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We’re doing a major giveaway of beading books for the holidays: a bundle of 21 much-loved Lark Jewelry & Beading books. The set will form a great beading library for beaders and crafters of all stripes. And, if you happen to have some — or many — of the books already, the set will give you a big jump on your holiday gift-giving, so you’re loaded with presents for many of your crafty friends.

The books are all neatly stacked right now atop my short file cabinet and ready to be shipped to a lucky winner. (And stay tuned to this blog, too: In about a week, we’ll be doing a similar giveaway for a remarkable collection of outstanding jewelry books.)

The books in the beading bundle are:
500 Beaded Objects
The Art of Beaded Beads
Bead & Fiber Jewelry
Beading with Cabochons
Beading with Crystals
Beading with Gemstones
Beadmaille
A Bounty of Bead & Wire Earrings
Bugle Bead Bonanza
Contemporary Loom Beading
Creative Native American Beading
Diane Fitzgerald’s Shaped Beadwork
Dimensional Bead Embroidery
Laura McCabe’s Embellished Beadweaving
Maggie Meister’s Classical Elegance
Marcia DeCoster’s Beaded Opulence
Masters: Beadweaving
Metalworking 101 for Beaders
Rachel Nelson-Smith’s Bead Riffs
Sherry Serafini’s Sensational Bead Embroidery
Tapestry Bead Crochet

(See the covers of most of the books below, or click on them to find out more.) How can you enter for a chance to win this fantastic bundle of 21 books? It’s easy: Leave a comment on this blog post by 9 p.m. EST on Wednesday, December 7. Any comment will do, but it would be great if you’d tell us what your favorite beading book is and why.

One winner will be selected at random and announced on Friday, December 9. Click here for the official rules. Thank you for being a part of the Lark Jewelry & Beading community, and please connect with Lark Jewelry & Beading on Facebook!

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12/8/2011: The giveaway is now closed, and we have a randomly selected winner: Sharon Driscoll of Higgins Lake, Michigan. Congratulations to Sharon, and thank you to everyone who participated. Please check back on the weekend, when Lark Jewelry & Beading will be posting an even larger, jewelry-centric giveaway.

 

 

Tapestry Bead Crochet: Projects & Techniques

A Bounty of Bead & Wire Earrings: 50 Fun, Fast Jewelry Projects (A Bounty of Bead & Wire Series)Laura McCabe's Embellished Beadweaving: Jewelry Lavished with Fringe, Fronds, Lacework & More (Beadweaving Master Class)

Maggie Meister's Classical Elegance: 20 Beaded Jewelry Designs (Beadweaving Master Class Series)

Rachel Nelson-Smith's Bead Riffs: Jewelry Projects in Peyote & Right Angle Weave

Sherry Serafini's Sensational Bead Embroidery: 25 Inspiring Jewelry Projects (Beadweaving Master Class Series)

Diane Fitzgerald's Shaped Beadwork: Dimensional Jewelry with Peyote Stitch (Beadweaving Master Class Series)

Marcia DeCoster's Beaded Opulence: Elegant Jewelry Projects with Right Angle Weave (Beadweaving Master Class Series)

Creative Native American Beading: Contemporary Interpretations of Traditional MotifsThe Art of Beaded Beads: Exploring Design, Color & TechniqueBugle Bead Bonanza: A Sparkling Collection of Jewelry Projects (Lark Jewelry Books)

Dimensional Bead Embroidery: A Reference Guide to Techniques (Lark Jewelry & Beading)Beadmaille: Jewelry with Bead Weaving & Metal Rings (Lark Jewelry Books)Metalworking 101 for Beaders: Create Custom Findings, Pendants & Projects (Lark Jewelry Books)Masters: Beadweaving: Major Works by Leading ArtistsBeading with Cabochons: Simple Techniques for Beautiful Jewelry (Lark Jewelry Books)Bead & Fiber Jewelry: Elegant Knotted DesignsContemporary Loom Beading: A New Look at a Traditional StitchBeading with Crystals: 36 Simply Inspired Jewelry Designs500 Beaded Objects: New Dimensions in Contemporary Beadwork

 
 
 
 

267 Responses

    I don’t have any beading books, but I love my beads!

    Margaret Schindel says:

    Hard to choose just one favorite, but probably Marcia DeCoster’s Beaded Opulence. Her designs are so incredibly elegant! And of course Sherry Serafini’s Sensational Bead Embroidery…because I fell in love with her work the first time I saw it! :)

    Angelica H says:

    Wow, too hard to choose just one. I’m a huge fan of anything with a lot of pictures to inspire me!

    Kedrann Hill says:

    I would love to have this in my personal library!  I have checked out many books from my local library. I think Beadmaille is my favorite.  I really love the look of the beads combined with the chain maille.

    Wow. Just wow. What an amazing giveaway.  I own most of these books and love all those that I do have.  For sheer eye-candy and inspiration, 500 Beaded Objects is one I return to again and again.

    Beth says:

    I love any book by Carol Wilcox Wells or Diane Fitzgerald.

    Llhyde44 says:

    I have enjoyed Marcia DeCoster’s Beaded Opulence probably the most.  However, all of them I have seen are wonderful books.  Can’t wait for more of the books.

    Oh my GOODNESS I would love this!!!!!  I love the Beading with Crystals because they are so sparkly and who doesn’t love sparkly!!!!   Merry Christmas and Thank you for the contest!!!!!!!

    Linda Roberts says:

    Ha Ha Ha You want me to pick my favorite beading book?!  Impossible!  I love them all!  Today I guess it is the latest one I’ve received “Dimensional Bead Embroidery” by Jamie Cloud Eakin.  Tomorrow will be different! lol   What a fantastic giveaway!!

    Jean Hutter says:

    My favorite book – this will be hard because I do not just have one from this group.   Right now it would be Marcia DeCoster’s Beaded Opulence because I am trying to learn how to do RAW – something that has scared me up until now.  I think I am ready to give it a go with help from Marcia’s book.

    TesoriTrovati says:

    I really like Metalworking 101. I would love to see the Bead & Fiber jewelry book. Enjoy the day! Erin

    Sparkle Spot Beads says:

    Some of the best books in their category here!  Many I have on my own personal shelf and many are the ones I carry in the limited space in my store!  Excellent collection for any beader!  

    Teresa GAGNE says:

    My favourite beading book is one a Cree elder gave me…she drew out some traditional designs and photocopied them for her students. It was a wonderful gift that I treasure. I gave her some pottery for teaching me.

      I would love to add these to my collection!

    Michelle says:

    I am very new to beading and I have some of these books on my Amazon wishlist! I am still at the learning stages but hope that eventually I will get good enough to do some of these projects justice.  I think my favorite is the Bead & Fiber Jewelry book.  The whimsical nature of it is very attracting.  

    Dmedley says:

    I am a beginner and have not purchased any books yet but I would be honored to have such a wonderful selection of books!! What an amazing opportunity for someone! Thank you!!

    beccilj says:

    Now that’s an awesome collection!!!

    Hazel says:

    Oh my, I’d love to win these books, some to keep and some to gift to friends.  I don’t currently have too many beading books although I do regularly window shop for them and dream of which ones I’d like next.

    Metalworking 101 for beaders!

    Laurie Jamieson says:

    Oh WOW!!! What a great collection! Good Luck to all.

    Mirandacc says:

    Love them all, but really interested in the loom book

    Charlene says:

    There are so many books here that I haven’t seen and would love to explore.  500 Beaded Objects is my favorite for many reasons, the diversity of mediums and styles featured is inspiring. 

    Karen Blair says:

    An amazing giveaway.  Someone will be very happy.

    Dan Clark says:

    I have a really hard time determining my favorite beading book. Being more of a metalsmith myself, with a secret wannabe beader hiding inside, and a ridiculous stash of beads, really just about any book full of eye candy and inspiration is my favorite :-)

    Pine Ridge Treasures says:

    I love the book Classical Elegance! I’d love to own this great collection. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Hockeymom_24 says:

    I dont have a favorite, i get a lot of my project ideas off of the fire mountain gems website.

    Indie Danielle says:

    Wowza! What a collection! That Metalworking for Beaders looks like a winner of a book. Going to add that to my Christmas list right now. :-)

    Maria Johnson says:

    I’m new to beading, so most of what I use has come from the internet so far.  I would love to have a few good beading books!  :)

    Maria Johnson says:

    I’m new to beading, so most of what I use has come from the internet so far.  I would love to have a few good beading books!  :)

    Kathy says:

    The beadmaille book looks facinating.

    I already have quite a few of these books, but those would make great gifts for a couple of my best friends.

    Miranda Ackerley says:

    All of them look awesome, but I am most excited about the Loom Beading book.

    Trudi says:

    What a fabulous prize! Someone will be very happy!

    Theresa Buchle says:

    I would love this library! Oh my goodness. My favorite bead book is the first one I even bought which was The Book of Beads: A Practical and Inspirational Guide to Beads and Jewelry Making by Janet Coles & Robert Budwig. Who knew they would start such a snowball effect?

    Dona DeLaura says:

    Pick ME me ME me ME Please OH please! My favorite book is Dimensiona; Bead Embrooidery by Jamie Cloud Aiken. I drool when I look at her work and I learned so much from her directions.

    Glenda Bollivar says:

    Gee, so hard to choose……I love freeform embellishment, so “Dimensional Bead Embroidery” would be one of the books I’d love to win.
                                  Thanks, 
                                             Glenda B

    Anita Veer says:

    They are all awesome, would be to hard to pick???

    There truly is a Santa Claus!

    Jrussell0245 says:

    My favorite is Embellished Beadweaving. Seems that’s what I like to do most often.

    Wow this is amazing! Every beading book it’s a real treasure to me. Even when I don’t make the projects featured on the books, they are inspiring and can bring what I already know to a new level. I can look at my books and read them several times without getting bored. It would be wonderful to win one of these, all made by wonderful artists. It’s hard to mention just one, but Maggie  Maister’s Classical Elegance would be the best christmas gift to myself. Cheers! =)

    Wow, what bead artist wouldn’t love this collection, I have a three of them, but would I love this complete selection, virtually all your beading needs and desires are in this collection! Superb!

    OMG, how does a person choose which book they like best?  What an awesome collection. I can look at each book and see techniques that I would LOVE to learn. Can’t make up my mind, sorry. :o)

    Marge Beebe says:

    Excuse me while I wipe the drool off my lip before I comment. I dont’ have a favorite book yet but I love all bead embroidery!

    Juanita Finger says:

    I would be unable to tell you which is my favorite. I love them all. They bring such inspiration.

    Rochelle says:

    OMG! I am salivating! These books are by the very best of today’s innovative beaders. There is so much to learn from these books and I’m not talking about just the basic stitches. Just studying the cover photos is a lesson in color and texture. Would love to get this set! Thanks for a week of hopeful waiting!

    Angieleb13 says:

    I think my fave is the native american beadwork, it is simply elegant, and has been done for many years. I love the rich colors they use.

    I don’t have a favorite…

    Cara Frey says:

    This would be manna from Heaven for me. I’m just getting started, and have looked online at each of these books. I feel too guilty, it being Xmas time, to spend that kind of money on myself. here’s hoping….

    Ngcook1 says:

    Terrific Collection. I would love 500 Beaded Objects as I have not read that book. Nancy

    B jordan says:

    wow  what a collection,  I love beading books.

    Robin LaLone says:

    As a beginner beader I love all beading books.

    Susan M. says:

    That is quite a collection.  I have the perfect person in mind who would receive this as a gift. 

    toost says:

    What a fantastic collection!!  Right now I’m loving The Art of Beaded Beads – instructions are easy to follow – such a cool technique!!  

    Janet_farris says:

    What a great collection of beautiful books. I love 500 Beaded Objects – it is such an inspiration.

    Holly Ashmore says:

    As I am a novice at beading, the only book (and so my favorite right
    now) is Shaped Beadwork by Diane Fitzgerald.  Many of these books are on
    my wish list, and I would love to learn all of the techniques showcased
    in them.  Very addicting!    Beaded Opulence and Dimensional Bead Embroidery are two books I would place high on my list!

    Melissa says:

    Thank you for your very generous giveaway.  It’s a lovely selection of books, very inspiring!!

    E.R.A. Triano says:

    Wow, these are gorgeous.  I wish I visited your site(s) more often.  Lark produces good stuff.  Thanks.

    Dana S. says:

    The beading with fiber AND metalworking for beaders are my favorites.
    I am a fiber girl, and it is fun to make elegant jewelry without relying solely on metal. Also, a fiber-based necklace with non-metal beads appeals to the metal allergy clientele!

    Bobi White says:

    How funny you’ve managed to hit about 90% of the beading books on my wishlist! To pick a favorite is difficult. Anything on bead embroidery because it is my first beading love. The many weaving books because of the inspiration and tips. Stringing because making my own jewelry saves my husband money. :) One book to pick? That seems so unfair!

    Dragonfiremail says:

    What an incredible library!  As an avid book collector and jewelry maker, this would inspire me for years to come!

    Dwoz says:

    Wow! what a wonderful collection!  

    kc clayton says:

    Never a dull moment with a Lark book on hand I will be in  piggy heaven with endless project to choose from. Oh dear God may I …thanks  

    Kim Tunze says:

    an amazing-give-away! every one of those books offers breathtaking creativity to dream of! holiday wishes come true for sure!

    Marianna Menkol says:

    What a fabulous selection of books! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Kim Tunze says:

    an amazing collection of beautiful creativity to dream from! holiday wishing for sure!

    Ana Gonzalez says:

    Were you reading my letter to Santa?  Amazing!!!

    Kathy Glover says:

    These look great!

    Wendyoes says:

    FAVORITE beading book?  You can’t be serious!  I have a shelf full of books and my favorite is which ever one most is in tune with my muse – at the moment!!

    Annita says:

    Wow! what a great set of books, and a wonderful opportunity.  There are so many new techniques that I would love to try and these books are a great source of inspiration.  I have Laura McCabes;s Embellished Beadweaving already and it is a wonderful book, one of my favorites.

    When I first glanced at your post title, I read “bread” book giveaway, which confused me because I didn’t know there was stuff about baking on this site. Then I got confused a bit more when I saw all the books were about beads. LOL! If I could have just one book, it would have to be the one which shows me how to worth beads and fabric together into one. Yep, that would be the one. :-)

    Anonymous says:

    My favor book is by Diane Fitzgerald’s Shaped Beadwork; because I know nothing about this types of beading technic, but i can learn with this book on hand or with any Lark book in hand i am in piggy heaven’

    My favorite beading book is always the latest one I get. In that stack, I’d say The Art of Beaded Beads is calling my name.

    Lfollette says:

    It is very difficult to choose one beading book as my favorite, I like them all. The collection of books in the giveaway is awesome.
    thanks

    Kathy King says:

    Ooohh! I do not have a bunch of these and would love to add them to my library, and make sure any duplicates get to a good home. My favorite? There are so many. My newest one perhaps!

    Karenwoods says:

    The only book I already own on this list is Fitzgerald’s Shaped Beadwork but I am working my way thru each project in it and am over 2/3 completed.  An excellent book, well illustrated!  Thank you.

    Susan says:

    All of these books are on my wishlist!!  Oh the wonderful things I could make!!  Thank you!!

    Kristen Ho says:

    Christmas is arriving early! This is such a wonderful list of books. All of the Lark books I have so far are outstanding. It’s hard to pick my favorite – but it would have to be a tie between Beaded Opulence and The art of beaded beads.

    I’ve just recently started beading on fabric, so this collection would give me a great jump start on lots of what I DON’T know about beading. I don’t think I’ll ever make jewelry, since I’m primarily a quilt artist, but with beads, you just never know where you’ll end up. Great giveaway–thanks!

    VickiT says:

    Oh my !! That is an amazing grouping of wonderful looking books. I do have to admit that while I do dabble in some beading as well as jewelry, I don’t own any books on the subject. My sons’ fiancee and my Mother in Law both do however. If I were lucky enough to win these, I would be gifting all of these books between the two of them. They would both be absolutely thrilled with them.
    I personally do have an email subscription which I read from Bead and Button Magazine and Bead Style magazine.

    Lisablue says:

    Masters of Beadweaving is great for inspiration. Diane Fitzgarald is my go to book for quick and easy to embelish with my own color palette.

    Dori Benner says:

    I actually don’t have any of these books yet, can you believe it?? I love all the topics, I do loomng and amerian indian beading alot. gosh i am excited to be in thsi contest!

    Karen Keegan says:

    What a Christmas present this would be.  I love beading with seed beads, and Beading With Cabochons would be my first pick.  Such a generous offer!

    mary fanara coleman says:

    The Art of Beaded Beads looks inviting to me…thanks for the chance!!

    Annbordeau says:

    This would be an awesome thing to win! A lifetime full of inspiration.

    KathyB says:

    What an amazing giveaway! I do not think I can pick a fovorite, but I would love to read the Masters: Beadweaving book.

    Renee says:

    So many great beading books!  Who could pick just one?  I love them to get inspiration to make wonderful new creations!

    Katy H. says:

    I don’t have a favorite, but just ordered dimensional bead embroidery for my mother in law for Christmas. I would love to win it so I don’t have to keep the one I bought for her for myself! ;)

    Katy H. says:

    Would love to win this!

    Jeanniebench says:

    I own several of these now, I’m a bead girl all the way. But they make wonderful gifts for newcomers to beading or O

    Beverly Herman says:

    Dimensional Bead Embroidery is on my wish list.  There are so many wonderful books in this collection!

    Jenna says:

    My favorite is Marcia DeCoster’s Beaded Opulance because it not only gives step by step instructions but also teaches how to design and be creative. That to me has been the most important part of my beading education. Best wishes everyone! :)

    Hopesrain8411 says:

    I don’t have a favorite because I yet to have any bead books so this if I would win would be awesomely amazing! Plus I would be able to give gifts to my other friends that don’t
    Have these books as well! Thank you so much for this opportunity and merry Christmas!!

    Sara says:

    Such a great holiday idea! Yay beading books!

    My daughter would LOVE this collection!

    Leslie S. says:

    This is an incredible selection! The wide variety on beading from fiber, loom work and metalwork makes this group of books a must have for any bead jeweler. I’m keeping a copy of this list just so I can buy the books later on. 

    Ybliku2 says:

    I would love to have the Beading With Cabachons.  What beautiful pieces and challenging.

    Audrey Gatey says:

    I don’t have any of my own beading books. I’m new at this. My friend just got me interested in beading.

    Sharon Driscoll says:

    I’d have to say my favorites in this list are Serafini’s and McCabes. These masters go about their work in a similar what but with different oucomes.  It’s splended list you have there – some I’d love to add to my library and a few I’d love to use as giveaway’s on my blog – mostly because I have duplicates. Bravo Lark for having so many irresistable books.

    Carole Carlson says:

    I love Beading with Cabochons, because up until I read that book, I didn’t think I could bezel a cabochon.  Great directions and wonderful eye candy.

    barbara says:

    What a wealth of information!  i love beading books and will certainly use this list as a resource.  Beaded Opulence is a beautiful book and if Shaped Beadwork is anything like Mastering Beadwork, it is a colorful and inspiring book.  I love to go to book stores and look at the beading books, so having the books in this collection would make for many hours of pleasant exploration of beading possibilities.

    lizhart says:

    I guess I have 2 favorites “Shaped Beadwork” and “The Art & Elegance of Beadweaving”.  I suspect you have some of my future favorites on that list!

    Beth H says:

    They’re all so tempting…. I love the Masters series!

    Jcanyon says:

    I don’t have any beading books so don’t have a favorite.  I do like tutorials and pics form various websites for inspiration and techniques.  I would love all these booiks dearly and would love to share them with all my beading friends! 

    Barleygoogle, aka Gwen says:

    Have a couple of these great books, and would yell loudly, with great joy, if I were to win.

    Castdeb says:

    Unbelievable!  What an amazing set of books.

    Maggi says:

    My favorite book will be Tapestry Bead Crochet because I want to learn how to crochet with beads. I’m just learning so any books would be great!

    Wow!  What a generous gift.  I see the names of so many well-known and talented artists.  What a treasure to own and share!  I look forward to reading Sherry Serafini’s Sensational Bead Embroidery. 

    Tomika says:

    Wow, what an amazing variety of books! I’ve just begun my journey into beading … all the books would be inspiring. I’d be hardpressed to choose a favorite but the first one I would like to peruse would be Metalworking 101.

    robin says:

    An amazing collection! Many of these are ones I repeatedly check out of the library and wish I could buy. I’d love to win this! I don’t have a favorite – I like them all.

    Carol Gregoire says:

    These all look like great books. I have two of them…Beading with Cabochans and Sherry Serafini’s Sensational Bead Embroidery, which is full of inspirational ideas. They are both beautifully photographed and illustrated.

    Anonymous says:

    I don’t have a favorite.  My best friend and her mother are beaders and jewelry makers.  If I were lucky enough to win, I would give this gorgeous library to them and see what pretties they made.  

    Elisa Vezzani says:

    I am very new to beading therefore I haven’t read any yet but would love to be the winner to start reading some of them. Thank you

    Penny says:

    what lovely looking books – i love doing stitched beadwork!

    I’ve just bought a beaded cocktail ring and would love to learn more about working with seed beads

    Sam x 

    Hannah Oxberry says:

    There are far too many wonderful books to choose a favourite!!! I am enjoying Kumihimo Wire Jewellery: Essential Techniques by Giovanna Imperia at the moment though :)

    Carol says:

    My all time favorite is Beading with Cabochons.  Its how I learned to bead around cabs.

    Nickerjac says:

    Difficult to choose a favourite book but have been coveting the beadmaille book for a while now.

    Rbuff says:

    Hands down, Sherry Serafini’s book is my favorite of the bunch!! My husband and I have a lot of the 500 series and we both enjoy them. You’ve given us all a wonderful gift by producing such terrific books! Thank you!

    Tammy Bowman says:

    I absolutely loved the first Rachel Nelson Smith book “Seed Bead Fusion.” I made the Ootheca cuff and am making a pair of earrings. Her color palette and 3D bead weaving are amazing! I’d love to see her visionary beadwork in “Bead Riffs.”

    Jkseese says:

    Oooh! I don’t have a favorite, but I would love to have Metalworking 101 for Beaders! I am just beginning my handmade resin jewelry business, but all of these would certainly boost my knowledge!

    Kathleen M. says:

    Dimensional Bead Embroidery by Jamie Cloud Eakin is a feast for the eyes, and an amazing resource for technique and inspiration.  Thank you for this generous giveaway opportunity!

    Heike says:

    My favorite book is the Loom Beading book, but all the other´s look awesome.

    larisasbh says:

    I would love to take a look at the book “bead and fiber jewelry”, this is a great collection. Thanks!

    Marilyn says:

    All of these books look wonderful.  I’m especially fascinated by the loom beading books.  What a great selection!

    Lissa says:

    I’ve loved the beadweaving master class series but I couldn’t just pick one as a favorite. All the books are truly inspirational. Thanks for the giveaway. Pick me! Pick me!

    Anonymous says:

    Unbelievable!  I am recent to Beading and find I have so much to learn.  To have opportunity to win a completer beading library is exciting.  From other posts, it appears this collection is the icing on the cake.

    Diana Lawless says:

    Love all beading books but treasure Diane Fitzgeralds.  This is a great give away and each of us wants to win

    oooh…my mom would LOVE these! 

    Roberta Siegel says:

    I love Maggie Meisters Classical Elegance for it’s ability to inspire modern jewelry from ancient examples. Very well written, as well.

    Pam Klein says:

    I’ve recently gotten the most from Metalworking 101 for Beaders – not necessarily because of the projects but because it was a gentle introduction to the metalworking that I am LOVING right now. Adding the beading component made metalworking approachable.

    Jamie says:

    Seriously???  Love that this can be EXCELLENT Christmas presents since I already have most of them  and  LOVE ‘EM.  Pick one? Can’t, too much good stuff!

    Quilter says:

    I don’t actually own any beading books except for the Beader’s Companion. I love that and refer to it often.
    :) Linda

    PS Would adore owning all these lovely books!

    Lee says:

    Lark does sure a great job with their bead and jewelry books.  I have a lot of these books but do have them all would be awesome!

    Katy says:

    Pick me! Pick me! Don’t make me keep the copy of Dimensional Bead Embroidery that I bought for my mother in law for myself! I so want to!

    cscaccio says:

    I don’t really have a favorite book, but I love anything to do with Swarovski crystals! It’s always great to learns new techniques.

    Anonymous says:

    I really like the beaded objects book.  Sometimes I forget that beads are not just for jewelry.  I love beads!!

    Wow, they all have such inspirational photos on their covers.  I hope I  win.  Thanks.

    Cathy Limb says:

    Native American Beading’s the one I have my eye on…

    Shaiha W says:

    I really don’t know if I could pick only one beading book.  It all really depends on what I am working on at the time.

    I have way too many favorite Lark books to try to pick out just one.

    Cyndi says:

    My favorite out of this set is Shaped Beadwork, because Diane has a precision that I have never been able to master naturally.  She has challenged me to stretch my ideas and my technique.

    Karen says:

    I have to say that I love all of the  creativity in 500 Beaded Objects and of course all of Sherry’s creations.

    Glenda Collard says:

    I don’t have many books to speak of but I love your website and draw such inspiration from your projects and articles! Keep up the good work and thank you!!

    Lottieslittlegems says:

    I absolutely love beading! And have finally found my passion! I’d love to see the book on beading and crystals, both together work so well, and would be great to get some new ideas! Lotties little gems.

    Christine Bolin says:

    I don’t have a favorite.  They all look so beautiful! 

    Teresa Rivers says:

    My favorite book to date is Dimensional Bead Embroidery by Jamie Cloud Eakin. This book is fantastic. It gives a few new stitches that I’ve not seen before and has projects that are inspiring. I love bead embroidery and beading of any kind.

    Catherine Taylor says:

    My favorite is Sherry Serafini’s book Sensational Bead Embroidery because Sherry’s first book is how I learned to bead embroider, and I love it! Sherry holds a special place in my heart. My second choice would be Marcia DeCoster’s Beaded Opulence as I LOVE her designs.

    Petrinabeads says:

    My favorite book is 500 Beaded Objects.  I am continually amazed at the wonderful talent of the many bead designers out there; they are all so inspiring.  There is so much variety–something for everyone and every style.  It is a blessing to be able to enjoy and appreciate the high level of creativity in the group of artists portrayed in this book.  Bravo!

    Pamegk says:

    At this moment my favorite is diminsional bead embroidery, a great instructional book with so many amazing photographs of exceptional beading. I see bead embroidery as becoming the next big movement in the beading world.

    Megan says:

    I love to bead and love learning new techniques…but a collection of Lark books (which I have coveted forever) would make it all complete!

    Metalworking 101 for Beaders has great beginner projects for those of us who still have a huge bead stash but are starting to dabble in metal. I’ve had a lot of help from this book. The Master’s collection is also a wonderful source of inspiration, you couldn’t ask for more. What an amazing collection!

    Lisa says:

    What a fantastic giveaway! 
    I think my favorite is “Metalworking 101 for Beaders”.  This is an avenue I’ve been wanting to learn
    & get started on!

    Joni Taylor Klarman says:

    Wow.  What a collection. I would love this. 

    Shirley says:

    So many wonderful books in this collection!!  I really love Jaimie Cloud Eakin’s “Beading with Cabochons”.  I purchased this book quite some time ago, thinking that some day I’d like to try this.  Well, I HAVE “tried this”, and this book has been my go-to reference ever since.  It has excellent instructions for various techniques.

    Anonymous says:

    Wow! What a great collection of beading and jewelry books! I only own 5 out of the 21 and would be so thrilled if I were to win the collection. I’d even give away the 5 I already own just postage and the asking to a serious beader who really wanted the book or books  :)

    About my favorite bead book: I honestly could not do without most of the books that I already own on beadwork. There seems to be something in each one of them that I just can’t do without a reference to, even if it is just the beautiful eye candy.  I’ll have to go with Horace Goodhues book on beadwork as I learned more beadweaving stitches from that one book than any other I’ve ever owned.

    Anonymous says:

    Dimensional Bead Embroidery is my favorite –I have a library copy at home right now. I love this collection. Wow

    Gretchen says:

    I’ve only just started my beading journey and don’t have many books. Even so, I couldn’t pick a favorite yet. I’m hoping to expand my collection soon.

    Mid-D says:

    I love all books with beaded flowers..making beaded flowers is my newest love :). Good luck everyone!

    Pat Upton says:

    I can see that the Beaded Beads book will be my favorite! I love bling-y bling!

    Grace Beading says:

    I’m partial to Bead Embroidery and love the books I have seen by Sherry Serafini.  Awesome offer by the way…

    Beadtherapytogo says:

    All the books are awesome but I love my copy of Beaded Opulence by Marcia DeCoster.  And she is a wonderful person to boot!

    Carol Bradley says:

    I would so love to win this!  I only have three of these books, mainly because I haven’t gotten very far with my beadweaving adventures.  I have plenty of “to do someday” ideas just from the few books I do have.  My favorite book is the completely drool-inducing “500 Beaded Objects” book. 

    Karyn B says:

    Wow, what a fantastic selection! Knotting, beaded cabochons, and dimensional beading techniques. All things on my “to learn” checklist.

    StudioMarcy says:

    I would like to first read Metalworking 101 for Beaders.  It would tie in two of my major interests and give me new ideas to daydream about.  

    Donna P says:

    What a beautiful collection of beading and jewelry books.   The metal working and jewelry design books are always my favorites… all of them.

    Wonderful collection of books, I would love to have any one of them!

    Melanie Schaffer says:

    Wow, this is a great selection of books! It’s so hard to have a definite favorite book, as I have read many different excellent beading books….and I’m a total bookworm at heart! I already own a copy of Beaded Cabochons though, it’s an awesome source for inspiration. I would love to own any one of these wonderful Lark books!

    Ruth Osborne says:

    I love bead embroidery…..Oh wait I also like beaded beads…..and beading cabs. What don’t I like about beading? Not enough time. Ruth

    Anonymous says:

    I’m new to beadweaving and I believe the Masters Beadweaving book would be inspiring..

    sue says:

    Wow!!  Just looking at the pictures added quite a few new books to my wish list.  Always need to learn something new of find a new technique to an old stitch.

    LisaD in upstate NY says:

    Rachel Nelson Smith is one of my favorite beaders. She is innovative and designs beautiful pieces!

    Beading with Cabochons..Jamie Cloud Eakin. I came across it in my local library, and it changed my life.

    Learning to do beadwork is on my short list. I’m in the process of setting up a workspace for it, and the possibility of acquiring an entire library on the topic is really exciting. They all look wonderful. Oh pleeeze pleeeze pleeeze…

    Denise Olesom says:

    I have a few of these already, they are all great books so I want them all. The ones I already have will make great gifts for one of my beading buddies.

    Tara Roberts says:

    I’m new to beading, so I don’t have a favorite yet. I’m still checking books out from the library to see what I can learn from them.This is a wonderful opportunity for someone. Thank you for doing this!

    good luck everyone!  I l love the Beadweaving masters and 500 beaded objects – total beadp0rn and I don’t feel guilty when I read them without making anything because there are NO INSTRUCTIONS!
    I have flicked through the Beaded Opulence and that is definitely on my wish list!

    Maria Nyberg says:

    To pick just one is difficult, But I think it has to be The Art of Beaded Beads. 

    Christine says:

    Beautiful collection! My favorite would be Beading with Cabochons by Jamie Cloud Eakin. This is something I have interest in of learning how to do.

    Linbregar says:

    A dear beading buddy just let me borrow 500 Beaded Objects because, having just hit a “creative wall”,  I was in need of a massive infusion of creative inspiration.  WOW!  I now have inspiration to spare – I carry this book with me everywhere and glance through it when I can.  I love it!

    Tina says:

    Sherry Sarafini – her books are wonderful, her instructions are wonderful, and while her work looks unbelievably difficult, she breaks it down so any of us can make beautiful embroidered jewelry.

    Tina says:

    they’re all wonderful

    Pammm56 says:

    Your books always seem substantial and so I know I’d love any of these!

    Anonymous says:

    I love Sherry Serafini’s Sensational Bead Embroidery!  She is an amazing artist and her designs are inspirational!

    Jillvater says:

    BEADING is my THERAPY and where the CREATIVITY and INSPIRATION begins. I apsolutly love Marcia DeCoster’s Beaded Opulence: Elegant Jewelry Projects with Right Angle Weave and Beading with Cabochons: Simple Techniques for Beautiful Jewelry. All the books hear would be an excellent resource for ones Beading Library book collection.

    Amy B. says:

    Wow ! What a fantastic group of beading books! Generous giveaway!
    My favorite beading book changes all the time. Currently, it’s Jamie Cloud Eakin’s Dimensional Bead Embroidery. An amazing resource for all things Bead Embroidery related! Beautifully illustrated and packed with great info!

    Shirley Moore says:

    I only have a couple of these….Beaded Beads, and Diane Fitzgeralds; so this would be such a stunning addition to my library. I reference both of those many times, so I’m sure I would do the same with the rest. I have been thinking of trying beaded cuffs recently, so Sherry’s book would be such a treasure.  Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway!

    Peggy says:

    Laura, Diane and Marcia are my favorite authors and bead masters. I would love to add Sherry, Jean, Jamie and Ann to that list!  

    Renetha says:

    This would be a fantastic addition to my library as well as make wonderful gifts this holiday season!

    Miz Overstood says:

    My favourite beading book is Embellished Beadweaving by Laura McCabe. It just has so many useful little things that can be used in so many different ways. It is the most useful beading book I have came accross in a long time.

    Not sure of a favorite, but would really enjoy reading them all and finding a favorite!!

    kathrynn polfer says:

    I am new to beading so I don’t have a favorite yet, all are instuctional. I would really love to win these.

    Jann C. says:

    I’m enjoying Jamie Cloud Eakins Dimensional Bead Embroidery which I just received.  Great instructions and love the projects!

    redpaper says:

    My favorite is 500 Beaded Objects. I have a number of the Lark 500 series books that I browse through for inspiration.

    Jane-Michael says:

    I know that Bead Riffs will be my future favorite beading book!

    Floy Height says:

    I have 2 of Sherry Serafini’s books and I really love her work!  I love off loom weaving and all the possible design options using all the stitches.  I used a loom when I was learning, but would never go back to it.

    wow what a great giveaway!!

    Kim D. says:

    I really like Diane Fitzgerald’s Shaped Beadwork.  It is a great book.  What a great selection of books!

    Patricia Larsen-Goodin says:

    Of the books that I have, Shaped Beadwork is my favourite.  Would love to win this wonderful group of books. 

    Mary Hicks says:

    I’m  a big Lark books fan, and I own many of their books.  I would love, love, love to win this!  (Any duplicates will be shared or gifted, I promise!)  My current fave is dimensional Bead Embroidery by Jamie Cloud Eakin.  She is so clear and full of good ideas and she encourages you to go your own way rather than do cookie-cutter projects.  I love that!

    Yvonne says:

    My favorite book is Dimensional Bead Embroidery.  It’s fantastic!!

    Jimcan says:

    Being a beadaholic, I have many Lark Books already.  But just as you can never have too many beads, one can never have too many books for inspiration and instruction!  Doubles would be shared except for my Jamie Eakin books……mine are getting so dog earred from use!  Just love her new
    one!  All of her instructions are so easy to understand.  Thank you LARK for such a great giveaway!

    Cathie_schultze says:

    I love all of the beautiful work in these books, it would be a pleasure to own them all.  Lark does an excellent job on the books.  Keep up the good work 

    Sarah B. says:

    Wow!  What a set-pick me!

    Sarah B. says:

    Wow!  What a set-pick me!

    Thorella says:

    Lark Books are the BEST!!!!   I love the ones I already have but would be super excited to have a whole collection.

    Thorella says:

    Lark Books are the BEST!!!!   I love the ones I already have but would be super excited to have a whole collection.

    Donna Griggs says:

    A favourite for me is Metalworking 101 for beaders. So much inspiration and easy to follow instuctions. What a terrific selection of books to receive for who ever is the lucky winner.

    Gail Crosman Moore says:

    I just received Maggie Meister’s beautiful book and cannot wait to bead one of her wonderful shapes, thank you for all of these gorgeous books!

    Helen S. W. says:

    What a really exciting collection of  bead books…sure to thrill any beader. I own some on the list and have coveted others as my hobby/craft has evolved. They sure would look purty on my bookshelves. The ones that I already own would be given as gifts to the Bead Society of Greater New York, the organization that taught me everything I know…about beading and about life.

    Kelscustomdesigns says:

    Pick me! I love all beading books!

    Tiffany M says:

    I’m new to beading but A Bounty Of Bead and Wire Earrings looks very exciting.

    Julie Weathers says:

    I have the old Creative Native American Beading and it is a wonderful book. These books would be perfect for an enterprise I have planned. *crosses fingers*

    Book Sake says:

    I really like The Earring Style Book by Stephanie A. Wells – so many options!
    Jessica booksake(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Jen H says:

    Mine would have to be metalworking for beaders but then again with this list of great books its so hard to choose a favorite

    jissej says:

    I love the Bounty of Bead and Wire. Big, dangly “statement” earrings are kind of my thing.

    Nelly says:

    Marcia DeCoster’s book is on my list for Christmas!!!  Would love to have it!!  Best of luck to everyone :)

    Glwight99 says:

    I love the new master beadweaving series.  Great artists & projects!

    Quietbunny1221 says:

    Any bead book is my favorite-since I am an ametur and welcome any knowledge I can get my hands on. The collection seems like tomes over flowing with beading technique and wisdom.

    Tara says:

    Wow that is a great collection. Would love and use them all
    Especially the shaped beadwork and the beaded bead one.

    Chris says:

    500 Beaded Objects would be the winner here, although I have seen many listed here because I have borrowed them from the library.  Everyone of these books are wonderful and give great inspiration to someone like myself.  I admire the outstanding work of these artists and then envision how I can make it my own design.  I would love to own this outstanding collection.  
    500 Beaded Objects gives the most wonderful inspiration enabling you to create your own designs from the knowledge obtained from these other books listed here. 
    Thanks for the opportunity.
    Chris  

    Renee says:

    What a great prize!  I have Maggie Meister’s Classical Elegance and the Metalworking for Beaders on my wishlist.  And there are several of the others that I would love to get a look at.  Crossing my fingers!

    Pebs368 says:

    I did a little bead work many, many years ago but my life got so busy I had to put it aside.  I am now 66 years old and retired and today I bought my first Lark book, ‘Beaded Opulence”.  I’m so excited, I feel like a young girl again and can’t wait to get started. I had almost forgotten how much fun beading is.

    Graylynx1 says:

    Oh, this is hard!  Four of my favorites are on this list!  Beaded Opulence, Beading with Cabochens, Shaped Beadwork, and Sensational Bead Embroidery are all great!  How can I pick just one???

    Sherryj61@yahoo.com says:

    The Sherry Serafini book is one that’s been on my wish list for a very long time. All the others look great too. Whomever the winner is, will be a very lucky person. Good luck to everyone.

    Sherryj61 says:

    The Sherry Serafini book has been on my wishlist since it came out. All the other books would be “icing on the cake”!  Good luck to everyone.

    Tiffany says:

    I think it’s really awesome of you to be giving beading books away! I don’t have a favorite yet since I just recently started beading but Sherry Serafini’s Sensational Bead Embroidery and Laura McCabe’s Embellished bead weaving have some amazing projects. Beaded Opulence by Marcia DeCoster and Tapestry Bead Crochet by Ann Benson look really great too.

    Potdfrog says:

    I think that lark books maintain very high standard of artistic and instructive publications

    SierraBeader says:

    I found 500 Beaded Objects to be inspirational. I have used Shaped Beadwork extensively.

    Chrissee54 says:

    Since I’m relatively new to beading and am eager to learn new things, these books would be a godsend.  I’m trying to start a home based business to sell my jewelry and the books would show me how to move forward with my craft.  What a Merry Christmas present!

    Irene Barnett says:

    At this point I don’t have a favorite book as I’m too new to beading and have so very much to learn! I love doing so through books. The ones above are a fantastic selection; many are on my wishlist.

    Kerri_white2001 says:

    My favorite book is Dimensional Bead Embroidery by Jamie Cloud Eiken because it has wonderful directions and lots of tips. Very detailed instruction too. Just love it! Winning all these books would be heavenly.

    Lily says:

    Winning this bundle would certainly make Christmas merry but if I find the one on Native American beading under the tree, I think I would be very merry too.

    Irene_schwarzer says:

    I would love to win them, especially the dimensional bead embroidery!

    Patty Sledge says:

    My favorite is Sherry Serafini’s Sensational Bead Embroidery. Her class and that book has taken my beading to a whole new level. Lark is definitely the beader’s best library of creativity!

    Michele says:

    Dorothy Wood’s Beaders Bible is a constant beading companion.  Whenever I get “stuck” I know I can find a way around and end up with a lovely finished project.

    SierraBeader says:

    I enjoy 500 Beaded Objects for inspiration. I use Shaped Beadwork extensively.

    Anonymous says:

    I am also new to jewelry crafting and beading. The only book in my library is the “Contemporary Bead & Wire Jewelry”. I really like the designs in this book because not only are they designs that I could (and will) create as gifts, but they have also given me inspiration/ideas for other projects.

    SierraBeader says:

    I really enjoyed looking at 500 Beaded Objects for inspiration. I use Shaped Beadwork extensively. Those are two of my favorites.

    Leah Quintal says:

    I would love to get the Beading with Jemstones for an amazing friend of mine–biggest jem collection & biggest heart.

    Bigskybeaddesign says:

    I would very much like to have these books. My favorite is Diane Fitzgerald’s Shaped Beadwork!! That is one I would very Much like to have.

    Sarah (Saturday Sequins) says:

    My favorite book would have to be the Sherry Serafini book. Her work is so stunning!

    salla says:

    My favorite beading book is Shaped Beadwork by Diane Fitzgerald. This is the book that really opened my eyes to all that is possible with beadweaving.

    Karen Firnberg says:

    This is such a generous giveaway. Lark Beading Books are some of the best. I guess my favorite would have to be Shaped Beadwork. I love doing structural beadwork.

    Denise says:

    I still really like Creative Bead Weaving by Wells – good instructions

    Michellebleujewelry says:

    I’m not a beader, but my mom and aunt make some absolutely fabulous designs and I would love to win this for them.  They got me hooked on jewelry making and the “Supply Fairy” frequently shows up at my house with new materials – I would love to be their “Supply Fairy” for once!!

    Amy M. says:

    I’d be happy with winning just one of the books!  

    maura says:

    oooh,  I hope I win,  love your blog and its a great giveaway.  merry christmas

    Dawn Doucette says:

    Oh my goodness, what a GREAT group of books!  Love Sherry Serafini’s latest book… so  much inspiration! It gets my wheels spinning.  I’d love to win!!!
    Thanks so much for the generous giveaway!
    Dawn
    dawn@designsbydawnmarie.com

    I actually have never met a beading book I didn’t learn from, so I can’t really pick a favorite – but these definitely look like they are the cream of the crop. Would be over the moon to win!

    Creative Distractions says:

    Found this site through Margie Deeb’s Facebook post. Great to find a site that  combines all the things I love to do!

    Alwaysbeads says:

    One of my favorite bead books (I have many) is Beading with Cabochons by Jamie Cloud Eiken.  It is written with very clear instructions and has so many handy tips!

    PRTierney says:

    What did the old commercial say about not being able to eat just one . . . . 21 thoughtfully written books is a filling banquet of first-class cuisine :) Thanks for your kind gift-giving. 

    Dcorin58 says:

    Sherry Serafini’s designs are so inspirational for me, I would love to have her book. I also work in metal and love finding new ways to incorporate beads,stones and metal togethter to create unique pieces. This is an amazing giveaway. Thank you for the chance to enter the competition!

    Dana Corin

    Katieh1305 says:

    I would love to have this collection.

    Anonymous says:

    What a great giveaway! I have greatly enjoyed the Lark beading books that I own. At the moment I am completely smitten with Maggie Meister’s Classical Elegance. The jewelry is unique and I have learned new techniques that I can adapt to other projects. I especially appreciate how her love of ancient historical objects inspires her work. 

    Kiia says:

    Love your books! The inspire me so much!

    janet.s says:

    oh no have i missed this?? i would love to win these books as i plan on taking up jewellery making next year!

    Gwensbeads says:

    Hard to pick, but Creative Beadweaving has to be one of them. The first book beading book I ever bought and it is what got me started! Still use it as a reference.

    rdegas37 says:

    My favorite book so far is, Beaded Opulence by Marcia De Coster’s. I really enjoy learning the right angle weave technique from this book. The deigns are phenomenal! I am looking forward to learning more from the other books on beading from Lark Crafts! I would love to have them all!!!

    Guest says:

    Wonderful gift giving ideas! Home made is the best way to give!

    Jacquelyn Caldwell-Guerrero says:

    Seeing as I am still leaning, all these books would be my favorite as I am continually learning them and would cherish them. Plus I would probably give a few to some friends that do this too!

    Debi Madden says:

    I am soooooo excited about  this book giveaway.  Beading and jewelry are my most favorite Zen.
    It takes me away from the stresses of the day and gives me a sense of solitude….just me and the bead!  Thanks for doing this!

    Beadscapes says:

    OMG, these books look AMAZING!! My favorite beading book ever is Creative Bead Weaving by Carol Wilcox Wells. I learned how to make peyote amulet bags from her article in one of the first Bead & Button magazines & her book is beautiful & inspiring!

    Sheryl Nance-Durst says:

    Woohoo! Free books! I’ve always loved Lark books because of their great photography quality and great instructions.

    Designsbymtj says:

    Wow, what an opportunity!  I would love to win this collection!  Thank you for the possibilities.

    Designsbymtj says:

    Thank you for this opportunity!  I would love to win these books.  I enjoy every one of my Lark books and this would certainly add to my collection (and techniques)!

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