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Monday, July 11, 2011

Book Review and Giveaway - Creative Beaded Jewelry

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Do you like to collect jewelry making books? I do as they are a wonderful inspirational source.

One such new book from Sixth and Spring Books is Creative Beaded Jewelry by Israeli designer Sigal Buzaglo. It's not really a technique book if you are beyond the beginner stage but much more of an inspirational type for those who like the simple look.

Beginners  will appreciate many of the ideas from her 40 or so projects. Especially if they wish to move beyond single strand necklaces and bracelets and are also hesitant with color combinations and contrast.  The white and gold necklace on the front cover is a good example of contrast in color as well as in the size and shapes of the beads. 

Those just starting out with wire will like a couple of her designs like this beaded wire coiled and leather coiled bracelet entitled Trendy Twisted Bracelet :


Another wire based design using just wrapped dangles is the Leather Cornucopia necklace. I liked her clever use of crimp beads to embellish the leather strands. 


The Flower Power necklace was another favorite from the book with quick wire flowers and a really long  look that's so in, right now!



Check out this preview to see more of the book :

GIVEAWAY To enter this book giveaway, all you have to do is make a comment below. Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber or follower or also on Facebook Fan page or Twitter. Please say so in the comments. The giveaway ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, July 18, 2011. I will pick a winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to come back and check! Good luck! Subscribers : To comment, click on the post title to return to the blog post. At the bottom, click on "Comments". If you do not have a website or online store, use Name/URL - and leave the URL blank. Before You Go : For more tutorials check out my Jewelry Making Tips
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73 comments:

  1. The book looks beautiful! Hope I win! I follow you on Facebook and subscribe to your blog feed.

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  2. Enjoying your blog!

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  3. Designs are beautiful and unique. Have been working wih leather and lucite flowers in my spring collection. Ideas will fit right in. Thanks for introducing me to this new source of inspiration.

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  4. Sounds like a great book...I like the coiled bracelet idea very much

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  5. Looks like they are several interesting ideas in the book.

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  6. I can always add to my jewelry book collection! Love the Flower Power necklace! I also subscribe to your blog post and follow on Facebook. Thanks!

    Katrina
    www.ecoFashionistasJewelry.com

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  7. Looks like a very nice book!

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  8. Love a great inspirational book!
    Blog and Facebook follower.

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  9. Looks like this book is full of interesting new ideas! Would love to have it!
    Follow you on Facebook and twitter - your blog is in my feed...does that make me a follower? :-)

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  10. All of the projects you have shown on your blog are great. Even if I don't win, I'm going to have to get this book! I look forward to your blog posts every day, Pearl. I also follow your blog through my google reader and am a fan on facebook. Got my fingers crossed.

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  11. The projects shown are great. Can't wait to see a copy.

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  12. Thanks Pearl, that looks like a great book to add to my library! I teach beading privately and at our local community college, and the book has great projects that I'd love to share with my students (and make in my free time!). I hope I win!

    Thank you for your generosity in sharing all this creative inspiration - I look forward to your blog posts and read every one!!

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  13. This is exactly the kind of jewelry I prefer! I would love to have this book, but if I don't win, I will bug the local library:-)

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  14. Wow cool book! I'm not great with wire, so this would be perfect for me!

    Thanks for the vote Pearl!

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  15. Thanks for this Giveaway!!! I love books!!! and this one calls me already ;-) Please count me in!
    I'm your blog follower.
    xx Dian

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  16. This looks like a great book!!Even though I'm not a beginner, there is always something new to be learned. Thanks for this opportunity

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  17. This looks like a fantastic book! Love the pieces you already posted. I'm subscriber, and follow you on twitter and facebook.
    Thanks for all the tips and ideas!

    ~LainyArt

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  18. I would love to win this. I follow your blog religously! In fact when the email comes in, I save it so I can read it at my leisure. It's my favorite blog!!
    thankyou, Karen

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  19. I subscribe via email

    lunrei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. Sharon Siqueiros loves ya on FB

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  21. I am a subscriber and have been w/ you on FB, now I also follow your on Twitter. Woo-hoo! Three chances. I'm hopeful. Thanks for having this giveaway!

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  22. It was a very happy day the day I found your blog!
    Thank you very much!!

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  23. The leather cornucopia necklace is so pretty! Love it.

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  24. Many simple, but innovative ideas in here - I would love to win it!

    Thanks SO much for this giveaway!

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  25. I'm also a subscriber - yours is the first email I read every day - love your content!

    Thanks again for this giveaway!

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  26. I love beading and books to give me new ideas.

    Linda
    http://lindab142.etsy.com

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  27. Yay giveaway. :) I subscribe to your blog through email, am on your Facebook and follow you on 2 Twitter accounts

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  28. I follow your blog thru email and Facebook and I Love it. This books designs are great and Id love to have it! Thanks,

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  29. hello from Greece.I m a subscriber and on your fb!

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  30. Another book that I want badly!

    (I'm also at Facebook (Anna Belkina) and Twitter (sciuro)

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  31. I am a beginner beader, so I'd use this as a technique book too!

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  32. The book looks awesome! I LOVE the harvest bracelet and the jump ring necklace.
    I am a follower and a FB fan! Pick me! Please!

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  33. I LOVE books! And new ideas are always welcome. Thanks for a chance to win.

    Joan(AT)LTDBeads(DOT)com

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  34. And I subscribe to your blog via email.

    Joan(AT)LTDBeads(DOT)com

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  35. The jewelry looks different and nice!
    I'm an email subscriber.

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  36. I would LOVE to have this book! I subscribe to the blog and follow on FB and Twitter.

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  37. Hey there, I have been unofficially following you for years. Thank you for hosting this awesome giveway. I am now following you on fb and twitter

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  38. I want this book. So many pretty designs.

    MelodyJ
    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. Google Reader subscriber.

    MelodyJ
    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. I like simple design but it's difficult to make simple and unique sometimes with beads. I hope this book will help. I'm your blog subscriber.

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  41. I follw on facebook hope to win it

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  42. Idea books are always handy. Thanks for showing new ones.

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  43. These designs are just so beautiful and so achievable.

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  44. Awesome designs, I would love to win!

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  45. Frankie HarvenerJuly 13, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    Thanks for getting back to me. I do love your blog and would be interested in winning this book. I must have commented on the wrong page. I switch back and forth and use your links a lot. That is one of the many great things about your blog.

    Frankie

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  46. I would love to win this book! The designs look wonderful and I am sure that it would spark some ideas.

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  47. I also follow you on twitter. Heck I follow you everywhere :)

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  48. Hi, I am a subscriber (www.eaglesbeads.blogspot.com)

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  49. Great giveaway!
    I am a subscriber
    and my email is penpalmagazine(at)gmail.com

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  50. I love this giveaway! raiasandbook(at)gmail.com

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  51. I just became subscriber raiasandbook(at)gmail.com

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  52. I liked the The Beading Gem on Facebook (www.facebook.com/sandbooknet is the profile)
    And I am also following you on twitter (this counts as well, right?). My twitter ID is @sandbook (www.twitter.com/sandbook ) I will be tweeting about this giveaway! :D)

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  53. This looks awesome!!! :D Hope I win!!

    elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

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  54. I follow via GFC!!

    elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

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  55. I'm a fan on facebook too!

    elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

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  56. I'm also following via twitter @elisekayem!

    elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

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  57. I found your blog today while searching for chain maille earing directions. I fell in love with your blog immediatly! I am now a fan on facebook and a follower to your blog. I was looking through the preview of the book and there is some gorgeous stuff in there. Thanks for offering this give away. :)
    Nicky (mollycota@gmail.com)

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  58. love the blog and the book looks interesting, follow you and both facebook and email

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  59. This looks like a absolutely beautiful book.

    I'm a blog subscriber and a facebook follower.

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  60. Good book to refresh your color combination ideas!!

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  61. This book sounds wonderful and would make a great inspirational addition to my library...thanks ever so much for this opportunity!!

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  62. Great ideas! Very creative and inspirational.

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  63. Hi Pearl! I'm a blog follower, and boy am I glad! You have the best giveaways.

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  64. I'm also a FB fan! Yeah, two chances!

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  65. Woohoo, I made it! I'm a fb and blog follower. :)I love seeing your email posts!

    Val~

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