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
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!


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


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