>Celebrating 4 Years of Blogging & 1000 Posts!

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I just realized that my blog turned 4 years old last month! Time Flies! Also, my last post was my 1000th post! Two reasons to celebrate! So, this week, I will be running another Lark Books giveaway! Here is your chance to win a copy of Laura McCabe‘s latest book – Embellished Beadweaving!

Lark Books blogaversary giveaway Laura McCabe Beaded Embellishment artist beading beadwork bead embroidery jewelry making book

For those who may not be familiar with Laura’s beadwork, let me just say that she really was the first beader who opened my eyes to the possibilities of beading as an art form. Her works are uniquely ambitious and oddly beautiful. Embellished Beadweaving gives readers an insight into her creative soul as well as her educational background. Here’s a sneek peak:

Lark Books blogaversary giveaway Laura McCabe Beaded Embellishment artist beading beadwork bead embroidery jewelry making book

First, I love the beginning chapter entitled ‘Beads Through History’. To really gain a full understanding of the ancient craft of beading, you must first learn about its origins and why humans are continually drawn to beads.

Lark Books blogaversary giveaway Laura McCabe Beaded Embellishment artist beading beadwork bead embroidery jewelry making book
Next, you will learn how to make some of Laura’s beaded embellishments. Instructions for these are clearly written & illustrated! Throughout the rest of the book, you will be in awe of Laura’s jewelry designs.
Lark Books blogaversary giveaway Laura McCabe Beaded Embellishment artist beading beadwork bead embroidery jewelry making book
Learn how to make elaborate earrings, bead-encrusted bracelets, and eye-popping necklaces. And, to top it all off, you will also be inspired by the gorgeous gallery of bead art featuring other artists’ beadwork at the end of the book.
Lark Books blogaversary giveaway Laura McCabe Beaded Embellishment artist beading beadwork bead embroidery jewelry making book
If you are fascinated by Laura’s beadwork as much as I am, or the art of beadweaving in general, then this book is for you. I promise you will not be disappointed!

To enter to win:

*Please leave a comment on this blog post by 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, May 29, 2010.

*Please leave your email address in your comment, or make sure your email address is posted on your Blogger profile so that I have a way to contact you if you are the winner. Entries without email addresses will not be eligible.

*To enter more than once:
Please post the news about this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook, and/or your own blog by clicking the Share button at the bottom of this post. Don’t forget to let me know where you have posted the news in your comment on this blog post!

*One winner will be randomly chosen & notified on Sunday, May 30, 2010.

Thanks for your interest, and good luck!🙂
*Please note: I have received the above book free of charge from Lark Books. This is my honest review of the product and I have not been paid for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received.

47 thoughts on “>Celebrating 4 Years of Blogging & 1000 Posts!

  1. >I posted your link here at my small business FaceBook Page. I live in New England and belong to the New Hampshire Bead Society although I do much beading alone I also enjoy company. I think it is wonderful that you give away beading books !!! : )http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Concord-NH/Bead-One-Thread-Too/258696395089?ref=mf&ajaxpipe=1&__a=150beads@aspi.net

  2. >Has it been 4 years? How can it, we aren't any older.Congrats – the bead embroidery just gets better and better.Posted also on facebook!!ethomps1@gmail.com

  3. >Ooh, it looks like a cool book. atheame at gmail.com(ps, I'm celebrating my blogiversary tomorrow too with a giveaway!)

  4. >Congratulations on your blogging! I admire Laura's work, but if I won the book, I'd send it to a good friend who has much more patience with beadweaving than I do. She'd love it. cheerytomato (at) mail (dot) com

  5. >My gosh congratulations on 1000 posts… that is an achievement.Thank you so much for offering such a wonderful prize. I have had my eye on this book ever since it was announced it was going to be released this year…oh how I'd love to win a copy!KarynAustraliakariony@yahoo.com.au

  6. >Awesome, congrats on the 4 years and 1000 posts! I'm contemplating taking a bead-weaving class, and this book just makes me want to even more!missylewis@gmail.com

  7. >1,000 posts… OMG, they're such a gift to us all!!!! I've recently celebrated my 4 year mark too, but don't have nearly as many posts. Yours are always wonderful!!! It's much work to take, adjust and post all those pictures. I admire you greatly for both that and your artistry. Congratulations and please keep 'em coming!I'll be reviewing Laura's book for Lark one of these days too, so no need to enter my name in the drawing.Robin A.

  8. >I have met Laura in person. She is the most amazing artist! My email is:beadacious1221@gmail.com Isure hope I win…I tweeted & put this on my Facebook profile (I have over 2900 friends there).Congratulations!Sylvia xx

  9. >Woop woop!! Congratulations on the 4 years!! U must definitely be an expert blogger now :)I was wanting to get this book but I'm still undecided. This would decide for me I guess!😉

  10. >Oh yes please!I too have found much inspiration through Laura's work, she's positively FEARLESS!Congratulations on your 4th bloggiversary and your 1000th post, now that's something to celebrate! Also sharing on my facebook page, which you'll probably see in your feeds!🙂

  11. >I recently was in one of Laura McCabe's classes and found her beadwork and enthusiasm fantastic. She thinks outside the box. I would love to followup what I learned with this beautiful book to enhance and strengthen the beadweaving I do now. Thanks so much for this opportunity to own her newest book. bjneal53@gmail.com

  12. >Laura is an amazing artist, I have her other book and just know I will really enjoy this one as well, will be sharing on facebook and on my blog as well!meleenia@aol.com

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