Lisa Crone over at the A Bead A Day blog kept me in suspense for weeks. She let me in to her secret about the publication of her first book. Now it is finally out! Aptly named A Bead in Time: 35 Jewelry Projects Inspired by Slices of Life the book is a refreshing take on beading designs.

It highlights her design philosophy of finding inspiration everywhere and from one's life experiences. Her book inspires you to open your eyes and find your muse as you go about your day.

Her design ideas were sparked not just by her family vacations but by her furry pets, cityscapes, nature, food and even some funky finds. Her continual ability to look at different beads and come up with unique designs speaks volumes of her creativity.

The techniques used include bead stringing, wire work and bead work, all well illustrated and with clear directions. The book is suitable for all levels including beginners. Here is some good news! Lisa is currently running a giveaway on her blog. So head on over and you may be one of 3 winners for copies of her book in her week long contest!

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