New books and a thank you to CBC

I’m quite active in several bead/jewellery design groups on Facebook. A couple of months ago, one of those groups, Creative Bead Chat, had a big giveaway competition to celebrate reaching 2000 members. Of course, I put my name down for pretty much every prize offered! And to my surprise I won a book donated by Tammy Jones, the editor of Jewelry Making Daily, the online presence of publishing company Interweave’s Jewelry division. Not only that, but Tammy actually sent me two books!

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Here are the books I received. I have to say, they are both fabulous, with some wonderful ideas for projects! I took a quick photo of a couple of the projects I’d like to do when I have some time (and the right tools too, metal stamps are definitely on my Christmas wishlist this year).

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From Stamped Metal Jewelry
By Lisa NIven Kelly

From Contemporary Copper Jewelry By Sharilyn Miller

From Contemporary Copper Jewelry
By Sharilyn Miller

To save on postage, the books were sent to my parent’s holiday place in Colorado, and as they have only just returned from their annual US trip, I have only just received them. Thanks Dad for carting them from Denver to Buffalo and then all the way back to Melbourne, it’s much appreciated! Needless to say I have not had much time to look through them, let alone attempt one of the projects! But I thought I would take the time to say a big thank you to Tammy Jones, as well as to the Creative Bead Chat/Artisan Whimsy community, ably run by Melinda Orr, Marla James, Natalie McKenna, Cynthia Machata and Linda Younkman!

Now, if I only had time to sit down and play!

To see what some of the other prize winners received, visit their blogs:

Sandra – http://skyescreativechaos.blogspot.com

Carolyn – http://artisanwhimsy.com/profiles/blog/list?user=07ase2t9q0suy

Kay      – http://kayzkreationz.blogspot.com

Jana     – http://lasjoyasdejana.blogspot.com

Alenka  – http://pepita-handmade.blogspot.com

Rose    – http://handedcraftedjewelrybyrose.blogspot.com

Melissa – http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com

Malie   – http://kumifisher.blogspot.com

Kashmira – http://sadafulee.blogspot.com

Connie - http://artisanwhimsy.com/profiles/blogs/creative-bead-chat-2000-thank-you-blog-hop

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7 thoughts on “New books and a thank you to CBC

  1. Those look like great books.I know you’ll enjoy looking at all the projects, as well as trying out some.. and trying out your own versions of some ;)
    My own jewelry book collection is very tiny, but I love paging through them. I’ve never actually followed any of the designs step by step… I’m more of a ‘look it over, see what they use, then try it on my own’ kind of person… plus, despite my very eclectic stash, I never have the stuff they list in the sizes or types they want ;) lol

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