Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bead & Wire Jewelry Exposed

In Bead&Wire Jewelry Exposed, authors Margot Potter, Fernando Dasilva and Katie Hacker offer over 50 high-fashion jewelry designs made using unique techniques that reveal typically hidden components like beading wire, cording, findings, tubing and chain as the central focus of the design. All of the projects use products from Beadalon® and Crystallized™ - Swarovski Elements.

While the designs look complex, the techniques are simple enough for beginners yet sophisticated enough for veteran jewelry crafters. Step-by-step photos illustrate each design and a comprehensive getting started section gives crafters information on the supplies, tools and techniques they’ll need to make all of the projects in the book. The broad range of styles guarantees appeal for all audiences, with designs from three different jewelry making experts.

Leave a comment to be entered into a drawing to win a free copy of Bead&Wire Jewelry Exposed! Include your email address so we can contact you if you win. We’ll collect comments for one week, then we’ll hold a random drawing.

-Katie Hacker for Beadalon


The winner of the Bead & Wire Jewelry Exposed book is Shelly from Lompoc, California! Congratulations and enjoy!!!!!!

48 comments:

  1. awesome site!! Thanks for the patterns - they 're great!

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  2. Ooo! This is great! What a way to stretch one's imagination :)

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  3. I've got the book on my Amazon wish list, but my birthday is over a month away! I'd love to win it! If I do, you can contact me at dawnosbeadedlanyards (at)gmail (dot) com. Thanks for the contest!

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  4. I want the book! Include me in the draw, thanks!

    Cheers,
    JL

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  5. This looks like a really interesting book! I love the necklace on the cover.

    Please enter me in the draw :)
    victoriaparkinson [at] gmail.com

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  6. That sounds like a book I'd like to have. The necklace on the cover is very nice.

    beth.parker.writes@gmail.com

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  7. What a fabulous giveaway, I would love to win the copy of Exposed.

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  8. First commenter, unbelievable!
    The necklace on the cover seems hard to me, maybe I need the book to make it all come clear. Beading wire always frustrates me and I am never quite satisfied with the results...

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  9. Sorry, forgot to include my email address: annrishell@gmail.com

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  10. Hope I win!
    Jowanna (southernbreeze313 at gmail dot com)

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  11. As a beginner, I bet I'd learn everything I need to know with "Bead&Wire Jewelry Exposed!" ....

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  12. I love this book! I borrowed it from the library to see if there were designs I would be interested in, and promptly put it on my wishlist of books to buy. Gorgeous designs! My e-mail is ninachen44@gmail.com

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  13. I love to do the unusual with my bead designs. Please enter me. dpierce2007@comcast.net

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  14. Hey, I'm the first! Unluckily I'm not from the US, so I presume I'm not included in the give away...so, good luck to the others!
    Valeria
    valechierici@tele2.it

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  15. I am pretty new to beading, but I love working with wire - this book looks awesome!

    d_rafferty@yahoo.com

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  16. This book sounds AWESOME! Can't wait to try some of these designs!

    Love your blog, Katie! :)

    Shannon
    shannon.patch@gmail.com

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  17. I also did not include my e-mail with my comment...
    GeeEyeMom@gmail.com

    (As a beginner, I bet I'd learn everything I need to know with "Bead&Wire Jewelry Exposed!")

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  18. Hi Katie,
    Just wanted to know if the drawing has taken place, if not, I would love to own this book but if I don't I am glad some other lucky crafter will. Garlinda Price
    mgprice@earthlink.net

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  19. I've been drooling over this book and praying for a chance to win. I love working with wire and can't wait to try all the projects. crossing my fingers.
    Pam
    www.pam-paints.com
    pam-paints@comcast.net

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  20. Please include me! I've been following Katie's blog for some time now and love her ideas and designs.

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  21. Would love to own this book. Hope I win.

    Stacey
    ssg1106@gmail.com

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  22. I would love to have this book, please include me in the draw.

    Thanks,
    Courtney Davidson

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  23. Well, I'd really like to play !!!! Wonderfull blog !!!!

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  24. Althought I am a beginner beader..I think I could work my way up to something like this! Winning would be a treat!

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  25. oh i'd love this book too, i'm new to beading & this would be so helpful!!
    Susanne
    info@blackandwhiteboudoir.com

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  26. Great blog, great contest!!!
    elahnah@aim.com

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  27. Oh, Oh -pick me, pick me! : -) I'd love to win!
    -Stephanie

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  28. I just wanted to say thanks for helping the rest of us learn to make awesome jewelry. I also wanted to say thanks to you and Beadalon for the great videos. Thay have helped me to become a better beader. shelly_upson@hotmail.com

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  29. I would like this book too. Very generous contest. ruralrose@msn.com peace for all

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  30. i want this book too, very generous contest ruralrose@msn.com, peace for all

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  31. Looks like a great book!
    bbhouk@gmail.com

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  32. Love this blog--need to win the book!!! Thanks for the contest.

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  33. I would love to win this book, but will purchase it if I am not the lucky one. Katie Rocks....Love your work, lady..
    Debbie Brady
    corkysmom07@gmail.com

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  34. I love the book title - and hope to win the drawing!

    ReBecca
    ergnw@yahoo.com

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  35. this looks gtreat!
    Terin

    terin713@yahoo.com

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  36. Thanks, don't mind if I do.
    Donna Davis

    email@sew-and-so.net

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  37. this is wonderful! Been on my wish list for a while! I so love your designs and follow your blogs! thx so much for the chance to win! :)

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  38. I just started beading and i ordered a three book set on beading from Katie's website. I find beading very relaxing and my fiance is urging me to sell what I have made.

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  39. Just discovered this blog and love it!

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  40. Hi....I was at the book store with my husband, and looked through the new book "EXPOSED"...I LOVE it, and would love to have it....I put it on my wish list for my birthday this month!!!!

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  41. I saw your book and I wanted to write down the name of your book but I had no pen. I thought how was I going to remember then I thought remember I want to get a book to learn how to make DaSliva wire.

    Unfortunately the book was sold out at our neighborhood Borders book store. I would love a copy and I still have it on my mind

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  42. I'm hoping this book will get me over my fear of working with wire. Would love to have it.

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  43. I would love to have this book - I think it will get me over my fear of working with wire!

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  44. I love working with wire and that book looks great! megan.zahn@gmail.com

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  45. Hope I'm not too late for the draw.
    Please include me!!!
    Denny Diamond
    dendiamond@hotmail.com

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  46. Hi wow this looks to be a nice wiring book, they are hard to come by i have a fair collection of beading books, but wire wrapping books is a search and hunt ordeal to create any kind of collection most of my books are from the 70's yes i am a flower child i have a few more recent boooks but living in a very rural area, where i can count the number of bead shops on less then one hand in a 75+ mile radius makes it hard to find good books, not to mention classes there is not one place that offers classes in beads wire wrapping silver smithing nothing that helps the artist sure would be nice to see so some more current ideas and styles for wire wrapping, i think i would almost kill for a few hours of class's maybe one day, thanks sheryl Crowe - Sheryl.Crowe@gmail.com (yes its my name and no i don't sing family wont even allow it in the shower LOL)

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