February 25, 2016

Beautiful Elements Book-Along

I'm super excited to host a book-along in March celebrating all the hard work and creativity that went into my latest book. If you haven't had a chance to pick up a copy of Beautiful Elements you can order it online here or check your local bead store. 

What is a book-along? It's a chance to play along and try out one of the projects during the month of March. Create a piece of jewelry inspired by the techniques or projects in the book and share a photo in my Humblebeads VIP Party by March 25th.  

Join the group here and enter your photo in the Book-Along photo album

Winners will be randomly picked from all the entries on March 26th. Prizes include a $100 and a $50 gift certificate from Humblebeads.com.

I'll feature several of the entries here on my blog. I'll also share several blog posts sharing some juicy behind the scene tidbits from the book. So stop by here often and be sure to join the VIP group

For a little treat today I thought you'd enjoy seeing some of the sketches of the jewelry designs that are featured in Beautiful Elements. The projects cover simple and easy metal and wire techniques along with a few polymer clay bead and headpin designs. The book is all about the next step from stringing jewelry to creating your own focal beads, links, headpins, clasps and earwires that will take your jewelry designs up a notch! 

Each chapter starts with a few techniques and then the projects explore the possibilities of how to combine those elements into jewelry. And my projects in the book are just the beginning. I can't wait to see what you create. 

To recap for the book-along:

1.Grab a copy of Beautiful Elements.

2. Create a piece of jewelry inspired by a project or technique in the book.

3. Enter your drawing in the Humblebeads VIP group by March 25th.

4. Have fun and be inspired for the month!