 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 27.

Any post will do, but I encourage you to leave a comment about why you first started making jewelry or doing beadwork. One winner will be selected at random and announced on Tuesday, February 1. Click through for the official rules.

Rock Star Cuff from Sherry Serafini's Sensational Bead Embroidery

After you leave that comment, I have a special treat for you from the book: a free PDF download of the Rock Star Cuff project from Sherry Serafini’s Sensational Bead Embroidery!

Sherry’s our rock star, so it seemed an appropriate place to begin. And, if you missed it, be sure to read my fascinating recent interview with Sherry Serafini, as well!


278 Responses

    Lynn says:

    I would love to have a copy of Sherry’s book!

    Ninaowens says:

    Sherry’s first book inspired me to start bead embroidery & I LOVE it! Can’t wait to see the new book and be inspired more!

    Denise says:

    I started adding beading to my quilting and embroidery designs and now do much more jewelry work.

    Catherinemarissa says:

    I started making jewelry for something to keep me busy after I left my job to have my sons…little did I know that they would keep me PLENTY busy and I’d have to squeeze in the jewelry time. ;)

    pam says:

    I can’t wait to try out some of these designs!

    I can’t wait for this book. I love Sherri’s work. I’ve been beading since I was a very young girl, so for likely 40 years. Started out stringing big lampwork beads on leather thongs in the 70s then moved on to crafting then designing. I now design, teach and blog about my experiences. My passion is reviving old techniques like spool knitting and using wire and beads in interesting ways with these techniques.

    Anita says:

    I’m not sure when I first started making jewelry, but it was the colors and shine that drew me in. This book looks wonderful, my fingers are crossed!

    Pam says:

    I love Sherry’s work…just beautifull!

    PAMELA A. HASTY says:

    I started Beading around 20 yrs. ago. I wanted something to do for myself while going through a divorce, and beading has always held me spellbound! So one class on beading earrings, and hours and hours of hunting down the perfect bead, the feeling of completion when a project is done and pride when someone asks “That’s beautiful. Where did you get it?”, and I say, “I MADE IT!”. Sherry does BEAUTIFUL work.

    Sharlyngp says:

    I would soooo love to win this book. I started making glass beads a couple of years ago. I’m completely addicted now, but would love to learn some new ways of using my beads, like in embroidery. I started making beads and jewelry because I so enjoyed seeing what other people were making, I love combining the colors and textures , I love that beads are so small and easily transported. Can you tell I love this stuff!

    Can’t wait to read this one! :D

    Laulo31700 says:

    How can I resist ? I can’t !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Of course I apply to this give away !

    Smeatondenise says:

    This book is lush!!! I started bead work as a hobby to do with a friend because we both like beads. Now it just never stops!!

    Wendy says:

    I started making jewelry to have something unique that I made myself, to have something that coordinates with a garment I made, and because those darn beads jump in my car and follow me home! Remember the Sirens? Some of those beads just call my name! LOL

    Hannah R says:

    Looks like Sherry has written a winner. Just look at those photos. I can’t wait to see the finished book.

    Car34hbar says:

    Sherry Serafina’s work has always amazed me. She seems to have the talent to know just what fits together to make a
    “huge” statement. I would love to see her new book. Thanks for making this possible for one of us fans!!

    When I was younger, I was attracted to beads because of al the colours in them. Then school and other stuff came by and one year ago, on holiday in Scotland I found a beautiful bead magazine and a book. Those were the inspiration to start beading with seed beads. I love to create something with those tiny beads and I really love the colours and finishes on them. In oktober I made my first embroidery piece. I chose a necklace and loved the inspiration I got from Sherry Serafini. Also her tutorial made it much easier to finish my piece. I’m hooked!

    Suebless says:

    Sherry Serafini continues to amaze and excite the beading community with her breathtaking designs.

    Kstetevens6 says:

    Oh wow what a giveaway. I will tell you that I started beading by chance. My mother in law was destashing and she gave me seed beads. I had no idea what to do with them until I came across a Beadwork magazine and I was hooked! That was only almost 2 years ago.

    Lparpard says:

    i so trilled about the new book on the horizon
    Love all bead work by Serafini

    Angela82 says:

    I’ve been beading for two years now. I became addicted the first day that I saw Sherry Serafini’s work! She is an amazing artist and has inspired so much of my creativity.

    JennaB says:

    I know Sherry personally-in fact-she used to be my boss at one time! Everything she did even back then was beautiful! I love her work and have admired it for years. I really want to start beadworking and would love to have this book to help me start making my own awesome works of art!!!

    Neh634 says:

    Bead embroidery is the perfect outlet for my fascination with creation ! Love how it can be blingy or earthy..

    Rita Denniston Zimmerman says:

    I would LOVE to win this book! I started beading in 2004 as a way to showcase the fused glass pendants that I make. I have known Sherry for more than 20 years as we graduated from the Art Institute together. She is a ROCK STAR in my eyes and I have loved watching her beading career become so wildly successful. Love you Sherry!! –Rita Denniston Zimmerman, Alexandria, VA

    LeAnne says:

    What a great giveaway! I’ve been making and selling jewelry for many years and would love to learn how to do beadwork like this!

    The Polished Pebble says:

    Beautiful eye candy!

    Julie Hunkar says:

    I started beading because I figured I could make stuff I liked better for cheaper than I could buy it. Now I spend way more on jewelry/beads than I did before and I have to buy clothes to match the jewelry I make on top of it. Who knew?

    Lavinia says:

    I don’t even remember now how or even when I started making jewelry… all I know is that, given how many UFOs and random beads I have in my workroom, it must have been a LONG time ago! I’ve gotten more seriously addicted in the past several years and even converted a room in my house to a studio. I took a class with Sherry at Bead & Button last year and became thoroughly entranced with bead embroidery – can’t wait for more opportunities!

    I started making jewelry because it relaxes me. I love to sit down, turn on the radio and just start tinkering with a new idea.

    That book is amazing! I started beading as a hobby with other girlfriends and got the opportunity to show my jewelry at a dog show and thats how it all turned into my own jewelry selling website: http://jewelrybyannemieke.blogspot.com

    Jeanhutter says:

    Love Sherry’s work and would love a copy of this book – she rocks!!!!

    Arlinebeadlady says:

    Sooo looking forward to this book. Sherry is an inspiration to all those who do bead embroidery.

    Chrismaj says:

    Awesome! I started beading around 10 years ago when peyote amulet bags were really hot. I experimented with various stitches, but not until the last year have I ever tried bead embroidery. I was hooked from the first stitch and hope to become proficient with it.

    Robin White says:

    Gorgeous Book! I first fell in love with beads in the 70′s as a flower child hippie wanna-be! Since then I’ve been mostly the “collector” of beads, as my hubby lovingly calls me, always with a project going, awaiting to be completed Sherry’s work is out of this world fabulous and and so inspiring to the creative juices (it’s makes mine bubble up!). Thanks again for sharing this post and giving all of us an opportunity to share in the booty! ~v*

    Mary Tanner says:

    wow i almost preorderd this yesterday!! maybe I’ll wait until the contest is over :) , loved you last book! and i here you are coming to a bead store near me for a book signing how awesome is that?

    Nangel9 says:

    I’m drooling and waiting anxiously to hold this book in my hot little hands. Then I’m threading my needle and gettin’ out the beads.

    Cassandra says:

    I started beading as a way to do something with my hands while taking a sabbatical from oil painting. Little did I know what an obsession it would become immediately. I haven’t picked up a paintbrush in 6 years!

    Nicoledenisecox says:

    Please please please let it be meeeeee! I love bead embroidery!

    Ellen Rosenberg says:

    Wow, this book looks sensational and could possibly get my creative juices flowing again! I started beading in college for a short time (Can you say Short Attention Span Theater?) and took it up again about 10 years years, I guess. One thing leads to another for me.

    Norma Jean says:

    I love Sherry and her work!!! I took a class from her and learned so much! I have already reserved my copy of her new book!!!!

    Lonotes2you says:

    I purchased The Art of Bead Embroidery, read it for three months, gathered my supplies, and made a gorgeous collar necklace that was invited into a local art gallery. It’s a breath-taking show stopper, and not one embroidered bead would have been possible without Sherri’s hard work and perserverance. I had a couple of questions, and sent Sherri an email. She answered me swiftly and completely, and I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate her. I can’t wait to get a copy of her latest book. Thanks, Sherri!

    Vicki Star says:

    I first learned loom weaving on a cigar box with pony beads when I was an 8 year old Camp Fire Girl. Sherry – you rock!!!

    Vicki Star says:

    I first learned loom weaving on a cigar box with pony beads when I was an 8 year old Camp Fire Girl. Sherry – you rock!!!

    Jcross says:

    Beautiful bracelet.

    Lydia says:

    I have loved beads since I was a child. My Grandma had a jewelry box full of Swarovski crystal multi stranded necklaces and earrings that I LOVED to play with when I went to visit her in the city. I became a beader as a teen and with a few breaks in between have remained one ever since. I had the pleasure of meeting Sherry at the Bead Unique Mountain Bead Retreat at Tahoe in October 2010. It was great fun and she is a darling person with personality extraordinaire! I just love her. And what TALENT!
    I would love to add her new book to my collection!

    Coolmoon says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! Sherry is coming soon the the Bead Guild near ME, unfortunately – I didn’t get signed up in time – having the book would kinda help make up for that! How did I start beading? It’s been almost 20 years – started on a loom as a bored housewife, then, as it does with many, morphed into selling at small shows and to family members. It became a passion – and then a business – I have owned a small bead store for 4 years, and am now completing the perfect journey of joining my two loves – beads and metaphysics – together. Beginning in March, my bead store will be moving to become a part of my favorite local New Age bookstore! The possibilities for creativity combined with the energies of semi precious stones and beads could be endless…and a book idea of my own!

    Christine Wilson says:

    I will always remember the day I started beading. I was at my friend Pari’s house and admired her bali silver bracelet. “It’s easy to make, I’ll show you how” and off to the local bead store we went. I bought a little bag of silver and crystals and strung my first bracelet. After that, I picked up a copy of Bead and Button and I’ve been obsessively beading every since that day.

    Jen G. says:

    Sherry was my neighbor when I was growing up, and she taught me how to make jewelry. My love for art continued to grow, and today I own a graphic design company. Thanks for all the great memories, Sherry!

    Dorothy Radica says:

    I just love Sherri’s work. I have her book that she co-wrote with Heidi and I have learned so many things from her. She is the reason that I got hooked on bead embroidery. I have been beading for over 20 years but only 4 years of bead embroidery and it has become my favorite.

    MARILYN says:

    What gorgeous ideas! I have been beading since my early teens – 45 years! I took some time in my 20s and 30s to do some more elaborate designs, like an art deco bugle bead necklace that lies flat across the upper chest area…and lots of fancy design earrings. Now that my kids are big guys, I am getting back into my crafting/beading and this book looks SO up my alley. I have been experimenting with weaving beads and would love to find out more about bead embroidery. As a musician, I am a rock star on the side. ;-) Thanks for the chance to win! Going to download the cuff right now! Thank you! Peace and love.

    Jbartacraine says:

    So looking forward to the book and seeing all the beautiful colors and workmanship!

    Petra says:

    I’m just a beginner at bead embroidery and Sherry is a great inspiration. I especially love the colors she’s using in her work.
    I’d love to win this new book of her, and if I’m not the winner, I will buy it.
    Thanks for this give-away.

    AJ/Erthe Fae says:

    I’m so excited for this book! I love Sherry and her work :)

    I started beading when I was a little kid, because I was bored. I cut up some cheap junky plastic necklaces I had and restrung them into prettier designs.

    My first bead success was at the age of 15 with a cross woven seed bead choker! I did not bead again for many years, but started knitting tiny pendant pouches with perle cotton and seed beads. When I was over-run with seed beads, I began to experiment how to incorporate them into jewelry. From there, I branched into peyote, RAW and brick stitch. The next logical step was bead embroidery, and Sherri is my hero! I have her and Heidi’s “The Art of Bead Embroidery” and I can’t wait for this one!

    Beadwoman3 says:

    I also am very excited to see a copy of this book! I love Sherris work, and couldnt give up a chance to win one!

    tammy lang says:

    i started beading because i could not resist the magic colorful beads and the amazing pieces of work that they turn in to :)

    Sherry Cook says:

    Love Sherry’s work. Looking forward to seeing this book!

    Sherry Hernandez says:

    WOW !!! I love her work, been waiting for this book to come out.. I actually got started beading because of my sis-in-law. I went over to visit and she had her stuff out and was making an ornament and I thought it was beautiful that the hands created such a piece.. I have always loved artistic gifts and so I asked her if she wouldn’t mind teaching me and you know what? She was thrilled I asked lolzzzzzzzzz… Been beading ever since. Going on 4 yrs now so I guess I am still considered a newbie. :))))

    Signetoo says:

    I’m working on my first bead embroidery cuff now and can’t wait to see Sherry’s new book.

    fwhited says:

    I’m only of the many (hundreds, no doubt — maybe thousands!) who’ve taken a class with Sherri and was totally blown away not only by her talent but by her excellent teaching skills and all-around wonderfulness! I can’t wait to see this book in person!

    Denise says:

    Sherri is so talented. It’s so appropriate this cuff was named Rock Star as Sherri is definitely one of the Rock Stars of the beading community! Can’t wait to see the book!

    Hope Blackwell Boothe says:

    I started beading to relax after working all day at a fast paced, high pressure job. I was too geared up to sleep and beading helped me to relax. Then I found out about the book written by Sherry and Heidi Kummli and was blown away. I had been holding some beads since 2003, but couldn’t decide what to do with them. That book gave me an idea and I embroidered my first pendant, out of those beads I had been lost about how to use. Everyone that sees my pendant says it’s stunning!!! That makes me feel great since it’s my first piece of bead embroidery! I’m currently working on earrings to go with my pendant. Sherry’s Instructions and ideas are clear and easy to follow. She’s a great inspiration to any beader! I can’t wait to get a copy of her new book!!! Hope Blackwell Boothe

    Cynthialstern says:

    Such gorgeous pieces! I’m a ceramic artist, and I’ve been making my own beads for a while, now. So far, it’s just been necklaces and earrings, but I’d like to learn to do something more complex and sophisticated, such as the bracelets pictured here.

    Anonymous says:

    I am eagerly awaiting Sherry’s new book!! I began my foray into the world of beads in 1996, when a co-worker offered a lunch-time class in a conference room on how to make earrings with beads. I was instantly hooked on making jewelry with beads, and searched out every local bead store I could find. Four years later, I learned how to make my own glass beads and have been teaching lampwork classes since 2004. Another shift in 2008 got me into working with fiber along with doing more seed bead work. Seeing Sherry’s and others’ work up close and personal at the Bead & Button shows over the years has had a great influence over my artistic endeavors and never ceases to amaze me!

    Rose Moore says:

    I have already ordered my copy. Can’t wait for it to come. I never thought i would like bead embroidery until I took a class from Sherry. She is not only a wonderful artist and excellent teacher but also one of the sweetest people i have ever known.

    Patti says:

    I love Sherri’s work and she is also a good friend. I can’t wait to see more.

    Judyc3302 says:

    I love working with seed beads and Sherry does an extroadinary job with seed beads. I have taken a class with Sherry and she is an amazing instructor.

    Christina J. says:

    I love Sherri’s work! My first bead project was a daisy chain necklace. I loved making it and have been beading every since!

    Gpfrench says:

    Beads are Beautiful! I love her work! I love Lark Books! Thanks!

    Carolyn says:

    OOOhhhh, bead EMBROIDERY? WOW, that’s a new one for me! Sounds totally intriguing! I’m a pottery, making beads sometimes, but when I’m not in clay, I do wire crocheted jewelry. Bead embroidery makes me think of those times, when the kids were really small, that I would sit and day-dream through crewel embroidery projects, dreaming of the time when I could make “real” art. I’d LOVE to lap up the information in this new book, and see how it would spin into my other projects!

    Marie says:

    Moi non plus je ne peux pas attendre le mois de mars pour voir toutes ces merveilles….

    Jeanniebench says:

    Sherry is wonderful. This is very generous!

    FryeStyle says:

    Wow! What a great opportunity! I started beading back in the mid 1990′s. I developed a love for jewelry and accessories in general after working as a manager for Gantos in the late 1980′s. I love the concept of adornment. And I think jewelry is the most prized form. Sherry’s artistry with beads is the ultimate in adornment. Her work is absolutely fabulous!

    Dana P. says:

    Sherry is fantastic!!! I love taking her classes and she is so down to earth. We have fun in her classes and you learn alot. Bead Embroidery is my favorite bead projects.

    Beth Eltinge says:

    I love Sherry’s work. She is a wonderful person and a great artist.

    Candys S McCulley says:

    Sherry’s work is such an inspiration. Her book(s) are my ‘coffee table’ of choice reading material. I started beading in 1994 after walking into a jewelry store with my Mother. We didn’t know it was a bead store and not ‘metal’. I looked around and saw a kit for Comanche Stitch earrings. Thought, “I can do that.” Made them that night and I’ve been addicted ever since! LOL

    Ldarmes says:

    I use to CW Line dance, I thought that I could make earrings to go with the outfits that I wore. I walked into a bead store that taught wire wrapping and had some beading supplies. I got hooked and have been beading ever since!

    Cathy says:

    so looking forward to the new book! have been collecting cab …..

    Grace says:

    I first started beading about 6 years ago, beginning with bead embroidery. For me – it’s therapy, my stress reliever, a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of every day life. Sherry inspires me with her work and I’m lucky enough to say I have taken one of her classes. This new book looks amazing!

    Rhonda Ferguson says:

    I have been beading for approx. two and a half years. I always collected rocks, gemstones and crystals. After having 5 back surgeries I found Buttercup Beads and learned how to make all kinds of things. The stone cuff braclet is awesome and very inspiring!!!! I really gotta check out Sherry’s work!!!

    Lisa says:

    Mom teases me I’ve been beading longer than I’ve been walking! I’m so looking forward to this book. Thank you for your continued inspiration!

    Deb Bergs says:

    I would love to have this book in hand to browse the projects!! I remember when my books came out, the thrill of seeing my projects there in print and full color, and seeing them in the store on the shelves-this is an awsome book-congratulations!!!

    Ccattaneo says:

    I can’t wait for this book – I don’t make much as far as bead embroidery but by purchasing or winning this book I will be able to learn how to make all of the beautiful pieces of jewelry that Sherry has designed. I’m excited!

    Lori Y says:

    Sherry’s book can’t be released soon enough for me…..open, open, open….

    Beadsophisticate says:

    I started beading because it was something creative I could do in limited blocks of time, and it is relatively portable. Stayed because I am hooked!

    Cat Albaugh says:

    I love Sherry’s work and aspire to be as good as she is. I started beading over 30 years ago doing bead woven earrings in Native American design. I then learned to do stringing, but now I have gone back into bead weaving and added bead embroidery which is quickly becoming my favorite beading form. I would love to have this book, as I know I could learn so much from it.

    ChristianaGems says:

    I got into beading because I thought I could make jewelry for myself that was:
    1) more sturdy
    2) in the style with the features I wanted, and
    3) maybe I could afford bigger stones.

    It has been a pleasant trip…and I have “met” some very nice and talented folks like SherrySerafini .

    Linda Spears, list owner

    Dewittef says:

    Great looking cuff, I’m sure the whole book is wonderful, would love to have it for my library. Sherry S’s work is always beautiful.

    Beadcrzy (Pam) says:

    Sherry IS a Rock Star! Her work is awesome! Can’t wait to get my beady little hands on the new book!

    Tanya Jankosky says:

    Her pieces are works of art, love love them, hope I win!!!

    Beadbuyher says:

    It will be great to have a new book by Sherri who I absolutely adore.

    Pattilli says:

    Sherry Serafini is the reason I bead! I always loved beads, even collected beads, but had no passion for using my beads until Sherry’s first book came into my life! She IS a rock star and one of the nicest people you will ever meet. I MUST HAVE multiple copies of this new book to go with my multiple copies of the first – God – it causes me anxiety to think of being without it!

    Cindy Pedano says:

    Since picking up my first bead, I have in awe of Sherry’s Art. She inspires us with her beautiful creations, her God given talent. Each time I see a new piece from Sherry, it feeds my soul. Congratulations on you new book, I can’t wait to see it.

    Joyce Gascoine says:

    It’s wonderful to see Sherry’s work evolve and grow! I’ve done a few lampwork beads, and made beads on a copper base. But I’m a quilter by background, and starting to add beads to my quilts.

    Catlady846 says:

    What a wonderful offer! I have already pre-ordered this book from Amazon, but would love to win a free copy instead! LOL! I started beading earrings when I was in my mid-twenties. I lapsed for awhile to try quilting and other arts and crafts, but came back to the calm of beading about 10 years ago. I’ve been active in my beading society and am on my second year as president. Beading is very relaxing to me and I love to be challenged by new techniques. Can’t wait to delve deeper into bead embroidery once this book is out!

    CherylKD says:

    When I first saw bead embroidery, I knew that was something I wanted to do. I was awed by Sherry’s first book, and and even more so when I met her. I can just stare at the pictures all day long. And the pieces themselves…I can’t wait to see the new projects!

    Brindie Haskins says:

    I am so excited about Sherry’s new book. I have taken a few of her classes and love her to death. I have been beading for about 8yrs and got started while going to Edinboro University. I was very shy and got a job working at the Bead Shoppe. At that moment I fell in love with beads. And have since then progessed from simple stringing to now creating with peyote. I am now a member of OCBPA..Beads our my compulsion..

    Rjbailey Ga says:

    Wow …. this is gorgeous work as always… Would love to win the book but I’ll just be glad to get my copy!!!!! Your book with Heidi I restudied in the past week!!!!

    TheVillageBeader says:

    What a beautiful cover. I started beading when I was a little girl….probably 45 years ago. …somebody had to thread the needle for me. I think my mom would try anything to keep me occupied. :) After my children were grown, I found beading was the best way to fill the empty nest. I have met some wonderful friends at bead shows that will last a lifetime. I feel very blessed.

    Louise H says:

    The cover is awesome! I may have to preorder this!

    Sherry says:

    It seemed like beading was a better addiction than many others I could have acquired, so now I have more jewelry than I know what to do with. And even so, I always find myself anticipating my next project or bead purchase or design!

    Beadwhisperer says:

    Ooooh! I can’t wait!

    Fabfiber says:

    Sherry is a big inspiration for me when it comes to bead embroidery. My sister got me embroidering a few ago and I just love it.

    Dianedoodles says:

    Ooohhh and Aaaahhhh…Sherry Serafini’s Sensational Bead Embroidery book looks fabulous!

    Templedeborah says:

    I started to make jewelry because I wanted one of a kind pieces.

    Karen Laman says:

    I actually started beading about 30 years ago, but only after I saw Sherry and Heidi’s “The Art of Bead Embroidery”, did I get TRULY inspired. I had no idea playing with color and texture could be so addicting and freeing. I’ve been teaching bead embroidery now for the last 4 years, and always bring that first book with me for show and tell, to inspire others the way it inspired me!

    I began making jewelry as a teenage hippy, I would sew seed beads onto my clothes and decorate them with embroidery beveled mirrors.

    Mary Alexander says:

    This book should be fabulous – I already have Sherry’s first book. I started beading about 15 years ago but have always worked with fiber, fabric, embroidery, crochet, knitting … always something with my hands. I love all kinds of “tiny beadwork” and I’m looking forward to getting more deeply into bead embroidery.
    Mary Alexander

    Dorrie says:

    I started beading due to a work injury and can no longer work. I took up beading to keep my mind off my daily pain, my hands busy and my mind from losing it. I never thought I would have taken it as far as I had. But thank goodness I do it as it has been great therapy.

    Catherine King says:

    I have so loved Sherry’s work over the past two years. She has been instrumental in helping my bead work evolve over the past year. As a Professional Quilter I joined a girlfriend due to her shyness for a Bead Class, I was hooked, now my passion is Bead Embroidery and beading fiber. I would be so thrilled to have the opportunity to covet the pages of her new book, ” Sensational Bead Embroidery “.

    Bunnykarot says:

    I would love to win Sherry’s book, if not I will buy it. Sherry always exceeds expectations in her work. I love her visions.
    Bunny Crosson

    Deborah Gray-Wurz says:

    This book is definitely on my want list!
    Sherry’s work is beyond stunning!

    Pat Reynolds says:

    I predict that this book will be a “must have”. Sherry’s work is so inspirational! I started with regular embroidery about 30 years ago (or more) and graduated to pure bead embroidery about five years ago. All that texture and color – just pure eye candy. Sherry is the new “American Idol”.

    Hi, I first started doing beadwork because I saw a beautiful bracelet on a friend and asked her where she got it, thinking I could just go out and buy one……Not so. She told me she made it at our local Bead store in Toledo called Meant To Bead. So I checked them out and took the class. I think I made at least 20 of those bracelets and have not stopped since. I now work and teach at Meant To Bead, have jewelry in juried shows and galleries, and last but not least made a cuff for Sarah Palin that she wears and I am honored. I have taken a class with Sherry last yr and hope to get see her again this year. She is my idol and when I grow up I want to be just like her!!!

    DonnaJ says:

    Oh I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book – it’s gorgeous!

    I was fortunate enough to take a class with Sherri at Bead and Button in 2009 and she was fabulous! So talented, such a good teacher, so willing to share and encourage. I first started doing beadwork as a means of creative expression, I didn’t know I was looking for an outlet until I discovered beading and it has led me on a wonderful path. I haven’t been beading as much lately but I know I’m not done with this medium just yet!!

    Deb Andersen says:

    I’ve been looking forward to this book since I first read about it’s release. I’ve been bead weaving for around 20 years but just started bead embroidery a year ago. I am hooked!

    Maryanne says:

    oh would die for this book … big fan of Sherri’s

    I fell in love with bead embroidery after I purchased Sherri’s & Heidi’s book – I pawed my way through every page and every instruction, drooled over every picture, gasped at the sheer beauty that I was seeing before me … I knew this is what I wanted to do. I then set about buying all the materials I needed. Needless to say, I haven’t looked back. Bead embroidery has definately taken over as my first love.

    Irene says:

    So beautiful – I would love to win this book.

    Donna says:

    I would love a copy of this book

    Christinetierney says:

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE Sherry’s work. Her work stands out with a signature style all it’s own. You can flip through any beading magazine…and when you see a piece that catches your eye…you can automatically tell if it is one of her’s. She is an amazing artist!!!

    Irishknitter says:

    I began doing beadwork when I became quite ill and unable to work. I needed to find something to excite me. I was unable to do my first love – knitting – as I had an injury to my left hand. I found that beadwork was an extremely diverse art form to explore. I can’t afford much on disability so I treat my work as “challenges”, i.e. take what I can find on the clearance aisle and turn it into “magazine challenge”, all blue, minimal silver and a weird red. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t but isn’t that what learning about the craft is about? Not just buying a kit and knowing it would work but treating it like charm quilts and using what your friends have sent? I’m still challenged by peyote stitching but have completed some necklaces and earrings to some degree of success. Thanks.

    Joanne Goldberg says:

    I’ve been beading about 10 years and love Sherry’s ideas on bead embroidery. I love taking classes from her and seeing her work. I am really looking forward to her new book.

    Lisa says:

    Sherry’s work is an inspiration to us all. I started beading on a “lark”, about 6 years ago, and my passion has turned into a bead store! Love the creative process, the materials — just everything about it!

    Kay Crichton says:

    Bead embroidery has become my passion. I am REALLY looking forward to this book.

    Sandy says:

    I have been beading since I was a child. Attracted first by the color and flash! I have continued to be seduced by those tiny bits color. I am amazed and encouraged by the many amazing bead artists. I also find doing beadwork relaxing and soothing.

    Kathy Vorenberg says:

    I learned more about making bead embroidered jewelry from Sherry’s first book than I ever could have from anyone else. She is fabulous!

    LisaT says:

    I originally started beading as a way to earn some cash so I could travel to Italy.

    Karen says:

    Can’t wait for this book. I started beading because I love how beads look and I love how beads feel.

    Ruth says:

    I started beading in the early 1990s. Sherry’s work is exquisite

    Lexi says:

    I’ve always been a needleworker but didn’t get into jewelry until 10 years ago. Sherry has been an influence, (especially her big Texas hair –ask her) and have enjoyed her projects and ideas. Winning copy would be wonderful as the 1st is my birthday

    Alice says:

    I’ve gradually developed as a bead artist, and am now devoting more time to it, as I’ve retired. I can spend hours on pieces and I am truly in bead heaven. Embroidery has been a favorite and Sherry has been one artist whose work I have long admired.

    Soulfulwomon says:

    I absolutely CANNOT wait for this book to come out!!! Sherry’s work is so amazingly extraordinary!! Every day I go to Amazon, and drool over the book’s cover! <3


    Soulfulwomon says:

    I absolutely CANNOT wait for this book to come out!!! Sherry’s work is so amazingly extraordinary!! Every day I go to Amazon, and drool over the book’s cover! <3


    Susan Hahaj says:

    what a fantastic looking book! I’m so putting my name in for a chance to win! Suzie purrpage3 at verizon dot net

    Vivien Noll says:

    Can’t wait to get a copy of Sherry’s new book.

    Sherry_shultz says:

    I am so envious of her bead embroidery win or not I will buy the book can’t wait!!! I’ve been beading for 6 yrs and loving every minute if it. Started w/stringing with no interest in bead weaving Megan I took my first class and Bam! I was hooked and have been ever since .

    Danna BC says:

    I started beading about 10 years ago. I love it but am certainly not as fabulous a beader as I’d like to be. The book sounds amazing! :)

    Vada says:

    Beading be came my salvation by giving me something to live for after my husband tied and by own near death. I absolutely adore Sherri’s work and have just returned from taking one of her classes.

    Fran Galin says:

    I was inspired to begin my passion for beading by a friend who was a long time beader. Seven years later I am obsessed with beading. This summer I attended Beads on the Vine in San Luis Obispo, CA and had a grand time. I am fortunate to live in Palm Beach Cty FL, where we have a wonderful bead store Crystal Creations, many of the most wonderful instructers give workshops at Crystal, in fact I took a workshop from Sherry just last week. I truly love beading and am greatful to have found such a fulfilling passion.

    Gre8dean says:

    Being seriously devoted to beadwork for so many years, I know that Sherry is definitely one of the high priestesses of this art. To have her new book would be like a gift from the Gods. I’d love to have one.

    I heard that Sherry was writing a new book, and that made me very excited! I’ve been doing various forms of beadwork since I was a teenager, from basic stringing to stitching and embroidery to now making my own lampworked beads.

    Karla B. says:

    I started beading in the mid-to-late 1980s when I stumbled upon The Shepherdess, a bead store in San Diego. I remember being like a kid in a candy store looking at all the different colors/shapes of beads and what all you could create with them. I can’t wait to view Sherry’s book. She is one of my absolute FAVORITE bead artists. Her work is nothing short of exquisite.

    Joanna says:

    I can’t wait for the book. I have all the previous ones, and this one need to be in my collection! What can I say, I went to Bead and Button show to meet Sherri and learn from her bead embroidery. Still have first piece I made in her class.
    I came, I met her and became big fan..
    Beading is my obsession, escape and love..(well, except my husband, family, cats..)
    All the best from Brisbane!

    Sally Knight says:

    WOW! These photos look yummy. Makes me want to get out my beads and needles right now! What made me first start beading? The colors and textures of those itty bitty beads. The intricate beauty of the finished products. Who wouldn’t want to own and wear these creations!

    Lynne Udell says:

    The book looks stunning! – inspiration just like the type that got me beadweaving five years ago….I could not believe what coulde made with the tiny bits of glass and was enticed into the play of it all – colours, reflections, meditation, rhythm, history and beauty – all rolled up in the weave…best of luck with the sales….

    Sharbogast says:

    I look forward to getting this book. I actually started by doing crochet, then I saw a book about tapestry bead crochet, and I’m currently working on my first project. While doing this, I realized how much I really enjoy it. So much more than just plain crochet, and I’m now addicted to beads. So, I decided the next logical course is to make jewelry. This looks like a good place to start!

    Extrano says:

    What’s a pity it is open only for US residents…. The front page is so eye-catching! I am sure that book will be as wonderful as other in this serie. For sure it will be the next one in my collection. I have started making jewelry 3 years ago and beadweaving (including bead embroidery) is my main technique. I have learnt from your books a lot. Best regards, Monika

    Sharon Driscoll says:

    Sherry Serafini’s work is wonderful – I’ve had the privilege to attend one of her classes and own her previous book. She has inspired me to use her techniques around my lampworking and is a generous artist. I will never forget her finger parting a beautifully done section on her award winning purse to show us how she accomplished the stitch. Such a talent.

    steffi says:

    The pictures look great and I love Sherry’s work!
    I startet beading with a little workshop a friend of mine held a few years ago (we learned spiral rope) and am beading-addict ever since ;-)
    … never did embroidery – don’t know why, but promise to start with this book :-)

    Sheilaruth24 says:

    I have had the opportunity to take a class with Sherry. She is a kind and generous person with awesome talent. I would love to own her latest book.

    Patty says:

    When you first announced Sherry’s new book, I took a look at the peek you provided. Sherry is a phenominal artist! I had the pleasure of taking a class of hers several years ago at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee and made a pair of her embroidered earrings. Ever since, bead embroidery is my first love in beading. I aspire to be as creative as Sherry!

    Smithdebra8 says:

    Bead Embroidery is my first love in beadwork! A family crisis has recently forced me to moved from Alaska to Texas. I had to leave ALL my books and beads there. Now I am endeavoring to play “catch-up”. I have started to teach in this small Texas town with class sizes from 2-4 people. They are hungry for bead embroidery. A copy of this book would be very helpful in passing on bead education and the advancement of this beading community. Of course, whether I receive a free copy or not, I will certainly have to buy one! How could I resist!

    Jools1945 says:

    I just want it, and I want it now!!

    Mary Lu says:

    Sherry ROCKS! I was seduced into beading seeing her fantastic creations. Since then I’ve gone onto all types of metalwork. But the spirit of pushing a design to the limits, that Sherry does so well, continues to inspire me. I’d love to combine beading with metalwork in my pieces. I’m sure this book will enable that. I’m looking forward to seeing this.

    Artbarn says:

    I started beading almost 20 years ago after a car accident kept me from skiing that winter. Instead I stopped at a bead shop and was immediately hooked. Over the years I’ve learned hand-knotting pearls, a little wire wrapping, and most recently, bead weaving. I love Sherry Serafini’s designs and would be so excited to win her new book!

    Crystablu1 says:

    I started beadwork as a way to “unleash” my creative spirit I was feeling while pregnant with my first child. It is a hobby that is constantly evolving, and I love cooking up new pieces that reflect on my journey. I recently saw a piece from Sherry in Beadwork and am in awe of her technique! I can’t wait to see the book and delve into my first project.

    Bethanybowers97 says:

    I started doing bead work with my grandmother who made jewelry to sell at craft shows and in her ceramics studio. These pieces are so beautiful.

    Iluvperles says:

    Another Sherry Serrafini extravaganza! I can hardly wait as her work never ceases to amaze me. I started beading about 12 or more years ago. It all started when I was looking for beads for a dress I was making for a porcelain doll. I found That Bead Lady in Newmarket and went to her home for one of her open houses. I was amazed at what you could do with beads and I got easily hooked. That doll remains unfinished but I’m totally addicted to beading, the more complex the better I like it; and I still go to That Bead Lady for my supplies.

    Sherry Is my hero. I can’t wait till this book comes out. I have been embroidering for years and have just started to mix the beads and the embroidery together.

    Kera says:

    Why I first started making jewelry or doing beadwork? I live in Alaska; are winters are long! It makes you try to remember how beautiful the summers are and why you continue to stay here! I needed something to keep me busy during the winter; so I chose seed bead jewelery. Got my boyfriend into it and my best friend. Now we exchange pictures of our final product and hope to sell stuff one day. I’m thankful for my hobby :)

    Judy Lovell says:

    I’m so looking forward to getting this book.
    I have Sherry’s book Art of Bead Embroidery she co-wrote with Heidi and I love it. I made my very first cuff following Sherry’s instructions in Art of Bead Embroidery. This one looks amazing and over the top.
    I have it pre-ordered on Amazon, however, if I win a free one, I’ll give away my pre-ordered one.

    Happyvalleyhome says:

    wow, fabulous work! just started beading.

    Kimberly R. says:

    I’d love a chance to enter for this fabulous book!!
    Thanks :)

    Jama says:

    I would love to get this book. Sherry’s work inspired me to move beyond my comfort zone when I wanted to express myself more in my work. I started making jewelry almost 9 years ago when I as pregnant and my doctor kicked me out of my art studio. Since I couldn’t paint for nine months, I started making jewelry. Still beading away!

    Lesliebeads says:

    I took my first class with Sherri last weekend and am totally hooked on bead embroidery! She is the best – teaches technique and lets you fly!

    Scotdog says:

    Amazing! I can’t wait to get let my eyes enjoy Sherry’s new book

    MAKUstudio says:

    How exciting! I have never done bead embroidery, but admire Sherry’s work tremendously! I am so fortunate and thrilled to collaborate with Sherry on her “Caged Heart” class at the Bead & Button show next spring.

    Cat says:

    I have Sherry’s book The Art of Bead Embroidery… I keep it right on my desk next to where I work. Refer to it constantly, it’s helped me so much!!!

    TheJadeDog says:

    I’ve had an art-to-wear business for 12 years under the name The Jade Dog. At this stage, I’m incorporating chainmail techniques in with beadweaving. I’d love to have this book for tips!

    Jana Tafelski says:

    I have been beading for about 7 years and am so addicted. I am so inspired by Sherry’s work and hope to meet her someday.

    Marlene says:

    I am going to watch for this book when it is out. I love working with cabachons and unusual materials.

    JC Pegg says:

    A friend of mine showed me a project she was working on – Mermaid’s Attire by Sherry Serafini – WOW!! – seeing this bead work in progress motivated me to learn more techniques, and to try bead projects out of my comfort zone – Thank you Ms. Serafini! I am just getting comfortable with the techniques of bezeling, and look forward to your new book! I like to visit your web site whenever I get an opportunity. Thank you, again!
    JCPegg, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    Sewmama says:

    Fairly early in my beading life, after many years of needlepoint, I purchased Sherry Serefini’s Mermaid necklace. It is not quite done, but amazes me each time I look at it. I am anxious to add this new book to my library, and tackle another of her fabulous projects.

    Mls833 says:

    I’ve done beaded floral arrangements and used beads in my knitting and crocheting, but never tried jewelry. After moving from NY to Az this past year, I now need something new to work on and this jewelry is just the thing.

    Justbeadyjewels says:

    Awestruck at the pictured bracelet… have just enough room on my right arm…lol. She’s very inspiring, ordered some leather, bracelet forms, beads all lined up, looking around for some time…saving the inspiration for then…Thanks Lark!!!

    Arletta says:

    I haven’t done much bead embroidery – I weave, string, and chain maille – but I’d love to see more of her designs. They are absolutely beautiful.

    Yaya_beads says:

    Just cannot wait for this book – I’ve been beading for 5 years, and working with seed beads is so therapeutic! Love the pics you’ve posted here from the book!

    Melissa says:

    I started doing peyote stitch and beadwoven earrings as “therapy” for myself when my husband was recuperating from chemotherapy. So it holds a special place in my heart. Thank you for your most generous giveaway

    Pat says:

    Her designs are absolutely fantastic…..I have a friend in EGA who does this type of beading, but this is the first book I’ve seen on the techniques used. I’d love to have the book and learn them.

    1coolmom says:

    I have been beading alittle over a year now, I am always looking for new projects online and in books from the library. I have bought a few good expensive books, now i am getting in to net work and embroidery work. your work rocks!

    Sharon Wagner says:

    I am looking forward to meeting Sherry in February here in Michigan. This book is definitely going on my want list, since I know I will want to do more bead embroidery after I spend a day in class with her! A bold new adventure for me as I’m an off-loom bead weaver (almost exclusively)!!
    Can’t wait to see it!!

    llindaj says:

    I would love to win this book. This is wonderful stuff!

    Foxxybeader says:

    I started making jewelry about 4 years ago doing stringing and making earrings. About 1 yr to 1-1/2 yrs ago I fell in love with beadweaving and seedbeads. I have been beadweaving ever since and will be taking a bead embroidery class in a couple of weeks.

    Debra Logan says:

    I have been making beaded jewelry for about twenty years. I love to envision how the finished project will look, finding the beads and findings necessary to make that look, and sharing the results with friends and family. It’s a teriffic hobby.

    Mariellabos says:

    I started beading 6 years ago, when I saw for the first time the Swarovski stones (my friends call me magpie because I love everything that glitters). I have the first book of Sherry and I love very much her beadworks. I live in Italy and I don’t think to meet Sherry, so I would have at least an autographed copy of her beautiful book. I cross the fingers.

    I started out by beading. I would love to own this book!

    I’ve always had a love for jewelry and original pieces. I started making my own out of the joy of creating one of a kind pieces for myself and then made others as gifts for loved ones. The beauty of the beads and creating original color combinations is so relaxing to me.
    chichibeans at aol

    Fae says:

    I’ve taken two classes with Sherry and will take more in March. I love her designs, and she makes bead embroidery a lot of fun!

    Carolyn Slater says:

    I started beading when I wandered into a bead shop looking for “parts” to repair a bracelet. The owner of the shop asked me about the repair and suggested I take a class to learn how to do my own bead work. I was immediately addicted, amusing since the store was Beadoholique! I now bead almost everyday and take workshops whenever offered. I took Sherry’s workshop when she came to Houston Bead Society and learned so much about bead embroidery and color from her. I have all of her books and look forward to this new one!

    Nancilynn says:

    What a lovely beaded book
    I am sure worth a second and a third look
    thank you for writing and beading and sharing
    fascination beads!

    teeebird says:

    I’ve been beading for over 20 years, I used to steal my mom’s mill hill seed beads when I was young. Sherri’s work is so unique and inspired, with her free use of color, texture and pattern – something I really admire and aspire to!

    Estelle Goodnight says:

    I took a peyote cuff class 12+ year ago and fell in love with seed beads. I was on a bead cruise and took a class on a bead embroidered cuff — fell more in love with bead embroidery. And then, I discovered Sherry Serafini and found my heroine! Her work is beyond incredible and she is the sweetest, most down-to-earth person I have met.

    Judibeads says:

    I am so excited about this book! I have followed Sherri’s work for quite some time!

    jolynn says:

    I love Sherry’s work … can’t wait to get the book!

    Kdubuque says:

    Wow, can’t wait, love Sherry, got a chance to take a class from her in Tahoe last year. I’ve been beading for 40+ years, but just stringing and macrame until I retired in 97, then I really got into it.

    Elise_create says:

    Beadwork is a passion I picked up & took off with 16 years ago. Actually, my best friend taught me the brick stitch & got me started on my first pair of earrings. I took off from there & I fully admit to being a proud beadaholic. I now make beaded earrings, bracelets, necklaces, amulet bags, dog collars, eyeglass holders, bone chokers, & dream catchers. I’m now trying incorporating some wirework as well.

    Bead Hostage says:

    I love all things beads. I collect them, research them, make them and use them in jewelry. Beads have held me hostage for years. The big question is why?
    Answer: Because there has been no requests for ransom. I will remain a hostage forever!

    Tammy says:

    I was looking at magazines in my grocery aisle when a picture of a beautiful necklace on the cover of a beading magazine caught my eye. I bought the magazine on a whim, but after looking at all the fabulous designs, I had to give beading a try. That was 6 years ago and I’ve been a rabid beader ever since =)

    Kassie says:

    Wow, this bracelet is fantastic! Even if I don’t win the contest, I’m buying the book. :) I started making jewelry as a result of a class I took at college. We had to do a craft and at the time, all I did was cross stitch. I ran across a wire making website online and thought, “I can do that,” so I made a couple dozen pairs of earrings. I did wire work for a year or so and some stringing until one day I was looking at a beadweaving book at the book store and saw a cute peyote pattern bracelet I wanted to try. I still have that ugly thing, but at the time, I was so proud of it! Not long after that, I was invited to join a Yahoo group for North Carolina beaders. There was a weekend retreat near me, so I went and met many of the wonderful people who are now counted as my best of friends. They taught me even more things to do with those lovely little seed beads and from that point on, that’s pretty much all I’ve been doing!

    Sig says:

    The cover shot and the Rock Star Cuff are making me want to see this book! Both look really great.

    Flamingomac says:

    I help take care of my aged parents in their home and have found beading (and knitting) help me manage my stress level. I believe those who embrace their need to create lead happier lives. Besides, the beads are so pretty!

    Paradiddlecardis says:

    I am SO excited about Sherry’s new book – she is just incredible!

    Martha says:

    I began making jewelry in high school when I could have pretty and unique items that that were affordable.
    I love the colors and uniqueness of the beads. I have also done embroidery, but never thought of combining the two
    ideas, how fascinating!

    Karen Huber says:

    The bracelet is beautiful I would love to have a copy of the book!

    blev says:

    I started beaded about six years ago, and liked it so much I googled “Beaded Jewelry Designs” to see what was out there. I fround Sherry’s website, loved her designs, and purchased a necklace kit right away. I have since made two of Sherry’s neck pieces, three bracelets, and I am working on “A Mermaid’s Attire” now. Her designs are so unique and beautiful, it’s a pleasure to make them.

    Allie D. says:

    What a great giveaway! I started beading in about March 2010 — at only 30, I’ve been on disability for several years already. I spent all my time reading, watching TV, and staring at the wall… Then one day while grocery shopping, I came upon some simple kids’ crafts and worked on a simple version of what I now know as kumihimo. I passed through children’s works and started working in fiber and paper arts. Then came the discovery of a LBS (local bead shop! After a couple of visits and a class in flat peyote, I was off and running. More recently, I have given work to charity and also sold a beautiful Swarovski bracelet right off my wrist (one of my doctors wanted it!). But mainly I count on beading as a way of relaxing, a chance to interact with other local beaders, and all that jazz. I am so NOT crafty (if it was possible to fail art class in elementary-high school, I would’ve been the one to do so!). But now, I just love the little treasures. All the more so because I used to work as a writer and poet, and have been unable to write for many years. It has been a tremendous relief to me to discover an art form in which I am capable of excelling despite my illnesses.

    Bec says:

    I was drawn into beading by all the beautiful colours, shapes and variety of beads, once the ideas started popping into my head I couldn’t stop and now it is my obsession….I love to create and surprise friends and family with pieces I have made

    Wyndi says:


    I started beading about 3 years ago and have never looked back. I enjoyed this hobby very much and never seem to get enough out of this. I kept looking forward to more challenging and great inspirations from the beadweaving masters. Cheers to beading.


    Darla Morris says:

    I first learned bead embroidery techniques from Paula Marie Walter. I found I loved it and I have the wonderful book “The Art of Bead Embroidery” co-authoried by Sherry Serafini. The informaion and photos are both inspirational and open doors to my own imagination and creativity.

    Laura says:

    I make jewelry because I never stop learning, and each avenue my designs take branch off into countless new techniques and mediums.

    Bonnie says:

    I’ve been very fortunate to have taken several of Sherry’s classes – she’s a fabulous artist and teacher. I can’t wait to see her new book.

    I fell for beads about 20 years ago. At the time, I was designing and building copper trellises, arbors, fountains, and they were in need of embellishment. Now, it’s beads all the time, and chainmaille and wirework, and anything else involving jewelrymaking :)

    Cboutilier says:

    I would love this I already have it on my B&N wish list!!!!

    Qquiramirez says:

    Hi. I love Sherri’s Serafini’s work…

    Threefatesdesig says:

    Oh my this book looks fantastic. I started doing beadwork when I was still in high school. I grew up in a house hold full of artists, and I didn’t really have all that much in terms of drawing or painting talent. So my mom got me my first set of beads and I haven’t looked back since. About a year or so ago started bead embroidery, and I’m hooked.

    Sharon says:

    I started beading as an escape from metalsmithing and lapidary. I initially began making beaded art dolls which also opened up the world of polymer clay to me since I wanted to make faces for my dolls. Then I got seriously interested in making beaded jewelry.
    Thanks for a wonderful giveaway

    Knottyhabits says:

    Her work is exquisite…most of my own endeavors are in wire and collected broken ceramic pieces/ sea glass from the shores at St. Andrews and Anstruther. I enjoy combining materials from the past and the present into one new piece. Lovely idea…the giveaway.

    Linda Freeman says:

    Two years ago I saw a book by Sherry about bead embroidery and as a new beader I was totally captivated. I took a local course on bead embroidery and waited two years to finally take a class with Sherry herself. She is an amazing teacher and made time for each one of her twenty students during the entire two day class. Her work is an inspiration to all of us and I can’t wait for my new book.

    Linda Freeman

    Chanel Oldfield says:

    Once upon a time i resented those tiny beads called sead beads but when i came across Sherry’s Website and her beading friend Heidi’s, i fell into utter adoration for those little beads and thier work. I have been beading since and wont stop for anything :) x Keep up the great work Sherry and lark books :) xx

    Christine J says:

    I started like most, with stringing beads. However, the owner of my local bead store specialized in bead embroidery and to this day, she has made some of the most mind blowing pieces I’ve ever seen. I never thought I could make something like that until I found and bought “The Art of Bead Embroidery: Techniques, Designs, and Inspiration by Sherry Serafini and Heidi Kummli. I bought myself the necessary supplies and some interesting focal pieces and went for it! I love creating my own unique art to wear. Making something amazing from my own imagination is one of the most enjoyable things I experience in life. I will be adding this new book of inspiration to my collection whether I’m the lucky winner or not!

    Annabel says:

    I am doing mostly gem jewelry, but I’m looking forward using some combination of beads and gems! Sherry’s works are amazing, I hope I’ll try some projects from this new book!

    Donnavaughn50 says:

    Sherry Serafini is a inspiration. She gives me hope that someday, I will be able to design and make my own awesome bead designs.

    Linda says:

    I started off with cross stitch but was at a craft fair and saw a stand of the beaders guild…the rest as they say is history x

    Nancikatz1 says:

    Amazing work!!!!!
    I would love to learn to do this kind of showstopper beading!

    Anonymous says:

    What a beautiful cover! The cover alone is inspiring!

    Ina says:

    I started with bead work when I was a teenager, because I was fascinated by beads.

    Shaiha says:

    I started beading when I purchased a beading kit from a craft’s club several years ago. Now I am hooked.

    Jasbeader says:

    have been beading for 25 years or more and can never get enough of it.

    Suseberg says:

    I´m waiting for this Book it looks great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Noemi says:

    I started making jewellery as a par of therapy and I am loving it so much that I am now doing different types of jewellery.

    debradc says:

    What an awesome book! It would be a wonderful addition to my already overflowing shelves :-).

    Mameent says:

    Geweldig mooi!

    Birgit says:

    Ich liebe die Arbeiten von Sherry. Ich freue mich schon sehr auf das Buch

    kaden says:

    I reluctantly accompanied a friend into a bead shop because I feared getting hooked on one more type of creative art… and of course I was. That was many years ago and since that time I’ve acquired quite an inventory of beading and jewelry making supplies. Time and again I gravitated back to bead weaving and bead embroidery designs because I absolutely love those forms. Sherry Serafini’s work is simply gorgeous, awe-inspiring and I have totally fallen in love with it. I’d love to win her book!

    Lonegunmenforever says:

    I started with little plastic beads and thread as a child, and luckily never grew up in that respect, I still get a kick out of beading, though my materials and technique have matured somewhat, lol. This book looks glorious, the pieces have a very fairy-tale quality about them.

    My love of all things beaded began with a beaded bracelet and it’s all Aileen’s craft TV shows fault! I fell for a beautiful beaded bracelet and ordered the instructions but never received them. The quest began to recreate that bracelet and beadwork became my passion. I was a devoted Pen & Ink artist before I became addicted to beading.

    My love of all things beaded began with a beaded bracelet and it’s all Aileen’s craft TV shows fault! I fell for a beautiful beaded bracelet and ordered the instructions but never received them. That began a quest to recreate that bracelet and beadwork became my passion. I was a devoted Pen & Ink artist before I became addicted to beading.

    Kate says:

    I started beading to add a little bling to some of my stained glass windows. Then I fell in love with the art of beading.

    Kate Erbach says:

    Sherry Serafini’s work is stunning to say the least. She provides inspiration to plucky beaders like myself. Looking at her work makes me want to learn more about the ebb and flow of beading outside the box.

    Dora Moreland says:

    I started 6 years ago. I saw a beaded necklace in a catalog and it was really expensive. But I loved it. I kept the picture and kept looking at it, until I realized that maybe I could make it. I took the picture with me to my local beadstore and they showed me how to make it. That day I came home with all the supplies I needed to start making jewelry.

    Cindilouwho4847 says:

    Seed beads? Eight years ago, they annoyed me. Now they intrigue me with the combinations and possibilities. In a nutshell, when I grow up, I want to be the mouse in the room when Sherry Serafini is designing!

    jennb says:

    Wow, what a gorgeous book, I can’t wait to get my hands on this- putting it on my wish list today! I took a goldsmithing program 4 years ago and do a lot of jewellery projects but I am always looking for new ideas and ways to branch out. I have toyed with beading a little bit after a trip to Central America and seeing all of the amazing beaded jewellery that is made by artisans down there, particularly in Guatemala.

    Becsalley says:

    Regardless, I look forward to slobbering over her new book!

    kate dowd says:

    Bead embroidery is my favorite technique, and Sherry’s designs are the creme de la creme! Can’t wait to see the new book! Kate D

    Carolesmith4 says:

    I would love to win this book!! I am a relatively new beader, but love the intricacy and design in Ms Serafini’s work.
    I have always said that I can do anything with instructions, and so far in my crafting I have been able to live up to my claim. Don’t ask me to design anything, but I really enjoy conquering a new technique. Seed beeds are my favorite thing today :)

    Beadaholic says:

    sherri I’m in love with your cuff…My name is Chris AND I’m a BEADAHOLIC

    Christeen says:

    Have been beading since I was old enough to take apart my mom necklaces. like to loom, seed beads are like caviar, sooo good. Im looking foward to your new book. Christeen

    Anonymous says:

    Stunning cuff. I haven’t actually done any bead work, but projects like this one would inspire me to try. Thanks so much for sharing the instructions.

    Renee Zube says:

    I just took a class at JoAnn’s so I am quite new to jewelry making

    Galeela63 says:

    I love that rock star cuff

    Lisa says:

    I love it!! i hope i will be able to make something that exquisite:)

    Jen says:

    This looks like a book that will give hours of designing fun!

    valdora says:

    I have been beading since I was 12, so 14 years now. I love bead embroidery and absolutely love the colors that Sherry uses for her projects.

    Beth says:

    I am just starting to make jewelry- I hope to one day be able to do these types of designs. Beautiful!

    Karyn - Releases by Rufdyoof says:

    I’ve pre-ordered this one… can’t wait to have it in my hot little hands. Thank you for the free patterns – I especially adore the cuff.

    Kae Kelly says:

    I purchased my copy at Amazon yesterday. I can’t wait for it to arrive. The cover project looks exquisite.

    NHBeadLady says:

    I started beading on a whim born out of boredom….just casually mentioned to my daughter that it might be interesting to learn how….I received an instruction book and some beads for Christmas. HOOKED! At first I wouldn’t even consider seed beads, but then I tried it just once. That’s all it took. I am now an addict. I am fascinated by the work of these great artists and hope someday to be half as good!

    Josane says:

    I started in 2002. I followed a lesson of jewellery.  I was completely stressed after the lesson because I couldn’t follow the others. Then I bought a glass manyfier and it was the real beginning of the bead adventure.  I love beading because of the feeling of peace it brings to me.  I like to learn different techniques and now I should like to make bead embroidery.  I’ve the first book of Sherry and she makes so beautiful peaces !  I really want to try it.  Thank you for this giveaway.

    Leimapalo says:

    was into painting/drawing as a teenager but got lazy with clean. i find jewelry making to give me the same calming effect without the crazy mess!

    Marilyn says:

    Started out making ornaments w/acrylic beads and ventured into jewelry, Anxious to try the embroidered Rock Star Cuff.

    jeanniebench says:

    Your work is so rich.  Thanks for sharing it.

    Alice Forbes says:

    Well I started beading after watching the movie Paranormal Activity.Went to the movies to see it and was really only interested in the movie after watching the girl in the movie doing her beading.All I could think of the rest of the movie is show the girl beading.Very soon after I took my first beading class and I am hooked.I have to learn new ways to bead all the time.I am researching bead embroidery and would love this book.

    Anniedolls says:

    I began beading for the body as a natural extension of the beadwork I did on my sculptural figures and doll forms.  I have been totally hooked on bead embroidery for the past 10-12 years!

    Jean says:

    Your cuff is stunning!  I’ve just joined a local embroidery group and we’re learning how to bead embroider cuffs.  I have cut out more than I’ve completed but have hope that I’ll be blessed with a wave of creativity.  I’ve admired your bead work for a very long time – you have an ocean of creativity.

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