Thursday, October 1, 2009

Katie’s Beading Secrets Giveaway


Last weekend, I taught classes at Bead Fest Portland and promoted my new book, Katie’s Beading Secrets. This book is packed with over 100 projects, including necklaces, earrings and bracelets, all created with readily available beads and findings.










Necklaces are shown with the clasps so you know exactly how to recreate the piece; necklaces are also shown with alternates done in different bead combinations to get your creativity going! You’ll learn the basics of beading, plus the most versatile beading techniques. Full-color, with step-by-step instructions—and tips on every page!

Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a free, signed copy of the book! 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

65 comments:

  1. Ooh, I do love a good giveaway - and books with lots of alternative instructions. Looks like a great kick start for my creativity.

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  2. Hi, I would love to win this book, please enter me in the contest.

    debsstuff55 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  3. Oh, this new book sounds fabulous! I'm going to order your Hip To Bead book and this one sounds like another I'd love to have...

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  4. Wow! Another book, how do you do it? I want to say thanks for all that I have learned from your books so far and for all that I am sure to learn from the new book and any that follow. Your books have been with me since the day I started beading. "Beading 101" published by Hot Off the Press was the first beading book I ever purchased and I still look at it from time to time for inspiration or a refresher.
    Thanks again,
    Shelly
    supson64@gmail.com

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  5. awwww please count me in arlettelk@gmail.com

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  6. Your book is amazing and I would so love to get a copy of it! :) Thanks for such opportunity! :)

    My email is almost.angel at google dot com

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  7. I would love to win the book!
    brendalouhayes@yahoo.com
    http://brendalou2.blogspot.com/

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  8. I would love to win the book!
    brendalouhayes@yahoo.com
    http://brendalou2.blogspot.com/

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  9. Katie, I'd love to win this book! I'll bet it's loaded with all kinds of great info and eye candy!

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  10. Oops, I forgot to leave my email address:

    thepetersons13@mchsi.com

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  11. Terrific photography! I find that I cannot get an idea of how the necklace will "wear" when they are photographed all bunched up! Looks like a great book and fantastic resource!

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  12. Hi Katie:

    I am so impressed that you took the time a few weeks ago to e mail me back when I asked about beading retreats and you told me about BeadFest and the Bead Cruise!!! Taking the time to talk to me was just wonderful. I enjoy making jewelry as it's a wonderful way to relax and express my inner personality that comes out in my pieces. Thanks ago. Lisa from Ephrata Pa. My email is croppping@ptd.net

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  13. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope I win. LeisureBeading@gmail.com

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  14. Congrats on your book! I am new to beading. My daughters and I got together yesterday and made our first necklaces! This would be a great book for us!
    lamstamper@fuse.net

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  15. Your book sounds SO awesome...can't wait to get my hands on one!!!! Thank you!!!
    Gayle
    GeeEyeMom@gmail.com

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  16. The book sounds fantastic! Can't wait till it's out. I would love to get beading again! I've seen some Swarovski rings in a shop here in Spain, and they look beautiful! I would love to try to make some but they look so difficult!
    I can't seem to find any resources, tutorials or designs about them in English, only in Spanish! I can understand Spanish mostly, but would prefer the information in English.
    Do you know any websites that offer this information? I did a Google search and found nothing relevant.

    I would love to win one of your books! Your designs are always my favourites. I have seen many of them before in books and magazines and always wished I could make them too, and be as good as you are at jewellery making!

    Best wishes,

    Bella (arabella_parker@hotmail.com)

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  17. My daughter would love this book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  18. Wow, what a fabulous giveaway. I'd love to win your giveaway.

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  19. Please add me to your drawing. I would Love to win this book.

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  20. Can't wait to see your new book Katie! I have enjoyed the informative and fun things you have taught over the years and now look forward to even more!
    Best of luck.
    Jan

    Linelyroad@comcast.net

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  21. Your book sounds wonderful.

    erwills@sbcglobal.net

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  22. Thanks Katie! I love having photos with all of the parts shown. This is great with the additional pieces to spark an idea!

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  23. For some reason my post was set to Blogger instead of Google as I'd chosen so I'm commenting ... again. :\

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  24. I would really love to have a copy of your book, it looks like it if full of lots of great ideas!
    normaturvey@yahoo.com

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  25. looks like I'm the first to comment!
    I would really love a copy of your book, it looks like it is filled with all kinds of great ideas!
    normaturvey@yahoo.com

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  26. Yay! I'm the first. Love your stuff
    sew_and_so_creations@yahoo.dom
    email@sew-and-so.net
    Donna

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  27. Katie, I love your posts and thanks for your new book coming out....!!
    margretdzn@aol.com

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  28. Thanks Katie, I'm new to beading and now I'm hooked, your books have been a great help, as I'm sure you're new one will be

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  29. Daurene forgot her e mail :( dobienbru@charter.net :)

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  30. This sounds awesome!

    Sarah
    sally_limones@yahoo.ca

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  31. Hey Katie, thanks for the chance to win a copy of your book. I love watching you give tips on Beads, baubles and Jewels so I know this has to be filled with great ideas!

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  32. Yippe! I would LOVE to win this book!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  33. i love reading yout blog. i just recently began teaching my self how to bead, due to becoming disabled, and unable to do the things i use to do. i really thought it would not be that hard to teach myself,but, that's not the case,I have learned. i would love a chance to win your new book, i think it would be an excellent teaching guide. thanks....
    violetbaloo

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  34. sThe new book sounds good, Katie. I like the way you provide alternatives as well as the original details.
    Cynthia Barnett
    cynthbarne3@aol.com

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  35. I really like to win the book, arlettelk@gmail.com, thank you for the chance!

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  36. Katie love your designs and instructions!

    Beth@jonsson.com

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  37. I'd love to have this book! moxiesaurus@gmail.com

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  38. I love beading books. I not only feed my muse but I also love learning new techniques.

    Would love to win this book!

    Thanks,

    Sharon of Rose of Sharon Jewelry
    http://www.roseofsharonjewelry.com

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  39. I would love to win a copy of this book! My daughters are now grown and left behind quite a volume of beads from their younger years. It would be great to put them to use in a more artistic fashion than the basic stringing they used to do.

    tooluckyducky AT hotmail DOT dom

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  40. Thank you for the greats ideas and patterns! Maybe I am the luky one to win that book!
    szgabo7@yahoo.com
    http://gabessz.blogspot.com/

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  41. Love the blog....want the book!

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  42. Wow - hopefully #1 is my lucky number. I have just recently discovered the fun and joy of beading my own jewelry and would love to have your book for new ideas. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  43. Katie, Love all your books. Please enter my name into the drawing.

    Klista

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  44. Hey Katie, It's your #1 fan. I love all your books!!! Please sign me up for the drawing. Thanks, Klista

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  45. I've been looking for your new book in stores, but can't find it. Hope to win one!
    skgustin@gmail.com

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  46. Katie, you wrote the first bead book I ever bought... about hemp jewelry many years ago!
    Jackie (jmamom(at)gmail.com)

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  47. I don't know if you'd send this lovely book all the way over to australia, but i would LOVE to win one :) I've taught myself beading for a few months and would love to learn how to create some of the wonderful masterpieces i've seen, and have my pieces look more professional. the internet is a great resource, but owning a hard copy would be awesome!

    simonefish@gmail.com

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  48. The book looks really interesting. Please enter me in the contest.
    email: dljpark@verizon.net

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  49. I would love to have a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance!

    Paula

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  50. Hi Katie,

    Too bad you weren't at Beadfest in PA. I would have LOVED to meet you. I'm looking forward to your new book.

    Julie
    JewelrybyJules@gmail.com

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  51. Surely I'm not the first commenter. I'd love to win a copy of your book. I'm a newbie beader so I need all the help I can get.

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  52. That looks beautiful !
    I wish beading books were a bit more affordable !
    swapna.marathe@gmail.com

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  53. Those are beautiful !
    I would love to get your signed book !
    swapna.marathe@gmail.com

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  54. This is JUST what I've been looking for! I hope I am one of the lucky winners :)
    sarahethom@gmail.com

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  55. This book looks like it would have lots of great ideas. I'd love to win it. Thanks for the chance.
    Nancy
    wilcox.fam@comcast.net

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  56. Please enter me in the drawing! I love your designs and having a signed book would just make them even more special

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  57. Hello!
    I saw the link to this giveaway on Katie's Blog and I would really get this wonderful book! This is, why I leave with my greatest pleasure my email-adress here.
    annettes72(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. What a fantastic book! I may have to try to find that one. I love beadalon products, I use them all the time.

    Thanks
    Marie
    skyejewels@live.com

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  59. oooh aaah, this looks wonderful! nickerdoodlebug@gmail.com

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  60. I never miss Katie on Beads, Baubles, and Jewels.
    bbhouk@gmail.com

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  61. Wow This book sounds fantastic, and as I am new it would be ideal, to help me create c.djubbs@tiscali.co.uk

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  62. Sounds great. Please count me in.
    monamhassan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  63. this book sounds like just what i need. Please enter me in the drawing.

    carey(at)bonnevillemachine(dot)com

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  64. If only this book could be had in Canada before my fingers are too old and sore for beading. Looks grand and just what I need for my tutes!

    Barbara meagher
    bmeagher@sympatico.ca

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