Do you all know Cyndi from Beading Arts? Well, she has a great blog full of fun, interesting and inspirational things that you should definitely check out! As I got familiar with Cyndi's blog I used her category list on the right bar if you scroll down and clicked on topics such as beadweaving or bead embroidery. I like the fact that she often includes the exact materials she used and often the instructions on how to make what she did. What a great thing to have!
So one day about two weeks ago Cyndi was having a giveaway of a book that I thought looked like it would be really fun, so I left a comment and crossed my fingers. I had really forgotten about the giveaway (I never win so I lose track of deadlines and win days) when I got an email. I WON!!! Wow! This was the first time I had ever won a blog giveaway, and I was truly so excited!
What is my prize? It is a great little book called "Making Elegant Jewelry for Special Occasions" from the publisher of BeadStyle magazine.
My copy came in the mail today, and I was excited to get into the book right away. It has beautiful projects with sections on Crystals, Pearls and Wire. Wouldn't you know it? Those are my 3 favorite things!!! If you've been following my blog you know I've been learning about wire, I almost always use crystals, and pearls top the list of my favorite things next to crystals. Lucky me! The directions are easy to follow, which is good for me because I have a hard time following printed patterns for beadweaving, so this is much easier. I don't know that I will follow the designs exactly, but what awesome inspiration!
Thank you Cyndi for giving such a wonderful gift!