Some of Jenny's first beads went into making these darling earrings, which she provides the tutorial for HERE. She wrote a rockin' review of my book HERE. I think she nailed it and I'm very grateful ... I know how much time she spent on the review ... it's so thorough.
|Jenny's Lantern Earrings|
Today I'll be giving away some enamel head pins. I know some of them look like glass ... well enamel is glass, what am I saying?!!! But the largest head pins with the transparent glass are made with a Thompson Enamel grain size called 6/20, which is the size of lampworking frit. The book goes into detail on how to make an enamel head pin. I know you're sitting there thinking, "What the big deal?" Well, enamel head pins have a tendency to crack, leaving bits of enamel chunks on your beading table. I spent so much time trying to figure out a foolproof way to get enamel head pins. If you're interested in learning how, join www.paintingwithfire.ning.com and search the forum for "enamel head pins." It's all there, free of charge, plus you'll also find it in the book.
Here's the giveaway from my blog...
|Head Pin giveaway!|
|Jenny's earring design giveaway!|
We have giveaway winners ... Stephanie McGinley, you're the winner of Erin Prais-Hintz's darling earrings "Nothin' but Blue Skies."
|Erin's earring giveaway|
Courtney of Beads by Breul is the winner of a signed copy of the book. Congratulations, ladies. Thank you for following along!
Remember, you're at the Virtual Book Tour for this book!
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, www.mairedodd.blogspot.com
October 7, Gaea Cannaday, www.gaeabeads.blogspot.com
October 8, Linda Larsen, www.objectsandelements.typepad.com
October 10, Andrew Thornton, www.andrew-thornton.blogspot.com
October 11, Lori Plyler, www.waterstonejewelry.blogspot.com
October 12, Diane Cook, www.rosa-josies.blogspot.com
October 13, Lori Anderson, http://www.prettythingsblog.com
October 14, LeAnn Weih, www.summersstudio.blogspot.com
October 15, Jen Judd Velasquez, www.jenjuddrocks.blogspot.com
October 17, Melissa Meman, www.melissameman.blogspot.com
October 18, Lisa Crone, www.abeadaday.blogspot.com
October 19, Shannon LeVart, www.missficklemediacom.blogspot.com
October 20, Cindy Wimmer, www.sweetbeadstudio.com
October 21, Laura Twiford, www.souvenirsfromlife.blogspot.com
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.
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: www.torchfiredenameljewelry.com so that you can receive your prizes!