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Book Review and Giveaway : Beadwoven Glamour


Remember Isabella Lam?  I featured her beautiful work not too long ago.  Her beautiful tutorials and bead kits in Bead4Me show her flair of combining crystals with beadwork.  Isabella, who lives in Israel, loves the challenge of using new beads in unique combinations.

She is also an established author with many publications featuring her work.

Her first solo book was Beautiful Beadweaving which was published two years ago.  Isabella has a new book out called Beadwoven Glamour.  Kalmbach Publishing recently sent me a copy to review.


The book does not disappoint.  Czech bead fans will delight in the use of of newer shapes like the triangular vexolo beads, the arcos par puca beads (double holed bean shape) and the zoliduo beads which look like commas (see the Butta necklace)!

The projects are suitable for all levels of beadweaving skills.  The many colorful and clear diagrams help. Indeed, beginners will appreciate the easy entry into making beaded bezels.


The stars of the 20+ bracelet, earrings and necklace projects are the crystals.  The designer uses the tried and true rivolis as well as fancy stone and chatons from the Swarovski line.  But the set crystals like the montees and navettes were what added considerable glamour to the designs.

Not many designers take advantage of the navettes as Isabella has done. The marquise shape imparts an Art Deco element to the designs especially when she mixed it with the vexolo beads shown below.


Isabella has a talent for using and grouping the new shapes of beads.


She also cleverly layers beads. I was wondering what the spiky beads were in her Darwin's Orchid Pendant until I realized they were Gemduos, the larger cousins to Superduos.





A lovely book worthy for beadweaving enthusiasts who crave inspiration for using new beads and crystal glamour.

Giveaway 

If you'd like to win this giveaway for a copy of Beadwoven Glamour , please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info below if you do not have an online shop or blog.

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This giveaway is for US and Canada only.

Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber or follower etc. If you also do shout outs about this giveaway, those will count as additional entries too! Please say so in the comments. (The exception is Facebook - just like/comment on the giveaway status there!!)

It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, April 15, 2019. I will pick the winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to leave a contact email if you don't have an online link or make sure you come back and check! Otherwise I will redraw in a week. Good luck!

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26 comments:

  1. Glenda RutherfordApril 8, 2019 at 8:54 AM

    What a great book, I would love to give it a home!!

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  2. I have Isabella Lam's first book and absolutely love it. She takes beadweaving to a glamorous, art deco, and to my eye, an Edwardian look that I adore. Thank you for the give away. g_bollivar@hotmail.com

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  3. Beadweaving is (and has been for some while now) my favorite beading technique. Isabella Lam's book has some great projects and this book will be on my bookshelf one way or another. Thanks again for providing such wonderful giveaways Pearl! I enjoy your blog every day. rochelleth@hvc.rr.com.

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  4. I have been doing beadweaving for a number of years, and it is nice to see a book with different, interesting designs using the new shaped beads. I would love to have it.

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  5. Wonderful projects! I can't even decide which one is my favourite.

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  6. What beautiful, imaginative work! I love her bezels! Can't wait to try out some of the newer beads in Isabel's designs. This truly is a wonderful resource for beaders at all levels.

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  7. wow statement necklaces galore! blog follower at auravisionrose@peoplepc.com

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  8. I would love to have this book and be able to make these stunning creations!

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  9. I can only ascribe to being able to bead at her level. Please enter me in the giveaway. I am also a blog follower

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  10. I would love this book, too! The cover design is drop dead gorgeous! And I am a follower

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  11. What beautiful designs. I love the originality of what she creates as she incorporates the new beads.

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  12. Love your giveaways! What beautiful pieces! I am a FB follower and blog subscriber. 😊
    Katrina@katrinapeebles.com

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  13. This looks like a fantastic book. I am a blog subscriber too.

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  14. Have had my eye on this one. Would love, love, love to own it. I am a fan of Isabella Lam.
    dcburrow@roadrunner.com

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  15. I'm so glad you are offering this book and hope I am lucky enough to win a copy. Thank you so much~

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  16. Thsnk you for the chance to win this book. Carolyn. My email address is kaliroi49@yahoo.com

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  17. I love the photos you posted from this book; inspiring use of new bead shapes in sophisticated designs is very appealing, I would love to win this. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway. This is one I would use over and over. I am your faithful blog follower and facebook fan. I never fail to learn some new tidbit of advice from the blog. tigers628@hotmail.com.

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  18. This is a fabulous book. Would love to own it. So pick me... sarahsagaro@gmail.com

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  19. I love her pieces. Such beautiful designs. I would love to receive a copy of her book. Thank you having this giveaway.
    BeaderJean@aol.com

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  20. Thank for a chance to win. Looks inspiring! www.mAdeyoulookdesign.com

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  21. Would love to have the book. It would help me take my beading to a whole new level...dezignher@aol.com

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  22. AWESOME prize thanks for the chance to win it!
    sally0630@yahoo.com

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  23. I'm an email subscriber
    sally0630@yahoo.com
    pinterest.com/sally0630

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  24. Isabella Lam is the most creative designer I've seen in years with beautifully detailed projects that are very inviting to make and own. Having this book would be a treasure.

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  25. What amazingly lovely pieces!😍

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  26. I love that it starts at beginners and gives you plenty of projects to practice. I would love to get my hands on this book, so I could learn how to do so much more with all the new cool beads.

    lorimahan71@gmail.com

    fan and follower

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