Saturday, June 8, 2013

Birthday Giveaway #2: Fabulous Fabric Beads

Do you love fabric and beads?  Do you have scraps of beautiful fabric that you can't bear to throw away?  Then this giveaway is for you!  In Fabulous Fabric Beads:  Create Custom Beads and Art Jewelry by Kristal Wick, you can learn to make beautiful beads from fabric.

This book is chock-full of information and inspiration.  The first section covers the basic materials that can be used to make fabric beads.  The second section explores a number of surface design techniques, including the use of paint, dye, bleach, paintstiks, gesso, foil, stamping, and more.  Then Kristal Wick explains how to make a variety of fabric beads, including basic rolled beads and more elaborate variations, such as adding rhinestones or wrapping with wire and seed beads.  There are also a number of jewelry projects included to feature your newly-created fabric beads and a gallery section for even more ideas for how to use fabric beads.  The instructions are clear and the book is full of photos that illustrate the instructions, step by step -- not to mention all the photos of beautiful beads and finished projects. You can see some of the pages from the book at Interweave -- just click on the "Preview" tab. 

Here you can see Kristal Wick demonstrate fabric bead-making:

Doesn't that look like fun?  If you would like a chance to win this book, just leave a comment on this post by June 15,  2013.  Be sure that I have your email address so that I can notify you if you are the winner.  I'll do a random draw and announce the winner during the following week.

Oh, and don't forget that today is the last day to enter to win last week's giveaway.

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  1. What a great way to use beautiful pieces of it!

  2. This looks like a fun way to play with fabric and enjoy some wearable art! Thank you for the opportunity to participate in your giveaway!

  3. wow, this video makes it look doable. I would LOVE to win this book and learn more about how to do this. Thank you so much for the opportuntiy!

    in Seatatle

  4. Great video! I'd love to be in the drawing for the book. Happy Birthday!

  5. Very interesting. I would love to read this book. It would be a great way to use up scraps.

  6. I'd love to be in the drawing! I'm thinking incorporating handmade beads into some of my art pieces might be something I'd like to try.

  7. Thank you for the opportunity to win the bead book. I would love to have this.

  8. I remember doing this with cut-out colorful magazine pages--how much more interesting with our beautiful fabric! I'd love to be drawn for the book. Thanks.
    Martha Ginn

  9. Oh that looks like fun! could love to win!

  10. Just think about the embellishments u could make with those tiny cloth pieces!
    thank you for the chance to win what looks like a fun and informative book to widen our skills!

  11. I saw krista on quilting arts tv. I am sure the book is a great resource. Thanks for hosting a giveaway. I ll keep my fingers crossed.

  12. I'd love a chance to win this book. Thanks for hosting this give away.

  13. This would be a wonderful book to win and to use to make these wonderful beads. I love beads!

  14. Thank you for the giveaway. I'd like the book so I could pretend that I was making a dent in the stash :)

  15. Neat! i'd love to check out this book :)

    chevybelair1 at juno dot com

  16. Parece un libro donde la imaginacion y la experimentación van unidos . Gracias por dejar participar en este sorteo
    Anabel (Spain)

  17. Happy birthday and thank you for the chance to win this great book. I'd love to learn how to make beads from fabric, although the video was very good.
    Ana Cravidao