Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry promises to be one of the fall’s most sought after gems. In this beautiful gallery book, nearly 300 bead artists present exquisite, innovative, and often fun and surprising works in bead weaving, embroidery, stringing, handmade beads, and more.

Color proofs of the book were sent to Publishers Weekly, the leading trade magazine for the book publishing industry, and here’s an excerpt from the very enthusiastic review that just released: “Opening this gorgeous hunk of a book is like walking into a high-end jewelry gallery. There are 500 full-color photographs of beaded jewelry — necklaces, rings, bracelets, pins and earrings — created by 275 artists with beads, wire, filament, and fiber. Some of the artists are well-known to beaders, like Carol Wilcox Wells and Diane Fitzgerald, and some not-so-well-known, with their work published for the first time. This makes for a heady blend of inspiration, ideas, and expression. Editor Hemachandra selected the 500 beaded objects from submissions by 360 artists from 30 countries. To his credit, no single style — bead weaving, bead embroidery, bead stringing — gets short shrift. The photography is of high professional standards, no Instagram shots by amateurs posted to Facebook, and is also instructively illustrative of the beadwork, offering closeup shots that will help the aspiring bead worker reproduce some of the techniques.” (You can read the full review — including two debatable criticisms! — online here.)

Our advance copies are in, and I’m going to give away one advance copy of the book signed by me. The winner will be the first person outside the company and book industry to see the book.

How can you enter for a chance to win? Leave a comment on this blog post by 9 p.m. EST on Wednesday, June 27. Any comment counts as an entry, but why don’t you let us know which bead designer inspires you the very most (tough question!). One winner will be selected at random and announced on Tuesday, July 5. Click here for the official rules.

The book is available for preorder at your local bead store or bookstore, or online at BN.com or Amazon.com (go over, take a look, and please give the book’s page a “Like”). Be sure to join Lark Jewelry & Beading on Facebook for book and community news, as well as images of beautiful jewelry. And good luck!


UPDATE: Congratulations to Adele Recklies of Brooklyn, New York. Adele was randomly selected as the winner of the signed advance copy of Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry. Our thanks to everyone who participated … and we hope you love the book!


302 Responses

    salla says:

    want want want want… I so love beadweaving!

    Rose Rushbrooke says:

    serious inspiration

    Sharlyngp says:

    I love all the jewelry artists and would love to win the book!  Each artist is unique and special.  Would love to have the book to really appreciate each one of them.

    heidi says:

    What a lovely addition to your offerings! Thank you for the opportunity for one of your fans to receive this special edition!

    heidi says:

    What a lovely addition to your offerings! Thank you for the opportunity for one of your fans to receive this special edition!

    Anonymous says:

    Felieke van der Leest is an incredible artist! There are so many talented,it is hard to have just one favorite! I would be so happy to win this gorgeos book.

    Anonymous says:

    I’d love to be entered into the draw!

    Sharon Driscoll says:

    Hands down the most inspirational of the bead designer for me has been Sherry Serafini.  Her work always grows and expands – never a dull moment with that girl!

    Sharon Driscoll says:

    Hands down the most inspirational of the bead designer for me has been Sherry Serafini.  Her work always grows and expands – never a dull moment with that girl!

    Christine Bolin says:

    What a pretty book.  Thanks for the chance to win.

    Mandy L. says:

    What a beautiful book! Would love to win this!

    Joyce Pusel says:

    Wow! What a cool book!

    Audrey says:

    Joyce Scott if she is in there…

    Robin says:

    The book looks gorgeous! I couldn’t possibly pick only one designer!

    Melissa says:

    I have to pay tribute to the work of Virginia Prince, a local wonderful artist who took up beautiful beadweaving after she retired. Her work is meticulously crafted with original designs.  Sadly, she has contracted Parkisons and can no longer do her work.  Thank you for your generous giveaway

    So many jewelry artists and all an inspiration….What a gorgeous looking cover on this book!

    Theonlym says:

    I love you all

    Ellen G. Yunker says:

    Wow! Another fabulous bead book from Lark! Thank youall so much for your great work in this field; each book is wonderful, with fantastic pictures as well as excellent instruction. This gallery book looks like another must-have for all beaders, and I’d love to win a copy. My two favorite bead designers are Marcia DeCoster and Sherry Serafini. Marcia inspires by her endless creativity with her “element” designing, and Sherry with her intricate detail in each piece. Not to mention they’re both sharing, caring, and published Lark authors! Thank you! 

    Tracey says:

    This book looks great!  I am new to the world of beadweaving and I can’t get enough.  I am totally inspired by Laura McCabe.  I like different and her beaded eyes are amazing.  Thanks for the chance to win this book that would be treasured by anyone.

    Lisa Downing says:

    Carol Wilcox Wells, Diane Fitzgerald, Valerie Hector, Rachel Nelson-Smith, Sabine Lippert and many others are truly inspiring to me. Thanks for the chance to win what promises to be another of your wonderful books to inspire us beaders. LisaD in upstate NY

    Kathleen says:

    The work of Jamie Cloud Eakin is amazing.  Her color sense, technique, design, and variation in her bead embroidery are out of this world.  Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

    Casy says:

    There are so many – but I have to say that my favorite bead artist is Heidi Kummli.  Heidi’s workmanship, beauty and vision are truly inspiring to me, only having started beading mid-2011. 

    Wwilloww says:

    WOW sounds like an incredibly inspiring book!!!  I would love to win a copy!!  It would be hard to pick an absolute favorite jewelry designer but Diane Fitzgerald, for her diversity, is an inspiration to me.  Also, I have to mention a “You Tube” star Kelly, owner of Off the Beaded Path in Forest City, NC.  She consistently inspires me to try new things not just because I like her designs but because she gives such CLEAR, easy to follow instructions!!!

    such fantastic work and creations…Would love to own her book.  Thank you for this opportunity.

    joeandmarymarshall says:

    Nancy Dale is my total favourite!  She is so talented and so very kind.

    Sue says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to enter to win this wonderful book!

    Carol Dean Sharpe says:

    Ray, seriously…what a question! It’s impossible to answer.  Margie, Marcia, Sabine, NanC, Rachel, Diane, Jill, Sherry…too many to mention all and each brings something unique to our art/craft. What is most wonderful is that these artists are approachable and generous with their time and talent. And, yes, I want that signed book!

    Wordygirl says:

    My favorite bead designer is my friend Beate. She is an artist–watercolors and oils– and it is fascinating to see what she does in this medium.

    Jan says:

    To many inspirations to list! I can’t wait to get my copy!

    I CANNOT wait for this book!  I have seen many of these peices in person… they are amazing!

    Kim Reid says:

    One of my favorite jewelry designers is 
    Diane Fitzgerald and I would love to enter for this wonderful book!!!
    Thank you :)

    Laurasue says:

    Laura McCabe and Nancy Dale are two of my favorites, but I love love love Sherry Serafini as well as many, many, many others!  It just depends on what I’m looking at; what I want to make; and the artist that inspires me for those beads at that moment in time!!  :-)

    Sharon Siqueiros says:

    There are way too many to even begin to tell you!! I will say these days I’m quite inspired by the geometric beading by Kate McKinnon and am very excited for the new book her and many collaborators are working on.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry, it looks spectacular

    Castdeb says:

    What an awesome collection of artists.

    Jpurplefishstudio says:

    The book looks beautiful.  I am just learning about making beaded jewelry so I am very excited to see the book when it comes out! 

    Marie Waterman says:

    I especially like the work of Jamie Cloud Eakin, because I like the cabochons inserted into the beaded piece.

     trilliumcreates  AT  gmail DOT com

    Denise says:

    Love the look of the new book. Diane Fitzgerald gets my vote for most inspirational.

    Tatyana Fedorikhina says:

    Ray, it’s a tough question. Like any artist, I go through phases, and my interests change. Right now, I am fascinated with the work of Marcia DeCoster.

    Tatyana Fedorikhina says:

    Ray, it’s a tough question. Like any artist, I go through phases, and my interests change. Right now, I am fascinated with the work of Marcia DeCoster.

    Enchantedbeads says:

    I cannot wait to have this wonderful book in my hands!

    Patricia says:

    Oh, I so want this book because I am positive it will be inspiring.  One of the “bead stars” that continues to inspire me is Jean Campbell.  So many of the bead masters seem to have a “specialty” that they are famous for although I know they have to master so much to get to that point in their work.    But what we end up seeing much of the time is more of the same. With Jean, you are continually amazed at how accomplished she is by the variety in her work.  One day its the Star of India necklace the next day its something totally at the other end of the spectrum.  She never fails to inspire me.  Patricia 

    MaryLou Holvenstot (time2cre8) says:

    I’d love to win a copy of the book…  but even if I don’t win, this one will go onto my bookshelf as soon as it’s available.  I just know it’s going to be phenomenal!  :-)

    Looks like a book FULL of gorgeous eye-candy. I’d like one please!

    clrimmer says:

    I am fascinated by Sherry Serafini’s awesome bead embroidery.  She’s always coming up with something new and exciting.
    This book would be a wonderful addition to my ever-growing beading library.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

    Thescrappyjeweler says:

    What a beautiful and inspiring book. There are so many people that inspire me its too hard to pick just one.

    Cathy says:

    Although each artist in this book deserves high accolades, my personal homage goes to Carol Wilcox Wells.  My introduction to beading could have gone so wrong, as all I had to go by was a needle, nymo thread, and her book.  Her projects, instructions and diagrams were so clear and easy to follow that I became inspired to continue on and learn more.  I owe my 8 years of beaded enjoyment to her.

    Neva Brown says:

    This book will be full of inspirational pieces, by very talented artists. A great asset in any artisans library. I cant wait to add it to mine.

    Francesca says:

    I’m new to beading, and have found Marcia DeCoster’s work beautiful and elegant. And Kate McKinnon’s new geometric pieces are fascinating.

    Jean Hutter says:

    WOW so many great bead artists Sherry Serafini, Marcia DeCoster, Nancy Dale and the list goes on and on.  I would LOVE to win a copy of this book but if I don’t I will be buying it for sure!!!!!

    Problem is, several bead artists inspire me. I’ve followed Jean Power’s work since 2007, when she participated in CWJ’s Year Of Jewelry. I love Jill Wiseman’s work also! =) Oh how I could go on! =)

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    Lsoley says:

    There are so many talented artists in this book, that I couldn’t pick one as I get inspired by all of them everytime I see new work from any of them.

    Jennifer Morris says:

    I hope to be in the next one hey a girl can dream right :-)

    Jennifer Morris says:

    I hope to be in the next one hey a girl can dream right :-)

    C J Deskins says:

    This beautiful book will definitely be in my hands as soon as it is available, but if it were signed by you, it would be even more special to me. Thank you for the opportunity to receive an autographed copy! As far as choosing one artist from among the many talented people who contributed to this beautiful edition, can’t do it. It would be like asking me which of my children is my favorite. Nope, can’t do it. Each is special in their own individual way and I love them all. Keeping my fingers crossed (except when I’m creating) until the big day. Thanks again, cj

    Ldarmes says:

    ohhh this looks like it’ll be a great book to add to my library!!! can’t wait for it to come out.

    Mlakas0416 says:

    Hope I win.  How sad about Virginia.  There is so much we can’t do without our health.

    Zaragirl says:

    There are too many wonderful bead artists to choose a favorite – I would still love a copy of this book though.

    Cynthia says:

    Lark books are always a treat…beautifully done and wonderfully inspirational! I’m sure this one will not disappoint.

    tinybeads says:

    Wonderful book.  Hard to choose a particular artist because I don’t know all of them, but I can’t wait to see all the gorgeous artwork in this book.

    Lalee says:

    My inspirational individual would have to be Heidi Kummli. She draws from Mother Earth and all of her surroundings which is evident in her beautiful creations. Although I have pre-ordered the

    Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry for myself, I am hoping to win the signed book for my Military daughter serving overseas who has just enter into the world of beading. This publication would not only introduce her to many of the Master Beaders but also provide a treasure trove of attainable art through the use of different medias. I can’t wait to get my copy!!!

    Juanita says:

    My favorite and most inspiring would be Carol Wilcox-Wells. She is just brilliant with her use of beads and techniques. Thanks for the change to put this in my collection and help inspire me daily.

    Colleen A. Wolf says:

    based on the artists featured in this book, it is sure to be breathtaking.  Would love to win a copy.

    Shrutigdev says:

    I wish i were considered eligible for this too:(……pity it ain’t so…….look forward to owning a copy in due time in any case:)……and then there are miracles that happen too:)…..

    Kym says:

    Me want book!

    Bryant G Whelan says:

    The 500 Series of books from Lark is amazing!  I would be honored to receive a copy of what will be another truly inspirational collection!

    Laura Irenze says:

    I’d love to win this.

    Vardaam says:

    This looks like a great book ! I am inspired by a lot of artists but if I had to chose a favorite it would have to be Sherry Serafini !

    There are several bead artists who have inspired me through the years, but the most recent one is Sherry Serafini. She inspired me to take up bead embroidery, which I had previously avoided because I do not like hand stitching or thread embroidery.

    Beth says:

    I’m really looking forward to seeing this book. Like all the other books in the 500 Series, I’m sure it will be absolutely gorgeous. 

    Jriusech says:

    Hurried to see the work of these talented artists !

    Hengehold says:

    I am honored to know a German artist how has entered a last one of her beaded pieces in this book. Her name is Angelica Faja. She has inspiered me with her personal style a lot.

    Veronika says:

    I am honored to personally know a German artist, who´s beadwork was choosen for this book. Her name is Angelica Faja. her personel style has inspiered me a lot.

    It looks like a beautiful book!

    rinamay says:

    I look forward to having this book.

    Sandra Fleming says:

    I can hardly wait to see Marcia DeCoster’s contribution. 

    Maryanne Gross says:

    I own several of the Lark 500 books and I’m delighted to know this one will be out soon.  I have several bead artists who have inspired me, but among my favorites are Sherry Serafini, Beverly Ash Gilbert, Marcia DeCoster and Diane Fitzgerald.

    I was delighted that one of my necklaces was chosen for inclusion. When I first saw “The Art of Bead Embroidery” by Heidi Kummli and Sherry Serafini I knew I had to make bead embroidery. I was fortunate enough to have taken two workshops from Sherry. She is a lovely human being as well as a gifted artist and generous teacher, I always look forward to seeing her wonderful work

    I love so many bead artists its impossible to even pick a top 5.  I can’t wait for this book…what great inspiration.

    What a wonderful book to have!

    Kirsi Loponen says:

    Who inspires me the very most? I’ve been following blogs very little lately, so in style I’m not inspired by any specific designer at the moment. I did come here via Marcia deCoster’s blog, and her success with her very personal style is giving me courage to try out my own whimsical ideas.

    vayianosk says:

    I am excited to see Marcia DeCoster.  She is a wonderful artist and tremendous inspiration to me.  her designs are spectacular.   I am also excited for this book.  I am new to the beading world and I have learned so much from books and magazines;  this book would be an incredible addition to my collection. Thank you for such a generous giveaway!  

    Sheryl Stephens says:

    That is a tough question!  I am inspired by so many of the designers – each for their own reason, but IF I have to pick one- Sherry Seraphini.  After receiving her book, I really felt the need to branch out from bead weaving to bead embroidery – and the ideas are still flowing.  I hope to be featured in a Lark Book one day….either a compilation of artists, or even one of my own…..

    Anonymous says:

    The cover is fabulous… it is to hard for me to pick just one artist, I love it all.

    Corey says:

    Laura McCabe.  She is my idol.  I still have her hand written instructions from when she first started selling kits.

    AdeleRecklies says:

    There are just too many talented designers to inspire us today so I win’t pick just one; I will say that I am also inspired by the lace and bead work of anonymous Balkan women.  Looking forward to the publication of this book.

    Jann says:

    Too many wonderful designers to choose from to just pick one.   Can’t wait to get my hands on this book!

    Lori Finney says:

    Can’t wait to get this book…so nice to see a book about what I do. I follow about a million wonderful artists, but have to give special props to Marcia deCoster for inspiring me with her wonderful work. 

    J. Giffin says:

    When I grow up I want to bead like Birgit Bergman.  Her 34-around ropes in 15/0 seed beads are what inspires me.

    Jane says:

    I have to say that my favorite seed bead artist is Laura McCabe.  I have books by all of the seed bead artist and have made many of their designs and love each design and look forward to making many more.

    Karen Brown says:

    This book is a fantastic way to recognise all talented designers, and enough to get anyone drooling over beads and designs. Awesome :-)

    Would love to win!

    Eva Maria Keiser says:

    Looks like a “Must-Have” for a bead artisan’s library. Carol Wilcox Wells books taught me the basics, and so many are inspirations…too many to choose just one.
    Thank you,
    -Eva Maria

    Warren says:

    It’s very exciting to be a part of this wonderful book.

    Warren Feld

    Myra says:

    This book is bringing so much excitement to beaders everywhere! I’m so thrilled to be included and can’t wait to get my copies. Thank you for creating the book of our dreams! 

    Ah, can’t wait to get this book!  I suppose that Joyce Scott has been the artist that most inspired me, and because I mainly do beadweaving, Diane Fitzgerald is one of my Favorite artist, as she continues to push the envelope!

    Mary Kearney says:

    I love Sabine Lippert’s amazing, innovative designs. She is a true bead artist! I would love to add this book to my collection.

    Dale Subitch says:

    How to pick just one? I can’t, but would love to win this awesome book!

    Kate says:

    All of the artists are fabulous.  
    When someone inspires you, that makes all the difference in the world — and that inspiration makes a difference in your art.  
    Inspiration comes from the person too — no just their art. 
    Pretty is as pretty does !

    debbieo says:

    I love so many of the designers work, especially Sabine Lippert and Marcia DeCoster.  Nice to see a book so inspirational.

    Peg Nelson says:

    Laura McCabe is an inspiration. She has taught me so much about beading and color.

    Cindy Aguiar says:

    The best part will be seeing several Alaskan artists in this book!

    Abarrabarr says:

    I have to admit, I’m more a fan of specific bead makers than beaders, though I really like the work of Cynthia Toops!

    Lmiris2000 says:

    How can I possibly pick just one?  First became aware of Diane F. a few years ago.  Since then, I’ve discovered Marcia D., Sabine L., Sherry S., etc.  Can hardly wait to see the book!

    Katy says:

    I have lots of favorites, but I have to say Sabine Lippert is a favorite right now, since I have learned  the most from her book.

    Jleatherberry says:

    Oh, wow! I like the work of Diane F., but also lots of others. This book looks fantastic, and can’t wait for it to come out!! Gotta get it!! :-)

    Rita Zimmerman says:

    Amy Katz on the cover! Woo hoo!! Looking forward to getting my hands on a copy!

    Rita Zimmerman says:

    Amy Katz on the cover! Woo hoo! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

    Sherri Stokey says:

     I don’t have a particular designer who inspires me – I am inspired by many different people!

    Mwaugh257 says:

    I can’t wait to see this book in print! As far as which designer inspired me most? Marcia DeCoster, Sherry Serafina, Nancy Dale and I could go on and on….

    Gloria Frazier says:

    I would love to have any one of these books to help me learn more and more about beading. It has become a passion with me and I dream about beading now.

    Sally Anderson says:

    I would love a copy of this book. Can’t wait to see it. I agree that the snarky comments in PW are debatable! 

    dang I would love a copy of this book.  I wanted to submit something when they were looking for beadwork, but I couldnt get the photos done in time! 

    Lupe Meter says:

    Oh my gosh, would love to have anyone of these fabulous books! Amazing work by so many talented artists!  Love Diane Fitzgerald’s work! 

    Rose says:

    I look forward to seeing this book. I don’t have a favorite designer.  I see a design/method I like & have to try it, so it’s my favorite for the time.  But I move from one type of beadweaving to some embroidery to pieces combining both.  It’s a learn process – a fun, interesting learning process.

    Emoke (Amy) Schmidt says:

    What a hard question,I don’t think I could answer to that.So many amazing designers with different taste and all of them are inspiring me.
    This book would be a trophy on my bookshelf.

    Jeannine says:

    I SO want this book!

    L Jean-Louis says:

    Right now I think I’m most inspired by Maggie Meister.  Her work is meticulous, there’s a story behind each piece.

    Beaddoll says:

    This will be a wonderful book. I know many artists that are in it and I
    Can’t wait to see it

    Audrey says:

    Like bronwyn… And Joyce Scott

    I would love a copy of this book, I cannot pick a favorite designer, there are just so many who do wonderful work. 

    Emily Mazur says:

    My biggest inspiration is my beading teacher/mentor Charlie Johnston out here in Vegas. Her work is amazing!

    Teri Dannenberg Lawson says:

    So many spectacular artists are showcased here, I would love to own this book.  Please enter me in the giveaway.

    Dvjbeads says:

    There are so many artists with so many different influences that it would be hard to pick just one. I’m looking forward to a book that showcases so many!

    Linda Starosciak says:

    I can’t wait to see this beautiful book, up close and personal. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

    Cemerson1956 says:

    I cannot name one singular bead artist, there are many talented people – what inspires me are elements contained in a piece of work

    Shaiha W says:

    I can’t think of just one designer that entrances me.  It is more I love this piece from this person and this piece from another.

    Sharyn P says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this book!  There are just too many inspiration beaders out there to name but one!

    Naun says:

    My favorite Beader ever is Darcy Rosner!  

    Rebecca Joy says:

    Awaiting the release anxiously! Can’t wait to see my mother’s beautiful art published!

    Valpojudy says:

    Gimmie – Please – I love looking at beautiful jewelry!

    Jillvater says:

    what a wounderful book to have

    Each artist has something unique which inspires others and each one is very gifted at what they create.  It is impossible to choose a favorite because I admire all of you!  Thank you for taking the time to do these “giveaways”. I see them as a presentation of a gift and I am sure you know how excited the winners are when they are chosen! 

    Jeanne Barta Craine says:

    Carol Wilcox Wells!

    Jeanne says:

    Carol Wilcox Wells!

    Monaraebeads says:

    Really, I can only pick one inspring designer?! No way! I love the color contrast in the beads of Tera Belinsky Yoder, I love the unique shapes and artful designs of Anastasia and Melanie Moertel, I love the impossible precision of JC Herrel and Kristina Logan, and the amazing stringer work of Holly Cooper. There are just so many more I admire and am inspired by!

    D Sheldrick says:

    can’t wait to see it

    Vicki says:

    Can’t wait for this book! I’ve learned so much from many of the people included in this book, and am fortunate enough to belong to a bead society with several of them. I am always amazed and inspired by the generosity of all bead artists who share their knowledge with us novices!

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    OMG! I can’t wait for this book! Definitely a must-have visual feast!
    Signed by one of the artists would be like the cherry on top! :-)

    Katrien says:

    It is hard to choose my favourite beader. I love the work of Rachel Nelson-Smith, the geometrics of Jean Campbell, Suzanne Golden, Laura McCabe and lots more. I think this book is just an amazing one to add my collection :-)

    Lynn Kordus says:

    Such a great collection of amazing artists!!!

    Lisa Williams says:

    I’ve been beading for twelve years and it looks like there are things in this book that even I wouldn’t attempt!  It’s full of my favourite artists, people I call the ‘rock stars’ of beading, and I can’t wait for it to come out! :-)

    Lisa Williams says:

    I’ve been beading for twelve years and it looks like there are things in this book that even I wouldn’t attempt!  It’s full of my favourite artists, people I call the ‘rock stars’ of beading, and I can’t wait for it to come out! :-)

    With so many of my firends having pieces in this book, it’s a must have for my library.

    ASTHRT says:

    A must have for my library.

    Petra says:

    Ich würde auch gerne dieses Buch gewinnen! Das Titelbild alleine ist schon vielversprechend.

    Susan says:

    What a great book.  I would love   to win.

    Joyce Mayer Clark says:

    The works of Heidi Kummli and Sherry Serafini were my first inspirations; they opened up a whole new world for me. Since then, I’ve been inspired by so any amazing bead artists….

    Joyce Mayer Clark says:

    Can’t wait to see this amazing book! Heidi Kummli and Sherry Serafini were the first bead embroidery artists who took my breath away, but I’m constantly inspired by the incredible artistry that’s ot there!

    Anonymous says:

    We have a small shop in Kalamazoo called The Bead Shoppe, and that is the place where I discovered bead jewelry and how cool it was to make your own while I was way back in high school. I will always be grateful to the owners for their knowledge, patience, and availability. (Plus they teach bead classes for the city as well…how cool is that?)

    Martha Swartz says:

    This is now on my Amazon wish list, but I’d love to win it.

    Karen says:

    Wow. great eye candy!!  What a wonderful addition to any beader’s library!!

    Visnja says:

    I realy like Diane Fitzgerald work and hope to be able to do sucj=h great work myself one day.

    I’m looking forward to seeing this book on the store shelves.  Beki Haley is the designer that inspires me most.  Her use of color makes her designs so alive that they are almost compulsive to bead.

    Jean says:

     I’d love to have this book, too!  Reading others posts has introduced me to artists I hadn’t heard of.  Love it!

    Susan B says:

    Love those colors. Looks like a great book for getting ideas & inspiration.

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    Daisyee12 says:

    What an inspiration.  A good one for my bead book library.

    Shelley Graham Turner says:

    My favorite bead artist is Marla Gibson (http://www.etsy.com/shop/spiceboxdesigns?ref=ss_profile) her work is beautiful…I have three pieces myself and I love them. I am sure I will purchase many more from her in the future.

    Shaub3 says:

    I have a desire to make beaded jewelry.  I’m not sure I have the ability, but I would like to see those who do have this ability in this wonderful book.

    JoAnne Salatrik says:

    So many of the bead artists have inspired me to go further than I ever thought I would go. I plan to buy this to add to my beading library but winning a signed copy would be such a thrill.

    Thank you,
    JoAnne Salatrik

    Hometown2000 says:

    Looks like a fabulous book to add to a growing beading library! I do enjoy Sharri Maroshok. Her beaded anemones are a favorite because I love sea creatures!

    Catriona Starpins says:

    Laura McCabe is my all time favorite as she constantly tests the boundaries of beading and I am always so inspired every time I see a new one of her designs. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this book!

    Slb3334 says:

    I would love this.

    Terri Faye Richards says:

    Wow this book has to full of beautiful beadwork. For me Sherry Serafini is my mentor. Her first book gave me inspiration and the skills to continue growing and that was in 2008 when I created my first bead embroidered collar. I’ve never stopped.

    Maryanne says:

    As far as I’m concerned, they’re all inspirational beaders … I can’t pick just one. :)

    Cherry Chick says:

    I’ve always found Laura McCabe’s work inspiring.

    Cryss Thain says:

    The pictures are awesome – the rest of the book has to be just as  fantastic.  

    Ameliametalwork says:

    Julie Rothenberger is my favorite bead artist! You started out with granulation work, then recently changed her material to beading and 3 D beading , her work is wonderful!! This book looks amazing, what an exciting give away!!

    Kaneta K Choudhury says:

    I’m a beginner beader and am continually awestruck by the beautiful shapes thta can be created

    Anonymous says:

    i am inspired by carol wilcox n would so love to make some new stuff out of this book , what a treat it would be

    I’m looking forward to see this book, it is the most inspiring book for a passionate beader like me. One of my favorit artist is Arbumillia because of her skillful and unusual design, showing that beading can be a piece of the art.

    Lily says:

    Can’t wait to see which piece of Camille Simmon’s work is included.

    Sharon Gorberg says:

    Any book with the work of Stephanie Sersich is an immediate winner!

    Janis Garich says:

    My favorite beader is Jean Campbell because she is so diversified in that she designs with seed beading and wire.  And of course she is an editor, writer, mentor, teacher, friend and spiritual person.  i am lucky enough to belong to the Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild in Michigan so i have taken classes from many wonderful instructors and learned many fabulous techniques.  Honestly, there are too many talented artists to mention,  but i adore Marsha DeCoster, Jill Wiseman, Diane Fitsgerald, Margie Deeb, Beverly Gilbert,  and many more.  I am beading my way through a magic adventure!

    Amy says:

    Oh Boy!  A great summer read and inspiration!  Can’t wait.

    KATY says:

    This book seems wonderful !

    Plumidia says:

     A great book for a beaders library!

    Lindsey says:

    Oh I love these beading books that Lark puts out!  Just beautiful!

    Paula Rudy says:

    A must-have book!   My all-time favorite designer is Marcia DeCoster, an incredible artist & beader. She has inspired me, a novice beader, to go beyond my comfort zone & challenge myself to do more.
    Thank you Lark for this awesome give-away!

    Lois Buhalis says:

    I’m not sure where I would start in naming those who inspire me most. I think of Robin Atkins, Sherry Serafini, Laura McCabe… but there are so many more! I like to draw inspiration from literally everywhere, let it percolate for awhile, then put together a bead embroidery piece. Just looking at the pictured cover of this book is starting to make me think…

    Robin says:

     I’ve been the most inspired by Diane Fitzgerald but Sonoko Nuzue is coming up high on my list

    Easypeasy264 says:

    Looks like a wonderful book. Thanks for the chance!

    Dawn Thompson says:

    My favorite designer would be Diane Fitzgerald.  I love her geometric shapes…but then again I like her flowers, too (and Zulu beadwork).  She has such a great variety of work!

    Jeannine says:

    My two personal favorite bead artists will always be Laura McCabe and Sherry Serafini. Of course there are hundreds of truly gifted bead artists, but I think of those two as the Bruce Springteens of beading. Their designs are poetry and rock n roll rolled into one. I have been awed by their talent, inspired in their classes, and surprised at their humility. Truly great ladies!

    ModPodgeElder says:

    Oh, boy, the most inspirational beaders would have to be Laura McCabe, Sheri Serafini, Margie Deeb, Emily Hackbarth,  Robin Atkins, Julia Pretl, Vicki Star, Gineke Root and of course, Deon DeLange

      Bogieandbeads says:

      Can’t wait, wait, wait for this book!!  Every bead artist is great, and it’s so inspiring to see EVERYONE’S work in one book. 

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    JAMES LYNAM says:

    SHERRY SERAFINI is the very BEST.

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    Straybeads says:

    Designers are like the beads they work with…there is no right or wrong bead, just a new and different vision of what to do with them!  How could I choose just one favorite?  I’m looking forward to seeing this book!

    Pbfurr says:

    Wow! Wonderful Looking book!

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    Kathy says:

    Marcia DeCoster is my favorite.  This looks like a beautiful book.  Hope I win.

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    I’m very excited to see the book. I’m hoping that I’ll win the advance copy so that I won’t have to wait so long!

    I’m very excited to see the book. I’m hoping that I’ll win the advance copy so that I won’t have to wait so long!

    Marie Havrankova says:

    That´s a great book. As for designers, I like the detailed work of Russian women, but I don´t understand their language, just pictures…

    Janet says:

    The book looks Great!   My favorite designer is Diane Fitzgerald.

    Kathrynn says:

    Great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win.

    Crystle tellerday says:

    id like to win this for my friend

    Whisperingtears says:

    this looks like an amazing book of creations that would be a plus to anyones bead library, including my own :) love Jamie Cloud Eakin, Susan Cooper, Margie Deeb to name a few who have inspired me in many of my own bead designs

    Spiritbead says:

    Can’t wait for my copy!

    Cinray says:

    Wow, what a fantastic giveaway!!!  so many thanks.

    Rose :: The Fine Craft Guild says:

    Beautiful jewelry on the cover alone. OK. I’ll write about this giveaway on my blog, http://www.finecraftguild.com,, as I’m sure readers would love to know about it.  Thanks so much.   One of my fav designers is Fitzgerald, but there are many, many others!

    Rose :: The Fine Craft Guild says:

    Beautiful jewelry on the cover alone. OK. I’ll write about this giveaway on my blog, http://www.finecraftguild.com,, as I’m sure readers would love to know about it.  Thanks so much.   One of my fav designers is Fitzgerald, but there are many, many others!

    Diane B says:

    Would love to start beading

    LaLa says:

    I love the Lark 500 series!  I cannot wait to receive my copy of this book!  Winning it would be the best way to receive it ever!!!  The cover art is so inspiring!

    Lindy says:

    This looks to be a fantastic new book!  I can’t wait to get my beady little hands on it! 

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    Rayshoneygirl says:

    Wow wouldn’t it be great to win this book!  Leslie Frazier is great and so is Sonoko Nozue, I like intricate designs with lots of embellishments. Hope I win!!!

    Sheryl says:

    I always need new books about shiny things. Thanks for the giveaway!

    LisaT says:

    Wow, looks gorgeous! I would love to win this book.

    Magnaspam says:

    I’ve been beading for years, but haven’t picked out favorite beaders by name. Can’t wait to see this book! :)

    Izmejane12 says:

    O my goodness, what a treasure to give away. There are soooo many beadweaving
    /bead embroidery artist I love but I have to say that Jamie Cloud Eakin really inspires me.
    Having said that, there are others I think are fabulous too. I just don’t want to hog your blog ;-)

    Maria Panico says:

    Im new to beading but would love to win this giveaway. Fingers crossed!

    Designsbyjenean says:

    Looks like a great inspirational book. My favorite designer is Kelly Dale. She’s such a great teacher and her designs are beautiful.

    Wow Can’t wait to be inspired would love to get this book as I love to look at how others interpret shape colour and form into amazing pieces

    Superb Book I really want to own one, I hope I win it. Thanks for the chance.

    Kathyluman says:

    I don’t have a favorite since I just go into beading. I love what people can do with beads. The bead jewelry is beautiful. I  would like to win this book so I could droll over the beautiful jewelry that others have made and be inspired to keep learning.
    kathyluman@gail dot com

    Sigrid Harris says:

    I’m still very new, so everybody pretty much inspires me at this point. :) Looks like a gorgeous book!

    Love the book hope I win thanks

    Giovanna says:

    I am very impressed by Andreoli’s inventive and unique jewellery designs very inspiring. 

    Drose3491 says:

    Totally would love to start beading. Looks like a great book to get me started!

    Awesome giveaway!!! Great for an aspiring new beader!!!

    Shelley says:

    I really don’t have a favorite bead designer . . . yet.  However I am enthralled by the piece in the bottom photo that resembles fan sections with eyes, so that designer may be it!  I would love to have this book!

    Anonymous says:

    I am very fond of bead embroidery; Heidi Kummli’s work is inspiringksukeena@yahoo dot com

    Red Carousel Lion says:

    what a fantastic book.  I don’t have a favorite designer – there are so many talented people I couldn’t possibly choose

    lv says:

    love the colors used in the pieces shown

    Elkriverbeadworks says:

    I have been beading for over 30 years and have watched it go from a craft to an artform…besides my own curiousity and many trials and errors I have been ispired by Carol Wilcox Wells, Sherry Serafini and many many others. This would be an exciting addition to my library and to use in my classes. Good luck to me!

    Jackie says:

    I love beading, and I find inspiration from all beaders, not just any one in particular.  Everyone has their own inspirations and creativity, and they can certainly encourage you to stretch your creative wings and try something you may not have otherwise tried!  I know I have! :)

    Heather M. says:

    What a lovely book!  Thanks for the opportunity.

    Jusaweecatnap says:

    Too  many to choose, but out of my hat, I choose Elaine Robitaille.

    erma Hurtt says:

    My duaghter would love this.

    Catladybj says:

    would love a copy of  Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry , especially as my friend, Melanie Robbins, is showcased in it! Way to go, Melanie!

    Isabell Sandoval says:

    Beautiful photo.  Can’t imagine what is inside the covers.

    Irene Cypher says:

    Sherry Serafini inspires me!

    Natasha says:

    I would love to win this!

    Miss0821 says:

    Can’t wait to get my hands on this book!

    Connie Keck says:

    I love that there are so many techniques covered, and the pictures look wonderful.

    Cathy says:

    I love making jewerly and I am always looking for new styles to work on.

    Liz Kaprow says:

    I love Lark Books

    Diana Houkamau says:

    I love the look of this book and so wish we in New Zealand were eligible to win this. It will be a long time before this one makes it to these shores I’m afraid. Well done to all of the artist showcased in what looks to be the most amazing book ever.

    Christine says:

    would love to win this

    Torquestory says:

    Wow, it looks to be a spectacular book. I like many bead artists, but especially Kate McCabe.

    Ginger B. says:

    Amy of  http://amybeads.blogspot.com/ is the one who most inspires me right now.  I love the fantastic works of professional bead designers, but a like Amy’s work because it’s actually something I’d wear. Even though I’m years away for the masters in this book I’d still love the opportunity to be awe struck.

    Marinucci says:

    I would absolutely love this!

    trisha mckee says:

    Carol wilcox Wells although there are many more that also inspire me!


    Vicki says:

    I’m a novice beader, but this sure looks like inspiration.   nonavfb@hotmail.com

    Emily C says:

    I just love beautiful beads. Picking a single bead designer is too difficult. I just pick up whatever works with my current project or with whatever i’m starting.

    Sue O'Mullan says:

    Inspired by more than 5 people in this book – I can’t list one… each for their own reason.  This book looks like a bit of heaven here on earth!

    Tartanruby says:

    Wow this looks like a stunning collection to add to anyones’ bookcase – looking forward to seeing all of the pieces but in particular which of Nancy Dale’s pieces is included xx

    Ganudeepu21 says:

    The first word that came to my mouth is ‘ WOW’ wen I saw this.. This is something that is so beautiful and a must have book in one’s collection… I think there are Harry Winston’s designs too in this… I just loved this.. Anyway will wait patiently for my copy to reach home..

    Laura McCabe is my hands down favorite, but there are other Masters who I love very much. Can’t wait to se all the eye candy this book has to offer – sure hope I win it!

    I am looking forward to reading about beading and discovering all of the beautiful works by designers.

    Heather C says:

    I don’t really have a favorite, but I do know my taste is eclectic and I love many different designs.

    Corey Olomon says:

    My daughter would totally love this! (Corey Olomon)(coreyolomon at gmail dot com)

    Paula says:

    My favorite artist is Sherry Serafini. I have a deep love of bead embroidery and she never fails to inspire me! 

    Sally Anderson says:

    Oh, yes, please. I would so love to win anything and everything you publish! HA! But true!

    Ellen says:

    I can’t choose just one.  I love them all!

    Bdlogo says:

    This would be the most fantastic prize ever! so many wonderful heading peeps out there, too many to name.

    Amy Sutton says:

    I love this series! These books always amaze me!

    Many bead weavers/designers inspire me and I humbly admire all of them! Two of my most favorite bead designers are Ileana Munteanu (New York) owner Enchanted Beads and Denize Gauler (Maine) owner The Wish Shoppe .


    Lalaroro says:

    When I win this book I’ll give it as a gift to one of my beading friends who is a gifted beader. Maybe we can share it! Diane Fitzgerald is my favorite inspiration.

    Thedanishprincess says:

    Would love to have this book to share with my beadstore customers!

    Anonymous says:

    OMG, what an amazing book, can hardly wait for it to come out!

    Amy Sutton says:

    I love this series! These books always amaze me!

    Anonymous says:

    i love beaded jewelry and i love to learn new ways to make it!
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

    theyyyguy says:

    This would be for my friend Carole!

    I love Sabine Lippert and find her designs very inspiring!  Hope to see some of her designs included in this beautiful book!  I also hope to be the lucky winner as I am itching to turn those pages!!

    Brookie says:

    I would love to have this! I’m just a hobby beader but the stuff on the cover looks so cool!

    Josanne says:

    Sherry Serafini

    Muireann says:

    I’m a beginner at this kind of work, so don’t have a fave designer, but I’d love to win this book! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Wendyoes says:

    Love the beadwork of Marcia DeCoster – she’s made me a lover of RAW.

    Ana Evelyn santiago says:

    Expectacular book, Love to have.

    Ana Evelyn santiago says:

    Expectacular book, Love to have.

    Ann Council says:

    I LIKE BEKI HALEY’S DESIGNS.    saltpepper1_2000@yahoo.com

    Cwhitejewelry says:

    This looks gorgeous!  I love the works of Sherry Serafini.

    Claire McKeon says:

    Thank you so much for the chance to get this beautiful book!

    Donna K says:

    It looks like a great book. I am new to beading.

    Anonymous says:

    I don’t have a favorite.

    Carol Wilcox Wells and Valerie Hector are my all time favs. They inspire me and my beads. I can’t wait to see their contributions.

    Lila says:

    This looks like an exciting book!  I love beading.

    sandie sinatra says:

    So many designs and much use of color…must see entire book!!!

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    Ohhh..I want one!  All of the artist included inspire me!  I have a lot of beader friends in this book and would love to see their work published!

    I think that the book “Masters Glass beads” is a very good book I bought two copies, one for Venezia and one for Tokyo where actually live. The only thing I wonder is why. in this book, there is only one Venetian glass bead maker and he is also not a typical Venetian beads maker. Is it possible that in Venezia with all the history and centuries of tradition in glass making there is not anyone else? Are we so lost?

    Jeanne says:

    I love all of it. . . this book looks amazing!

    Cathy says:

    Can’t wait to see all the beautiful pieces … wish me luck!

    wow~~how beautiful, I want to have this book, It look like powerful!

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    Gerry says:

    I just can’t wait to see this book in its entirety. WHAT EYECANDY awaits me!!!

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