Monday, October 10, 2011

Good morning, Sunshine!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  My feeling about October is that it's nearly the perfect month.   Low humidity is one of it's hallmarks! But enough of the weather report.  The winner off Linda Larsen's giveaway of two pair of earrings and a package of copper shapes is Pam of The Crazier Sister! Congratulations, Pam! Please contact Linda for your prize. 

Andrew Thornton is the next stop on our Virtual Book Tour.  I'm so proud of Andrew.  He's living his dream.  Not only does Andrew make wonderful art jewelry but he is the owner and curator of Allegory Gallery in Ligonier, Pennsylvania. Here's some local coverage on Andrew's gallery ....

I don't know if you remember, but I said that in this Virtual Book Tour you were not going to hear much about me.  Well, today's the one day that you'll learn probably more than you ever wanted to know. :-)  

Just a reminder of the tour line up.  If you're joining us mid-stream, please be sure to check out the blogs of Mary Jane Dodd, Gaea Cannaday, and Linda Larsen. You'll love what you see!  

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,

We'll have prizes throughout the book tour plus a grand prize at the end! The more you spread the excitement, the more chances you have to win some of the goodies our bloggers are giving away!

Leave a comment at your host's blog and become a follower = 1 chance.

Tweet, facebook or blog about the giveaway and leave a comment at this post (the original Virtual Book Tour post)  = 1 additional chance.

While you're at my blog, if you become a follower or say that you're already a follower in your comment = 1 additional chance.

So, you can earn up to three chances per giveaway.  A winner will be selected by 10 p.m. eastern time and be announced the following day. You can check back at my blog for the name of the winner or at any other of the participating blogs.

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!

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

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! 


pupton said...

Barbara, I loved reading your interview with Andrew. I took your class at Art and Soul in Hampton, VA. I loved that too! I follow your blog.

Pearl and Pebble said...

Hi Barbara, I just bought your book- I know I am sooooo behind on things-I PROMISE I am going to play with fire for real!!! Very nice interview with Andrew. Really appreciated Martha Graham's quote.

Abeille à miel said...

Barbara, I bought your book as soon as I saw it was out! :) I'm so inspired by you. Thanks for sharing your techniques!

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Well shoot, I am a little late to the party because I had no idea this was going on - such a wonderful idea Barbara! I just went back and read the previous three posts and the pieces they have created is awesome! I am hoping mom and I have a chance to slow down so I can put some of your projects into play, but we shall see. I can't wait to see what everyone else creates on your book tour! Love it all girl!
You have a wonderful Monday and an awesome week!

vdumas said...

Great interview!

Courtney said...

Loved your interview yesterday.

I facebooked about this today (is that even a word?)