June 22, 2016

Book Launch Party

Today I'm celebrating the release of book #3: the Bead-Making Lab. This book is stuffed to the corners with fun projects featuring all different ways and materials to use to make your own beads. In fact, 52 bead-making projects are included along with lots of tips, beadmaker insights and interviews and jewelry for inspiration. 

I go to play with polymer clay, paper clay, upcycled paper, resin, shrink plastic, felt, ribbons, rope, leather, stones, beach glass, wood, wire and more! The projects are geared towards beginners and anyone crafty or wishing they were crafty can jump right in and start making their own beads. 


So what's a party with gifts? 

I have a signed copy of my book to giveaway. 

To enter share my book on Pinterest, Twitter or Goodreads and leave a comment below. 


Here is the link to the book on Amazon: http://amzn.to/28QXI2i

And on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26246215-bead-making-lab


I'll pick one random comment on Friday at 10am EST. Make sure I can reach you if you win!

You can also enter to win a copy on my Instagram account: http://www.instagram.com/humblebeads

And I have several giveaways going on today in my Humblebeads VIP Group on Facebook.


Just a few of the bead projects in the book!

Each chapter has jewelry design examples featuring the beads!
Wire abacus, wire next beads, paper clay birds and driftwood beads are all found in the book.

 Learn how to drill seaglass and beach rocks. And discover how to make faux sea glass with resin.

Love being green? I have quite a few projects that upcycle paper into beads and pendants. Little book pendants and paper beads from magazines give you a boho-look and give you lots of options for recycling your summer beach reads! 

Using some of the simplest materials, like cardboard, newspaper and Mod Podge I created these trendy color block pendants. Shrink plastic and Sharpie markers were the start of these doodle charms.

Oh, you can get so fancy with shrink plastic.

Love a good faux finish - here I created faux enamel with wire and embossing powder, You'll have to read the book to get the secret ingredient to complete this project! 

I dived into all sorts of fibers for the book projects and had fun with felt like these embroidered beads that make the cutest earrings! 

The jewelry projects aren't in the book, it's all about the beads - but I know you want some inspiration on how to use those beauties once you make them! 

Here are two videos with a few tips:


11 comments:

craftygirl226 said...

I shared the Amazon link on Twitter! When I grow up, I want to be you!! ;-)

Peggy said...

Added to Pinterest board
Inspiration Jewelry. Book
is on my wishlist!

Sasha Crow said...

Looks like a must-have book!
I shared on Pinterest on my Jewelry Tutorials boardxxx

Sarah said...

Shared on my pinterest account. Can't wait to purchase this and read up on all the great bead instructions. I love the projects you've posted here. Thanks for all the inspiration! - Sarah Raines (seraines@sbcglobal.net)

Julie Doolin said...

Shared on my Pinterest account and left a comment on Goodreads.com. your book is wonderful, full of great pictures and ideas. Love your video's too.
Thanks for all the ideas!!
Julie Doolin (Wildbeadwoman@gmail.com)

Katie Voogd said...

Must Read! Great Book!

Divya N said...

such interesting looking lovely beads, I am going to try out variations of all of them

New Moon Scents said...

Added to my wishlist. The beads look so lovely! You always come up with the best projects!

Michele Dell said...

Pinned and Tweeted -this book looks amazing!

Jen Ren said...

I shared on my pinterest board for Humblebeads! I'm excited to see all the fiber projects in this book.

ShantyChicBeads said...

Heather: Always surprises me no matter how long I have been making jewelry, I can learn something new. Shared on CBC artisan tutorials pinterest. Thanks, Terri