Saturday, October 22, 2011

Erin Prais-Hintz, our Resident English Teacher, what say you?

Source: None via Brent on Pinterest

Well, our interesting character today is Erin Prais-Hintz! As our "Wordsmith" and Resident English Teacher, Erin has agreed to review the book as only she can. Thank you, Erin!

We have two great giveaways at this stop ... Erin's beautiful earrings "Nothin' but Blue Skies" and a signed copy of my book.  All you have to do to have a chance at winning is to leave a comment at Erin's Blog and here at mine.  We'll take care of the rest!

Erin's Giveaway!

My giveaway!

BTW, the winner of the porcelain beads with torch-fired enamel is Lisa Petrillo of Lucid Moon Studios!  Congratulations, Lisa!

Porcelain beads with torch-fired enamel

So you don't miss out on any of the blog posts, here is the list of hosts for you to follow:

October 6, Mary Jane Dodd,
October 7, Gaea Cannaday,
October 8, Linda Larsen,
October 10, Andrew Thornton,
October 11, Lori Plyler,
October 12, Diane Cook,
October 13, Lori Anderson,
October 14, LeAnn Weih,
October 15, Jen Judd Velasquez,
October 17, Melissa Meman,
October 18, Lisa Crone,
October 19, Shannon LeVart,
October 20, Cindy Wimmer,
October 21, Laura Twiford,
October 22, Erin Prais-Hintz,
October 24, Jennifer Cameron,
October 25, Sharilyn Miller,

To thank you for following along, we will have a BONUS PRIZE at the end of the book tour! All of the entries will be included in the drawing for a kit containing all the elements of "Floral Cascade," one of the projects in the book. You'll receive everything you need to make the necklace, including the chain, jump rings, clasp, enamel beads, and head pins!

But that's not all! Really? Seriously? Seriously.

For a chance to win the Grand Prize - a Torch-Firing Kit (or $110 shopping experience - please leave a review at by November 24. Remember, leave an honest review... the book must stand on its own.

Thanks for playing along! This is going to be a lot of fun!

P.S. Unfortunately, we have to restrict the giveaways to U.S. residents. Winners should contact me with their name and address through my author website: so that you can receive your prizes!


Anonymous said...

I own your book and love it. I have made a couple of the designs and got inspiration from others. I am going to reserve a seat with you for the Bead Fest in King of Prussia, PA in April. I think I need a lesson before my purchase. Ruth C

KayzKreationz said...

I love Erin's blog and posts. Can't wait to read what she has to say. And a signed book by you would be great. Plus her earrings are so cute. I'm a follower.

Alice said...

I just came from Erin's blog. I'm not surprised to see she had an excellent post for the tour. A 'word smith' she is for sure!

What a treat, and some great eye candy too!

Kym Hunter Designs said...

I really enjoyed Erin's blog post this morning. The whole tour has been very exciting and fun! I really want to learn this process and I'm hoping that Santa will bring me one of your kits!

Anonymous said...

Erin's review is wonderful! She truly is a "wordsmith"!

Shirley said...

Oh, I'm thrilled she's on the tour. I love reading her posts, she writes so beautifully. And as much as I love her awesome jewelry, I'm drooling over the chance to win a signed copy!

Rosalynn said...

Erin's review of your book is wonderful. She really did a thorough job of covering all the beautiful aspects of your book. I love her work and I knew the designs that she included would be lovely as well.

I indicated that I had your book on Erin's blog comments, but it isn't a signed copy. If I don't happen to win that prize now, I hope you will sign my copy at Bead & Button. I am making my plans to be there.

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Loving the book tour. I am still holding out hope for the grand prize :-)

Janea aka Naya said...

Your new book is on its way to me from Amazon. I was able to order it last night and I can't wait to dive in. I purchased your enamel kit from you in Tucson last year and hope I will now have time to use it.

I hope you teach again in Tucson this year so I can take a class!

The Crazier Sister said...

Oh, man! Seriously, I drool every time I see these give-aways. It's getting so I have to put on a bib before I browse! AND a signed book?!? Maaan!

LindaK said...

I totally agree with Erin's review of your book! She expressed my thoughts so much better than I ever could.

Pearl and Pebble said...

It IS a really really beautiful book Barbara!!!

moonlitfantaseas said...

I just Read Erin's post on your virtual book tour, she is an amazing person, and a great mentor as well, she all ways has an encouraging word for me when ever we comunicate with each other!

Erin S said...

I love Erin's work--hopping over there now to check out her post.

Stephanie Gentry said...

Great fun; love the book; wish this blog tour could go on forever!

Unknown said...

Another great stop on the tour! Really enjoying all the interpretations by the various artists.

Courtney said...

Earrings and a signed copy of the book! Awesomesauce!

Thoughtfulhands said...

Okay I have had your book in my wish list since May what's one more day........Maybe I will win a signed copy yeeeeeeeepe!

I have loved this tour what a wonderful idea.
Thank You :>

Marla James said...

Love the Earrings! Want the Book! Oh please!!!! :-)