Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bead Giveaway!

Let's have a little fun!  If you were here a few days ago, you saw my video of some pieces I had made with a technique I discovered in the studio.  It is so easy to make a rivet with heat instead of a hammer!  So now that amazon.com has the "Look Inside" feature activated for my book, you'll be able to see how it's done!



To thank you for visiting the site and taking a look inside, I'm giving away a set of beads (valued at over $75).  The best part is that you get to pick your color.  Just let us know if you want them as they are ... or possibly in pink, red, dark green, a robin's egg blue, black, navy ... you name it, we'll make it!


Here's what you have to do ... visit Amazon (just click on the link above), take a "Look Inside", click on the "Liked" button, post the contest on your blog and become a follower ... if you aren't already. :-)   But don't forget to come back here and leave a comment on my blog so I can enter you in the drawing. We'll be announcing the winner next Tuesday at this time!

I love giving gifts ... and thank you in advance for helping me to get the word out about my book.   :-)

89 comments:

Norma's Clay said...

I will love to win these! I really like enameled filigree beads. So I followed your instructions and posted on my blog here: http://normasclay.blogspot.com/2011/05/giveaway-at-barbara-lewis-blog-sorteo.html

SueBeads said...

I liked it! Also, you are giving so so so many pages to preview on Amazon, very generous! I can't wait to get my book!

Mary K. McGraw said...

Your book is on my wish list. Thanks for the preview,

Malin de Koning said...

I'm in Barbara!
1. I looked inside your book at Amazon.
2. I clicked "like" (I even had to open an account to be able to do that...).
3. I blogged about your give-away:
http://beadingbymalindekoning.blogspot.com/2011/05/wow-give-away-by-barbara-lewis.html

The book looks amazing!!!! I don't think I can hold back much longer now. Me and my friend Christina have been talking about doing your course since last summer. I think we have to put it in our calendars in order to get it done. Sooon!

Thanks for an amazing give away Barbara! And don't forget, IF I win, your beautiful beads will end up sitting on a cool person walking the streets of Stockholm ... (or something like that ...) ;-)

Barbara Lewis said...

Thank you so much, ladies! I cannot begin to tell you how much I appreciate it! You can have the best laid plans to write a book, but if no one reads it ... well, you get the idea. Thank you for helping me!

Alice said...

What lovely beads. If I won I'd like them in aqua blue. Crossing my fingers.

I've got that book on my list of things to buy when I get a little cash ahead.

Alice said...

And by the way, I'm a follower of your blog.

Alice said...

I posted this giveaway in the sidebar of the blog.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Barbara Lewis said...

Thank you, Alice. :-)

FryeStyle said...

Barbara! I'm so excited about the LOOK INSIDE feature. And I think your beads are fabulous. Of course, I'm already a follower of your blog, and I just did a post on mine to promote your new book and the art bead giveaway!

sharon said...

I am sold! I "liked" it on amazon...wow, did I ever like it! Cannot wait to get it! I will do a post on it tonight for you on my blog!

Lorelei Eurto said...

Awesome!! I love this feature that amazone provides, and am so psyched to finally get a little glimspe. Not only are your beads gorgeous, but your jewelry designs really showcase them! Definitely going to have to have this one! I blogged the giveaway, and twittered the book, and facebooked the book too. :)

moonlitfantaseas said...

Hi Barbra, I would love to win these beads! I have had your book on order since it was up for presale, and can not wait to get it! I will blog about your give away

Heidi said...

Ooooh, I would give my pinky toe for those beads! I blogged about it (first time I've ever blogged for a give-away ;) http://expostfactojewelry.blogspot.com/2011/05/enameled-beads-give-away.html

I wish I had the outdoor/garagey workspace to do that. Looking through your book was such a tease! It looks like so much fun, but I'm the kind to burn the place down.

Heidi said...

I forgot to mention, I'm following and I Liked!

Cynthia said...

OK, I'm in!! I liked the book on Amazon, and truthfully, I'm thinking about pre-ordering it!
I blogged about the give away, with a link back to your blog, so count me in!! (I'm already a follower)

Stacey said...

Awesome! I soooo posted about your giveaway and your book....as soon as we move and get settled I can't wait to learn how to enamel from you with your book and tutorials and supplies...looks so fun!!
I wish you mountains of success!!!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh I am a total book junkie!!! It looks delicious. I'll post it to my fan page and my Bead Table Wednesday! What a lovley set! Thanks so much : )

Andrew Thornton said...

Congratulations on your new book! Very exciting! I know it'll be a #1 best-seller!

stacilouise said...

I can't wait to get your book! I liked it and blogged.

www.stacilouise.blogspot.com

Thanks for this great giveaway!

staci.louise@hotmail.com

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Your book looks wonderful! Many congrats!

I was a good girl and followed ALL the rules for entering your giveaway. Thank you for such a generous giveaway!

Cristi
2ifbysea1067@bellsouth.net

Peggy A. said...

A beautiful book by a talented artist. I love the beads in the green pictured.

somethingunique said...

Hi Barbara, count me in to this fabu giveaway i blogged about it
http://somethinguniquebylana.blogspot.com/

somethingunique said...

Hi Barbara, went to Amazon and liked the booked and most definatly want the book i want the kit too but ran into car trouble maybe this month :)

somethingunique said...

i alredi follow you but i promise i'm not a stalker lol :P ttfn L:)

Eleanor Snare said...

Wow, what a cool giveaway! I blogged about it here:

http://ebsnarejewellery.wordpress.com/2011/05/24/painting-with-fire/

I did all the other stuff too ;) I should be following you now...if it's not come up I am definitely following you on my Google reader!

I'm interested in taking a silversmithing course this autumn and I think enamelling might have to be next after that! Your book looks ace so will have to see if we can get it here in the UK :)

Parudy said...

Hi Barbara, I went on the Amazon site & Liked your book. But I don't have a blog! Can I still be included in the give-away!?! I am so excited to start enameling
your way, rather than using the kiln. That is a long process. I'm a member of www.paintingwithfire.ning.com.

Barbara Lewis said...

I am so touched by your generous spirits! You can absolutely play along if you don't have a blog. Just make sure I have your email address so if you win I can give you the good news!

Alice Howe said...

I love your beads and have some in my pieces. I also don't have a blog, but would love to try and win some more of your works.
Thanks,
Alice

amyburl said...

Love these wonderful beads. And the Amazon features. Thank you for this chance!

Regina said...

Congratulations on your book! I would love to win your gorgeous beads, I have yet to decide on which color I would choose.
I am a follower, I have checked out your book on Amazon and liked it, (will add it to my wish list) and I have blogged about your giveaway.

http://reginaswritings.blogspot.com/

Best wishes to you.

Janet Bocciardi said...

I've got my book on order. I'm looking forward to taking your Painting with Fire class in September... and have blogged about your giveaway here:
http://thehoneyfromthebee.blogspot.com/2011/05/fabulous-enameled-bead-giveaway.html

Kathy said...

Nice preview - I can't wait for the book! Put it on order early May and now you just make me what it MORE!!!!

mirsini's creations said...

Hi! I found you from Lorelei !!!! I love your bead work!! Amazing!!! I checked your book and i liked it a lot!!! Very interesting! Unfortunately i don't have an amazon account but i will definitely blog about your wonderful giveaway!!! Green is my favourite colour so if i won i would like the green set in the photo!!! Thank you so much for this chance!!! I'm a follower from now on!! It's so nice to meet you and i would love to win those gorgeous beads of yours!!! Thank you again!
:o))))))))

Jen V. said...

I'm officially on the list of crazy bead people who love your beads! haaaaaaa Just did everything I could to get the word out for you!
Take care
Jen

Carol D. said...

I am now a follower! Love the beads in any color. Do they come in coral?

KayzKreationz said...

Don't know if I have to leave separate comments for each thing, but I love the preview of your book. I have a small torch and have been afraid to try anything with it, but this looks so exciting. I went to Amazon, looked inside and clicked "Like" on it. Looks wonderful.

KayzKreationz said...

I am a follower of your blog.

http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

KayzKreationz said...

Just blogged about your giveaway. Would love to win this.

http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

Janet said...

Barbara I looked Inside your Book and it is Absolutely Wonderful! What beautiful Jewellery youve made! Its so inspiring! I will get to enamelling yet. Your Book is a Must have! I facebooked it, I am a follower and I Blogged about it! Thank you for this Great chance xx

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Shyme said...

Wonderful book! I do think I have to put it on my whish list :D I have become a follower (wonder why I havn't before since I have read your blog for a while now :P) and I have also liked the book at amazon and posted about the giveaway on my blog: http://shymessmycken.blogspot.com/2011/05/barbara-lewis-painting-with-fire.html

taralinda said...

Congratulations. I have been waiting to take your workshops and now can get started! Yay!!! Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us so generously. I have liked & will blog next. (i so love the green color shown!...
thank you!!
tara

Κατερίνα said...

I am a follower form now...Unfortunately i do not have an amazon account but if you decide to have me participape in the contest i would love to win some of your beads in natural green or blue!!!

Barbara Lewis said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am humbled by your generosity ....

Patti said...

I love enamel beads! The photo on the front cover is gorgeous! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

Little Red Head said...

Hi there, absolutely love your enamel beads and love the colours you use too, what a fab giveaway!

I am now an official follower of your blog (I guess drooling at your stuff on esty didnt quite count) and I have blogged this, put it on my facebook and have also mentioned the book in both places too! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Little Red Head said...

I meant to say that i had 'liked' you too as per instructions!

Barbara DeLisle said...

These are so beautiful-love them-I joined to follow you blog -hope I win

CraftyHope said...

Barbara,
How exciting!!!
I checked out the book and it looks FABULOUS! So, of course, I 'Liked' it.
I'm also a follower and will be blogging about the giveaway this evening. Sorry, I've got it all plugged in to go, but I still need to write the rest of the blog post. I'll get there. Eventually!
Congratulations!

Cathy said...

I did what I needed to do, and if I win I'd like them robin's egg blue. Thanks .

Lupe Meter said...

Hi Barbara,

I totally love your enamel beads! I checked out your book on Amazon (Liked it!) and became a follower today! I also posted your giveway on my blog. I will also mention it on FB too! Please enter me in this fabulous giveaway. I would love to have some in blue or these green. Congratulations on your new book. It is on my wish list!

L said...

So excited......I love your book ! Your technique is fantastic. I have done some torch enameling, but it was the old way.
By the way, I love pink...red, blue, I love all colors! I will have a hard time getting around with all my toes crossed that I might this wonderful gift.
Thank you so much for sharing your talent in this book.
Lois

yogavq said...

OOOOOh would love to win the green, sorry I don't have a blog, but checked out your book, it's great.

Vikki

Jane said...

I LOVE your enameled beads! I checked out your book, and it looks really awesome!

Edwards Hayslett Fine Art said...

If only I could win these beads. If not (or even if I do), I promise myself that I will take a class from Barbara Lewis!

Noemi said...

Go to Amazon, checked
Register, checked
Press the icon Liked, checked
Blog about it, checked
Get the beads, I hope so.
Thanks for the chance of winning these fantastic pieces.
Your book is now in my wish list.

Cillaw said...

Hey I now have a Blog so I can enter this great giveaway!!

Cilla
Tellyourgirlfriends.com

Cillaw said...

I think your book looks great! I think I will buy it even though I don't torch at this point.
Cilla
tellyourgirlfriends.com

Mellisa said...

Fulfilled all my obligations to be the lucky person to take these beauties home!! I love them in the chartreuse but wouldn't turn my nose up to any of your colors :)

Caras Designs said...

It not release yet the book and i'm in love with . what i saw is amazing , greats projects and beautiful pictures , I don't have a blog but i post in my facebook , i hope win this great giveaway and have some of your amazing enameled beads.
haegaerpr@hotmail.com

Thoughtfulhands said...

Okay Barbara I am all posted, liked and lovin this book. I already had it on my wish-list. This is sure to be a huge-seller and I am all about green beads :>

Sewing with Deila said...

I followed your instructions to enter contest. I posted to FB as my blog is not active now. These beads and technique is inspiring and I really hope I am able to win some. If not, I will try my best to get your book and try to make some myself.

Jennifer said...

Heavens ! So generous! WOuld I choose that chartruese? Wow. I have Amazon'd, Liked, blogged, and followed. Phew. Now - to win! (Cue evil laughter...)
;-)

pupton said...

Hi Barbara! I took your class at Art & Soul Hampton and loved it! I went to Amazon.com and liked the book. I don't have a blog but I am now a follower of your blog. Thanks!

Pat Upton

pupton58 at gmail dot com

Holly said...

I so can't wait to see this book in person! It's def. on my "To Buy" list. I'm a follower, "liked" the book on Amazon, and will be blogging about the giveaway most likely tomorrow! :) Congratulations and thank you for offering such a grand giveaway!

Erin S said...

the book looks awesome! I liked it on amazon, and am following your blog!

Beadroe said...

Book looks awesome, I am looking forward to its release, I pressed the like button. I am a follower also.

Barbara Lewis said...

Blogger has locked me out for the past few days so I couldn't visit until today to say "Thanks!"

Doreen said...

Hi, Barbara: I've done all of the above!! Your book is beautiful! I love the pieces on the cover! Congratulations and best wishes to you!!

Allie D. said...

Wow -- lots of competition for these beads -- and no wonder! They're gorgeous. I like them as they are but my current fave is a cobalt blue.
Um, I don't have a blog yet. But I did go and take a look at your book on amazon -- and hit the like button (not 'cause you told me to; just 'cause I liked it!). I'm sorry I can't spread the word through a blog right this moment as it is only in the early planning stage... I hope that doesn't disqualify me from the contest. :(

becca said...

Done, and done, and done!
Here's the link to my post: http://godsartistinresidence.blogspot.com/2011/05/bead-give-away.html

Yes, I want the beads!!! But even more than the beads, I WANT the book. I love filigree beads, and would love to learn how to make them.

Lucid Moon Studio said...

O.k., I did everything required to be entered. Here is the link to my blog post:
http://lucidmoonstudio.blogspot.com/2011/05/enamel-bead-giveaway.html

I wouldn't mind winning the beads, but what I really want is your book - can't wait to get a copy! Congrats, I know it will be immensely popular!!

becca said...

For some reason, the blog is not letting me follow you? Don't know why... Maybe so many people are excited aboutt he give-away that it's too busy.
I'll try again a little later and see if the program will cooperate.
Thank you!

Coty said...

I checked out the book and I can't wait to get a copy! I also am a follower of your blog.

Patricia Wood said...

So beautiful! I spread the news on my blog:) Thanks for this great contest!

Patricia
http://verredesign.blogspot.com

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I shared on my blog today :-) I actually got blogger to work! Amazing.
http://formysweetdaughter.blogspot.com/2011/05/barbara-lewis-book-giveaway.html
I would love to win these and I want your book, I can't wait till it comes out!!!
Congrats,
Shannon C

Stephanie Gentry said...

Already a follower, so, I liked your book on Amazon, and I posted your giveaway on my blog.

I had get in on a chance to win this set of beauties!!!

And, I can't wait till your book is released - OH, the agony!!!

naomicatgirl said...

Your book looks amazing! And the beads...they are fabulous! And of course I follow your blog (although I rarely comment)

Thanks!

Deborah said...

Hi, Barbara - I've looked at the book several times on Amazon - it looks terrific!

I don't know where the "Like" button is, though - I've never seen it, though I've had an Amazon account for many years - where should I look for it?

I did "Like" it on the Painting with Fire ning group, though, and I'd love to win these beautiful beads!

Thanks SO much for this giveaway!

Sharon @ Crooked Creek Studio said...

LOVE those beads and the new book! I put the book on my wish list and blogged about your giveaway on my blog: http://www.crookedcreekstudio.com/?p=422

Angela said...

I've bought several beads but have yet to make anything with them. Your beads are beautiful, nothing like I have. They would be beautiful on each side of a piece on a necklace. I could see me making that as I love necklaces better than bracelets!! A friend posted about your site and she's so talented, too. I mainly do cross-stitch and some painting.

Lolita said...

Loved checking out pages in the book. Cant wait until it is released to try out the projects and learn more. Hope you have some "advanced" classes in the Southern Maryland/Dc area in the near future!

maneki said...

That book is on my wishlist!

Would love a chance to win a handful on enameled beads. I've liked the book, am already a follower and I just blogged about the giveway here: http://labellajoya.blogspot.com/2011/05/big-giveaway.html

Katie B said...

Well, it looks like you have pulled me in ! I am thinking I am going to have to sign up for your class in Philly !
Will you have the book while there?

My Blog is http://coconutbead.blogspot.com/

I will post a link on my blog now.

Kalaya Steede said...

Hi Barbara, I almost missed this one. I need to pay close attention. As I said earlier, the book is fantabulous darlin'.

redmink said...

I am so new at this....but I love this concept and will pick up the book....I went to amazon and liked but I don't have a blog yet...Suzanne Edwards...fb and sweetsuetu@gmail.com

fishyfacedesigns said...

Hey Barbara,

Your beads are so beautiful!!! I just love them...

Followed you via email subscription
foloowed on twitter
viewed the Look inside on amazon
Liked on Amazon
and included your giveaway on my blog post her: http://fishyfacedesigns.wordpress.com/2011/05/31/behind-the-scenes-ms-fit-style/

Thanks for such a great giveaway

Take Care

Sandra said...

Please include me in this giveaway! Barb, I met you at Bead and Wire Fest in April, 2010.

Thanks.

Sandy