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The Motherlode Giveaway Round-up!

First, let’s start with a little book review and a surprise giveaway here at the Art Bead Scene!

Contemporary Copper Jewelry by Sharilyn Miller

Love the look of wire jewelry? Want to learn great metalworking techniques and complex wire-wrapping? Then you’ll want to pick up a copy of Sharilyn’s newest book.

This book is filled with helpful step-by-step photos for the projects, clear instructions and a great chapter on the basic techniques. The projects are both modern and ancient in influence with beads used throughout the projects. With each project Sharilyn has included extra tips and ideas to take your design to the next level.

I have a copy, compliments of Interweave Press, to giveaway to one lucky winner. Leave a comment to this post for a chance to win. I will draw a random winner on Friday, so don’t delay! (Be sure to leave your email address if you don’t have a blog, we’ll need to be able to reach the winner.)

And now, here is a round-up of blog giveaways that you don’t want to miss this week!
*Nancy of Round Rabbit is giving away a ring featuring her ceramic work. Check them out!
*Art Bead Scene editor, Lorelei Eurto is sponsoring a Green Girl Studio giveaway on her blog, ribbit.
*Vintaj has gone prize crazy and will be drawing 5 winners each week and all you have to do is a leave a comment on one of their blog posts during the week. Check out the details here.
*On my blog I have teamed up with Bead Trends to celebrate being their Featured Designer for October. The prizes are a $30 gift certificate to Humblebeads.com and a 6-month subscription to Bead Trends magazine.
Good luck and happy beading!

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  1. Reply
    brendalou
    October 7, 2009 at 10:47 am
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    mairedodd
    October 7, 2009 at 10:53 am

    wow – thanks so much for the info! and this book looks great…

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    bellajoya
    October 7, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Oh Wow! count me in! Althought, the last thing I need is a new hobby!

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    Maria
    October 7, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Ooh! Ooh! Pick me! Pick me! I've been eyeing that book for a while, so to get it for free would be spectacular!
    mariajohnson75@hotmail.com

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    LDWatkins
    October 7, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Oh, Oh, Oh…..Put me in for the book! I'm crazy about wire and have just gotten started. I'm having so much fun! Lynda

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    peacockfairy
    October 7, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Ohhh, I'd love to win this great book! Thanks!

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    Kate
    October 7, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Wow! what a great giveaway! that book sounds just like what I've been looking for and thanks Heather for the heads up on the other blogs, will be sure to check them out!

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    Alice
    October 7, 2009 at 11:58 am

    I would love to win this book! Learning to work with wire is one of my goals for 2010–so this would be a great start!

    Thanks for the generous giveaway and the links to more.

    Alice
    thepetersons13@mchsi.com

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    Glass Goddess
    October 7, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Hello!
    I was wondering if the Copper Wire Jewlry book only focused on contemporary designs, or does it review historical ones as well?
    I think add and mixing metal bases to jewelry creats an exciting visual douet with the beads!
    thanks for posting some info about the new book.

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    Katie
    October 7, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Ooh – more free goodies :o) If I enter them all, maybe one of the goodies will be mine…But, I love working with copper and am getting into doing more with wire, so I would love to get this book for free…Otherwise, I will just have to buy it :o)

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    Artisan Clay
    October 7, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    I would love to have a chance at the book! It looks beautiful!
    -Kristie

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    Carol
    October 7, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Would LOVE to have this book. My friend Deb has it and she has learned a lot from it. Thanks also for the giveaway links!

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    Heather Powers
    October 7, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Glass Goddess, it focuses on contemporary designs. They seem to be inspired and have the feel of tribal or older designs, but they are not historic in nature.

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    Fire Phoenix
    October 7, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    That is one hell of a giveaway! Always been interested in the copper look, but haven't had the nerve to try it until recently. I made a lampwork bead that went perfectly with copper chain, and now, I'm hooked on copper jewellery!

    http://firephoenixcreations.blogspot.com

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    sharon
    October 7, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Sharilyn Miller started it all for me!Thank you for the info and the oppotunity!

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    Round Rabbit
    October 7, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Ooo, I've been wanting to see this book! And thanks for mentioning my giveaway! πŸ™‚

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    Christine Damm
    October 7, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    This is a great prize! I learned to work with wire from her previous book so I'm looking forward to learning more! Hope I win!

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    CB&CO
    October 7, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Have been awaiting the release of this book! It looks wonderful!

    Kristi
    kristi@coliebugbeads.com
    http://www.coliebugandcompany.blogspot.com

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    Diana P.
    October 7, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    I have one of Sharilyn's other books and it was the book that got me into wirework. That was the step I took before I got into metalsmithing. I'd love a chance to win this book!

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    Michelle
    October 7, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    This book just looks fabulous! I love to make swirls and spirals! Hope to win!

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    inspira
    October 7, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Can I be included too? – I'm in the UK not USA, but I've had my eye on this book as copper has become my latest obsession πŸ™‚

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    Patty
    October 7, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    I've been wanting to learn more about wire techniques. Hope I win! It looks great. Thanks for your generosity.

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    Stephanie
    October 7, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Oh, I would love to win this book!

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    Judy
    October 7, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    I have been wanting to get this book for sometime! Yeah, I hope I am the lucky winner!!

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    Doreen
    October 7, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Please enter me in your giveaway!

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    Luthvian
    October 7, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    oo I would love a copy of that book! I love working with copper; this would be a great resource.

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    Do Be Do Bead Do
    October 7, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Really, Heather, I need this book… Love your blogs!

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    Marbella Jewelry Designs
    October 7, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    I'm in, thanks for the opportunity.

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    Arlene Harrison
    October 7, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    I too would love to be considered for this book. I've been playing with copper findings for a while now and am ready to get a bit more serious about it.

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    Janel
    October 7, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Sharilyn just taught some classes in my area. Her students made some amazing pieces! Please enter me for the book.

    jgbeads(at)gmail(dot)com

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    TheBeadedCarpet.blogspot.com
    October 7, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    I love copper and I'm using it a lot lately so I'd love this book for inspiration. Thanks for doing this.

  32. Reply
    Jeannie
    October 7, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    This is such a gengerous giveaway. It's out of my hands, I can only hope.

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    Nora Pero
    October 7, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    I have her book, "Bead on a Wire" and I consider it a must have reference book! This book is sure to be excellent, as well!

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    sandi
    October 7, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    And I just started adding copper to my repetoire – this would be a great addition to my library!
    sandra.miller15@yahoo.com

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    Jorna
    October 7, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    I really love copper jewelry!! This would be a great book for alot new inspiration… πŸ™‚

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    artgirly
    October 7, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Oh that book could teach me a thing or two πŸ˜‰ fingers crossed.
    thanks, nicole@nicolemerkens.com

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    Greer
    October 7, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Have a space reserved on my bookshelf for this book! Count me in please

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    Jenny J.
    October 7, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Copper's so great for autumn! Thanks for sharing the goodies!
    http://www.jenjuddrocks.com πŸ™‚

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    sundownbeaddesigns
    October 8, 2009 at 12:34 am

    I'd love to have this book…I would have already purchased it but everytime I visit my B&N they never have it, and I just have not ordered it yet

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    baglady
    October 8, 2009 at 1:02 am

    I would love to win this book- please add my name to the generous drawing- thanks Nancy

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    rosebud101
    October 8, 2009 at 1:27 am

    I already have a copy of this book. It's wonderful! Who ever wins this book will NOT be disappointed!

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    No Easy Beads
    October 8, 2009 at 3:46 am

    It would be great to win this book. It's on my list books I would like to get. Great give a ways this week.

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    Connie
    October 8, 2009 at 7:59 am

    Sharilyn has a terrific online group too!

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    thecolorofdreams
    October 8, 2009 at 11:23 am

    I would love to win this book! Thanks for the info about the giveaways.

  45. Reply
    Judy Gustafson
    October 8, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Ooooo! Who doesn't love giveaways?! -HBBeads@gmail.com

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    Anne
    October 8, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    You accept the Belgian?

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    TammyG
    October 8, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    This book looks great!

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    Rachael- justdipit@gmail.com
    October 8, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Get out! I have been wanting this since I saw in some magazine ads. Pick me, pick me!
    Rachael B
    justdipit@gmail.com

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    Heather Powers
    October 8, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    International readers – yes, you can enter!

    Sharilyn taught on the Bead Cruise . Her work is so impressive and she is an expert at her craft.

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    Julie
    October 8, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Thanks for all these great links! I love a giveaway πŸ™‚

  51. Reply
    Rita
    October 8, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    I'd love to have this! Thanks so much for the chance!

  52. Reply
    Rita
    October 8, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    I'd love a chance! Thank you!

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    lauren abrams
    October 8, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    what a great looking book, I'd love to have it!

    Lauren Abrams

    laurenabramspolymerclay@blogspot.com

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    Kelley Pounds
    October 8, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    I saw this book in Borders a couple of weeks ago and wanted to buy it so badly. Lots of great projects!

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    Susan Z
    October 8, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    I love copper and would also love to win this book!! Susan Z

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    Christina
    October 8, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Would love to make some new jewelry! This book would be a great inspiration.

    Christina

    beadsalot2@yahoo.ca

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    Larry "Bubba" Harmon
    October 8, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    I try to learn something new each day. My library is filled with all sorts of how-to books. But, I don't have this one…yet!

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    sashaandmax
    October 8, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    What a great book – love to have it in my library ! Vicki

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    FrankandRox
    October 8, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    hey cool, I don't have this book yet but would love to!

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    Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry
    October 9, 2009 at 12:53 am

    Great prize, I'm in!

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    Pamela
    October 9, 2009 at 1:19 am

    Always searching for new things to learn!! Would love to add that to my collection!! Pamela

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    Pamela
    October 9, 2009 at 1:20 am

    Sorry……..my email is pkingjking@yahoo.com

    Pamela

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    Mel Mel
    October 9, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    This book sounds great & I could certainly use more lessons & info! I really love copper!! Can I e-mail you my adress if i win? Thanks, Melanie

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    Sabine
    October 9, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Wow! Love to win this book! Hope I am not too late! Ann (annrishell@gmail.com)

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    Cyndi L
    October 16, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Don't put me in the drawing, I already have a copy! Just wanted to say that I agree it's fantastic πŸ™‚

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    Lauren
    October 31, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    This book sounds terrific!!

    Thanks for the opportunity!!!

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